Tag Archives: crème fraiche

Rabbit and Mustard

Rabbit is not an indigenous British species, it’s thought that they were brought here by the Romans or Normans, to farm for meat and fur. Over the last millennium, rabbits have become a real pest – they can have 3 … Continue reading

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Pheasant in Mushroom and Cream Sauce

January 11, 2013 A friend of mine sent me the above recipes a couple of days ago. I had a brace of pheasant in the fridge and thought both dishes sounded worth trying. However, I couldn’t help thinking that mushrooms should … Continue reading

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Figs

September 21st, 2012 Figs probably ripen a bit later in England than in the rest of Europe, but  in spite of a very rainy spring and summer, my friend Kiki’s tree has produced a bumper crop this year. Figs are … Continue reading

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Faux Carbonara

January 1st 2012 This faux carbonara is made of leftovers. I had some duck, ham, stuffing and crème fraîche that needed using up and I fancied something creamy with pasta. This isn’t a real carbonara – see my recipe here … Continue reading

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Pommes à la Dauphinoise

September 27th, 2010 Potatoes Dauphinoise are probably my favourite type of potato dish, though I’ve always been fond of most potato recipes. This cooking technique, where something is browned in the oven or under a grill, using breadcrumbs, sauce, cheese … Continue reading

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Quiche

August 16th 2010 The above recipe for pastry, produces the perfect amount to make quiche. My flan dish is about 24 cm in diameter and about 4 cm deep. A smaller one will suffice, but the depth is quite important. Shallow … Continue reading

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