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...

Perfect picnic sausage rolls

INGREDIENTSMAKES 8 (or 16 bite-size)    500g free range / organic pork sausage meat 1 large apple, peeled and grated 1 tsp Halen Môn smoky dijon mustard 1 tsp garam masala 2 sprigs of sage, leaves chopped Pure sea salt Black pepper 320g ready made puff pastry 1...

Anna Jones’ Green Olive Welsh Cakes

INGREDIENTSMAKES 12 LITTLE WELSH CAKES 1 tablespoon olive oil a small leek, washed, or a bunch of spring onions, thinly sliced 200g plain or white spelt flour, plus extra for dusting 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 100g cold unsalted butter or vegan butter, cubed 50g...

Towpath’s Ricotta Gnudi

INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 500g / 1b 2oz ricotta 170g / 6oz Parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve 2 eggs, lightly beaten 5 tablespoons fine breadcrumbs 2 pinches of freshly gratednutmeg plain flour, for dusting 250g / 9oz unsalted butter bunch of sage, picked salt and...

Nena Foster’s Fermented Three Cornered Leek

INGREDIENTSMakes 1 x 2L jar 250-300g three-cornered leek, bottoms trimmed and washed 3 fresh bay leaves 1.25 litre salt brine, 5% (1.25 litre water and 63g Pure Sea Salt) Cabbage leaf/fermentation weight Nena Foster is a food writer who specialises in all things...

Six Beauty Spots to visit on Ynys Môn/ the island of Anglesey

We started making sea salt because we love Ynys Môn, and wanted to find a way to make a living here. We feel incredibly lucky to call the island, and this particular Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our home. There is an abundance of beauty to be discovered, but...

A Panad with… chef Chris Roberts (AKA Flamebaster)

Chris Roberts, AKA ‘Flamebaster’, has taken Wales (and beyond) by storm with his passion and knowledge for food, provenance and cooking outdoors. Known for filming recipes in outstandingly beautiful locations around North Wales, over serious flames, his love of...

Traditional Welsh honey buns

INGREDIENTSMAKES TWO TRAY FULLS 100g unsalted butter 300ml whole milk 600g strong white flour 100g caster sugar 2 x 7g fast active dry yeast 1 teaspoon Halen Môn in a finer flake 1 free-range egg For the filling: 150g softened unsalted butter 150g soft brown sugar  //...

A panad with…comedian Kiri Pritchard Mclean

As well as being one of our favourite comedians – you’ll recognise her from everything from Have I Got News For You to The News Quiz - Kiri Pritchard Mclean is known for being passionate about her home island of Ynys Môn, and for supporting independent Welsh...

Sweet lacy pancakes

INGREDIENTSMakes about 18 130g plain flour ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda ¼ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon active dried yeast ¼ teaspoon Pure Sea Salt in a Finer Flake 1 tablespoon caster sugar 2 eggs 180ml whole milk 100ml water 20g butter, for frying Salted...

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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...

BBQ Lamb Leg with Flatbreads, Yoghurt + Herbs

BBQ Lamb Leg with Flatbreads, Yoghurt + Herbs

INGREDIENTSServes 2 50g wholemeal flour 50g strong white bread flour 1 small pinch of instant yeast Oak Smoked Water 1 small handful of picked basil leaves 1 small handful of fennel fronds 75ml natural yoghurt 2 good quality lamb leg steaks Pure Sea Salt Smoked Over...

Charred Pineapple with Oak Smoked Sugar + Dark Rum

Charred Pineapple with Oak Smoked Sugar + Dark Rum

INGREDIENTSServes 6 1 ripe pineapple 80g Oak Smoked Sugar  2 tbsp of good, dark rum Flavourless sunflower oil  Pineapple is one of our absolute favourites on the BBQ - it instantly makes you feel like you’re on holiday.  See also: peaches with scorch marks, drizzled...

Smoky Celeriac + Green Onion Salad with Feta

Smoky Celeriac + Green Onion Salad with Feta

INGREDIENTSServes 4 as a starter or 2 as a main course 1 small celeriac, peeled and cut into thick slices 4 fresh onions with green tops (or 8 spring onions) 1/2 red chilli, sliced 1 tbsp Oak Smoked Water 1 small bunch of thyme, chopped 1 lemon Extra virgin olive oil...

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

INGREDIENTS 120g leaves of wild garlic (the equivalent of about half a carrier bag) 40g sunflower seeds 60g Hafod cheddar, finely grated. Sunflower oil Pure Sea Salt Freshly ground black pepper  Wild Garlic is in full flower here on Anglesey, but it won't be around...

Five Companies Giving Back Now

Five Companies Giving Back Now

1) Goodwash company  This amazing Welsh social enterprise is the brand behind our brand spanking new Wave Wellbeing Collection. They already donate their profits to several incredible charities, but have stepped things up a gear since the corona virus crisis, and are...

Beginner’s Bread Recipes + Inspiration

Beginner’s Bread Recipes + Inspiration

A quick scroll through instagram reveals that lockdown around the world has dawned a new era of enthusiasm for baking bread. Whether it's sourdough you're looking to learn to slap and fold, or a simple squidgy soda bread you want to make and eat within the hour, we...

Stewed Rhubarb with Marscapone + Salted Granola

Stewed Rhubarb with Marscapone + Salted Granola

INGREDIENTSSERVES 4 - 6 FOR THE GRANOLA: 75g unsalted butter 60ml maple syrup 150g oats 25g sesame seeds 50g flaked almonds ¼ teaspoon Pure Sea Salt, or to taste FOR THE RHUBARB: 6 sticks (about 500g) rhubarb 1 orange, zested and juiced 2 bay leaves 100-150g golden...

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