Category Archives: orange


potted duck

heston blumenthal's potted duck It's been something of a duck week. I nearly picked up two duck breasts at the weekend, but when they cost £7 and a whole duck cost £8, it seemed a false economy (as buying meat portions almost always is). So after enjoying some lovely roasted duck breasts with red wine sauce and sauté potatoes, what to do with the rest of the duck? Heston had a bloomin' good suggestion in Heston at Home: potted duck. … Continue Reading ››

dry-brined turkey with orange

dry-brined turkey with orange The bird only fit for one month of the year is back! December is of course month of the turkey (I've tried to buy a turkey at other points in the year and it costs a fortune). I'd been very pleased with brining a whole turkey last year and was all set to do the same again. Just as I filled my enormous container ready to bath, I started flicking through a few online articles just for any … Continue Reading ››

olives with dates, orange and chilli

olives with dates, pine nuts and chilli

When someone says "can you do something with these olives?" I don' t need asking twice. Their bittersweet bite and salty character give me lots to work with, and I'll happily eat them every day of the week. Olives from Spain have asked me to come up with a marinade or two, and this is my favourite creation.

The filling is inspired by ma'amoul, a date-filled cookie from the middle east. … Continue Reading ››


revani I spotted this little gem on the pages of an Ottolenghi article in Waitrose magazine and made it immediately: it's a squidgy and sweet Turkish cake. Surfing around it seems to be a very popular and traditional dish and when you taste it it's not hard to see why. It's kind of like a drizzle cake in that you bake a sponge, then slice it up and pour over a syrup while it cools. And definitely follow Yotam's advice: it improves immeasurably overnight as the … Continue Reading ››