recipes

Late Summer Blackberry and Almond Cake

I adore autumn, I love the foods, the smells, the weather...everything! For me the appearance of blackberries, plums, hips and haws all signify the beginning of a season of abundance, a season which I feel completely at one with. This morning I took a basket and followed the little lane outside the farmhouse until I… Continue reading Late Summer Blackberry and Almond Cake

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Win 2 Ticket to Abergavenny Food Festival’s Christmas Fair on Sunday 10th December

I have teamed up with the wonderful Abergavenny Food Festival Team to give my readers the chance to win a pair of wristbands for this year's Abergavenny Christmas Fair, allowing access to the yuletide markets and demo stage in the Market Hall, for the whole day. All the details are below so hop over to Twitter then… Continue reading Win 2 Ticket to Abergavenny Food Festival’s Christmas Fair on Sunday 10th December

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The Monmouthshire Food Festival – Fit for a King (or the son of one anyway!)

Last weekend, Thomas of Woodstock's once splendid castle at Caldicot played host, for the second time this year, to The Monmouthshire Food Festival. In general the weather held and there were some moments of dazzling sunshine, as visitors were treated to two splendid days of food, drink, demonstrations and workshops. Although not the biggest in the… Continue reading The Monmouthshire Food Festival – Fit for a King (or the son of one anyway!)

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Delicious, Inspiring and Fun-Filled! Family Fun @ Abergavenny Food Festival 2017

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

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Is it Autumn yet?….

I am an Autumnophile (if there is such a word). I get terribly excited in about July and wait for that change in the air which denotes the beginning of the new season and having become extremely sensitive to this natural phenomenon I can state that Autumn does begin in August, usually when I'm in… Continue reading Is it Autumn yet?….

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And so we begin again…cheers!

 When I first started this blog, several years ago, I wanted to focus purely on food. As a food writer I wanted to share my recipes, thoughts, recommendations...however, at the time it was not to be and I have admittedly been rather sporadic with my posts (although feel free to read through them). Life has… Continue reading And so we begin again…cheers!

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Heavenly Bread @ The Angel Bakery

     Abergavenny is a relatively small, very rural and ancient market town in the north of Monmouthshire but it's always been far ahead of the competition in its foodie credentials - I have written about the famous annual food festival before and today, on a cold, crisp, sunny afternoon I set off to discover… Continue reading Heavenly Bread @ The Angel Bakery