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Lamb shanks

Lamb Shanks with White Bean & Chorizo

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This recipe came about one Sunday afternoon last year on a cold winter’s day having arrived home from a day at our market. We felt like something filling and warming for dinner. I just made it up from produce I’d bought from our stallholders during the weekend – lamb shanks from Jamie, chorizo from Salash, […]

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BBQ Leg of Lamb with Vegetable Tian

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is easy on the BBQ but you could just as easily do this in the oven. The timing is for a small leg. Preheat the BBQ while preparing the lamb. Trim excess fat from the leg. Make several slits in the meat and push in slivers of fresh garlic. Rub with salt and pepper. […]

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille with Chicken

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This recipe is about the ratatouille which we’ve served with grilled chicken. It’s such a versatile vegetable dish that is great with a variety of meats, chicken or firm fleshed fish or is just as good served warm or at room temperature with a green salad and rustic bread. It’s important to use the freshest […]

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Chicken Chasseir with Potato Gratin Dauphinois

Chicken Chasseur

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’ve made this dish, Hunters’ Chicken, for about 35 years and now it’s on our bistro menu. I love the combination of chicken, tomatoes and mushrooms and, it’s easy. I always add baby potatoes as it makes a whole meal in one dish. Our bistro chefs leave them out so I’ve made them optional. Ingredients […]

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Chicken & Asparagus Salad

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This makes an ideal lunch or light dinner meal. I use quinoa here but it will work just as well with rice, Israeli couscous or orzo. As usual this came about from thinking about what to do with the various ingredients I’d bought from stallholders and what’s in our small garden. Last weekend to make […]

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Grilled Octopus

Grilled Octopus

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

This week’s recipe was inspired by a great lunch I recently enjoyed at Paul Bert’s Epicere in Paris – grilled octopus on caponata. Sorry I know this might sound too messy or you might feel funny about handling octopus but it’s easy and I can assure you the results are delicious. I had to buy […]

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Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

This recipe really reminds me of the flavours of Provence in summer where you often find a selection of summer vegetables stuffed and baked. As well as tomatoes, try this mixture with courgettes, aubergines and onions. If you’re using other vegetables apart from tomatoes, after scooping out most of the flesh, half cook them in […]

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Rice with Fish Saffron Espelette

Rice with Fish, saffron, espelette, peppers and Alioli

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

I’m still on a bit of a Spanish thing in what I’m cooking at the moment and this week is about using Spanish rice in a dish other than paella. The inspiration came from a Rick Stein recipe. You can see that I’ve cooked this in a cazuela again and I’ve also used espelette which […]

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Chicken and Fig Tangine

Chicken and Fig Tagine

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

Tagines are great in this cold weather. I love the fact that you can use the basis of the recipe and easily change the main ingredients. For example you can replace the chicken with firm white fish or you could use dried apricots or prunes instead of the figs. In our Kitchen Shop we have […]

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Crumbed Sweetbreads

Crumbed Sweetbreads

Posted on: 10th Jan, 2014by frenchie

Last week I bought a pack of frozen lamb sweetbreads from Deidre at our market. The ones she sells are export quality obviously destined for France – the packaging is all in French. I know many people get confused about from which part of an animal sweetbreads come. They’re glands either from the throat (thymus […]

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