Weeks 18 & 19 – eating “Welsh” in Lille

When I recently visited Lille as an early birthday celebration (as on my actual birthday I will be quite heavily pregnant) I really didn’t expect to see the dish of the day in many restaurants proudly proclaimed as “Welsh”. As we walked up the main foodie street ‘Rue de Gand’ I spotted a restaurant called […]

Foodie penpals – January 2016

For my January Foodie Penpals parcel I received a goodie box of lovely treats from Vanessa, including lots of lovely snacks to keep me going throughout the wintry days in the office! As well as a selection of detox, caffeine free teas, I also received some delicious chocolatey biscuits, lemon meringues, different flavoured chocolates and […]

A St David’s Day feast of Welsh goodness

I am not Welsh. Well, officially I am a quarter Welsh, as my maternal grandmother was born in Aberdare (although she didn’t sound Welsh, and the only Welsh-ness I really remember from her is her love of Neil Kinnock). Plus my boyfriend is 100% Welsh, despite being born in Ipswich (he says he was born […]

GBBO challenge week 3 – trifle

Find out more about my GBBO challenge. Ooooooh, desserts. Well I love them, but Andrew pretty much hates them all … and he has a particular hatred for meringue which meant that week 3’s technical challenge of Iles Flottant was a definite no-no for me. I was tempted by the idea of petit fours, but […]