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16
Jan

biscotti-finished with almonds copy

I am now far away from my Italian paradise but I still think back to those marvellous days by the sea in the middle of winter, staying with lovely friends in the most beautiful house eating delicious food prepared lovingly by Bea, their charming cook who this time showed me how to make pasta and biscotti. Her first batch of biscotti in the picture above was the classic version with almonds but when she was preparing the second batch, I asked if she could use pine nuts. Not what she would have used normally but they are my favourite nut and Bea didn’t mind changing her recipe slightly.

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2
Jan

pasta-eggs copy

I once had a lover who had the most marvellous kitchen in which he had a dedicated pastry table (he was a fabulous cook). At the time, I thought a pastry table was a waste of space but I was wrong. Yesterday, I spent my first morning of the new year with Bea, watching her make pasta and biscotti (post coming up) and I decided that I will be making my own pasta from now on, on my very own pastry table because there is nothing better really than home-made pasta!

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