Latest Recipes


Roasted Cauliflower & Quinoa Salad

Last week, we had our family home visiting and as always I had far too many vegetables from weekend stallholders. So I left dinners to Emma and Frances and I found that they are both in the habit of making quick and easy recipes. So one night we had a dinner based around vegetables which I’d bought from […]

Posted on: 9th Aug, 2019by frenchie Read more


Aromatic Chicken Pieces with Agria Potatoes

Emma’s been visiting us for the last week so Mike and I have been lucky to have her home cooking. As I’ve been doing, she kept it easy and used up a few of the products I’d bought last weekend at the market. She based this on one I’d come up with years ago and definitely […]

Posted on: 2nd Aug, 2019by frenchie Read more


Roasted vegetables with hemp butter dressing

Since Cameron joined us recently selling various things made from hemps seeds, I’ve been buying a packet of seeds every weekend. Mike sprinkles a handful on each our breakfast bowls of fresh fruit and we’re now addicted! And sometimes I remember to sprinkle some on our lunch or dinner vegetables or salad. So, last weekend as […]

Posted on: 26th Jul, 2019by frenchie Read more

grated salad

Grated Salad

Although we’re in the middle of winter this salad works as a vegetable on the side with fish, chicken or meat and any leftovers are great for lunch the next day!IngredientsIn a large bowl mix all the following – 1 Kohlrabi, peeled and grated – 1 large purple carrot, peeled and grated – 1 large […]

Posted on: 19th Jul, 2019by frenchie Read more

Collard greens

Collard greens & Agria potatoes

We love this mix of potatoes and greens! Ingredients & Method –  Agria potatoes, scrubbed or peeled and cut into cubes – 1-2 bunches of collard greens – strip the leaves from the stalks, roll up the greens and slice – Boil the potatoes in water to which you’ve added a splash of olive oil. […]

Posted on: 19th Jul, 2019by frenchie Read more


Vegetable & (Chicken* optional) Noodle Soup

Last weekend for some reason I was more disorganized than usual and when we arrived home I found I had lots of random things to use and I had no idea of what I’d end up making. So this week’s recipe is quick and easy but totally thrown together one night. In saying that though […]

Posted on: 5th Jul, 2019by frenchie Read more


Fennel braised in orange, lemon & lime juices – slow-cooked & simple

As I’ve said a few times both my shopping and cooking have changed since my accident. I’ve decided not to call everything “quick and easy” but to change my terminology a little – “quick and easy” recipes will refer to dishes that need a little preparation (a few minutes only and not difficult) and a short […]

Posted on: 28th Jun, 2019by frenchie Read more

sicilian pasta

Sicilian Pasta – Quick & Easy

Every weekend as I walk around the market filling my shopping bags it’s inevitable that I buy some pasta, sauces or both from Dario who is from Sicily and imports and sells great products from his homeland. Definitely a ‘must-buy’ every weekend along with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit from both Arek from Garden […]

Posted on: 21st Jun, 2019by frenchie Read more

roasted last

Roasted Chicken & Veges

It is not a quick and easy recipe this week but more a slower and simple one. I know roasted chicken sounds like something we all do regularly but after buying a whole free-range chicken from Karapiro Meats both last weekend and the previous one, I decided I should try cooking it a bit differently and I wanted […]

Posted on: 14th Jun, 2019by frenchie Read more


Pizza – Quick & Easy

Every weekend when shopping at the market, I have it in my head to buy flatbreads from Tahsin of Turkish Bazaar knowing that I’ll need them for quick & easy pizzas (Sunday or Monday night’s dinner). And as well, last weekend, amongst everything I bought, were the following products which I ended up deciding to use […]

Posted on: 7th Jun, 2019by frenchie Read more