Festival Season is on it's way....... June 16, 2017 14:53
We have some great events lined up over the next few months, we're really excited to be getting out on the road and look forward to bumping into you over the Summer!
24th June - Lisvane Fete, Heol y Delyn, Lisvane, Cardiff. We're delighted to have been invited as for Angharad, this is going home. Really looking forward to catching up with friends and family and we may even take Maggie the Border Terrier for her first dog/kid show.
Here's the link with all of their festival information
5th August - Little Star's Big Day Out at Chepstow Castle, promises to be a a fun packed family day with Andy from CBeebies!
9th August - Vale of Glamorgan Show at Fonmon Castle, a beautiful location and a great day out for all the family.
Here's a link....https://valeofglamorganshow.co.uk/
25th August - Carfest South, at Lavertsoke Park Farm. One of our favourite weekends of the year - music, food & cars and all for Children in Need!
16th September - the very brilliant Abergavenny Food Festival, a delight for your tastebuds and great to get up close and personal with brilliant local producers.
Great Taste really does taste GREAT!! May 28, 2017 13:06
This week I had the pleasure of judging the Great Taste Awards along with a veritable crew of passionate foodies from producers to bloggers, writers, buyers, retailers and food critics. Some, like me, were there for the day, others were in for the duration and all delighted to be part of the process.
The Great Taste Awards are organised by the Guild of Fine Food and "are the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink". It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’. Quite simply, the Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in your local, quality retailer.
I have been entering since 2013 and was invited to judge in Cardiff in 2015, but annoyingly my cancer treatment ruined my tastebuds, so being back to full health and part of the process was even more special this year.
I travelled up with my great friend Bill King, Artisan Baker and on the Tuesday night we were delighted to join the Great Taste team for a tour of our dear friends Halen Mon and their brand new purpose built Salt Cote.They produce the finest sea salt from the tidal water in the Menai Straits in Anglesey and are blessed with incredible views over to Snowdonia.
After a tour and tasting session we were indulged by the delightful Ellis Barrie and Liam of The Marram Grass. Their food was exciting, packed with drama and flavour, producing 4 courses in the tiny Halen Mon staff kitchen. It was a lovely evening, with highlights meeting the brilliantly joyful Sian Lloyd and formidable Charles Campion (actually very lovely).
Wednesday was judging day, greeted by our 2017 Judges badges.
We were allocated judging tables and the business began. I was with the brilliant Nick Crosley who has an incredible palate and the lovely Gay, a journalist and foodie from Dorset. Both took me under their wing and we had the pleasure of trying some incredible products, real shout out loud brilliance!!
In the afternoon I judged with the lovely Fanny, also a food journalist from Dorset and Stephen Stevens from Sosban & The Old Butchery, the smallest Michelin Star Restaurant in the UK and the man with THE best beard!! He is incredible and Fanny & I both agreed that we learned so much from tasting with him. His palate is exquisite, his knowledge of food is immense and no matter how much charm I laid on, his restaurant is fully booked until March 2018.
The whole day was a joy, a pleasure to taste great food, passionately produced all over this fabulous country of ours - to food producers everywhere, I salute you!!!!
The Wonderful Wye, Castles & Country Estates May 05, 2017 22:35
We love Spring with it's longer days, bluebells and daffodils. It's a joy to be out and about and the Wye Valley really is one of the best places in the country. Here's a link to a lovely feature in Olive Magazine
http://www.olivemagazine.com/travel/uk/the-severn-and-wye-valleys-best-places-to-eat-and-drink/ and we're featured in it to!
for one of our favourite events, Caerphilly Food Festival on the 6th May from 10am to 5pm......
And while you're enjoying all the foodie delights pop to Caerphilly Castle and meet the Dragons, see if their eggs have hatched?
On the 21st May we'll be at Glanusk Estate Fayre for their National Garden Scheme Open Gardens event, open from 11am until 4pm and to be opened by ITV’s Ruth Wignall at midday.
Entrance £6.50, 12 and under free and there's lots going on with talks from:
Lynne Allbutt, Barefoot Runner 11.30am
Andrew Price, Expert Forager 12.30pm
Terry Walton, The Allotment Guru from BBC Radio 2, 1.00pm
Out to Learn Willow 2.00pm
Love Lily, hand tied bouquet demonstration 2.30pm
and lots of food stalls too, including us.
Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell, NP8 1LP, for more info visit www.glanuskestate.com .
And later in May, we've been invited to North Wales to judge the Great Taste Awards, already very excited and looking forward to being on the other side of the fence.
Let's get Naked! April 06, 2017 16:59
We love wine and we love getting naked too – especially with Naked Wines! We’re big fans of their support for independent winemakers and producers and delighted to be a partner. So when you stock up on our jars of deliciousness and sublime Sirops, we’ll send you a £60 wine voucher to stock up on Naked Wines too. We just love a match made in heaven!
Naked Wines was launched in 2008 and since then Naked Angels have invested over £25 million in independent wine makers, getting us better wines for less money, and still get the winemaker a great deal.
Our jars of deliciousness are available with free delivery on orders over £25, and we'll send you a voucher for Naked Wines so you can celebrate Springing into Summer in sublime decadence!
Enjoy and indulge x
T&C's - for UK residents only aged 18 or over. Your voucher can be used against your first order of £99.99 or more. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full terms and conditions are available at: www.nakedwines.com/terms.htm
"Vogue?" you say. "Yes" we say. We're in it!! February 02, 2017 12:30
We truly actually are featured in the March Edition of Vogue 2017. Checkout out Vogue's Wholesome Hamper page for our jars of deliciousness, our gorgeous Copper Cocktail Set is on offer too so you can find your inner Mixologist with our award winning Sirops - use "VOGUE2017" at the checkout, with free deliveries on orders over £25 x
BBC Radio Wales Inspiration & 10% off too January 17, 2017 14:00
The brilliant Andy Stoneley, of The Park House Restaurant in Cardiff, was on Radio Wales with Jamie Owen on Sunday talking Cocktails & Mocktails. You can listen in at about 1hr 13 min for his Secret Garden Cocktail with our deliciously award winning Blackberry Bramble Sirop,
10% off all orders in January & free delivery on orders over £25, just use code “CountryLiving2017” at the checkout and we’ll sort the rest!
We're so delighted to start 2017 with a feature in Country Living...we're giving you 10% off January 17, 2017 11:15
We're so delighted to start 2017 with a feature in Country Living Magazine, we're giving you 10% off, just use code CountryLiving2017 at the checkout for 10% off and free delivery on orders over £25, valid until January 31st 2017, while stocks last x
Thank You for 2016 December 29, 2016 10:07
As a HUGE thank you for your support in 2016, we're offering 25% off all online orders (plus free delivery on orders over £25). Just use code: ThankYoufor2016 at the checkout xxxx
Valid until the 7th January 2017 xxx
I've just had the nod, last delivery date for the BIG day.... December 12, 2016 19:46
I've just had the nod, the last delivery date for the BIG Day is Monday the 19th December....Christmas is on it's way xxxx
The Preservation Society goes to Claridges December 05, 2016 11:57
On Friday the 2nd December, we had the pleasure of attending The Mulberry Bush Ball in the Claridges Ball Room, an exquisite event raising money for The Mulberry Bush School, the most incredible school, working with severely traumatised primary aged children and their families from across England and Wales. The speeches were equally heartbraking and uplifting, and we are now donating 10% of all of our Gift Voucher sales for December to the charity, please check out their website and help us support this amazing school.
A Glorious Friday here.... November 25, 2016 11:35...and to celebrate, we're giving a free 100ml bottle of our Cranberry Sirop with every online order today, just add a bottle of Prosecco or Apple County Cider and the pain of Christmas shopping will be gone for good x #HappyFriday not #BlackFriday x
#beinspired - Introducing our Masterclasses by the finest Chefs, Sommeliers and Mixologists August 21, 2016 17:49
We are delighted to introduce our brilliant Masterclass videos by some of the finest Restaurants, Chefs, Sommeliers and Mixologists using our delicious products. From the sublime Apricot, Almond & Frangipane Tart by Stephen Terry at The Hardwick and Ben Bedell's Raspberry Aperitif with our Ravishingly Raspberry Sirop and Ancre Hill Estates' Blanc de Noirs.
(photos very kindly by L.J.E photography & owenproductions.com)
Incredible cocktails from Andy Stoneley at the Michelin star'd The Whitebrook.
(photo's by Travis-Hunter Photography)
A delightful Apricot Julep from Colin Fell at The Tudor Farmhouse.
(photo by Travis-Hunter photography)
and a Rhubarb Cosmopolitan from The Newbridge on Usk.
You can click on the links on our homepage and #beinspired. We'd love to hear from you too, share how you use ours.
A huge thank you to these brilliant restaurants for giving up their time, recipes, bars, kitchens and restaurants for us to film with the students from South Wales Uni, and a very special thanks to Rich, Connor & Aidan for making it happen and making sense of the chaos. Keep a look out for these boys, they have a great future ahead of them, owenproductions.com, travis-hunterphotography.uk.
It's official, we are a Great Taste Producer August 09, 2016 09:40
It's official, we are a Great Taste Producer
We love @mylegoman August 02, 2016 18:32
The very brilliant @mylegoman created this celebratory photo of our Great Taste award winning Blissfully Blackcurrant Jam. We're really delighted as money from every jar goes to Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, a cause very very close to our hearts.
We're celebrating throughout August with 10% off all orders and free delivery on orders over £25, just use code - greattaste2016 x
We're celebrating our Great Taste 2016 awards with 10% off every order..... August 01, 2016 17:45
We're celebrating our Great Taste 2016 awards with 10% off every order in August & free delivery on all orders over £25. Just add code "greattaste2016" at the checkout and we'll do the rest x
Delighted to announce our 2016 Great Taste Award Winners July 28, 2016 08:53
We are so delighted to announce that we have won stars at this year's Great Taste Awards for our Blissfully Blackcurrant Jam that's raising money for Velindre, with the recipe from our great friend Bill King and our Lord Lambourne's Scrumpy Butter with Calvados, with apples all from Paul Gowen's family tree. We really are chuffed to bits as both of these are very special to us x
Let's Celebrate July 07, 2016 08:29The Welsh Football Team have been truly inspirational, in honour of them, we're offereing 10% off all orders and free shipping, just use code: togetherstronger, offer ends 14/07/16.
BBC Radio Wales June 25, 2016 13:02
We had the pleasure of joining Alan Thompson on BBC Radio Wales yesterday for Food Friday, talking Candied Jalapenos, Blissfully Blackcurrant Jam, Blackberry Bramble Sirop, Lord Lambourne, Humble by Nature, aquaponics, Velindre and Mocktails, you can listen here, about 1hr 26 minutes in...
We love being busy.... June 12, 2016 17:32
We've had a busy week at TPS HQ, filming at The Hardwick on Monday, a Producers Lunch at Tudor Farmhouse, our first "at home" jam class and the brilliant release of our new "How do you use ours" videos, https://www.thepreservationsociety.co.uk/pages/newbridgeonusk
Here's the link to our Christmas Preserves Class, http://www.foodadventure.co.uk/adventure/christmas-preserves-class-sunday/
We're taking some time out of the kitchen and will be back with our pans at full speed on the the 23rd June, we look forward to seeing you all then x
Share the #BBQLove this Father's Day......... June 08, 2016 17:51
Share the #BBQLove this Father's Day with our Bangin BBQ Box, it's packed with flavour and totally versatile - our Bangin BBQ Sauce is a great dip, sauce & marinade, Tomato & Chilli Relish is incredible with sausages, Blissfully Blackcurrant Sirop makes deliciolus #cocktails &Y #mocktails, our Candied Jalapenos are not just additive, they are also the first batch from Humble by Nature's aquaponics system, #local #zerocarbonfootprint #chillies, and we love the All Purpose #RubinaTub from our brilliant friends, Hang Fire Smokehouse.
Last orders are the 12th June, with FREE UK delivery.
It's a Bank Holiday weekend.............. April 29, 2016 13:07
A busy weekend talking Jam, Roadtrips & Velindre April 24, 2016 15:23
A lovely morning spent on Radio Wales with Jamie Owen, BBC Radio Wales talking Roadtrips, Jam, Christine Ferber, Velindre...we're 1hr 8mins in....http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b077x1vn#play
Plus yesterday we were featured in The Western Mail talking about Louise & my Thelma & Louise style roadtrip to visit Christine Ferber, my hero.
Food & Drink Expo 2016 & BBC Radio Wales too.... April 21, 2016 11:05
We had a great time at the NEC this week at the Food & Drink Expo. We had the pleasure of meeting many news faces, lots of familiar ones and the very lovely Nigel Barden from BBC Radio's 2 Drive time.
Here's a link to an interview we did on BBC Radio Wales before the event, we're 01hr 25min in....
Spring has Sprung March 17, 2016 09:13
The Sun is shining, Spring has Sprung, Easter is just around the corner and our Gift Boxes make a lovely Easter Gift. With free delivery, what's not to love!
Order online by the 22nd March for Easter delivery (restrictions may apply)x
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