Tuesday, 1 March 2011

St David's Day and a Welsh Cawl

It's the 1st of March already! Did you wear a leek or a daffodil today? No? Why the Leek? Well, Welsh troops started wearing leeks so they could easily distinguish each other from the English troops who were dressed in similar clothing. I wonder if our lot wore roses?
Bit nippy this morning when we, me and him-in-doors, went for a walk along the cliff top and then back through the woods this morning. John said he wanted to make something "Welsh" for dinner tonight. We had Welsh Rarebit, or cheese and tomatoes on toast, when we got back at lunchtime, but he wanted to hunt out something really Welsh and found, via Google 'Traditional Welsh Cawl' (Stew to me and you) So off he went, found the only two (very sad looking) daffs we had in the garden- all the ingredients he needed in the kitchen and made Cawl.
This dish was originally a poor person's feast, made of left over bits of vegetable and scraps of meat, which would be put into a pot and brewed (cooked for ages) Coalminers would take a flask of this down into the dark mines, as it's full of goodness and keeps you feeling full all day long...(I think if I tried to swim now, I'd sink) Here's the recipe John gave me....
700g o gig oen wedi ei giwbio'n fân
700g o datws ei giwbio'n fân
225g pannas, wedi torri'n fân
225g moron, wedi torri'n fân
225g rwdins wedi torri'n fân..
Stop! Cut! Rewind! o...k...sez me slowly, for this recipe in English go Here John swapped the turnip for a parsnip, it was very tasty, although Chocolate Roulade (definitely not Welsh!) and chocolate ice cream for afters was even tastier!
I wonder what he'll come up with for St. Patrick's Day!?! Happy St. David's Day. Diolch yn fawr iawn for stopping by!


  1. Happy St. David's Day! =) He can always try these for St. Pat's:

    Traditional Irish Stew

    Shepherd's Pie

    Mmmm....mashed potatos.... =)

  2. He's very good at both of those, so I'll let you know what he does!

  3. Mmmm. Looks delicious! Happy St. David's day!

  4. Lyn- YUMMY im on my way over for dinner.


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