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Soap maker toasts festival for international success

By |2017-01-20T11:24:28+00:00August 15th, 2016|News / Newyddion|

A former teacher who launched a company making handmade soap from goats' milk during a career break following a freak accident has won a major contract in China. According to Carol Allen, who set up Llanvalley Natural Products six years ago, the Hamper Llangollen food festival has helped propel her business to success over the [...]

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Hamper Llangollen 2011 draws food-loving crowds

By |2017-01-20T11:24:36+00:00October 17th, 2011|News / Newyddion|

THOUSANDS of food lovers descended on Llangollen for the town’s spectacular annual food and drink festival. Hamper Llangollen 2011 is in its 14th year and over the weekend more than 8,000 visitors from across the UK and beyond savoured the delicious fayre on offer from more than 110 exhibitors. Especially popular were the demonstrations by [...]

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Spicy ice cream set to sizzle at Llangollen Food Festival

By |2017-01-20T11:24:36+00:00September 13th, 2011|News / Newyddion|

SIZZLING-hot ice cream from an award-winning Anglesey producer is set to make a spicy debut at next month’s Llangollen Food Festival. Helen Holland of Mon ar Lwy, based in Bodorgan, will trial her new “Hellish Relish” ice cream with festival visitors before adding it to her range of exotic handmade desserts. A new dairy is [...]

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Enjoy “ale-thy” hair at Llangollen Food Festival!

By |2012-09-13T09:58:02+00:00September 13th, 2011|News / Newyddion|

IF you thought a beer shampoo was just something drunken lads did at a stag party, allow the Llangollen food festival to change your mind. Because as well as foaming ales on one local brewery’s stall, you will also find frothy beer shampoo and bars of beer soap! Elaine Jones, whose Corwen business Briallen specialises [...]

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Community spirit drives new-look Llangollen food festival

By |2017-01-20T11:24:36+00:00July 29th, 2011|News / Newyddion|

THE team behind a successful farmers market has set its sights on reinventing one of the longest-running food and drink festivals in North Wales. The 14th annual Llangollen food festival will repeat the success of previous years with a stronger community involvement and recognition of a growing appetite for simpler home cooking, say its organisers. [...]

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Bleasdale’s Damson Meringue Pie

By |2017-01-20T11:24:37+00:00January 27th, 2011|Recipes|

For the pastry, put the flour, butter, icing sugar, egg yolk (save the white for the meringue) and 1 tbsp cold water into a food processor. Using the pulse button so the mix is not overworked, process until the mix starts to bind. Tip the pastry onto a lightly floured surface, gather together until smooth, [...]

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Bleasdale’s Damson Fool served with Shortbread Biscuits

By |2011-09-28T11:40:34+00:00January 27th, 2011|Recipes|

Mix the orange zest and juice into the damson puree. To serve, place some of the biscuit crumbs into the bottom of two serving glasses. Spoon some of the poached Damson puree on top, then some of the ice cream then the double cream. Repeat this process again, finish with a swirl of the Damson [...]

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