a dumpling workshop

a dumpling workshop

I love dumplings. I love them, in all their variety and in any cuisine. I’ve never met a dumpling I didn’t like, from Eastern Europe to Asia. But Chinese dumplings are my favourite. Light, delicate and plump all at the same time, they are a work 

adventures with fresh pasta

adventures with fresh pasta

I love fresh pasta. It is light and soft but with a pleasing elasticity that holds it together and gives it some body. It is a completely different experience to eating dried pasta. Both are great, neither is superior to the other. They are just 

marcella hazan’s boiled zucchini salad

marcella hazan’s boiled zucchini salad

Yes, in the blink of an eye, they are back. The zucchini are here and I need to find ways of using them. So here it is,  the first zucchini recipe of summer 2016. The name of this salad is totally unpromising, BOILED zucchini salad. But trust 

blogging mojo, sourdough flatbread and dhal tadka

blogging mojo, sourdough flatbread and dhal tadka

I lost my blogging mojo a little over the last few weeks. Like everyone, I was stupidly busy in the run up to Christmas. On top of the normal end of year craziness I was helping a friend move house. This meant my time was a bit squeezed