Latest Recipes

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 – 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 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

Tomato and Olive topping for fish and/or Chicken

Method Mix together equal quantities of Cesare’s hand-made tomato sauce and Tahsin’s olive salad (eg 1 tbsp of each). Cook your fish or chicken and when that’s ready heat your mixture a little then serve it on top of the fish or chicken. *The picture shows it on top of pan fried crumbed fish

Posted on: 31st May, 2019by frenchie Read more

Smoked Salmon Pasta – Quick and Easy

Ingredients Salmon From Billy Salmon pasta from Dario (we’ve also made this with the saffron one) Fresh dill from Arek Ricotta from Massimo Method 1. Cook the pasta. Drain it well and throw it back into the pot to keep warm. 2. While the pasta is cooking (it takes about 8-10 minutes), put a tub of ricotta […]

Posted on: 31st May, 2019by frenchie Read more

Stir-Fry Chicken, Vegetables & Cashews — enough for 3-4 —

A few days ago I was wondering what to do for the recipe this week. So, after a suggestion from Mike, I looked through some old recipes I cooked years ago. That triggered my thoughts back to old Chinese inspired things I made about 25-30 years ago. So, this week, as Emma is here, I […]

Posted on: 17th May, 2019by frenchie Read more

Persimmon & Orange Jam

Not so long ago, at the start of the persimmon season, Charley and I were talking about how we both love eating them because of their crunch, crispness and flavour (of course!). As well as munching on peeled raw pieces, Charley told me that her father also made persimmon jam, I’d never thought about it, but […]

Posted on: 10th May, 2019by frenchie Read more

Cinnamon Baked Apples

A few weeks ago, Sriyan came in and he’d like to come back and join the market again. I immediately thought of his Sri Lankan cinnamon and remembering its fantastic taste. So, not being a dessert and sweet-liking person I came up with this very simple recipe to have after dinner. As usual change things […]

Posted on: 3rd May, 2019by frenchie Read more