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Potatoes and bacon

Fork2Fork | 23 Dec 2015
Potatoes and bacon
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  • 10 mins
  • 30 mins
This dish has many descriptions varying from region to region. Some Northern regions call it ‘five minute potatoes’, in the West it may be called ‘roast potatoes and bacon’ and ‘the miser’s feast’ in other regions. This follows a slightly different method where the potatoes are cooked whole with layers of onion covered in water. Once the water is boiling bacon slices or a piece of ham are placed on top of the potatoes, covered with a lid and simmered until the potatoes are cooked when most of the water will be absorbed. The miser would eat the potatoes one day, mashed up in the liquid, keeping the bacon to be eaten the next day with plain boiled potatoes.

Roath Farmers Market

Fork2Fork | 21 Dec 2015
Roath Farmers Market
With just 4 sleeps until Christmas, the onslaught of Christmas shoppers sweeping supermarkets for last minute supplies is imminent. So, if you’re already snowed under with last minute preparations, why not opt for a more relaxing experience to stock up your larder before the big day?

Small Business Saturday

Fork2Fork | 04 Dec 2015
Small Business Saturday
Where will you be shopping this winter? With the highstreet bustling and everyone preparing early for Christmas, you can support small your local economy by shopping in small local businesses this season. Saturday, December 5, 2015, is Small Business Saturday - a day to encourage all of us to spend our money locally.

Insightful online tool on the ins and outs of shopping locally

Fork2Fork | 13 Nov 2015
Insightful online tool on the ins and outs of shopping locally
"Shopping and cooking local undoubtedly takes a bit more thought and planning. Here are some of the reasons why it might be worth the additional effort." BBC's iWonder's insightful online tool into shopping and cooking local produce; discussing the personal and economic benefits. Presented by Food Writer & Broadcaster Trish Deseine

Tips on buying and cooking seafood

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Swansea breakfast

Fork2Fork | 23 Oct 2015
Swansea breakfast
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  • 05 mins
  • 15 mins
This recipe can be served as a light snack anytime of the day but serve on thick toast for a delicious and healthy breakfast! It combines local seafood from the Gower including Penclawdd cockles and laverbread, a type of seaweed which is collected along the coastline.

Mamgu's Rice Pudding

Fork2Fork | 19 Oct 2015
Mamgu's Rice Pudding
  • 4
  • 05 mins
  • 2 hours
Sometimes the simplest, traditional dishes are the most delicious. Here's some comfort food at its best. Just like mamgu’s... but with added vanilla! Serve hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for added indulgence!

Cawl

Fork2Fork | 06 Oct 2015
Cawl
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  • 20 mins
  • 3 hours
Cawl is traditionally a hearty dish made of meat and any vegetables available. There are many recipes often handed down through the family and vary from town to town throughout Wales. The dish is also known as ‘lobscows’ in areas of North Wales. It is often better the day after preparing when all the flavours have developed. It is served in some areas in a wooden bowl and eaten with a wooden spoon with chunks of homemade bread and Welsh cheese.

Organic Food during Mother's Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Male Birth Defects

Organic Food during Mother's Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Male Birth Defects
Expecting mothers eating mostly organic produce reduce risk of urogenital anomalies in male offspring - Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji | OrganicNews
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Newport Food Festival an annual food based event taking place in Newport, South Wales

Newport Food Festival an annual food based event taking place in Newport, South Wales
We are delighted to announce that this year's festival will take place on Saturday 3rd October 2015 and will be sponsored by Admiral. Known as The Admiral Newport Food Festival 2015, the event will have a distinctively Newport flavour. Read more in our latest news section.

Tesco dairy group looking to recruit more farmers and have announced latest milk price https://www.fginsight.com/news/tesco-dairy-group-looking-to-recruit-more-farmers-6642 ... pic.twitter.com/dneWNhqC8z

Tesco dairy group looking to recruit more farmers and have announced latest milk price https://www.fginsight.com/news/tesco-dairy-group-looking-to-recruit-more-farmers-6642 ... pic.twitter.com/dneWNhqC8z
Tesco dairy group looking to recruit more farmers and have announced latest milk price https://www.fginsight.com/news/tesco-dairy-group-looking-to-recruit-more-farmers-6642 ... pic.twitter.com/dneWNhqC8z
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Details emerge of Wales' EU dairy package

Every dairy farmer in Wales is to get a one-off EU aid payment to help with cash-flow problems in recognition of the prolonged period of low milk prices. Payments will be based on how much milk they produced in 2014-15 The Welsh share of the EU direct aid package is £3.2m from a UK allocation of £26.2m.
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Newport Food Festival

Newport Food Festival
Less than a week to go until the Admiral Newport Food Festival is back! On Saturday 3 October Newport will be packed with tempting scrumptious food!!!!...
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Scottish dairy farmers shun supermarkets over milk price and take matters into their own hands

Scottish dairy farmers shun supermarkets over milk price and take matters into their own hands

A dairy farming family from Dumfries and Galloway have decided to tackle the milk crisis head on- by taking things into their own hands. Today they launched a new business venture, by selling direct to customers in their local community, instead of to the supermarkets. Lori Carnochan reports:

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Love apples? Visit the 25th annual apple festival in Erddig with cider, demonstrations and much more on 3/4 Oct. pic.twitter.com/FZba2Wq4PC

Love apples? Visit the 25th annual apple festival in Erddig with cider, demonstrations and much more on 3/4 Oct. pic.twitter.com/FZba2Wq4PC
Love apples? Visit the 25th annual apple festival in Erddig with cider, demonstrations and much more on 3/4 Oct. pic.twitter.com/FZba2Wq4PC
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Welsh dairy farmers to get £1,800 from EU crisis package

Welsh dairy farmers to get £1,800 from EU crisis package
Dairy farmers in Wales are to collect a one-off crisis payment from Brussels averaging £1,800 each. The cash is from a £26.2m aid package allocated to the UK by the EC earlier this month. As expected, England will get the lion's share, at £15.5m, with Northern Ireland receiving £5.1m, Wales £3.2m and Scotland £2.3m.
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How to Go Organic This Organic September Without Breaking the Bank

How to Go Organic This Organic September Without Breaking the Bank
Often, people don't realise that organic is free range by nature, and farmers provide their animals with the highest quality of life possible and support our environment by providing natural habitats for wildlife. So the decisions you make when it comes to food are a simple but really powerful form of direct action and small changes really can make a big difference!
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It's Narberth food festival this weekend! Check out the Welsh producers who'll be there... pic.twitter.com/AgwYa1b6pk

It's Narberth food festival this weekend! Check out the Welsh producers who'll be there...  pic.twitter.com/AgwYa1b6pk
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