Coffee & Cake Makes Us Stronger

People are awesome.  We had such a great Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support today and raised a stack of cash for the charity in the process.  We want to say a huge thank you to everyone that came along for cake and a natter.  I’ll admit that I had to go with the 7am backup Portuguese Tarts as I wrecked the tiered Ombre Cake that my wife requested… Probably for the best as our guests brought beautiful homemade cakes which were all delicious (and I’ll definitely be going for a run in the morning).  Experimenting with Superfood Brownies and Amazeballs was truly worthwhile and made it accessible to everyone.

The highlight for me?  Whilst Emma was counting up, Felix asked if he could put some money in the box from his piggy bank.

2014 Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support

The yearly Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event.  They ask people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2013, 154,000 people signed up, raising a record £20 million.

What a shame it’s only once a year!

Anna's Banana Cake no-cook superfood browniesMacmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

Lower Nash Farm Shop

I thought that I was merely going to write a piece about a local producer until I got chatting…  Not only does this family-run Pembrokeshire farm rear wonderful beef, pork and lamb for its idyllic farm shop, but they’re passionate about real food and supporting the local community.  With the addition of home-grown vegetables and carefully sourced products, Nash Farm is a one-stop-shop for crafting a stunning meal with practically zero food miles.

Fillet Steaks from Lower Nash Farm Shop

I was overjoyed to hear that they’ve been handing out Jamie-Style ‘Mothership’ recipe flyers to customers featuring ideas for meals from leftovers on the back – Vive la révolution!

Local?  It is if you’re lucky enough to live in Pembrokeshire.  The farm and Corn Mill Café can be found in Cosheston near Pembroke Dock.

Organic?  Nope, but you get extremely competitive prices as a result (and you can’t have everything).

I love their business model: keep customers coming back regularly by pricing competitively and fairly. Genius!

I’m really chuffed to have come across this little gem and look forward to my next visit.  Perhaps we’ll order a meat box in the meantime.

My verdict?  Definitely worth a visit.

Find them on Twitter (@Nashfarmshop), Facebook, or Telephone: 01646 682445

Our dear friends at Trevayne recommended Nash Farm to us and we felt it only right to sample some beef fillet steaks together to say thank you.

beef fillet from Lower Nash Farm