Roasted Chicken with Kumquats

chicken kumquats.jpgKumquats are in season and that calls for a feast celebration. I just love these little fruit gems of intense citrus aroma and unbelievable taste. I love eating them whole and feel them burst in my mouth. I admit I must have eaten half while making this dish.

Last year I cooked them in a brandied syrup (candied kumquats) and piled them on top of a creamy-dreamy cheesecake. This year I took a more savory route and used them to braise a chicken. Continue reading

Roasted Chicken with Rosé Wine and Cherry Tomatoes

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Roasted chicken must be one of the easiest family meals but, oh so ordinary. Some nice, fruity rosé wine, cherry tomatoes and fresh thyme, transform an ordinary dish into something extraordinary. Butterflying the chicken is really important as it absorbs the flavours better as it bakes and remains unbelievably juicy and crunchy and golden on the outside. But the real star here is the sauce. Continue reading