Frugal French Pantry November 2017

For the Frugal French Pantry November 2017 it's frugal soups including Roasted Garlic & Tomato, Potato & Leek, Curried Pumpkin and Mushroom and Tarragon.

The Frugal French Pantry November 2017. For this month the focus for my frugal recipes for  the Deux Sevres Monthly magazine is soup. We are big soup eaters in this house as it’s filling and warming when we’ve been busy in the garden. Although we are not vegetarian we do love a vegetable soup and they are […]

Slow Cooked Paprika Pork

Slow Cooked Paprika Pork. Tasty pork shoulder stewed with peppers, onions and pineapple in a smoked paprika tomato sauce.

Slow Cooked Paprika Pork. When it’s the time of year to get the slow cooker out it’s always good to try a new dish. For this recipe I decided to use pork shoulder as it’s economical and has plenty of flavour. Slow cooking the pork  makes it fork tender so it’s a great dish for […]

Fat-Free Potato and Leek Soup

Potato and Leek Soup is simple to make, fat-free, gluten-free and is very economical to make. It's easy to add a dollop of creme fraiche or blue cheese too.

Potato and Leek Soup. It’s the time of year to buy leeks in France and whether they are slathered in cheese sauce, sauteed with butter and lemon or roasted in the oven , they are a firm family favourite so we buy them every week. It’s also soup season and, rather than make my normal […]

Frugal French Pantry September 2017

Frugal French Pantry September 2017. This month the focus is on takeaways: Prawn & Squid Noodles, Baked Tandoori, Vietnamese Pork & Cardamom Chicken.

The Frugal French Pantry  September 2017. The British people love their takeaways, although, more often than not these days you can just order and pay online and wait for someone to deliver it. Not so in France! We have a pizza van that comes to town once a week, but you still need to drive […]

Frugal French Pantry August 2017

This month the focus is on frugal barbecue recipes with Bourbon Ribs, Lemon Chicken Brochettes, Thai Fish Burgers and Sticky Chicken wings.

Frugal French Pantry August 2017. Are you a savvy shopper? I’m naturally frugal when it comes to food so I’m happy to buy the cheaper frozen fish and any meat that is reduced ready to pop into the freezer for a later time. Typically, in August in France, it is barbecue weather so for my […]

Frugal French Pantry July 2017

Easy to make basil and walnut pesto stirred into pasta and combined with rocket, Parmesan and chopped walnuts for a delicious hot or cold dish.

Frugal French Pantry July 2017. What is this all about?  Well, I live in Deux Sevres which is the northern region of the new department ‘Nouvelle Aquitaine’ in Western France. We have a magazine which is aimed at holidaymakers and English speakers called The Deux Sevres Monthly. It’s a great way to find out what is […]

Bisque

Steaming hot bisque with the kick of cayenne, my mouth is watering just thinking about it….This is definitely my husband’s favourite. There’s something really comforting about soup, especially with winter approaching. As a child I remember  having tomato soup on cold winter days and, if I felt ill, it had to be be chicken soup, […]

Steak and Kidney Pie

There’s nothing better when the leaves are falling from the trees and the nights are drawing in, than looking forward to a proper pie. Steak and kidney or ‘snake and pygmy’, as my dad always referred to it, is a real family frugal favourite. It’s frugal as I can buy the cheapest, toughest steak and […]

Preserved, Oven Dried Tomatoes

I used to be so organised. Well not anymore. I used to wear suits and heels to work. Well not any more….three quarter lengths and walking boots are more my thing. Back in the UK all the Christmas presents were bought and wrapped, with input from Father Christmas of course, by the end of September. […]

Pommes de Terre à la Dauphinoise for cheats!

Who doesn’t love a tasty Gratin Dauphinois? Well, even if it’s not everyone’s favourite, it is probably more popular than my chicken liver recipe! Now I love to cook Pommes de Terres à la Dauphinoise in the oven traditionally, especially when we have duck, but there isn’t always the time or the ingredients. This dish […]