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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Weird Food

Snail porridge, bacon and egg ice cream are both inventions of Heston Blumenthal, the chef dubbed as a modern day Willy Wonka. While these gastronomic inventions caused a lot of eyebrow-raising a little while ago when they first gained public attention, they just don’t have the same impact these days. Why? Perhaps it’s because there […]

Nana’s Kitchen: Coconut Slice with Lemon syrup

Coconut Slice with Lemon syrup

Everyone loves a “tray-bake” and these lemony coconut slices fit the bill a treat. They are simple to make and are perfect for school fetes, birthday parties or just to share with friends and family over a cup of tea.  Keep Summer alive a little longer with these delicious bites.. Ingredients 155g softened butter 165g […]

SOUTH WALES FIRE and RESCUE SERVICE Be Part of Our Team

ARE YOU:- ENTHUSIATSTIC COMMITED PHYSICALLY FIT LOOKING FOR NEW AND EXCITING CHALLENGES? If your answer is YES –  then we want you as part of our team! Firefighters have one of the most respected jobs in the community. They are dedicated and skilled individuals who receive on going training to support their continuous personal and […]

The Dance Centre, Abergavenny

The Dance Centre situated in the heart of Abergavenny is an inspirational space for the whole community and is the home of Dance Blast, the community arts organistion for Monmouthshire. You can try your hand (or rather your feet) at: Zumba, Street Fit, Dance Fit 50+,  Parent & Toddler, Tea Dance, Tap, Salsa, Yoga, Ballroom, […]

New Detective Inspector to tackle crime in Monmouthshire

Detective Inspector Tuck

Monmouthshire has a new Detective Inspector in charge of crime in Monmouthshire. Detective Inspector Andrew Tuck has been an officer with Gwent Police for 11 years, spending the majority of his career in Newport and the Force Intelligence Bureau, dealing with crime analysis to target offenders. During his time in Newport, he dealt with high […]

Crossword Solution: October 2014 issue

Sweet Treats

Twenty four year old Rachel Petrie is the owner of local business Poppy Chocs and Cake Confectioners. Here she talks to us about her award-winning sweet confections and the path that led her there. Back when I was sixteen years old and still at school, I took a job at a local restaurant. While I […]

Great British Sweets: And How To Make Them at Home by Adele Nozedar

This month, we invite local writer, Adele Nozedar to tell us about her newest book Some of you might know me for The Hedgerow Handbook, which is about the commonest wild plants and what they do. So you might think a book about sweets is a bit of a stretch? Not so! Take many of […]

Great British Sweets: And How To Make Them at Home by Adele Nozedar

This month, we invite local writer, Adele Nozedar to tell us about her newest book Some of you might know me for The Hedgerow Handbook, which is about the commonest wild plants and what they do. So you might think a book about sweets is a bit of a stretch? Not so! Take many of […]

The Mayor and the Oyster

James Bowles of oyster specialists, Oyster Meister kindly sent us this video of Abergavenny’s mayor, Martin Hickman, sampling his very first oyster at this year’s Abergavenny Food Festival. We’re not entirely convinced he enjoyed it – but we certainly did – we had a tray of 6 between us, and we’ll be back for more […]