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Fine Dining at Ynyshir Hall

You may remember that Anna treated me to a fine dining experience at Ynyshir Hall for my birthday last year. It was 11 courses of Michelin starred food by renowned chef Gareth Ward. Not the full on dinner experience due to the cost, so just the lunch menu but it was still a meal to...

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A Tasting Menu at Ynyshir Hall

We had an exciting day out on Saturday. Lunch with the tasting menu at Ynyshir Hall. Ingredient Led, Flavour Driven, Fat Fuelled, Meat Obsessed. That’s the motto of Gareth Ward and his Michelin starred restaurant at Ynyshir Hall. Not our usual Saturday lunch admittedly and quite out of our price range usually, but this was...

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Cheesemaking at River Cottage

So, Alan treated me to a cheesemaking course at River Cottage for my birthday.  I’m not really sure how we decided on cheesemaking but I fancied a cookery course and I think we thought it would be nice to do some something completely different rather than baking bread or cakes.  We did some research and...

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Spider Crabs

Whilst on an open water swim session on Monday here at Ynyslas the water was clearer than usual so I was actually able to see the seabed. I was also able to see lots of large Spider Crabs roaming around out there. The larger ones seemed to be wandering around on the sand on their...

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Work Induced Injuries and Over-Eating.

I’ve always said that ‘work’ isn’t good for you and once again I proved it yesterday by tweaking a muscle in my back whilst moving a carpet for someone. I’d been painting and decorating at their house and now had to move an old carpet out of the room so that a new one could be...

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Foraging and Food at Ynyslas

With Anna’s Mum here and my parents here we feel as though we should get out and do things. Trouble is they aren’t really up to anything too strenuous and we can’t all fit in one car so we are fairly limited to local easy activities –  and of course eating lots of cakes at...

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Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

OK, as promised in my recent post, here’s the chocolate cheesecake recipe that I made up at the weekend. Needless to say, the fact that I’m sharing it means that it worked and tasted ‘kinda nice’! But I’ll let you be the judge of that, you’ll just have to make one to try it. Ingredients 150g...

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Green Garden Goodness

Plenty of Green Goodies coming from the garden at the moment… Served up with some minted lamb tonight which is currently filling the kitchen with a glorious smell as it roasts in the oven.  There’ll be some roasted carrots and sweet potato too just to add some colour. And I’ve knocked up a quick chocolate cheesecake too...

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Alanya Aftermath

It’s been a week since I got back from the European Age-Group Champs in Alanya, Turkey. I’m now back in the UK after an amazing trip. I booked my travel independently through Thomas Cook and boy am I glad that I did. Those that booked through the BTF’s preferred travel partner Nirvana had loads of...

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MTBing with Friends

We had a good day yesterday and once again a busy one, just the way I like it. My day started at 4am when I got up and started some early morning baking and cleaning. Once Morgan was up and the baking was all under control I stopped for some breakfast and watched Gardeners World...