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  • Fields Lodge Alcohol Licence

    Fields Lodge gets its’ Alcohol Licence!

    Fields Lodge gets its’ alcohol licence

    Hooray! Fields Lodge now has an alcohol licence.

    This means that you can now arrive, kick your shoes off, relax and enjoy a lovely glass of welsh bubbly with your Supper Patter.

    No having to get showered and changed to go back out for an evening meal.

    Just sit back, chill, relax and indulge.

    Sounds like heaven to me!

    If that picture just makes you want to book a stay, then click on the availability link at the side of this post….If you’d like to read about the goings on in getting the licence, then read on!!

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  • Picnic Lunch in the garden

    Picnic Lunch

    Fancy a Picnic Lunch? I know I do! And I don’t mean the types that are full of processed sandwiches and general rubbish, I mean a real Picnic Lunch-full of homemade and local produce. Sandwiches made from homemade bread, with fillings that have been home produced or locally sourced, good quality crisps and great tasting treats to make you feel spoilt!

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  • Supper Platter

    Stay in, relax and enjoy a Supper Platter

    After having travelled a long way, I know the last thing I want to do is go back out again! We are lucky to be situated in a totally uncommercialised village, which is fabulous for relaxing, chilling and just kicking back, and it does come with it’s compromises, for instance, we are very limited as to where to go for food if you don’t want to drive!

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  • Low Carb Tiramisu

    Low Carb Tiramisu at Fields Lodge

    Want a Low Carb, sugar free, wheat free Tiramisu??

    I love a pudding and that’s what I struggle with on my sugar free, wheat free,  low carb food journey! I have recently asked Ellen Picton at Healthaspire on Milford Marina to come up with a recipe for me, to make a low carb version. Ellen has given me lots of recipes and ideas over the years and we are certified by her as a Nutritional Provider and can be found on her Gluten Free listings.

    So, here’s the recipe that can now be found at Fields Lodge!

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  • Breakfast

    Breakfast Trends

    Having run Fields Lodge as a Boutique Bed and Breakfast for over 6 years now, I have a certain level of knowledge as to what ‘people’ like for breakfast. And being independently judged over the years and consistently winning Pembrokeshire’s Finest Breakfast, I have found, through my own journey towards sugar free, gluten free, low carb that my own tastes have altered and this has driven me towards putting alternative options onto the menu, as it’s what I would like to eat!

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  • Sugar Free Homemade brown sauce

    Homemade, Sugar Free Fruity Brown Sauce

    Love your HP/ Fruity Brown Sauce?

     

    Looking for a sugar free brown sauce recipe to make some at home? I am a HP sauce fan! In fact, instead of asking ‘do you like HP sauce with your breakfast?’, it may be more appropriate to ask ‘would you like breakfast with your HP Sauce?’! And, I really do not enjoy a cooked breakfast without it. So, as part of my quest to reduce my intake of refined sugar and also to KNOW what I am eating, I have been researching a recipe that might replicate it. So far, I have tried quite a few different options, and, for the moment have settled on the one I am currently using in the B&B, for both myself and our lovely Fields Lodge guests. I shall give you the recipe that’s working for me below.

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  • Sugar free granola

    Sugar Free Granola

    Granola is very versatile item to have in your cupboard and I’m happy to share my recipes. It serves well as a ‘cereal’ with milk or atop yoghurt, or indeed, as a top on a fruit crumble, as an alternative to a flour based topping. This is great, as I love rhubarb crumble and so this is my new favourite topping. I thought I would share with you, my two favourite recipes. I’ll post one this week and the other next week- you can let me know which one is your favourite!

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  • Supper Platter

    Supper Platters..now availabe at Fields Lodge

     

     

    Garden Supper Platter
    Garden Supper Platter

    How about a Supper Platter??

    My Food Ethic

    My food ethic is great quality, local produce-and wherever possible this is what I stick to. If I can get it organic as well, well, that’s a bonus! My first priority is great quality, and this is easy, as we have such great food offerings in Pembrokeshire and Wales, this is quite achievable. I like to use local producers and local shops where possible, and I am lucky that some do deliver, as I do spend a lot of my time on the road buying provisions!

    We are situated in a totally uncommercialised village, and as such, evening meal options, without driving,  are sparse.

    So, in answer to this issue, as many guests do not want to go back out once they arrive, I am now offering Supper Platters-these are sharing platters, made up of a selection of meats(usually charcuterie types) and a selection of cheeses. I have done much research to bring to the table a good selection, and I hope I can tick most people’s boxes!

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  • Homemade Bread

    Homemade Bread-Know what you’re eating

    I love bread, homemade bread(recipe below) in particular, artisan homemade bread, even more! Unfortunately, it doesn’t like me! I have developed a wheat intolerance and find these days I’m better off staying away from it, which is a shame! I think the intolerance has come from all these years of eating wheat and gluten in so many things that I wasn’t aware of, to the extent that I was probably eating wheat at every point I was putting something into my mouth, and I think my digestion has said-that’s enough!

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  • Latitude Discount Voucher

    Fields Lodge Vouchers

    Discount vouchers for shopping locally

    We are now offering Fields Lodge Vouchers, these are vouchers that offer discounts at shops, eateries and businesses in the locality.

    I am keen to ensure my guests really enjoy and make the most of staying with me here, in this little corner of West Pembrokeshire. We have some great small local businesses that offer something a little different to the ‘usual’ offering at bigger town high streets, with their replicated large businesses and a uniform feel, no matter what town or city you are visiting.

     

    I have recently been liaising with several local businesses to offer discounts/money off/free gifts for my guests when they use their establishments.

    What vouchers are  on Offer?

     

    So, when you shop here, you get that one-off outfit not seen in Debenhams or that little Welsh delicacy that you just can’t get at home. You also have the chance to eat at some really great eateries and sample some outstanding local produce. Plus, quite often you get a much keener price than you can find, even on the internet plus, of course, some great old fashioned, personal service. You can also have the opportunity to take home a taste (or two) of Pembrokeshire and for those organised amongst you, you can buy your whole years Birthday and anniversary cards saving you a considerable amount in the meantime!

     

    I have partnered with the following businesses to offer all my guests that book with me some great offerings. Once you book, I will send you codes so that you can access the offerings, and start planning what you will be spending your money on whilst you stay!

    I know all these business owners myself and you can rest assured they are ready and willing to help you with whatever purchase you may have in mind. They really do care!

    Here’s the current list, and this will change as time goes by.

    Shopping:

    Cherubs

    Snapdragon

    Image by Vanessa

    Flowers & Favours

    Occasions Cards

    The Haven Emporio

    Latitude

    Past to Present

     

    Eateries

     Foam

    Pembrokeshire Yacht Club

    The HarbourMaster

    Café Torch

    Gordon Bennetts Traditional Fish & Chips

    Crows Nest Cafe

     

    Attractions

    Torch Theatre

    Milford Haven Museum

     

    Services

    Spot On Laundry & Dry Cleaning

    Salt Hair Salon

     

    Healthaspire Nutrition Centre

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  • Water Kefir Making

    Water Kefir Making, good for your gut

    Making Water Kefir

    With water  Kefir  making, we’re moving another step closer to better health, hopefully! I’ve bought in goats milk kefir from Chuckling Goats, a 21 day course(for myself)-it’s supposed to be really good for your microbiome and as you will know, if you keep in touch, I am on a journey to improving my health. I’ve been keen to try and cultivate it myself, but it just hasn’t worked. Varying issues I think, not enough knowledge being the main culprit. Anyhow, with renewed vigour, I’m having another go!

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  • My mis en place raedy for my Choclate Cake

    It’s Chocolate Cake Day

    Almonds just toasted in the Aga
    Almonds just toasted in the Aga

    Chocolate Cake Day! What a brilliant excuse to eat some cake, and chocolate at that! As some of you will know, I am on a food journey-trying to get to sugar free, wheat free, low carb. Not the best for chocolate cake potential, I’d say.

    However, here in Milford Haven we have the marvellous Nutrionalist Ellen Picton, based at Milford Marina(Click here for info on Ellen & her book), who has been helping me on my journey and also giving me plenty of ideas for better options for breakfasts for my guests. So, who’d have thought, but I have a wheat free, sugar free, chocolate cake recipe! We are delighted to have been certificated by Healthaspire to recognise our efforts towards healthy eating for our guests.

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  • Penbrokeshire's Finest Breakfast

    Pembrokeshire’s Finest Breakfast

    Well, we did it! Pembrokeshire’s Finest Breakfast, for the third awards ceremony in succession. What a great honour to be judged by three independent persons, one being the County Council, tasting all that’s on offer on your menu and comparing you to their peers and declaring you as ‘Pembrokeshire’s Finest Breakfast’.

    Bearing in mind that in Pembrokeshire, there are close to 1000 accommodation providers, with many offering really great breakfasts, local produce and homemade, it makes the award very dear.

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  • Apples Galore, Apple chutney central

    It is apple season, it’s apples galore here at Fields Lodge and we have apple chutney coming out of our ears.  We have 2 apple trees in our garden, one struggling to beat the elements in the rear garden, getting battered by the prevailing winds, with no shelter, and another, nicely nestled in amongst way too many shrubs. One of it’s roots got upturned when it fell following some wind, but it’s recovered, and although the quite substantial root is exposed, and really a bit of a trip hazard(thankfully, it’s not a used pathway), the tree has rallied and bears ever such a lot of fruit.

    Then at the bottom of our lane (there are only 3 houses on our lane which goes down to the creek), we have our neighbours at Beacon Hill, who seem to have an endless supply of apples at this time of year, and any  surplus they have,  end up at the back door of Fields Lodge. It’s not so much a tooth fairy that delivers them but an ‘apple fairy’! Quite often I come back from my daily shopping to find another delivery. Infact, we’re finding it hard to keep on top of them!

    I love using produce from our doorstep, there’s something about homegrown, no chemicals, just good clear salty sea air and our very lovely red earth, particular to Sandy Haven. They make for an excellent ingredient with which to start any number of recipes.

    We are presently making Apple Chutney to go as an accompaniment to our Welsh Rarebit breakfast dish. As you know, if you are a regular reader, I am not a fan of the white stuff known as sugar, and so I do try to utilise something a bit more healthy, as I think it’s pretty well known now that sugar is not at all good for you-no nutrients at all, loads of calories and pretty addictive. There is much debate as to what is the best thing to use, I think pretty much everyone says that stevia is ok, but I find it leaves me with a ‘sweetener’ aftertaste and I find it burns in cooking quite easily. What I have trialled in our apple chutney recipe is Xylitol, derived from the bark of the birch tree. You can pretty much use it as a direct substitute for sugar and it apparently doesn’t raise blood sugar levels. The only downside to using this, is it costs a fortune when compared to sugar-43p versus £12!. So, I am making a very expensive batch of apple chutney, but I just can’t bring myself to use sugar.

    I will try a batch made with dates  as the sugar substitute next, but of course, these are high in sugars, but at least they’re natural and you will be getting the fibre from the fruit also. Plus also, with the apples and the raisins, there’s already plenty of sugars in there!

    apples for chutney
    apples for chutney

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    So, if you’d like my current recipe:

     

    2Kg Apples, peeled, cored and cubed

    750g Xylitol (or sugar/sugar substitute)

    500g Raisins

    2 Onions finely chopped

    2 tsp mustard seeds

    2 tsp grated ginger

    1 tsp salt

    700ml Cider Vinegar

     

    It’s dead simple-put it all in a pot bring to the boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes or until the apples are soft. Leave to cool and then decant into sterilised jars. Then enjoy!

    To know more about the redstone at Sandy Haven click here and to know more about Sandy Haven Beach click here

     

  • Alomnd & Raspberry Cake Bites

    Low Carb, gluten and sugar free heaven

    I’m busy in the kitchen today cooking up all sorts of goodies for this weekends’ guests. In the oven I have mixed berries reducing to a compote ready to make sugar free chia jam, low carb bread baking and yoghurt making on the kitchen top. To add to this, vegetarian sausage making and some low carb, sugar free cake bites for when the sweet tooth descends. It may sound a lot to be going on, but it’s quite a normal day in this B&B.

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  • Gluten Free area in Kitchen

    Gluten Free Bed & Breakfast in Pembrokeshire

    Gluten Free Bed and Breakfast Pembrokeshire

    Gluten Free in Pembrokeshire-there’s a move towards it definately. Here at our Bed and Breakfast in Pembrokeshire, we offer a good range of Gluten Free options-bread, sausages, cereals, cakes, health bars, ketchup-all Gluten Free. Many of you that have been following my posts will know that I am on a quest to eat more healthily. One of those strands of thought is to be Gluten Free. I have had various intolerance tests over the years and gluten has always come up as a ‘red’, plus I do feel unwell after eating too much of it-which isn’t hard these days, as gluten is in nearly everything that is processed.

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  • Almond Pancakes

    World Health Day

    In support of  World Health Day  (7th April 2016), I thought it would be appropriate to share some of what we do here to promote health.

    As some of you may know, I am attempting to eat more healthily, cut down on sugar(well remove it really!), avoid wheat and gluten and generally follow the thinking that is coming out of research as to what constitutes a healthy diet, which is not necessarily what is coming out as advice from the NHS and the government. It’s not their fault, I think the NHS is such a huge ship, it takes a long time to change course, as opposed to us individuals who in comparison are little speed boats, and can zip around in a flash! That’s my way of thinking, anyway.

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