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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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Seaweed Broth with Nori Crackers

This broth is a delicious starter to any meal, or when you just feel like a very light lunch or supper. You can add some noodles, rice or tofu if you want a little more substance. SERVES 2 For the dashi broth 8cm piece of kombu 10g dried bonito flakes (optional) 1 tablespoon dried wakame, […]

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THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF MATCHA

‘Tea is the ultimate mental and medical remedy and has the ability to make one’s life more full and complete.’ – Myoan Eisai, Kissa Yojoki: How to Stay Healthy By Drinking Tea The positive effects felt by Zen monks and Samurai warriors many centuries ago, and so intuitively felt to be health benefits associated with drinking matcha tea, are now […]

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MATCHA ETON MESS

For an even easier version of this, you can use pre-made meringues, but it’s even more delicious when you make your own. Prepare the Eton mess on the same day while the meringues are super-fresh.   SERVES 4 270g raspberries, washed and patted dry 1 teaspoon honey 250ml double cream 2 teaspoons matcha powder, plus […]

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Celebrate British Roast Dinner week with Mary Berry

It’s not a proper Sunday afternoon without a delicious roast dinner and all the trimmings. Mary Berry, Queen of Sunday lunches, has some gorgeous recipes in her latest cookbook ‘Mary Berry’s Family Sunday Lunches’. From traditional dishes such as Roast Rib of Beef to a delicious Moroccan Lamb Tagine, you’ll find everything you need for the […]

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How to get creative in the kitchen this summer – no oven required!

The sun has finally got his hat on and we’re eager to dust off the BBQ’s and pull out our picnic blankets over at Bookends HQ! So if you’re like us and are aiming to be the hostess with the mostess (or host with the most of course) then why not try rustling up something a little different this summer? […]

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Celebrate National Vegetarian Week with a delicious Golden Vegetable Tagine from Heat

If you’re looking to try something different and add a little spice into your kitchen in honour of National Vegetarian Week, then we’ve got a delicious recipe extract from Kay Plunkett-Hogge’s new cookbook HEAT  for you to try. Traditionally, tagines are cooked in their namesake domed clay dishes, set upon open fires, but this one is a […]

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Spice up your dinner table tonight with Kay Plunkett-Hogge’s Chilli Key Lime Pie

Here, the classic key lime pie is given a little heat thanks to the jalapeño chillies. Key limes are small green limes with a sharp citrus bite. They come from Florida where, unfortunately for the rest of us, they have a very short season – so if you can find them, lucky you! The rest of us will have to […]

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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 there is an abundance of […]

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