Prawn & Pork Gyoza

Every month or so, if not less, my family likes to make our own dumplings. For the Chinese, these are known as  “shui jiao”, and to the Japanese as “gyoza”, but for the purposes of making the recipe title easier to pronounce, let’s just call them gyoza 😉 Mum and dad have always made them…

Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

By nature, I’m not a person that enjoys confrontation. Like any other person I enjoy having my own way if possible, but if it’s not or if someone else is being particularly stubborn, I consider myself as fairly easy-going and flexible. This all changes when it’s Boxing Day sales time. These sales are a yearly…

Salmon Orecchiette, Beurre Blanc Sauce

I’ve recently started buying more cookbooks. Previously I tended to just work with the recipes from the existing books I had already, or I reasoned with myself that I could look them up online; why on earth would I need to clutter up my bookshelf with more books that I barely opened? Well, because cookbooks…