Category Archives: Cooking

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

Ebb & Flow

 Dawn, & dusk; summer, & winter; high tide & low tide…. the ebb & flow of life on this little world of ours.  Today is the last day of Winter as tomorrow the clocks change, going forward an hour to … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Life, March 2009, Smallholding | 1 Comment

Special Delivery

The day dawned fine, sunny & hot – what a treat. I loaded the travelling freezer with today’s delivery after completing the morning chores & set off to trundle the region’s roads, silently regretting the chenille sweater I had donned … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, Emporia, Food, Fruit & Veg, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Local Produce, Locality, March 2009, Organic Produce, Restaurants, Sheep, Smallholding, Wales | 7 Comments

Arctic Flunkeys

That’s how it feels, for Brynn & me; devoted flunkeys for poultry, ponies, sheep & goats; mollycoddling cats & braving the still-falling snow to make sure everyone is fed, watered & wrapped up warm whilst struggling with basketloads of firewood, … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Diary, Environment, February 2009, Food, Life, Nature, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Homeward Bound

The watery winter sun rose to reveal an inhospitable morning. The air was still thick with frost; every branch & bough burdened with the weight of many thousands of hoary white ice crystals.  After a luxurious lie-in we joined the … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, December 2008, Diary, Family, Food, Goats, Life, Nature | 6 Comments

Time Out

Today saw one of those very rare occasions for me: a night, spent away from the Ffarm.  We were doing a ‘whistle stop’ tour; first calling in to see a friend in Cardiff & then travelling all the way to … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Cooking, Dairy, December 2008, Diary, Entertainment, Family, Food, Life, Local Produce | Leave a comment

Boxed In? Time Out….

Boxing Day is traditionally a welcome, extended ‘holiday’….. but not for the majority of families’ chief cook-&-bottle-washer (AKA wife), with yet another day of marathon meal preparation ahead….so, my solution?  Well; time to get out & about – & blow away some of … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Cooking, December 2008, Diary, Family, Food, Life, Local Area, Local Produce, Recipes, Wild Food/Foraging | 3 Comments

Sausages!!

You may or may not be aware….. but this is National Sausage Week.  Now this fine food is all-too-oft dismissed as ‘humble’; but I prefer to use the word ‘versatile’.  In terms of your standard porky product, it’s a highly … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Diary, Food, Life, Local Produce, November 2008, Smallholding, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Captain’s Log

“Hmmm…..Winter’s definitely on its’ way.” Tony anxiously scanned the sun-bathed hillside, basking beneath the fragile blue of a crisply clear autumnal sky.  Every day now, the hues of woodland green are ever-increasingly gilded with subtle hints of burnished bronze, copper … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Cooking, Diary, Food, Life, MindBodySpirit, Nature, September 2008, Smallholding | Leave a comment

A ‘Whelkcome’ Supper

This evening we enjoyed the benefits of our foraging expedition on Tresaith Beach from a couple of days ago….. ….in the form of a delicious risotto.  But it wasn’t as easy as it might seem!  After collecting the shellfish we … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Diary, Food, Life, September 2008, Uncategorized | 1 Comment