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The Pheasant Philosopher’s Christmas Diaries: Easy Entertaining.

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.

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The Pheasant Philosopher’s Christmas Diaries: Day 2, The Butcher’s Order

Today I'm turning my attention to planning my Christmas butchery order. Last year I chose one of Holt-Wilson's Monmouthshire Turkeys and I was extremely impressed with the bird - it served far more mouths (with leftovers) than recommended, and was firm and flavoursome - not gamey, but rich and a real treat! I do feel… Continue reading The Pheasant Philosopher’s Christmas Diaries: Day 2, The Butcher’s Order

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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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Festive Goodies from The Wye Valley and The Forest of Dean

Every year, I do my very best to source my Christmas foods locally - and living in such a fabulously foodie area, it’s surprisingly easy to do. Restaurants place such an importance on food miles and rightly so, but it’s not just about the environmental impact, it’s about supporting those small businesses who a passionate… Continue reading Festive Goodies from The Wye Valley and The Forest of Dean

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Let’s start with the Lower Wye Valley

I have to admit that, beautiful as our area is, we are off and over this hills this bank holiday. However, I thought it would be rather nice to share a few thoughts for those of you who's 'over the hills', is actually my little part of Wales. The Wye Valley has been a popular… Continue reading Let’s start with the Lower Wye Valley

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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!