Olga Booker wrote:
In the North of France they do 'Coq à la bière' which is pretty much the same except you replace the wine with beer. It is lighter and I admit to prefer it to 'coq au vin'.
Anyway, tonight I cooked wild boar ribs with cabbage, carrots and roast potatoes- all from the garden, followed by apple crumble with cream and a dash of agave syrup.
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Anita Martin wrote:Since I bought the Veg Everyday Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall I have been intrigued by the Tourte de Blettes, a traditional swiss chard pie from Nice, France.
I still have lots of Swiss chard in the garden, and when my neighbour brought me my annual treat of Boskoop apples (an historic variety from the Netherlands/Germany) I decided it was perfect time to bake it. Dough and filling takes its time, but I really liked the outcome. The recipe is for the sweet type of Tourte (with apples, raisins, nuts, eggs, swiss chard), powdered with sugar.
(I don't have a nice pic to upload, it looks like this: http://www.lemanger.fr/index.php/la-tourte-de-blettes-la-vraie/)
I also made a cream of leek soup (leeks given to us by our allotment neighbours) with croutons, and baked beets with goat cheese (beets also from the neighbours).
A very local and seasonal meal (and frugal). I enjoyed it very much, the kids more or less!