Steak with Balsamic Buerre Noir

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It would be easy to think the steak is the star of this dish, but we’d argue it’s actually the sauce! Just as a simple buerre noisette can lift any fish dish, this beurre noir gets its name from the addition of a gorgeous balsamic vinegar. Once mastered, this rich, glossy, intense sauce gives such an incredible hit of flavour in just a …

Pairing spice with wine: Steak rub

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GUEST POST from Simon Wright: Pairing Spice with wine! This is the third in a series of guest posts by Simon Wright, manager of a wine shop in Cambridge who we met at a food festival. He wanted to come up with pairings for our spice to give people a better understanding of how different spices work well with wines and craft beers. We’ve been …

Mondays’ Sunday Lunch Brunch!

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We’re such a fan of leftovers we often find ourselves buying bigger cuts of meat than we need just to have something to make the day after! One or two roast potatoes and a slice of meat is all we need for a delicious and quick lunch – and when you remember it’s free, it tastes even better! There’s no …

Homemade Burgers

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If you’ve always had shop-bought burgers because you thought making your own was either more expensive or long-winded, you’re in for a surprise. Making your own takes, literally, 5 minutes of actually doing something, together with a few hours of leaving something in the grudge. If you can manage 5 minutes of effort, I don’t think you’ll ever go back …

Steak Rub with coffee & pure cacao

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This is a really special rub and one that’s developed into a big hit! We’re often asked what the best rub for steak is – so we made this one especially. But, because we’re purists when it comes to steak, we wanted something that would add to the flavour, not overtake it. Both coffee and chocolate enhance the meaty flavour …