With Red Wine

Oeufs Meurette – eggs in red wine sauce

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Thinking about our Burgundy region dinner next week reminded me of this dish which we first ate in Beaune in Burgundy many years ago – ‘oeufs meurette’ – eggs in red wine sauce. I used to make it regularly but somehow had forgotten about it. The sauce is also a delicious accompaniment to poached prawns. […]

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Roasted Fruits

Roasted Summer Stone Fruit

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

While it’s the season for summer stone fruit I like to use them as much as possible. The basis of this week’s recipe was given to me by an old friend Jane. Her cousins Rob and Nicki, the owners of Rockburn Orchards, had raved about the way Jane roasted their Moorpark apricots for dessert. I […]

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Venison Osso Bucco

Venision Osso Bucco

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

From now onwards as the weather gets cooler, our stallholder Deidre usually has packs of venison shin pieces which are great for slow cooked dishes – the meat is always meltingly tender. 

Ingredients: I allow 2-3 pieces of shin per person as they’re smallish. 1-2 chopped onions 2 sticks celery 1 diced carrot 3-4 slices […]

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Duck in Red Wine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week for our family dinner on my mother’s birthday I decided to cook duck. That’s pretty usual for a family celebration but this time I tried a new recipe from a book, published in 1982, on the cooking of south west France that I bought a few weeks ago. The recipe is very easy […]

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Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

It’s thought to originate in Burgundy where cockerel was cooked in red wine, hence the name. I imagine the birds were large, several years old and needed to be slowly cooked for hours. This is one of my favourite meals as it’s flavoursome and quick. Ingredients (serves 4): 8 chicken thighs – skin on, bone […]

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Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

We’ve been asked so often for the recipe of Warwick’s version of the French classic, Beef Bourguignon. Well now we’ve finally been able to twist his arm for it. Ingredients (serves 4) 1.5kg chuck of beef – large diced 200g small white button mushrooms 750ml red wine – Burgundy if possible (50/50 split of red […]

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