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  • Egg-citing Times!

    Egg-citing Times Despite it being early February, in the depths of winter, there are subtle changes out there that indicate that change is on the way. If you find the winter months to be long and drawn out, and if you find the dark nights and gloomy days really test your mood, you’ll be so […]

  • Christmas Terrine! Yum :)

    Leftovers! Not everyone’s favourite! Leftovers, can conjure up images of inedible, weird combinations of old and dried out veg and gravy! Well, this needn’t be the case! Any leftover vegetables, meat or salads, if well looked after, can be made into fantastic meals of their own. When I say well looked after, I mean, treated […]

  • The Christmas Kitchen

    I love cooking at Christmas – what can beat the cosiness of being indoors creating delicious extravagant treats as the cold December rain hammers against the windows?  What can beat the pleasure of working with a hot oven when it’s cold, dark, wet and windy outside?  I love to decorate the kitchen with fairy lights […]

  • Thrifty Ideas for the Kitchen

    Getting ready for Christmas! Well, we are now well and truly into November! The excitement of Autumn washed away by days and days of drizzly weather! Welcome to reality…..the wet Welsh winter! Oh well, we’ve had it good ‘till now, with the clocks turned back, we now have to face the facts, dark evenings, and […]

  • A Half Term Treat

    A Half Term Treat Fed up of pumpkin soup?? Fed up of bonfires, fireworks and toasted marshmallows?  How about  multi coloured autumnal leaves and Conkers?  Well, we’ve had a long autumn! Yes, of course autumn is always the same length in days and weeks, but this year it feels longer. It’s been exceptionally mild and […]

  • What’s for Supper Mother??

    What’s For Supper Mother?  (Or “What are we having for tea, Mum??) Okay, What’s for supper Mother sound terribly old fashioned, even a little bit posh, but every Mum understands that dilemma.  I shouldn’t be sexist, I’m sure it’s a dilemma that also faces many Dad’s too.  So what IS for super in your house […]

  • October – My favorite Month :)

    There’s plenty to write about at this time of year.  If I’m totally honest, I think it’s my favourite month.  A month to recover from the summer sun, the children’s school holidays, to set new routines and to reap the benefits of long hours in the garden.  At last, the weeds begin to ease their […]

  • Summer Club 2013

    It’s summer holiday time again, and the Pumpkin Patch is busy with the Holiday Club cookery, gardening and craft days.  The next Holiday Club will be this Tuesday 13th at 10am – 3pm and Tuesday 20th August.  The days are filled with activities, both indoors and out. We cook our own late breakfast, lunch and […]

  • Elderflower Power

    Summer is Here!!  Today was the day that the elderflowers finally made an appearance at  Allt-y-Gôg Farm! They’ve taken their time this year; for weeks I’ve been looking, checking, desperate for any signs of their lacy cream flowers. Often, it’s their pungent sweet odour that draws me and announces their presence; today I was rewarded […]