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Yma O Hyd

There is a folk song by the Welsh singer/songwriter Dafydd Iwan called “Yma o hyd”. A patriotic anthem that reminds us of a time long ago; 383 AD when Wales led by Wledig Macsen overcame Roman rule. Yma o hyd (Still Here) though written and recorded back in the early 1980s, tells of the story of the 4th century AD,…

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Are Thee A Yellow Belly?

Today has been make my own sausages vol 2. My love of Lincolnshire sausages began a long time before I met my wife. She grew up in the city and would tell of the best butcher to buy authentic sausages was Curtis’ in the old market hall. I always preferred sausages and she was bacon. I was HP and…

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Leaning Tower of Pizza

My father used to annoy me or to put it another way, wind me up! I only discovered before he died he did intentionally as t0 get arise out of me and a giggle for himself. When I would phone and ask “What did you have for tea Dad?” I would be greeted with the answer of Pisa or…

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Hot Dog!

Not quite. Every cuisine has some sort of tubular fashioned meat or vegetable delicacy. Whether it be sushi or chorizo, Lincolnshire or haggis; the sausage features high on the list of ‘every day’ foods. The humble Hamburger was of course though a deviant, is still a sausage at heart. You may also have a craving for the breakfast sausage…

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Chicken Alfredo

I never thought I would be writing a blog from what is potentially The Lockdown Kitchen, at least for the immediate future. There have not been, fortunately, many occasions during my lifetime whereby as a nation we have faced such a deadly adversary as Corona (COVID-19), and known about it. Yet there is a percentage of the population whom…

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Merry Berry Pie

Its a another Friday and that means one thing at The Latest Supper – another opportunity to share my table with friends and family. Tonight’s mains aren’t anything spectacular – homemade rissole and chips, like Mam used to make. For dessert I am serving my Merry Berry Pie. Berry medley with a shortcrust pastry.   For the pastry I am using 110g…

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Them Welsh Rissoles (parte deux)

Since we are facing a potential lockdown situation in Wales and like most of Europe, our stores are struggling to fill shelves emptied by panic-buyers, there exists the very real prospect of families calling upon skills not seen in the last 30 or 40 years. Menu choices are likely to be driven by ‘whats in the larder’ rather than…

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Give us this day our daily bread

A line from The Lord’s Prayer teaches us to accept what we need over what we want or wish for. “Give us this day, our daily bread” is a metaphor. Let us have this day only what we need. A fitting lesson in these uncertain panic fuelled days of Coronavirus where supermarket shelves have been stripped as if a…

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La Dolce Vita

Whether you know the Fellini movie or the 80s euro pop hit by Ryan Paris – La Dolce Vita conjures up images of Italy. I visited northern Italy in ’81. Flying into Linate airport on the outskirts of Milan, I travelled over land through the industrial heartland passing Turin towards Venice, before reaching my destination of Lido di Jesolo….

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Its All Greek to me

I love to spend time at a local restaurant in Burry Port named after the famous lighthouse which stands in Carmarthen Bay, The Whitford. Recently the owners did somewhat of a re-model; not to the decor but the menu. Having a Greek owner meant one thing only – a Greek menu. ‘Nik the Greek’ was born. Although open as…

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