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Welsh Daffodils

Cawl – easy Welsh stew for St David’s Day

Happy St David’s Day! Today is a good day to get some Welsh cooking done – Welsh cakes are a must of course, but cawl should be on the menu too. This is my recipe so I can’t vouch for its authenticity – I’ve tried to make a lighter version that doesn’t need slow cooking. […]

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Lamb koftas

Easy lamb koftas

Considering how often I cook meatballs, it’s a surprise even to me that I’ve never made lamb koftas. I’ll always order them off a menu and so I went hunting online for some recipes – this is a mix of several. First either finely chop or food-processor half an onion, a clove of garlic and […]

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Saffron mayo

Saffron mayo

Homemade mayo isn’t as complicated as I’d always though. You see recipes which talk about how carefully the oil needs to be added or advice on how to rescue it when it splits – puts you off trying. But I’m glad I did try about a year ago as it’s such a good way to […]

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Slow cooked oxtail hotpot

Winter warmers – fave teas for a chilly day

A little while ago, the Western Mail did a round up of Welsh food bloggers and the writer of that feature suggested that I share some stews and hotpots. So here they are. Even though it’s the start of new year there’s plenty of winter left so it’s not a bad time to be trying […]

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My 2012 200 beer challenge – and a top 20

As well as a love of cooking, I’ve always had a keen interest in beer – particularly in seeking out and trying new and different beers to try. With a real explosion in real ales and craft beers over the last couple of years this has become much easier (and more enjoyable). At the start […]

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Smoked mackerel pate

Making the most of festive feasting – buffets, shortcuts and leftovers

There’s no point trying to deny it any longer – ‘It’s Christmas!’ in the words of the Slade hit (which was number one as I arrived in the world). So here’s a round up of some favourite recipes for serving up over the festive period – good things to share or make use of leftovers. […]

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Falsche Forellen

Fake trouts – or crispy pancakes

After I posted my fake rabbit meatballs I had a tweet from Barbara Kaiser introducing me their Austrian cousin fake trout – Falsche Forellen as the locals call it. As with the rabbits, the trout in the name is merely a smokescreen – what we’re really talking about here is the long lost ancestor of the Findus […]

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Welsh Beef festive challenge - sirloin roast

Festive beef challenge

Don’t usually share work things here but couldn’t resist this one. We’ve just launched a competition to find the very best festive Welsh Beef recipe in the run up to Christmas. There are some fab prizes – including some on-the-spot ones for anyone following the competition online. If you’re interested in finding out more pop along to the […]

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German meatballs

German meatballs – fake rabbits in a sour cream sauce

I spent a brilliant year at uni in Germany which left me with a lasting appreciation of German food. And I still get spoken to in German by waiters around Europe – must stop ordering Pils and sausages wherever I go on holiday. And looking a bit German. My German flatmate introduced me to Falscher […]

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Courgette Gratin

I was given a few round courgettes which looked like little yellow cartoon bombs – thanks to expert allotmenteer Nic for sharing with me. Check out her blog too. I dug out an old Olive recipe and made this to go with the Parmesan chicken. Finely slice the courgettes and a couple of tomatoes. Grate […]

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