Category Archives: Ice Cream

Stop Press: United Kingdom Great Taste Awards 2010

 Of all the UK’s food award schemes, the GREAT TASTE AWARDS is considered by far the most important. Completely independent and uncompromisingly rigorous, it is trusted by retailers, buyers and consumers alike. GREAT TASTE is to speciality food and drink … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Business, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Gelato, Goats, Ice Cream, July 2010, Life, Smallholding | 10 Comments

Ben Hur-Hur-Hur

Someone ‘upstairs’ is having a laugh – at our expense. First & foremost for us as farmers, the weather: we STILL haven’t even come close to harvesting our desperately-needed hay crop (well not quite so desperate any more since we started … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Dairy, Diary, Environment, Farming, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Nature, September 2009, Smallholding | 3 Comments

Stop Press: Great Taste Awards 2009

The moment that all fine food producers eagerly await with anxious anticipation each year – the announcement of the winners in this “epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize” – is finally upon us for 2009…. We are immensely proud & … Continue reading

Posted in Dairy, Diary, Food, Ice Cream, Life | 22 Comments

Midnight Oil

  Poor Tony’s been burning the midnight oil this week – building a Victorian handcart to bring elegance & chic to the scoop cabinet which has been languishing in the back of what will – one day – be our … Continue reading

Posted in Dairy, Diary, Festivals, Food, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, May 2009, Wales | 6 Comments

Chariots of Ice

So, here it is at last – our new freezer vehicle!  It’s not the one we’d originally intended to buy but is actually significantly better (& cost about £9k more – ouch).  Whilst not brand new it’s only had one … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2009, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Smallholding, Wales | 2 Comments

Gentleman Jim

  Entertaining is – undeniably – always a pleasure; regardless of the degree of behind-the-scenes scurrying owing to my own frantically-disorganised part.  And when it turns out to be during the wonderful bonus of an unexpectedly balmy Spring day, even better.   “Hi Jim, it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, April 2009, Cooking, Diary, Entertainment, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, Local Produce, Memorable Meals, Nature, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Easter Eggstravaganza

“Happy Easter, Cariad!” I bounded down the creaky old stairs to put the kettle on for the first cuppa of the morning, whilst Tony groaned & huddled himself even deeper under the duvet.  “I’m really looking forward to my Easter … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2009, Diary, Food, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, Local Produce, Markets, Wales | Leave a comment

Busy Bees

 Life is sweet – especially when you know that soon you’ll be contributing to the local bee population’s survival.  But more of that, later in this post…. Unlike the bees so far this year, we’ve had another busy week.  After catching … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, April 2009, Dairy, Diary, Environment, Farming, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Nature, Smallholding, Wales | 5 Comments

Festive Season

Well, it might not seem so, for most readers; as I suspect many equate the ‘Festive Season’ with the deep midwinter celebrations of Christmas & New Year, those brave attempts to lift us out of the dreary doldrums of dark days & stormy, … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2009, Blogroll, Business, Diary, Festivals, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, Restaurants, Smallholding, Wales | Leave a comment

Going Potty

Blimey, another busy day.  Following yesterday’s pasteurisation the mix was left to mature overnight; allowing the ingredients to mingle & create a more subtle, sophisticated & stable gelato than one literally made ‘in the raw’.  Granted, if we had our … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2009, Business, Dairy, Diary, Goats, Ice Cream, Smallholding | 5 Comments