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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!

How do you start your day?

Imagine my surprise and amazement to see a few of my photos feature in this Saturdays Telegraph magazine. The article is about the new multivitamin and multibiotic powder that the wonderful ‘Zita West’ and ‘Mybaba’ have launched. The photos depict … Continue reading

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A summer of food, food, food…..

Ouch – it’s been a long old time since I have written anything here. Neglected – yes – that is for sure, ‘lardersaga’ has been rather dormant, my apologies. Somehow the summer whizzed by and already we are half way … Continue reading

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Festival food in France

Every two years since 2003 I have travelled out to a otherworldly, fairytale Chateau in south-west France to cook and cater for a unique and exquisite music festival. I take a wonderful team of cooks and together we spend 5 days … Continue reading

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Cinderella Party

This year it was Cinderella, last year it was the Sleeping Beauty, it’s quite clear that Princess parties are rather popular with the ‘Pink’ one. This was a family production with everyone hands on helping. It always surprises me how … Continue reading

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The best ‘Crab Cakes’ ever…

If there is one recipe that I have been asked for over and over again in the last six months it has to be this. Crab cakes are very close to my heart and I have for years endeavoured to … Continue reading

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Making macaroons easy

‘Macaroons made easy’, is that a joke I hear you say ? Actually not, after years of making macaroons, some that were passable and some that were a damn right failure, I have finally been introduced to a completely foolproof recipe. … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung

Four days of glorious sunshine and the ‘pink one’ has launched into her campaign to wear summer dresses. Granted, it’s sunny, warm is more debatable! I’m certainly not knocking these glorious blue skies, far from it, merely acknowledging how fast … Continue reading

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