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Flaxseed Coating for Fish or Chicken with Kohlrabi & Fennel Salad

Last week on a visit to my doctor he proceeded to tell me in no uncertain terms that we all (including himself) should be eating flaxseeds, also called linseeds, everyday. So we started and made a mixture of small seeds to use as a coating instead of breadcrumbs on chicken schnitzels and fresh fish fillets. […]

Posted on: 24th May, 2018by frenchie Read more


Roast Chicken with Lemon, Saffron & Herbs

1 Whole chicken or chicken pieces 1-2 tsps. saffron threads 1-2 tsp black peppercorns 2 tsps. salt 2 Lemons, thinly sliced Fresh Herbs eg rosemary, thyme & bay   Preheat oven to 180c. In a small pot or pan place the saffron threads over a high heat until they become more golden and send off […]

Posted on: 26th Apr, 2018by frenchie Read more

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Devilled Chicken Thighs

I subscribe to NY Times which I receive and read regularly. They often include recipes which I always look at. Last Sunday featured a good series of chicken recipes. I choose Devilled Chicken Thighs because I was easy and I could easily modify it. Following is the result which was easy for Mike to make […]

Posted on: 13th Apr, 2018by frenchie Read more

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Chicken & Chorizo

The other night we felt like something slow cooked and ended up with a chicken and chorizo dish which we served on a bed of pureed white beans. It was absolutely delicious. If you don’t feel like beans serve with creamy mash potatoes.   Ingredients for 4: 8 chicken pieces – preferably thigh cutlets with bones in 2 […]

Posted on: 23rd Mar, 2018by frenchie Read more


Provencal Chicken

We’ve been away for a few days which has meant I haven’t been around to come up with any new recipes. So, wondering what I was going to do in this slot today, Frances suggested I make Provencal Chicken which David Lebovitz published in his blog earlier this week. Last night I made my version […]

Posted on: 31st Aug, 2017by frenchie Read more


Easy Chicken Curry

If you’re looking for something quick to make for dinner this chicken curry fits the bill. I used chicken breasts but boned thighs would be just as good. The apricots are optional but I like to have them in as they add a little sweetness. Make this as mild or as hot as you like […]

Posted on: 10th Aug, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Asian Style Chicken Soup

On cold winter days and nights what could be more comforting than a meal of chicken soup!! The liquid that you poach the whole chicken in, becomes the stock for the soup. The flavour is delicate and you can choose whether to serve with a chilli sauce on the side if you want a little […]

Posted on: 28th Jul, 2017by frenchie Read more


Poached Chicken & Rice

This is a very plain, simple recipe – you could almost describe it as the ultimate comfort food. I used it make this years ago and had forgotten about it until a few days ago. Mike was fighting a cold and feeling yuck and Frances just getting over one. I thought about making an old-fashioned […]

Posted on: 22nd Jun, 2017by frenchie Read more


Moroccan Chicken and Couscous

I always have some of stallholder Soufiane’s (brand Besaha) Moroccan spice blends in my pantry along with his preserved lemons and ready-to-cook couscous mixes. Soufiane is a lovely quiet, unassuming guy from a small village in Morocco near the Atlas Mountains close to the Sahara. He doesn’t have many products but all are really good. […]

Posted on: 5th May, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Creamy Tarragon Sauce for Fish or Chicken

This year for the first time I’ve had success growing French tarragon particularly in our tiny garden at our beach place. I don’t why but this year it has flourished. So, in the last little while I’ve used tarragon a lot. Last night I made this sauce and spooned it over pan fried hapuku but […]

Posted on: 23rd Mar, 2017by frenchie Read more