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Classic baked potato with beans

March 19, 2019

Large baking potato
Olive oil
Small tin of beans
Side salad


Scrub potato clean and pat it dry. Rub all over in olive oil. Cook for 2 hours in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius.

When serving, cut a cross in the top and push down the four “corners” so the middle pops up, and then add a knob of butter to the centre and this will make the potato soft and gooey. Warm up the beans and add as a topping.

Serve with salad.


Citrus braised wild duck breasts

February 7, 2018

The standard approach to cooking wild duck is something rich, awash in red wine and invariably heavily reduced and that can certainly be very pleasant. However, wild duck is a richly flavoured meat and my preference is for something fresher and zestier.

Feeds four (or less if hearty appetites and/or the duck breasts are small)

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