Articles

Escape to the country

A perfect bolt hole in West Wales

Marianne Pettifor, director of Frogmore Consulting in Sketty, has the perfect bolt hole in West Wales that she can escape to at a moment’s notice. If you had told me ten years ago that I would be the proud owner

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“Noddy’s been on the phone. He was wondering when he could have his car back”. “Couldn’t you afford the other roller-skate?” “Did someone boil-wash your Golf?” Oh ha-ha. They’re all examples of what passes for wit apparently. And they’ve all

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Graveyard Goulash

With Tatiana bento

As summer seems a far distant memory and the mornings turn crisp, one’s mind wanders to the warm colour and spicy flavours of autumn. October is the month for the humble pumpkin to shine. Growing to sometimes monstrous proportions, much

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October 2012

Travel with Liz barry

Spinalonga the Lepers Island

Many of you will have read Victoria Hislop’s bestselling novel “The Island” and I know that some of you have made the journey to Crete to discover its story for yourselves. Liz was drawn to do just that and investigate

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Herring, 3 ways

Kipper paté, herring escabeche and crispy herring roe on a blini By Tatiana Bento of Marmalade Cookery School

Kipper paté, herring escabeche and crispy herring roe on a blini When you hear the word ‘herring’, roll mops or smoked kippers come to mind, but herring is much more versatile than that. They are in season now and really

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Long Distance Champion If I was to say the word Porsche to you what would you envisage? A 911 probably springs to mind first and probably a Boxster too. But think a little harder what else does that name mean

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To stretch or not

Louise Evans advises

Louise Evans is an Advanced Clinical and sports massage therapist with 19 years experience. She is committed to her work and is currently sitting the UK’s highest level in massage therapy (BTEC 6 professional diploma in Advanced Clinical and sports massage therapy)

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Thai Roasted Duck Curry

With Tatiana Bento from Marmalade Cookery School

INGREDIENTS FOR THE RED CURRY PASTE: 1 Tbsp of coriander seeds, toasted until brown 2 cardamom pods, toasted until brown 1/2 Tsp of black peppercorns 1/2 Tsp of salt 10 big dried chillies, seeds removed and soaked in warm water

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The Neapolitan Riviera

Liz Barry travels with her camera.

LIZ has been on a white knuckle ride recently when she visited the Amalfi coast, Italy. Travelling on a bus along one of the most precipitous roads in Europe isn’t my idea of fun but there has to be a

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Mermaid madness

Editor Lesley Williams faces her fear of water while white water rafting in Cardiff

TheBAY editor Lesley Williams shares with us her recent white water rafting experience… Regular readers will know that I have been learning to swim in the past few months. It’s a slow process but I am making progress. I am

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The turquoise coast

Liz Barry travels with her camera to Turkey

If you have ever looked at holiday brochures for Turkey, you will surely have seen the image of Oludeniz, which translates as Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is a national nature reserve, famous for its turquoise waters and its secluded sandy

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Swansea’s growing problem

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed is a major problem in Swansea. Chris Hope, Senior Partner at Dawson’s Estate Agents gives some advice to homeowners. Swansea’s growing problem Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) was first introduced to Britain by the Victorians as an ornamental plant. In

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Piri Piri Pork

A spicy pork dish ideal for a summer barbeque

Piri Piri Ty Siriol Belly Pork It’s great when a plan comes together isn’t it. I recently introduced Tatiana Bento of the Marmalade Cookery School to Suzy and Martyn Williams of Ty Siriol Pork and there was an instant connection. Ty Siriol raise

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We are joined this month by Louise Evans. Louise is an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist with 19 years experience. She is dedicated to making bodywork a clinical, Professional therapy and is currently working toward the UK’s highest qualification in massage therapy “BTEC 6

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The St Lawrence River and The Thousand Islands

Liz recently visited Canada with her partner Gareth for a relaxing holiday.

Liz wanted to explore the river and its surrounds while Gareth spent his time carp fishing.  The islands rise out of the water between the Canada-U.S. border of the Saint Lawrence River as it flows from Lake Ontario. Covering a

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Hunting Morels

Tatiana Bento, Marmalade Cookery School and Gower Mushrooms. Photography by Jon Lewin

Hunting Morels on Gower with The Marmalade Cookery School and Gower Mushrooms. Photography by Jon Lewin The morel mushroom (Morchella esculenta)is one of the tastiest mushrooms around and next to the elusive truffle is the second most expensive. Morels are

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Venison with wild Morels

Tatiana bento cooks Venison medallions topped with wild mushroom sauce and served with Yorkshire puddings

Venison medallions topped with wild mushroom sauce and served with Yorkshire puddings Serves 4 Ingredients for the Yorkshire puddings: (Makes 8) 50g plain flour 1 large free range egg 50 ml of full fat milk Vegetable oil Sea salt Ingredients

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