WELSH FOODALOUGUE 2012
There were yet more food treats to discover discovered on our August trip to Ceredigion. We always find an excuse to stop at the welcoming Wright’s Food Emporium in Nantgaredig
http://www.wrightsfood.co.uk/ where they serve great coffee, fantastic food and sell all kinds of delicious things. We topped up our wine carafes from the barrels they have and had a fantastic breakfast of grilled halloumi and heirloom tomatoes. If you time it right you might be lucky enough to sample one of their freshly baked Portugese custard tarts. These are heavenly and we once came away with a whole tray to share with the family; they didn’t last long as they are impossible to resist.
This time we left with some amazing Welsh Haloumi, made by Cothi Valley Farms in Talley, Llandeilo http://www.cothivalley.co.uk. Their produce is available at most of the farmers market in the region so we were able to pick up some more while we were there. I made a great dish of Harissa Lentils with Grilled Welsh Haloumi which is, as all my recipes, the tastiest and easiest dish to achieve.
It doesn’t really need a recipe, but it is basically chopped onion, sweated until soft, along with finely chopped celery and carrot. When soft, stir in a couple of teaspoons of Harissa, lots of chopped flat parsley and a packet of already cooked Puy Lentils. Drizzle with some fruity olive oil and top with freshly grilled haloumi.