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Ultimate baked pasta

Hi all, today I find myself in the peculiar position of sitting in a Mcdonald’s eating breakfast (Only some porridge and a tea) waiting for my ride to work and taking advantage of their free WIFI facility. Peculiar only due to the fact that I am present in one of their ‘restaurant’s’ as I usually find their […]

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Perfect roast potatoes…everytime!

Roast potatoes. Something that in my opinion makes a roast dinner what it is. They are the quintessential accompaniment to a joint of Beef or a leg of lamb on a Sunday. I mean, can you imagine a Christmas dinner not having them? I genuinely cant. Such a simple idea can turn a relatively run […]

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Chicken and chorizo stew.

Over the course of 2014, I had found myself doing a lot of new things and being inspired to create new recipes, make dishes that can take me away from the everyday trudge of mealtime and keep eating after work just as enjoyable as eating at the weekend. Monday blues are no excuse to stick […]

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Roast duck and fresh gravy

The Christmas break is now a distant memory and I can honestly say it feels like the whole festive season was gone in a blink of an eye. I always find that the whole build up to Christmas far outweighs the impact of the actual event, by the time you actually get there it fizzles […]

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Freshly baked ciabatta bread

So I’ve been mulling over this particular article for a while and today is the day I finally get my act together and get it live. I have never been, and have never claimed to be particularly good at baking, although recently I have a much keener interest in it. I have started from the […]

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Introducing our new contributor!

Hello Gecko readers, I would like to firstly thank Phil for asking me to be a guest blogger and secondly I’d like to introduce myself. My names Naomi and I have had a passion for food ever since I can remember; my dad often tells me that as a little girl I’d be asking what […]

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Changing of the seasons

It has been a while since my last proper article and I am very sorry!. Preparation for the trip to London took over my schedule in between work. Normal service will now be resumed with plenty of things in store in the coming weeks to get your taste buds squeaking with excitement and your empty belly […]

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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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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 […]

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Easy peasy pasta sauce

Sometimes doing it yourself when it comes to sauces just doesn’t sound as attractive as buying it off the shelf, popping the lid off and dumping it in your pasta. Once you have tried this recipe I hope you will totally change your mind. Its very simple and that is the vital thing when it comes to this, […]