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Battle of the burgers final 2013

Deep into focus mode for the battle of the burgers. 4x 400g lamb mince bought today and plenty of spice to go with it. 7 days until crunch time. Literally if they like the poppadum. A messy prototype Im proud to have got this far and to have had one of my recipes, which I […]

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Bengal burger #mk2

As some may know this year I have entered the Simply beef and Lamb Battle of the burgers contest, pitting the countries most inventive home cooks against each other in a bid to find Britain’s best home cooked burger.     And I have good news… I have been put through to the second round! And […]

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Ingredient in focus: The Chilli pepper

The Trinidad scorpion pepper, this one is a mean customer Earlier this week I said I was going to start a new feature on a singular ingredient, telling you a little bit about it and its uses. The reason I decided to do this is simple, people underestimate the ingredients they see every day in the […]

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Summer lovin’

This is a piece i wrote on the old MKT blog… Liked it so thought id share! I love summer. its a time for fantastic fruit, refreshing drink and juicy seasonal meat and fish. So its no surprise that anybody who is just as into creating colourful and flavourful meals as me, get a little […]

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Quick update

Its a beautiful morning in England and I’m up bright and early with a productive state of mind. Starting in the next few days ill be writing a feature on a weekly basis focusing on a single ingredient, showing you ways you can use it and get the best out of what you have or […]

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Self grown greenery: A brief look.

Lately, I have started taking an interest in the difference between eating shop bought produce and doing it at home.  My father has been doing a small scale grow every year in a greenhouse at the bottom of the garden, growing tomatoes and cucumbers mainly but sometimes making a foray into other areas like red and green chili […]

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Slow cooked BBQ pulled pork

This recipe is a really easy alongside being an exceptionally tasty addition to the ever growing reel of the Gecko recipe archive. It can be done in a crock pot in the oven but I used a slow cooker. Two of my recommended cuts of pork are a shoulder or leg joint. Feel free to […]

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Anglo/ cajun burrito

I came up with this recipe recently and its fast becoming one of my favourites. I really do feel Mexican and American influenced food is totally lost on British soil in the vast majority of cities, there is the odd street food vendor or independent that has a genuine passion for it but there aren’t […]

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Summer collection (MKT repost)

What an amazing few weeks were having here in the UK. The sun is beaming down with such intensity I cannot go inside for fear of missing out, but even then cant go from under the shade due to me burning like a rose petal in a furnace with the slightest lick of a UV […]

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Roasted guinea fowl

As promised on the Facebook page last week, somewhat belatedly ill admit, here is my recipe for roast guinea fowl. I enjoyed this more than most of the dishes I usually cook due to the simple fact its a different experience to the norm, its a gamier and more adventurous alternative to chicken. Its something […]