If you really want to ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ this month, eat independent

Independent food and drink businesses in Wales are calling on the public to ‘eat independent, support local’ whilst using the government’s “Eat Out to Help Out” discount scheme throughout August. The discount scheme – announced by Rishi Sunak last month – offers a half price discount on eating out (up to the value of £10) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August.

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Recipe: Rich & Tasty Vegetarian Ragu

As I’m sure most readers will know by now, I’m not vegetarian, but I often use this blog to champion the approach of eating “less and better” meat. One of the ways we do this in our house is to eat plant based ‘meat alternatives’ fairly often – and as we always have onions, carrots and mushrooms sitting in our fridge (and fresh thyme growing in our garden), this rich and tasty veggie ragu is one of our household favourites. I hope you like it!

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Cardiff residents inspired to grow their own fruit & veg during lockdown

Almost 14,000 plants, seeds and growing kits are being distributed during lockdown as part of a city-wide campaign to encourage people to grow their own vegetables. A team of 70 volunteers across 16 projects will reach over 3,000 households with seeds or plants, with more than 100 people joining online growing classes.

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My Lockdown List: Cardiff Food Collections, Deliveries & Subscriptions

On Friday, Mark Drakeford announced that from tomorrow, we will all be allowed to meet up in parks and private gardens, as long as we maintain social distancing, avoid contact, and limit it to two households at a time. Like everyone else in the country, I can’t wait to make the most of this new lease of freedom and meet up with friends and family who I’ve not seen for weeks on end. Picnics in the park are about to become a daily occurrence for me!

But before I get ready to spend 99.9% of my free time in the local parks, I wanted to give a shout out to the deliveries and subscriptions that have made the last few weeks – mostly spent eating and drinking in our small Canton garden – that much more bearable.

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