With Recipes


Posted on: 25th Oct, 2019by frenchie

Ingredients & Method – 4 boned skinned chicken thighs – 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled & crushed or thinly sliced. – Good pinch of turkish chilli flakes – 1-2 tsp Za’atar – Fresh springs of thyme – Several fresh sage leaves (optional) – Bunch of fresh parsley, finely chopped – Good spash of white wine […]


Cauliflower Purée With Baked Salmon

Posted on: 20th Sep, 2019by frenchie

Cauliflower is the main ingredient for this recipe. If you don’t like salmon, enjoy the purée with whatever else you feel like. As usual sorry, my quantities for the ingredients aren’t precise. Ingredients & Method Cauliflower purée – Break or cut up the cauliflower into pieces and cook them on the stove in a pot with […]


Bitter Citrus Marmalade

Posted on: 13th Sep, 2019by frenchie

Ingredients & Method Using about 2 kgs citrus fruit (I used limes and a few small lemons) – finely slice some, roughly chop some and finely chop others, ie prepare the fruit in lots of different ways. Put it all in a large lidded pot and add about 3 litres of water. Place the big pot […]


Duck Confit With Panfried Fresh Apples and Roasted Potatoes

Posted on: 30th Aug, 2019by frenchie

This is a very easy dish and tastes so good that it’ll be, once again a very regular meal for Mike and I. Ingredients & Method At some stage I’d taken home one of our tins of French duck confit (available in the La Cigale Shop). I opened the tin and very carefully spooned out the duck […]


Morrocan Chicken With Lemon & Onion

Posted on: 23rd Aug, 2019by frenchie

  For the last few months Tahsin of Turkish Bazaar has been giving me (when I ask) for some of his chilli flakes from Turkey. He usually puts them in the spinach Glozleme which is a “must”for me every Saturday or Sunday for breakfast. I can’t cope with really spicy hot chilli but his flakes are perfect. The […]


Roasted Cauliflower & Quinoa Salad

Posted on: 9th Aug, 2019by frenchie

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 […]


Aromatic Chicken Pieces with Agria Potatoes

Posted on: 2nd Aug, 2019by frenchie

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 […]


Roasted vegetables with hemp butter dressing

Posted on: 26th Jul, 2019by frenchie

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 […]


Grated Salad

Posted on: 19th Jul, 2019by frenchie

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 […]


Collard greens & Agria potatoes

Posted on: 19th Jul, 2019by frenchie

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. […]