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

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

Chicken, Lemongrass and Chilli

Yet another easy recipe that doesn’t take too long. Emma, who now lives in Papua New Guinea, suggested it to me the other day as it’s one that she makes frequently. It has a slight Asian feel and can have quite a hot spicy taste to it. We made it because I’d bought free-range chicken […]

Posted on: 11th Oct, 2018by frenchie Read more

Yacón, Roquefort and Walnut Salad

  The yacón is an under ground tuberous root vegetable originally grown in South America in the Andes. It looks something like a large potato, grows like a Jerusalem artichoke, is crisp and sweetish in taste and is said to be a cross between early apples, watermelon and a touch of celery plus a little […]

Posted on: 17th Sep, 2018by frenchie Read more

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

Superfoods Salad

From our markets every weekend I always buy carrots, courgettes, kale, spinach, cucumbers, spring onions, daikon, radishes, microgreens, lots of herbs, red onions, rocket and more. I use various combinations of these in salads usually adding toasted seeds and/or nuts. So, come up with your own mix. This is our salad from last night. I […]

Posted on: 17th Aug, 2017by frenchie Read more

Bulgar Wheat Salad

This winter I’ve made lots of different salads and this is of my favourites at the moment. Last Sunday Jason had a large pile of bunches of mint and coriander selling for only $2.50 bunch. Although I grow mint, these bunches looked so fresh I had to buy some which was, of course, too much! So, […]

Posted on: 17th Aug, 2017by frenchie Read more

Grilled Nectarine and Rocket Salad

There’s finally lots of variety of summer stone fruit at our markets – nectarines, several varieties of peaches, apricots and plums. In the summer I like using nectarines and peaches in salads particularly when I’ve grilled them on the barbecue.   Last weekend I decided on a salad with grilled nectarines but I’m sure it […]

Posted on: 8th Feb, 2017by frenchie Read more

Barbecued Chicken with Squash, Broccoli and Farro Salad

Like many of you, we’ve been cooking as many meals as possible on our barbecue. For me a whole butterflied chicken is always a favourite as I can marinate the chicken earlier in the day, then later, heat the barbecue, Mike puts the chicken in and after 45 minutes its done. Easy and the kitchen […]

Posted on: 12th Jan, 2017by frenchie Read more

Orange and Honey Grilled Chicken Salad

This is a great recipe for a summer lunch or dinner – both easy to prepare and cook. To make it more substantial for dinner serve it with baby potatoes roasted with a little garlic and plenty of fresh rosemary. Once the asparagus season is finished swap to French beans instead. Edamame beans also work […]

Posted on: 12th Dec, 2016by frenchie Read more