Author: Vaida

Just Granola

Just Granola

In the past few weeks I’ve been trying out different granola recipes in search of that perfect one. I’ve been looking for one where tasty meets healthy meets sustainable meets a touch of the unexpected. I believe that the recipe I’m about to share has […]

Festival food done right

Festival food done right

  Festival food just got a whoooole lot better. If you need proof, visit the Festival of Voice in Cardiff between 7-17 June. The Oasis Trailer Project will be making their debut there sharing food and culture from around the world and raising money for […]

Good old cold borscht

Good old cold borscht

Food to me is so much more than just the sum of the ingredients that were put together and cooked into a meal. It’s a real, down-to-earth representation of one’s culture, landscape, climate, etc. Soured milk is one such ingredient that stands out in my […]

Borth

Borth

A couple of years ago some friends and I booked a YHA in Borth for the Easter holidays. It was breezy and wet and had an off-season feel, which somehow seemed like an apt time to look around and get to know the town. The […]

St Briavels and the Border

St Briavels and the Border

It’s that time of year, when one day the night suddenly jumps out and spooks you at 6pm, then stumbling in shock you’re accosted for candy by ghouls and goblins. After a Nos Calan Gaeaf (Halloween) spent binging on leftover treats and episodes of Stranger Things […]

Putting the soul back in the kitchen

Putting the soul back in the kitchen

It’s only a couple of weeks since meeting Eira and I now find myself in the kitchen of another of Cardiff’s food visionaries.  Geraldine’s vision is to “put the soul back in the kitchen”.  She wants to save kitchens from becoming a place to warm up […]

Inner City Eira

Inner City Eira

I could listen to Eira talk for hours. I would be constantly nodding in agreement to all that she says. And in relief too, knowing that there are people walking this earth who totally get what food is about.  It’s about making it at home […]

A basic sauerkraut recipe

A basic sauerkraut recipe

It’s a cold, dim autumn evening in the mid 90’s and at home in our kitchen my mum and dad are forcing a shredded cabbage into a small bucket, until every ounce of juice has been squeezed out.  They then cover it with a small […]

Mango lassi for a hot day

Mango lassi for a hot day

Lately I have been getting back to fermented food. It’s just that it’s very tasty and, some say, quite healthy. Also, I come from a food culture where fermented food is part of the daily diet. Kefir in particular is used quite a lot especially […]

Perfect Monday

Perfect Monday

While running my eyes around Cat’s and George’s house it felt like my perfect home- a big old wooden table, a bright kitchen overlooking a rustic garden with herbs and tall trees behind it. Little details everywhere made me feel so happy inside knowing that […]