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
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?….
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!
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
I had a relatively unusual childhood. As the product of musician parents I spent a good deal of time with grandparents and my love of food and cookery lies very much in the hands of my Grandmothers. My paternal grandmother was from the Welsh Valleys; she was from a rather poor family who … Continue reading Proustian Thoughts…
Admittedly, I've been a little lax with this blog in the last week - if was of course half-term and the days were spent juggling outings, appointments and 'I'm bored' - however I did notice (and possibly for the first time) Vast quantities of Christmas products in shops alongside Halloween things. When I was … Continue reading Remember, remember the 5th of November….
Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to a press day organised by porc.wales, a new, assembly backed initiative to promote small producers of proper pork in Wales. Wales and Pork have a history which goes far back (although not too far, as the pig was sacred to the celts) but up until the … Continue reading Humbled by Pork!