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About lardersaga

Joanna Preston is mother of the 'little people', 1 pink and 1 blue, and wife to saintly Mr.Patience! After a decade dedicated to cooking for others (Alps, Africa and founding 'Sugar & Spice') my attention is now solely in the home kitchen. We are a food obsessed family that adore growing, sourcing and cooking delectable feasts for friends and family!

Tomato and Chilli Jam

Tomato and chilli jam is one of my all time favorite fridge staples. I’ve made so many versions over the years I’ve pretty much lost count. The latest has certainly got my attention. This one is made of fresh tomatoes … Continue reading

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Kale Pesto

Kale, once beloved by livestock is now top of my list of go to veg at this rather bleak time of year. I’ve been using it with abandon over the last 6 weeks and have come up with some really … Continue reading

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Notes from a ‘Wild Wood Party’

The ‘wild wood’ party actually took place a rather humiliatingly long time ago. Back in the dark days of November the ‘blue’one turned the almighty age of 6. It’s such cliche to say it, but where does the time go? … Continue reading

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Spooky meringue ghosts

 I don’t really buy into the Halloween shananigans, at least not in a big way. As a child I have no recollection of ‘trick or treating’ and frankly I’ve got somewhat confused as to what Halloween is all about. That … Continue reading

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Cavelero Nero Love

There’s something very exciting about the change of seasons in England. Autumn is about to ebb into winter and judging by the crisp chilly temperatures of the last few days, maybe there’s even a hint of snow in the air? … Continue reading

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Blackberry Ice Cream

  I can just get away with writing this post, the sun is out, autumn is here, and the blackberries are still on the brambles – just. Foraging for food has recently become pretty trendy but I remember blackberry picking … Continue reading

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A super zingy, zesty and hot, shrimp salad

This is my all time favorite concoction of raw, crunchy vegetables, seriously fragrant herbs, delicate little shrimps, zesty lime and hot chilli. I have created so many variations of this salad that it almost feels wrong writing a recipe for … Continue reading

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