Pasta from Scratch

I got a pasta maker for my birthday! I have always wanted one (I am absolutely crazy for kitchen gadgets) and I spent Sunday morning doing research on how to make pasta and noodles from scratch. This is my very first batch, my very first attempt at homemade, fresh egg pasta! I would love to…

Kewpie-inspired Mayonnaise

I have always liked  QP Kewpie-mayonnaise compared to what I would consider ‘normal’ mayonnaise. It is quite expensive to buy it here in Athens (I have never spent 10 euros for a bottle of mayonnaise before ever in my life). Japanese Mayonnaise is in a league all on its own. They even have a museum…

Homemade Spicy Chilli Sauce

I was told once by a Greek friend that the reason I cannot donate blood in Greece (long story on the why.) is because that my veins are filled with chilli sauce. I live on spicy food. I LOVE spicy food. And I add chilli sauce (or Tabasco, sliced chillies, dried chilli flakes, chilli oil –…