Tag: fruit

8th July 2013

Apricot compote

Last week, I was in the Roussillon area in southwest France, the region between the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean, which is a major fruit producing area. In fact, it is the second-biggest producing area in France after the Provence and France is the second-biggest grower in Europe. The apricot harvest had been somewhat delayed due to the late start of warm weather, and when […]

11th June 2013

Rhubarb compote

Rhubarb is one of those vegetables that can cause heated discussions because people either love it a lot or hate it profoundly. It is healthy but also dangerous. It is a plant, a rather resistant plant, that can grow for many years. Usually it is seen as a vegetable but in the United States it is classified as a fruit, but that was more for […]

13th February 2013

Duck fillet with orange and chicory

I had a leftover magret de canard in the fridge from our most recent trip to the south west, it is a fillet of duck with the skin attached. Usually you put in on a grill or in a pan and the fat of the skin will drip down. In a skillet you can use that fat to fry the duck. However, I wanted a […]