Welsh Cakes By Post

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

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

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

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.

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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Quit Horsing Around – Support Your Local Butcher!
Beef Steak

In October 2012 there was a BBC news report stating that research shows that a large number of people prefer to buy meat in a supermarket because they are intimidated by butchers. Today, the headline news is that Tesco, amongst others, has been selling selling beef burgers with approximately 29% horsemeat and also 21 other beef meal products including cottage pie, beef [&hellip

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Red Hot World Buffet Cake-Off
Red Hot World Buffet Cake Off

To launch their new cake venture, Red Hot World Buffet in Cardiff invited me and a few other food bloggers to a ‘Red Hot Cake Off’. If you have never been to a Red Hot World Buffet, check out our previous write ups here and here. If you are celebrating a birthday or any other occasion which calls for a sumptuous and beautiful [&hellip

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Steamed Mussels – Fast Food à la Babette

This weekend, Gomez and I spent the day in Swansea at The Welsh Menu Food Festival (Gomez will do a full write up of the event).  One of the events was the pro-celebrity cooking challenge in Swansea Market  featuring Kieron Self from BBC One’s My Family. After the demo, we explored Swansea Market, stopping in stalls suggested by my twitter [&hellip

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Mint and Mustard, Cardiff – Chaakara Tasting Menu Sampler
Mint and Mustard

Gomezadams and I discovered Mint and Mustard several years ago. Consequently I am actually rather surprised this is the first review we have written. We were so excited by the concept of “Redefining Indian Cuisine” and the resulting fabulous meals that we had there.  When we first dined at Mint and Mustard, the Head Chef was Anand George who then [&hellip

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Sushi Masterclass – Red Hot World Buffet Cardiff
Sushi Masterclass

I love raw fish! I lived in both New York and the Bahamas as a child and when in New York, my mother would take me to raw clam bars where we would both eat raw clams until we were giddy with happiness. When in the Bahamas, my father would take me to the docks for a Bahamian delicacy, raw [&hellip

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