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The Ultimelt

The Ultimelt

This burger won our praises because of its ridiculous factor. We don’t think it needs anymore explanation.

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For the GO Burger Sauce

  • 2 Cups mayonnaise
  • 1 Cup ketchup
  • 1 Cup relish, rinsed and strained

For the Gruyère & rye grilled cheese

  • 4 thin slices rye bread
  • 4 slices Gruyère cheese
  • Butter

For the balsamic caramelized onions

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 Pound sliced Spanish onions
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar

For the burger

  • 1/2 Pound ground beef
  • 1 slice Gruyère
  • 1/4 Cup balsamic caramelized onions
  • 1 slice crispy double-smoked bacon, cut in half
  • 2 rye grilled cheeses
  • 1 Tablespoon GO burger Sauce


A classic hamburger stuffed into a grilled cheese sandwich oozing with gooey gruyere.


1 cup relish (rinsed and strained)

1 Loaf rye Pullman bread unsliced and frozen

1 1/2 pound Spanish onions

2 ounce caramelized onion

2 Toasted rye grilled cheese

1 Slice crispy double smoked bacon cut in half


Mix all ingredients in a bowl until completely incorporated

Sliced bread on meat slicer at #1.5. Make two thin grill cheese. Sear with butter until golden brown on each side.

Caramelize the sliced onions in a pot until chestnut brown (not burnt). When the onions are 95% caramelized, add the sugar and vinegar and reduce until syrupy.

Sear the burger to temp and when almost ready add gruyere, caramelized onion and bacon and cook until the cheese has just melted. Place on one grilled cheese and top with go burger sauce and the other grilled cheese. Cut on the bias in half and serve.


  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small chicken (3 1/2 to 4 pounds pre-boning), bones removed following the step-by-step slideshow here
  • 2 pounds raw bulk sausage meat (see note)
  • 1 duck (4 to 4 1/2 pounds pre-boning), bones removed step-by-step slideshow here
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 turkey (10 to 13 pounds), carcass removed step-by-step slideshow here, legs and wing bones left intact

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Recipe Summary

  • 2 ½ cups loosely packed pitted dates
  • 1 ½ cups walnuts
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • .38 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted coconut oil

Combine dates, walnuts, 6 Tbsp. cacao powder, 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 2 tsp. water and salt in a food processor. Process until completely smooth.

Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish, or line dish with parchment or waxed paper. Transfer dough to dish. Press dough very firmly into dish with your hands until dough is evenly distributed.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup cacao powder, remaining 1/2 tsp. vanilla, maple syrup and oil. Stir until mixture forms a paste (this is the frosting). Spread paste evenly over dough in baking dish. Refrigerate brownies for at least 2 hours to set, then cut into squares. Refrigerate any leftovers in a covered container for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 2 months.

The Ultimate Party Sub

There are no two ways about it: A dressed-up, extra-large sandwich is the easiest way to feed a hungry crowd. So for your next picnic/barbecue/family gathering, make one (or several) yourself instead of ordering out. In this recipe, we use some of our favorite toppings, but you can remix it to suit your tastes. Serve the sub with a few sides (potato salad, veggie chips and pickles should do the trick) and you&rsquoll be sure to get the party started.

1 head butterhead lettuce, roughly torn

2 tomatoes, thickly sliced

6 ounces sliced Swiss cheese

6 ounces sliced provolone cheese

4 ounces sliced soppressata

1. Use a sharp serrated knife to cut the bread in half lengthwise. Place the halves cut side up on a large piece of parchment paper.

2. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the mustard to combine. Spread the mixture evenly across both halves of the bread.

3. Layer the lettuce, tomatoes and onions on the left half of the bread.

4. Layer the cheeses and meats on the right half of the bread. Put the two halves together.

5. Wrap the finished sandwich tightly in the parchment paper. The sandwich can be stored like this, refrigerated, for up to 4 hours.

6. When ready to serve, slice the sandwich while still wrapped in the paper. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes:

You can use self-rising flour and skip the all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder combination.

Use any variety of berries ripe peaches and other summer stone fruit would also be fantastic. You can use frozen berries, which are a lot juicier, so keep that in mind when making cornstarch-related decisions.

If you want a pie-like filling, you'll want to toss in about 1 to 4 teaspoons of cornstarch, otherwise for a runnier fruit mixture cut it in half, or leave it out altogether.

Soap & Glory – The Ultimelt Hot Cloth Cleanser – A Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Dupe?

Recently the cleanser I had been trying out came to an end a little quicker than I’d anticipated. I did my morning cleanse and all of a sudden it was gone. With no time to order online, and nothing in my Stock Room Drawer (the drawer where I keep backups of things, products to try out etc) I made a dash to Boots on my dinner break to see what I could source quickly that wouldn’t upset my skin too much.

My local Boots is really rather limited, but they did have a few things that caught my eye, one being the Soap & Glory stand they had set up showing off the skincare range. The Soap & Glory skincare has had a makeover recently, and I’ve gotta say, I’m loving the packaging. I thought I loved it before, but for some reason there’s just something about simplicity that makes me think ‘yep, I trust that near my face’. Just me?

I spotted The Ulimelt Hot Cloth Cleanser, and as a big fan of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish (review here) I wanted to take a closer look. The ingredients are certainly appealing, it contains essential oils (orange, lavender, clary sage, rose and geranium) and sweet almond and coconut oils – all things I already know are fantastic in skincare, and I’d actually been using an almond cleanser before it abruptly ran out, which was fantastic for sensitive skin, so I thought I’d definitely give it a shot.

I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now, and I’m quite pleased with it. Scent wise, it’s actually almost similar to the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, although the ingredients are different, the Liz Earle offering smells of rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus, but it’s the same sort of natural scent, and I like them both equally in that respect. I don’t think I’d pick one over the other, in terms of smell. It is perhaps a little bit less thick than the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, but this isn’t really a good or bad thing, just something I’ve noticed. The experience of using it is essentially the same, and I’ve been using it as a second cleanse after removing my makeup. I haven’t actually tried using it to remove eye makeup as that’s usually a pointless exercise (I wear a lot of mascara).

My skin definitely seems to like it, it’s very gentle and well… my skin was breaking out pretty badly before, and it did get a little better for a while. I’m extremely hormonal and also full of flu as of writing this, so my skin is an absolute crisis zone right now, but the situation did seem to calm for a while. I took a peek at the ingredients lists for this next to the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and the ingredients are actually very similar.

Besides having a different set of essential oils in the mix, the ingredients are really close, so it’s no wonder they seem so similar. It retails at £10 for 100ml and the Cleanse and Polish is £14.75 for the starter kit, so pound for pound the Soap & Glory offering is definitely cheaper than the Cleanse and Polish starter kit, although you can get 100ml of Cleanse & Polish for £13.25 without a cloth. I managed to grab The Ultimelt on offer for around £6, so if you can find this on offer like I did it’s definitely a good product to grab as an affordable dupe, but ultimeltly (hurrr) if you disregard price I guess it really comes down to a matter of personal preference.

Have you tried either or both of these? What were your thoughts and which did you prefer?

Recipes you want to make. Cooking advice that works. Restaurant recommendations you trust.

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