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Cranberry Sauce with Port and Orange
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Cranberry Sauce with Port and Orange

Yes, I know it’s not even December yet, but here’s the first of my Christmas recipe posts. After all, the key to a stress free day is all in the preparation. Ditch the shop brought cranberry sauce this year and give my port and orange version a go. I can […]

Cheese and Meat Recipe Roundup
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Cheese and Meat Recipe Roundup

Regular readers of my blog will know that I love recipes that combine cheese and meat, whether it’s a burger, a meatball or a stuffed sausage roll! To add to my repertoire, I have asked some lovely food bloggers for their favourite cheese and meat recipes, and boy, they did […]

Food Blogging Birthday
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My First Year Food Blogging!

Wowzers! It’s Slow The Cook Down’s one year anniversary – how time flies when you are having fun! My first year of food blogging has been a massive learning experience, not only in the kitchen but also with photography, writing skills, website creation and the dreaded self-promotion!  It’s true what […]

Steak Tartare
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Steak Tartare with Pickled Shallots

So this weekend I decided to get a little bit fancy pants and put together one of my favourite restaurant dishes, steak tartare. Finely diced, seasoned steak that melts in the mouth, I can’t resist it! There are a few key steps to take when making steak tartare at home.  Get the freshest, […]

A Review-1901 Wine Lounge
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A Review – 1901 Wine Lounge @ Andaz Hotel

The 1901 Wine Lounge is the bar at the boutique Andaz Hotel, and  is situated in the heart of the City of London, less than a two minute walk from Liverpool Street Station.  In the last few years, this area of London has become synonymous with high end restaurants serving […]

Stuffed Sausage Roll
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Stuffed Sausage Roll with Cheese & Jalapeno

Why have a straight forward sausage roll, when you can have a stuffed sausage roll?! Filled with cheddar and mozzarella, laced with some fiery jalapeños and smokey bacon, what’s not to love?! This really doesn’t take any time to put together (around an hour and a half including prep), and will make […]

Layered Vegetable Pie
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Cheesy Layered Roasted Vegetable Pie

I don’t know what it is about this time a year, but it makes me want pie! I can’t get enough of it! Unfortunately its not a great idea to eat meat pie every day (now that would be a challenge…!) so here is my vegetable pie. Layers of roasted […]

Deep Filled Venison Pie
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Deep Filled Venison and Cherry Pie

There’s not much I like about this time of year.  It’s getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and I am full of man flu! But, there is a silver lining and that’s seasonal comfort food.  I give you venison pie, packed with deep, rich flavours and chunky meat, perfect […]

The best roast potatoes
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Roast Potatoes with Garlic, Herbs and Parmesan

Everyone has their own way of cooking roast potatoes, they are a classic British staple to accompany a Sunday lunch. However, sometimes it pays to step away from what you are use to and try something different. These roast potatoes are crunchy on the outside and light and fluffy in […]

duck burger
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Shredded Duck Burger with Plum Sauce

Hands up…who likes burgers?  Who likes duck pancakes?  Well, you are in luck!  Here is my latest creation that combines the two, I give you a crunchy shredded duck burger! I’m sure you won’t be surprised that I have eaten many a burger over the years, I just can’t resist […]

Fish Tacos in a 7up Batter
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Fish Tacos with a 7up Batter

Fish tacos are a really under rated dish here in the UK, if you’ve never had them what the hell have you been doing?! I stumbled across this tasty batter quite by accident!  I was making some beer battered fish but in typical style totally forgot to buy the beer. […]

steak muffins
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Steak and Red Onion Muffins with Horseradish Dip

There are some classic flavour combinations going on in these muffins. Steak, red onion and blue cheese are combined in an egg and cream mixture and served alongside a mild horseradish sauce. Quick and easy to make, these muffins are best served warm out of a hot oven, but can be […]

Courgette Fritters
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Courgette Fritters & Hot Goats Cheese Dip

These courgette fritters are perfect lazy fodder for get togethers or nights in front of the TV.  They take less than an hour to make and will be sure to please even the fussiest of eaters. I’ll be honest, I’ve been working on this recipe in my head for a […]

Roasted Vegetable Crumble
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Roasted Vegetable Crumble

One of my first ever cooking classes at school was learning how to make an apple crumble.  The first week we made the crumble, the second week we made the filling and finally, in the third week, we put it altogether.  No wonder I hated cooking if I thought it […]

Aulis
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A Review – Aulis

It was the husband’s birthday a few weeks ago, and we wanted to mark the occasion with something pretty special. I was looking into the tasting menu at Fera at Claridge’s, which looked more than a little top notch as you would imagine. Then, on their website, I stumbled across […]

Pizza stuffed bread
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Pizza Stuffed Bread

There’s nothing quite as lovely as homemade bread, however, I don’t think I have made any homemade bread since I was about 10! I’ve been meaning to make some for a while now, but i’ve been trying to come up with a cracking recipe to incorporate it into.  And lo, […]