Saint Dwynwen

Saint Dwynwen, 460 A.D is one of the most celebrated female saints of Wales, and will be celebrated all across the Wales on January 25. Dwynwen is the patron saint of lovers for the Welsh. She was born on the island of Angelsey the daughter of King Brychan. After a failed love affair she chose to live as an anchoress in full seclusion till the end of her life. Her church and well at Llanddwyn became an important shrine during the middle ages attracting pilgrims and poets form afar. Queen Victoria erected a cross at the spot in 1879.The land now is a nature reserve and the remains of her church sit alongside the Welsh Coastal Path. During our “King Arthurs Walkabout” this September we will vi

Welsh Rarebit

In the 1790’s at the beginning of the slate quarry industry in North Wales, Welsh Rarebit became an economical staple dish favored by many of the working families during hard times. This past October while hiking in the “Snowdonia National Park” in North Wales we tasted some Rarebit along the way. A restaurant in Porthmadog hands down won the award for the best “Welsh Rarebit”. To make Welsh Rarebit, toast some hardy, grainy bread on both sides. Mix a little butter, flour, salt, pepper, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco sauce, milk, 1/2 cup beer and some mature cheddar cheese and melt on top of the toast and Bob’s your uncle! On Saturday we invited our next door neighbor over to tas

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