New Year, Old Me. Must we subscribe to the 'health' trends of January or seek overall individual happiness? Balance and Time win out! #balanceandtime
I am extremely proud of my Welsh heritage and although there aren't many exclusively 'Welsh' traditions, we do have some excellent recipes to satisfy the hungriest of guests over the Christmas period. Feeding a party is quite a challenge, but sometimes, especially in the colder weather it's nice to offer guests something a little more … Continue reading The Pheasant Philosopher’s Christmas Diaries: Easy Entertaining.
Last night I was delighted to attend The Abergavenny Food Festival Community Feast in the old Market Hall and I have to say, I was extremely impressed. This year's decorations were bird themed and the air was seemingly filled with owls, chickens and chicks; the vegetable bunting was genius. The Community Feast is the festival's way … Continue reading The Abergavenny Food Festival 2017 starts with a baaaaa….ng!
So, it's now officially #sourdoughseptember and a perfect excuse to indulge in proper bread. I first discovered sourdough some years ago in France - its French name is Pain au Levin. It seemed only to be sold in artisanal bakeries and I often wondered what exactly gave this wonderfully flavoursome bread its flavour - fast … Continue reading #sourdoughseptember
The countdown has now officially started and in just under two weeks Abergavenny plays hosts to its internationally renowned food festival, and food festivals have come a long way since they comprised a few stalls of locally produced food, a beer tent and several catering vans. Now, perhaps you would, initially, think twice before … Continue reading Delicious, Inspiring and Fun-Filled! Family Fun @ Abergavenny Food Festival 2017
For years, those words, banded about from about mid-June terrified me. I admit that I did not enjoy school; I was classic bully fodder and suffered terribly. Now, Master A is about to start secondary school; luckily he takes after Mr D and is very popular albeit a little geeky around the edges and after … Continue reading Back to school, foodie festivals….and sticky buns!
Allegedly the most important meal of the day; and I am inclined to agree. Until I eat breakfast I just can't concentrate properly - I have read a great deal on breakfast, researched 'breakfast' throughout the world, looked in to history it it - and became rather fascinated about it's changing role in our society.Breakfast … Continue reading In search of breakfast…