Tag: wales

St. David’s Day

Welsh Love

In honour of St David’s Day I have created a new board on my Pinterest page. It’s called ‘Welsh Love‘ & I will be adding to it over time. I come from Pembrokeshire & am hugely proud of my heritage. I am also proud of the products coming out of Wales. So many are local, using age old techniques & producing some beautiful items.

So far my board is mainly inspired by today’s Folksy homepage – what’s not to love! But I will be adding images from some of my favourite Welsh shops, like the much loved Melin Tregwynt & Wales at Home. The screen shot below should give you an idea of some the lush things to be had from Wales. Bore da!

Welsh Love

If you’ve found any Welsh beauties then let me know! x

A Week in Wales: Food

Cheese Ploughmans

Following on from yesterday’s post about places from my holiday, today is going to be devoted to food. If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll how much I love food. One thing that I was surprised by was the number of places that used local produce as much as possible. My OH & I have an agreement that we visit independent places & we weren’t let down in Pembrokeshire.

BanoffeeIn my places post I mentioned a lovely tearoom in Lawrenny called Quayside. I am forever indebted to my sister for referring me here. It is an amazing little place with a fantastic atmosphere right on the water. We had a delicious lunch before embarking on our walk. I had an awesome jacket potato with cheese, homemade   coleslaw & a delicious salad. I was pleased to discover salad dressing on the table, ready for me to use!

Chocolate TorteMy OH had a crab sandwich & loved it. After our lengthy walk we returned for the cake! I’d seen two that I really wanted to try so we had half each. The banoffee pie was quite possibly the best I’ve ever eaten (& I’ve eaten a lot!). The chocolate torte came with cream, which was needed as it was quite rich. I don’t think I would’ve been able to finish it if I’d had the whole slice but half was just enough!

Cheese PloughmansOne day we visited Melin Tregwynt, a woolen mill that I’ve bought from before. When my OH told me that you could visit the mill & that they had a cafe, he knew that we’d have to go there. After a few wrong turns we finally found it. The mill is really old & it’s great to see the fabric being made. I spent most of the time in the shop & you’ll have to come back tomorrow to find out what I bought!

CawlThe cafe & the menu was quite small and the veggie options were limited. I opted for the cheese ploughmans & wasn’t disappointed. The plate came full of food, which is always a good thing! It was delicious. My OH ordered cawl. For those of you who don’t know what this is, it’s a Welsh dish that is a cross between soup, casserole and broth. He really liked it as it contained some lovely Welsh beef & local veg. Perfect for those windy grey days that we had! x