A comforting recipe for Eat Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef
Hello September! My goodness, August just flew by. I’ve had a slightly longer break from the blog than I anticipated, though if you’ve been following my instagram feed you may have followed my adventures to North Wales, East Devon and then Warsaw, which in part explains my blogging silence. There has been a little bit of site maintenance going on too, with a new theme called Cook’d Pro by Feast Design Co having been installed. I hope you like all the new features. We’re also now 12 months into our house build and things have really been picking up pace. Now that the children are back at school, I’ve hit the ground running and I’m back to full-speed blogging. Expect lots of catch-up travel posts and new recipes to follow, starting with this one – Welsh Lamb Steaks with Mushroom Sauce and Dill Mash.
Whilst I’m sad to be saying goodbye to the summer flip-flops that I’ve practically been living in, September also means that we’re now heading into autumn. The plus side, is that we can welcome comfort food back onto the family menu. Whilst in Wales, we enjoyed plenty of high-quality, high-welfare meat and so it was a great pleasure to come home and create this recipe for Eat Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef.
The best thing about arriving in Wales for our summer holidays is our immediate switch from supermarket to local farm shop and the general feeling that we are somehow more connected to the source of our food. However, it’s about more than simply buying local; we actually feel better in Wales – the air is cleaner, we are surrounded by fields of green grass and Welsh heather, there are waterfalls, mountains and lakes and when we stay on the Llyn Peninsula, we’re also by the sea. The whole family always sleep better and as soon as the children are awake they put on their shoes and leap outside into the garden overlooking the fields full of lambs. Given that we feel much happier in Wales, I am sure that the sheep and cows do too!
It’s a wonderful thing then, that the European Commission recognise that the unique air, climate and conditions in Wales lead to higher-quality produce and that Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef has a PGI – which is a Protected Geographical Status. It really is worth looking out for this mark of quality around the world. PGI protected Welsh Lamb means that every animal is fully traceable, farming practices are monitored and sustainable and it also means that the meat is lean and flavourful, no matter the cut.
As a Llambassador for Welsh Lamb, I’m very happy to be sharing one of our favourite ways to eat Welsh Lamb. I hope you like it, too.
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