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14 hour pulled pork with green goblin BBQ sauce

This week was a week that just seemed to come together quite well. I was looking for something to inspire me to write a new recipe for the site, then my mom came through the door with a big chunk of pork shoulder and asked me to cook it on Sunday. Problem solved. A few […]

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Penne in smoked salmon and saffron sauce

As promised this weekend on the Facebook page, here is the rather luxurious recipe for making penne something to right home about. I am aware that penne has become something of a boring choice nowadays when you look at the volume of types of pasta that is now filling the isles of the supermarkets. I […]

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Throwback Thursday: The chilli pepper.

The Trinidad scorpion pepper, this one is a mean customer This is an old post from the previous blog that was very popular when I first wrote it. Thought some people might find it useful or interesting… plus its very much in the spirit of ‘#tbt’ So, the chilli pepper. One of my favourite natural […]

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Burgathon edition #1: Southern american soul meets british beef

Hi everybody, This post marks the beginning of a series of 3 recipes in celebration of the Burger, be it lamb, beef, pork or chicken as long as it is tucked up nicely in a bun of your choosing with a few tasty accompaniments it can really make your day tucking into a wholesome, home […]

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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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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 […]