Salads

Pumpkin, Shredded Collard Greens and Broccoli Salad

For the last two Saturdays the girls at Fresh Gardens have sold collard greens. I’d never cooked and eaten them before and seeing them I automatically thought of the cuisine of the American South without actually knowing what that meant in relation to these big green leaves. So I did some homework and found that […]

Posted on: 17th May, 2016by frenchie Read more

Duck & Fig Salad

  Ingredients (for 4)   4 pieces of duck confit 8 figs, cut into quarters 4 potatoes, peeled and small cubes Small bunch of green beans, top and tailed, blanched, refreshed and dried Packet of rocket Dressing – whisk together: 100ml olive oil 1 tbsp sherry vinegar 1 tbsp date molasses (or pomegranate molasses) Salt and […]

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

Fig, Bean, Spinach & Snowpea Salad

I made this salad as part of our lunch with pita bread, labneh, eggplant hummus and olives. The fresh figs came from both Terry Lister and Jason, the beans from Fresh Gardens, the baby spinach leaves and snow peas from Jason. The pomegranate dressing and shelled pistachios are from Tahsin.   Ingredients 6-8 fresh figs, […]

Posted on: 29th Mar, 2016by frenchie Read more

Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb with Spices, Eggplant Salad and a Pea & Mint Salad

It’s an old tradition in some parts of the world that lamb is cooked and served at Easter. In the northern hemisphere it’s Spring of course and lamb is eaten as a celebration of new life and the end of Winter. Although it’s Autumn here we always like to have lamb at Easter too.   […]

Posted on: 21st Mar, 2016by frenchie Read more

Beetroot & Blood Orange Salad

  Last weekend I bought a few blood oranges and made the following salad as part of our lunch on Monday. The beetroot and rocket came from Fresh Gardens, small red onions from Terry Lister and roasted hazelnuts from The Vanilla Man.   Cook the 3-4 beetroot (roast or boil) and cut into wedges. While […]

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2016by frenchie Read more

Beef & Pearl Barley Salad

For the last few weekends Marty (Bentru smoked sausages) has added prime cuts of beef to his offer. He has eye fillet, Scotch fillet and sirloin. Last weekend I decided it was time we had a steak again and bought a very thick piece of sirloin which I cut into two steaks. As there were […]

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2016by frenchie Read more

Chicken, Vegetable and Rice Salad with Japanese style dressing

On recent hot nights we’ve felt like eating something lighter and fresh tasting for dinner with plenty of vegetables. On Monday night this week we were up North – it was very hot and humid all day. I’d bought a rotisserie chicken home from the market on Sunday as well as two baskets full of […]

Posted on: 29th Feb, 2016by frenchie Read more

Crazy for Corn… salsa, salad or barbeque

This week we’ve had a bit of an overload of corn! After success in my garden last summer, I’ve planted more in Spring and now it’s all ready at once and, as well, without thinking too clearly, I bought some in the weekend from Dragon and Jason!! I suppose I could freeze some but I […]

Posted on: 11th Feb, 2016by frenchie Read more

Grilled Fruit Salad with Prosciutto, Croutons, Herb & Hazelnut Dressing

I love making summer salads and this last week has been no exception! Again I bought what I thought looked especially good at the market and day by day when it came to meal time, decided what to do with it all. As well as fruit and vegetables I always take home one of our […]

Posted on: 1st Feb, 2016by frenchie Read more

Italian Panzanella Salad

I love making summer salads and this last week has been no exception! Again I bought what I thought looked especially good at the market and day by day when it came to meal time, decided what to do with it all. As well as fruit and vegetables I always take home one of our […]

Posted on: 1st Feb, 2016by frenchie Read more