Gardening by the moon: why I’m going biodynamic

By David Lea-Wilson (co-founder of Halen Môn and keen gardener) Outside a small village, and not far from our Saltcote, is my beloved walled garden. Rescued from near ruin some thirty years ago, it is where we grow much of the veg for our café, Tide/Llanw, as well as...

Melt-in-the-middle salted caramel cookies

INGREDIENTSMakes about 12 2-3 tablespoons Campfire Salted Caramel 150g unsalted butter, softened 150g soft light brown sugar 90g caster sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 240g plain flour 150g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids),...

Pump Street chocolate, sloe gin + sea salt truffles

INGREDIENTSMAKES: around 35 chocolates   For the truffles 350g Pump Street 85% Hacienda Limon - Ecuador  75ml sloe gin  75ml water 75g demerara sugar  pinch of Pure Sea Salt Coating with chocolate (optional) 175g Pump Street 85% Hacienda Limon - Ecuador  Icing sugar,...

Winter herb farinata

INGREDIENTSSERVES:4 for lunch or 6 as a snack  150g gram (chickpea) flour  1 teaspoon Pure Sea Salt in a Finer Flake, plus a pinch for sprinkling  5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil  Freshly ground black pepper  8 sprigs of mixed woody herbs (such as thyme, sage and...

Smoky French onion soup

INGREDIENTSSERVES 4  For the soup 2 tablespoons salted butter 1 tablespoon neutral cooking oil 5 white onions, finely sliced 2 teaspoons Pure Sea Salt ½ teaspoon soft light brown sugar 6 sprigs thyme 3 bay leaves 175ml dry white wine 1 tablespoon  Smoky Dijon Mustard...

Sunflower seed + smoked salt florentines

INGREDIENTSMAKES 15 large florentines   50g unsalted butter 50g golden syrup 50g soft dark brown sugar pinch of Pure Sea Salt Smoked Over Oak 50g plain flour 50g sunflower seeds 25g currants 50g mixed peel 1tsp rosemary, finely chopped 180g good quality dark...

Our Favourite Online Shops

Thousands of local food producers around the UK need our support, as food festivals, restaurants and cafes have been unable to run as normal. Luckily, many have adapted to online selling - and as consumers, we can help keep livelihoods going, and enjoy some seriously...

Restaurants open on Ynys Môn / Anglesey

As we get ready to welcome visitors back to our beautiful island, we wanted to do a round-up of some of our favourite spots to eat. All of our businesses are adapting to the new climate, and our best advice would be to check out individual websites before setting off...

We’re opening – with extra precautions

We are so pleased to be opening our shop and cafe for takeaways. From July 11th our shop will be reopening, and our cafe is already open for for takeaway food and drink only. Unfortunately, we are not currently running Behind the Scenes Tours.Opening times from July...

Asparagus on toast with soft boiled eggs + herbs

INGREDIENTSServes 1 1 handful of asparagus spears 1 organic or free-range egg A thick slice of good bread Half a clove of garlic Pure Sea Salt or Pure Sea Salt with Roasted Garlic Freshly ground black pepper Extra virgin olive oil Halen Môn salted butter A small...

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Gardening by the moon: why I’m going biodynamic

Gardening by the moon: why I’m going biodynamic

By David Lea-Wilson (co-founder of Halen Môn and keen gardener) Outside a small village, and not far from our Saltcote, is my beloved walled garden. Rescued from near ruin some thirty years ago, it is where we grow much of the veg for our café, Tide/Llanw, as well as...

Melt-in-the-middle salted caramel cookies

Melt-in-the-middle salted caramel cookies

INGREDIENTSMakes about 12 2-3 tablespoons Campfire Salted Caramel 150g unsalted butter, softened 150g soft light brown sugar 90g caster sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 240g plain flour 150g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids),...

Pump Street chocolate, sloe gin + sea salt truffles

Pump Street chocolate, sloe gin + sea salt truffles

INGREDIENTSMAKES: around 35 chocolates   For the truffles 350g Pump Street 85% Hacienda Limon - Ecuador  75ml sloe gin  75ml water 75g demerara sugar  pinch of Pure Sea Salt Coating with chocolate (optional) 175g Pump Street 85% Hacienda Limon - Ecuador  Icing sugar,...

Winter herb farinata

Winter herb farinata

INGREDIENTSSERVES:4 for lunch or 6 as a snack  150g gram (chickpea) flour  1 teaspoon Pure Sea Salt in a Finer Flake, plus a pinch for sprinkling  5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil  Freshly ground black pepper  8 sprigs of mixed woody herbs (such as thyme, sage and...

Smoky French onion soup

Smoky French onion soup

INGREDIENTSSERVES 4  For the soup 2 tablespoons salted butter 1 tablespoon neutral cooking oil 5 white onions, finely sliced 2 teaspoons Pure Sea Salt ½ teaspoon soft light brown sugar 6 sprigs thyme 3 bay leaves 175ml dry white wine 1 tablespoon  Smoky Dijon Mustard...

Sunflower seed + smoked salt florentines

Sunflower seed + smoked salt florentines

INGREDIENTSMAKES 15 large florentines   50g unsalted butter 50g golden syrup 50g soft dark brown sugar pinch of Pure Sea Salt Smoked Over Oak 50g plain flour 50g sunflower seeds 25g currants 50g mixed peel 1tsp rosemary, finely chopped 180g good quality dark...

Our Favourite Online Shops

Our Favourite Online Shops

Thousands of local food producers around the UK need our support, as food festivals, restaurants and cafes have been unable to run as normal. Luckily, many have adapted to online selling - and as consumers, we can help keep livelihoods going, and enjoy some seriously...

Restaurants open on Ynys Môn / Anglesey

Restaurants open on Ynys Môn / Anglesey

As we get ready to welcome visitors back to our beautiful island, we wanted to do a round-up of some of our favourite spots to eat. All of our businesses are adapting to the new climate, and our best advice would be to check out individual websites before setting off...

We’re opening – with extra precautions

We’re opening – with extra precautions

We are so pleased to be opening our shop and cafe for takeaways. From July 11th our shop will be reopening, and our cafe is already open for for takeaway food and drink only. Unfortunately, we are not currently running Behind the Scenes Tours.Opening times from July...

Asparagus on toast with soft boiled eggs + herbs

Asparagus on toast with soft boiled eggs + herbs

INGREDIENTSServes 1 1 handful of asparagus spears 1 organic or free-range egg A thick slice of good bread Half a clove of garlic Pure Sea Salt or Pure Sea Salt with Roasted Garlic Freshly ground black pepper Extra virgin olive oil Halen Môn salted butter A small...

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