The Rare Welsh Bit


  • MSC certified battered cod and chips in cardboard box

    How To Enjoy Fish And Chips Sustainably

    Read on to hear all about where I got some MSC certified fish and chips, as well as pick up some top tips on how to enjoy one of the UK’s favourite dishes sustainably. Did you know National Fish and Chip Day is being celebrated across two days this year? Traditionally, it’s held on the […] Read more…

  • Pouring sauce over pork medallions from a mini saucepan

    Caribbean-Inspired Porc Medallions with Coconut Rum Sauce

    You’ll no doubt have heard about – and probably even tasted – Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef. But what about porc or, as we like to call it here in Wales, Porc Blasus (‘delicious Pork’)? Read on to discover the benefits of locally sourced porc and to get your hands on my Caribbean-inspired porc medallions […] Read more…

  • Malaysian slow cooker beef rendang

    Best Ever Slow Cooker Beef Rendang

    Packed with flaky, fall-apart beef cooked in creamy coconut milk with fragrant lemongrass, kaffir lime, galangal, ginger and a myriad of spices, this traditional Malaysian slow cooker beef rendang can be left to bubble away in the kitchen while you get on with your day! Beef rendang: an introduction Perhaps one of the most popular […] Read more…

  • Welsh rarebit made from the Lavender and Lovage cookbook by Karen Burns-Booth

    Best Ever Welsh Rarebit Recipe

    I’m going back to basics with a recipe for traditional Welsh rarebit, also known as Welsh rabbit. Perhaps one of the most popular of all traditional Welsh dishes, Welsh rarebit is often likened to cheese on toast, but it’s much more than that! In this blog post, I’ll be answering some of the most commonly […] Read more…


  • Bulgarian Shopska salad

    10 Traditional Bulgarian Foods You Have To Try

    A few years ago, I took a super-touristy package holiday in Sunny Beach – one of Bulgaria’s most popular tourism spots, sitting on the Black Sea Coast. Although Sunny Beach is perhaps best known for its wild nightlife and its long strip of golden sand, dotted with lobster-red Brits sprawled out on sun loungers – […] Read more…

  • Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch sign at the train station

    20 Interesting Facts About Wales To Blow Your Mind

    Are you planning to visit Wales soon, and looking for fun facts about the country? Here are 20 interesting facts about Wales that will blow your mind. If you’ve seen pictures of Wales, you’ll know just how beautiful it is. From our lush greenery and our rushing waterfalls, to our historical castles and notable landmarks, […] Read more…

  • Exploring at Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre

    3 Dream Places To Visit At Least Once In Your Lifetime

    If you could travel absolutely anywhere, where would you go? We all have our preferred destinations, whether that be a specific country or region that we’ve come to know and love, or perhaps an unfamiliar destination we’ve simply been longing to explore for some time now. But, where are your ultimate dream destinations – those […] Read more…

  • The 'Lloyd George' room at The Wynnstay Hotel in Machynlleth, featuring an old Gothic mahogany four-poster bed

    The Wynnstay Hotel in Machynlleth: Ancient Capital of Wales

    Exploring the ancient capital of Wales, Machynlleth, nestled within the beautiful Dyfi (English ‘Dovey’) Valley in Powys, Mid Wales, while staying at The Wynnstay Hotel in Machynlleth. Did you know the rural market town of Machynlleth, Powys was once the ancient capital of Wales? Standing at the head of the Dyfi estuary in the picturesque […] Read more…