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Deida’s Butter Biscuits, Crisp Cheddar shortbread and Hazelnut Meringues

Deida’s Butter Biscuits, Crisp Cheddar shortbread and Hazelnut Meringues

I want to start with an explanation of how from week to week I decide what to write about. Sometimes it’s about an event I’ve done, occasionally about somewhere interesting we’ve been, but mostly it’s about food. What I cook is dependant on a number of things; seasonal produce from the market, as I’m always inspired by what’s available now; recipes for my children, who often ask me how to make something; memories from my childhood; and you, who sometimes ask me for specific recipes, to which I’m always happy to oblige. This post though, is inspired by my childhood memories, and the need to write family recipes down for my girls, so they won’t have to wonder, as I sometimes do, how the hell did my mother do that?

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Tomato, Fennel Lasagne with Pistachio Aillade

Tomato, Fennel Lasagne with Pistachio Aillade

I was thinking of apologising for yet another post on tomatoes, but as it’s summer here, and there is a bounty of this luscious fruit everywhere, I’ll just do it without apology. To begin with, if you don’t want to pre-cook your fresh lasagne sheets, buy fresh pasta, that needs no pre-cooking.

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