Abra Ca Debora Pancake Day Hamper Giveaway
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The tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, more commonly known as Pancake Day, is not one I grew up with. I am more familiar with Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras. As a child, being raised as a Roman Catholic, I always gave something up for Lent; usually chocolate …. I do wish however I had grown up with the tradition [&hellip

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Foodie Penpals – November 2013
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I was so delighted with my first Foodie Pen Pal experience in October that I decided to do it again in November. I was matched with Kate from England whose brother used to live in Swansea and enjoyed visiting Swansea market, so I sent a parcel containing Welsh cakes, laver bread and other Welsh goodies. Vanessa from Greece was given [&hellip

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The Otley Brewing Company Win A Mini Keg Giveaway
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What makes Otley Beer so delicious and unique? Otley Brewing Company is a family run business started by Paul, Nick, Robert, Charlie and Matthew Otley in 2005. The idea brewed as a conversation over a few pints of beer…the start of many an idea! As the family owned pubs, they knew what people liked to drink but more importantly what [&hellip

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Tea and Food Evenings at Washington Tea Penarth
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I have been a big fan of Waterloo Tea since I discovered it several years ago. At their Teahouse, a wide selection of the worlds finest teas and coffees are on offer, the work of local artists is on exhibit (available for purchase as well), and homemade cakes and light lunches are available. Waterloo Tea has one draw back; they [&hellip

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Foodie Penpals October 2013
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Through the magic of the Twitterverse I learned about Foodie Penpals. Foodie Penpals started in the US and the lovely Carol Anne a.k.a. @ThisIsRockSalt took the initiative to start one up for the UK/Europe. Foodie Penpals is a great way to meet bloggers, blog readers, and discover new foodie products. October was my first month. I sent a parcel to [&hellip

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Welsh Cakes By Post
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My friend Eironwy suggested that I try the Welsh Cakes made by J & L Occasional Cakes in Swansea. “They are as good as homemade”, she said. And Eironwy was right. For those of you who have never had a Welsh Cake, I will attempt to describe them. I think they are the perfect treat to have with your afternoon [&hellip

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Meet The Meat – The Pig – Nant Du Pork
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I am really interested in learning more about what goes into producing good meat. So I thought I’d start with pork. Not all pork is the same! I find some pork to be so mild it has no taste; sometimes it is so strong that it needs heavy spicing to balance the strong taste, and sometimes it is so lean [&hellip

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Abra-Ca-Debora Diddy Dutch Pancakes
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The fine folks at Abra-Ca-Debora contacted me to see if I would like to try a new product they have launched, their Diddy Dutch Pancakes. These mini pancakes are about the size of a 50p piece. And when I first saw them I thought, these would make a perfect after school snack for kids. The instructions on the bag say [&hellip

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Provence in your Kitchen – Roast Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
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As I write this it’s early April and Spring weather has not come to Wales yet! Since it is, effectively, still winter in Wales, I thought I would bring some Spring to my cooking! I thought back to my days as a student in France. My roommate, Sophie, was from Provence and I was often invited home with her for [&hellip

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Sainsbury’s New Tomato Purées – A Babettesffest Taster.
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Occasionally we receive a new product to sample. Recently we received 3 different Tomato Purées from Sainsbury: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Italian Cherry Tomato Purée with Basil, Italian Tomato Purée with Garlic, and Italian Tomato Purée with Chilli. To my taste, the Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Italian Cherry Tomato Purée with Basil was the star of the show! The tomato flavour is bright and fruity which is then enhanced by the fresh aromatic [&hellip

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