Oxtail Cottage Pie

Quite simply, the tastiest, most indulgent cottage pie you will ever eat. Rain is pounding the windows, and a gale is blowing outside. The dog walk can wait while you focus on filling your home with fabulous cooking aromas. The marinated oxtail is ever-so gently braised in the oven so that it falls from the bone, and creamy Duchess potatoes add a layer of extravagance.

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Prawn & Coconut Soup

Serves 2 351 calories 16.3g saturated fat 1 tbsp vegetable or groundnut oil 1 hot red chilli, deseeded and chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped a small knob of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated ½ lemon grass stalk, finely chopped ½ x 400ml (14fl oz) can coconut milk 800ml (1…

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Handpicked: Edith’s House

Tucked just off Crouch End high street, Edith’s House is the perfect spot to escape from the hustle and bustle of London. As you step through the door, you’re whisked back in time to a cosy living room filled with chintz armchairs, sepia-toned family portraits, floral wallpaper and mismatched crockery. You may be tempted to immediately curl up on the couch with a cup of tea but we recommend exploring the rest of the café first. A meal at Edith’s House feels like a proper family gathering, with the party spilling out to fill every nook and cranny. Around the corner, you’ll see people seated at a dressing table having a natter over cake and others enjoying genuine breakfast in bed. You’ll have to (politely) fight others for the most coveted spot in the café – a pink powder room-turned-dining booth where you can perch on a fantastically frilly seat cover as you tuck into brunch. The menu features everything from tuna nicoise to a good old fashioned bacon sarnie on white bread, but we think it’s worth making the trip up for the scones alone. Edith’s House offers a selection of show stopping scones, you can pick from cinnamon, white chocolate, peanut butter, honey, almond or coconut. We recommend the white chocolate scones with strawberry & black pepper jam. These are the scones saved for the favourite grandchild. Large and fluffy, the generous helping of chocolate is melted perfectly throughout the scone, making each mouthful something to savour. If your nan makes scones as good as these, we’d love to pop around for tea.

Edith’s House

59 The Broadway, Crouch End, N8 8DT

Images taken with permission from @edithshouselondon (Instagram)


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Top 5: Dan Doherty’s Top 5 Ingredients for Autumn

We asked Duck & Waffle’s Executive Chef, Dan Doherty, for his top five ingredients for Autumn. Jerusalem artichokes Roasted with garlic and thyme, the nutty, earthy flavour gets me every time. Guinea fowl Pot roasted with pancetta and lots of onions, it’s the perfect autumnal dish Wild mushrooms This is when…

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Recipe: Gizzi’s Harissa Prawns with Cauliflower Couscous & Roasted Vegetables

Gizzi Erskine shares a recipe from her brand new book Gizzi’s Healthy Appetite. Serves 2 Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus marinating Cooking time: 50 minutes

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