Deri Reed, the 30 year old foodie better known locally as ‘The Ethical Chef’ has been a regular on the South Wales street-food scene for a number of years. From humble beginnings on a simple stall at Cardiff’s Riverside Farmers Market, Deri has travelled the length and breadth of the country over the last decade, popping up at festivals and events, as well as cooking in some of the most highly respected restaurants in the UK and Ireland. Continue reading The Ethical Chef is crowd-funding to make his dream Carmarthen restaurant a reality
From grilled octopus to buttered lobster, vegan pizza and a bad-ass brunch – this is my fourth monthly round-up (think of it like a ‘best of’) where and what I’ve been scoffing in the last few weeks. Continue reading The best of where and what I ate in July
Just a quick post to share with you some snaps I took at the RSPB-managed nature reserve at Newport Wetlands. Continue reading A visit to the RSPB Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve
From epic cheese toasties to green eggs and ham – this is my third monthly round-up (think of it like a ‘best of’) where and what I’ve been scoffing recently! It’s only when I sit down to pull these posts together that I start to realise just why it is that my favourite jeans won’t fit anymore…
Where possible, I have again tried to link off to any other relevant, full length reviews so you can read up in a bit more depth about each place if you want to… Continue reading The best of where and what I ate in June
There’s a new chef at the helm at the 5* St Davids Hotel restaurant, Tempus At Tides and he’s had his say on the new menu, too. On a drizzly Tuesday evening in June, I went to try out his cooking and see what this iconic waterfront hotel now has to offer the foodies of Cardiff.
Around this time last year, I travelled to Dorset for the weekend, and spent the night at a beautiful B&B called La Fosse in Cranbourne.
It’s a real gem of a place, with just six cosy bedrooms (each one is named after a local cheese) and an award winning restaurant headed up by Chef Mark Hartstone.
You can read my previous post about La Fosse, in full here, but today, Chef and Proprietor Mark shares one of his favourite dessert recipes for caremelised bananas with candied walnuts and lemon sorbet – and it’s suitable for vegans too! Continue reading Vegan caramelised banana with candied walnuts and lemon sorbet
I don’t really like to leave the house on a Monday evening. Anything after 6pm on a Monday is my sacred time – it’s for catching up on the work I didn’t do over the weekend, the crap TV I not-so-secretly love, and the washing that has piled up on top of the basket for the last week. Only in very special circumstances will I sacrifice this sanity-restoring little ritual. Continue reading Creative Curry: A 7 course feast at Moksh, Cardiff Bay
From huge salads and veggie breakfasts, to meaty lamb burgers and cauliflower ‘steak’ – here is my second monthly round-up of where and what I’ve been scoffing over the last few weeks. Continue reading The best of where and what I ate in May
…or hipster breakfast pots as me and my other half like to call them🙂 Continue reading On the go: Easy, Portable Breakfast Jam Jars
I love to cook. Locking myself in the kitchen with my bluetooth speaker and a glass of vino has always been one of my favourite ways to relax. That being said, I’m the first to admit that even though I own more than 30 recipe books for browsing on the sofa, I rarely cook from them. Instead, I return to the same repertoire of tried and tested recipes over and over again – or end up throwing together an on-the-spot creation from whatever is left in my cupboards come dinner-time. Sometimes it works, sometimes I am very glad I live near all of the great take-aways in Canton!