Two Years Of Food Blogging!

November 19, 2017 (Last Updated: August 28, 2019)

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Yep, you read that right, it’s been two years and 100 blog posts since Slow The Cook Down first lit up the internet!  Ok, that might be pushing it a little, but when I first hit publish I didn’t think for a second that I’d be here celebrating two years of food blogging!

To celebrate two years of food blogging, I’m going to take you through some of the most popular recipes with you guys.  I’m also going to share with you my personal favourites. I mean, I know I’m not supposed to have favourites, but I definitely do!

Celebrating two years of Slow The Cook Down by sharing my readers' favourite recipes and my personnel favourites too!

 Two Years Of Food Blogging – Readers’ Favourites!

So first up, the most popular recipe on Slow The Cook Down are my awesome Roast Potatoes with Garlic, Herbs and Parmesan.  I posted these beauts in my first year of blogging, and it’s easy to see why they are a still a favourite amongst you guys!  One of my go to recipes for Sunday lunch!

The best roast potatoes

Next up is actually the first recipe I ever posted on Slow The Cook Down!  My Cider & Chilli Pork Belly recipe is probably one of my favourites too, and that’s why earlier this year I reshot it, because quite frankly the jaunty iPhone photos were not doing it justice! If you haven’t checked it out already….you need to!

Chilli and Cider Pork Belly recipe with crispy crackling

The last of the readers’ favourites are my super simple Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Bacon & Cheese.  Again, this is one of my older recipes that I recently updated with new shots and a video.  They are so easy, so tasty and you can make them ahead of time.  What’s not to love?!

Two Years Of Food Blogging – My Favourites!

Ok, so time for me to get a little self indulgent!  Ha, as if blogging isn’t totally self indulgent! These are my recipes that I return to again and again.  First up is my Onion Gravy, quick and easy to make and a sure fire way to level up any meal!

This onion gravy is a perfect accompaniment to bangers and mash, toad in the hole or a Sunday roast. Made from scratch and full of flavour. Vegetarian.

Every now and again, we all need a little indulgence and my Ultimate Steak Melt really hits the spot! Ooey gooey cheesiness and succulent steak combined between crunchy toast.  I bet you can’t guess what the secret ingredient is..!

Ultimate Steak Melt

I couldn’t not post this next recipe, my Fish Tacos with a 7up Batter is often asked for in our house.  The sweet and spicy batter is to die for, your taco Tuesdays will never be the same again!

Fish Tacos in a 7up Batter

Two Years Of Food Blogging – What’s Next?!

There’s lots of exciting things I have planned for the blog now that I’m able to dedicate a bit more time to it.  We moved from London to Toronto two months ago, and now we are starting to get settled there’s been a lot of behind the scenes work going on!

I’m currently in the process of redesigning Slow The Cook Down, it has taken a little while longer than I first thought, but I’m hoping to roll out the new look in a couple of weeks.  This new look will also include my free ebook, but you will have to wait and see what’s in that!!  I am also working on becoming a master mixologist, so be on the look out for some cocktail recipes coming your way in the near future!

Thank you!

Two years of food blogging and 100 posts wouldn’t have been possible without all of my awesome readers. When I first started I would be happy if three people looked at a recipe – my husband, my mum and a mysterious ‘other’! Now, I’m growing an established community and really enjoy getting to know you all! Thank you all for coming back week after week and keeping me going!


A big thank you also goes out to the food blogging community!  You guys are awesome!  I can’t even start to explain to non food bloggers how much I have learnt from the collective hive mind. SEO, social media tactics, food photography and just general support when you have the worst writers block!

Last, but definitely not least, a big thank you to Mr D for all his continued love and support!  My chief food tester, assistant photographer and my therapist when something doesn’t go to plan!

If you don’t already, be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest where we have a giggle and share our favourite foods and drinks!

I’m off to celebrate with a large vat of something alcoholic, why don’t you do the same, find your own favourite recipes and enjoy some time in the kitchen!

Read about my 1st year of food blogging here.

Look how far I’ve come since my first post!




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