Plum & Date Chutney

22nd September, 2016 / News & Updates

If you have eaten your evening meal with us then you will know that all our cooking is homemade. Our Chutneys are also homemade. It probably isn’t news to you that chutneys originated in India and are known as chatni in Hindu. There are typically made of fruits and spices to help preserve their quality. They were brought to the UK during the colonial era. As us British do, we place our own spin on the typical Indian versions of what chutneys are supposed to be.

So have you ever wondered how we make our chutneys then wonder no further? The recipe is given below.

 

Plum & Date Chutney

2 lb Dark Plums

2 lb Dates Fresh or the ones chopped with sugar on

1lb Onions peeled and roughly chopped

2 oz Sea Salt

1 tsp Ground Ginger

1 Tblsp heaped Allspice

2 lb Soft Brown Sugar

Half pint malt vinegar

 

Method

  • Stone the Plums and Dates (if using fresh dates) and peel the onions put these ingredients through a mincer or Magimix.
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  • Put all the above into large Jam Pan or similar pan, mix well.
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  • Simmer over a low heat until thick.
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  • If you pull the spoon across the pan when it leaves a good rut it is ready.
  • Cool a little and Pot.

 

Please get in contact if you would like more recipes!!

 

 

North Leicester MG Club

15th June, 2016 / News & Updates

The weekend of 20th of May we saw the arrival of the North Leicester MG Car Club who have visited us three years running for our tour. On the Friday afternoon/ evening they enjoyed afternoon tea, Pimms reception and a welcome talk closely followed by the evening meal.

Day one saw the cars heading across the Epynt Ranges towards Brecon where they could have a coffee stop at the Cathedral. Following on from Brecon they visited Tal y Bont Reservoir. They then pass Merthyr Tydfil to Garnant Forestry Centre for a Lunch stop. After lunch they have the option to take a trip to Pendryn Distillery which makes a number of spirits onsite. We actually use their Whiskey Liqueur in our Merlyn cheesecake! Then they headed back to Llanerchindda Farm via Sennybridge.

Day Two saw them head to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales where they could tour the grounds which we personally think has a lot to offer.

We would like to give a big thank you to Ian Cox for making us laugh every night with his jokes, we really thought that we had our own stand-up comedian.

The North Leicester MG Car Club must have loved their stay so much that they have already booked for next year which will be their fourth year in a row.

If anyone would like anymore information about our Classic Car Tours or any of our packages please get in touch!

North Leicester MG Club at the National Botanic Garden of Wales North Leicester MG Club Group Photo North Leicester MG Club North Leicester MG Club Group Photo on the Patio

Preston & District Vintage Car Club

15th June, 2016 / News & Updates

On the 16th of May we had the Preston & District Vintage Car Club come and stay. What an exceptional group of cars!! We are always amazed at how well cared for they are. The oldest car we had on this tour was a Belsize and if you can believe it was manufactured in 1923 and is one of only a few cars remaining in the world from this manufacturer based in Manchester.

On this tour participants took part in a three day tour of scenic mid wales, the first day they visited the lovely seaside town of Aberaeron and then went on to explore Llanerchaeron House which is a National Trust property that has the most wonderful gardens. Well worth a visit!!

Day Two saw the club members to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales where the cars were put on display for all to see and enjoy while they took a look around. Don’t worry all cars were watched over by keen eye of the car warden aka Martin Hadley also goes by the name of pudding guard.

Day Three was a trip to Elan Valley which was well received and it never disappoints with its unbelievable views of Victorian Dams and surrounding woodland.

The award for the most eye catching car goes to Mr & Mrs Harrison in their Lilac Morgan, what an incredible vehicle and it has participated in several tours of America. Mr Harrison was even kind enough to take a member of staff out for a spin round the block. A short video of the lilac mog can be found on our Facebook page. Also if you are interested in the adventures of the Morgan please take a look at their website which is www.lilacmog.com.

PDVCC Visit to Llanerchaeron House Belsise at Llanerchaeron House PDVCC at the National Botanic Garden of Wales Singer Van The Belsise Lilac Morgan IMGP2291 Jaguar IMGP2340

Can-Am Spyders Visit Llanerchindda

14th May, 2016 / Car Clubs & Tours

Can-Am Spyders Group Photo Can-Am Spyders 1 Can-Am Spyders 2 Can-Am Spyders 3 Can-Am Spyders 4This weekend we had the Can-Am Spyders visiting us with there 3 wheel motorbikes, they were a group of 17 people on 10 bikes touring the fantastic scenery that we have in Mid Wales. on Saturday they visited the Llyn Brianne Reservoir with its fantastic scenery heading to Tregaron for a coffee stop and then Devils Bridge for lunch, from there they headed towards Rhayader for a drive through the Elan Valley with its fantastic Victorian Dams and great scenery before returning to Llanechindda for a Barbecue. The weather was on our side with lovely sunshine when they arrived on Friday and broken cloud on Saturday giving the perfect conditions for a motorbike tour. If you are interested in bringing your club to stay or want more details on our tours please get in touch via e-mail or give us a call.

Welcome to Llanerchindda Farm’s Brand New Website

9th May, 2016 / News & Updates

We are delighted to launch our brand new website. The website has been completely redesigned to enable mobile usage and provide a range of information about what we do here at Llanerchindda Farm.

We think it’s looking great and reflects the Llanerchindda Farm ethos much better than before.

You can check the availability at the guesthouse and book your room by telephone, email or online, whichever is easier for you.

Our blog page lets us keep you informed of the latest news, and will also feature any information we believe is relevant to you.

You’ll find it easy to see exactly where we are, and what’s going on here at Llanerchindda Farm at the moment. Of course – don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any enquiries. We are always happy to help.

Car Tour Season!!

9th May, 2016 / Car Clubs & Tours

We have reached that time of year where classic cars are making a frequent visit to Llanerchindda Farm. Whether you are an euthanist or not, it’s always nice to appreciate the beauty of something that’s been maintained well and all that history that goes with it.

Over the years we have had a range of different car makes and clubs visit us for our classic car tour which takes you on a scenic journey of Mid Wales. If you are thinking that our tours are just for Classics then think again!! Our tours are not just for classic cars and we have had cars of all ages join the tours over the past 5 years. The tours are tailor made to your needs and we do all the leg work so you don’t’ have to. All you have to do is turn up and enjoy!!

If you would like to know more please contact us. All our contact details are available on the contact us section of the website.

Yorkshire MGF Register and MG Nomads make a visit!!

9th May, 2016 / Car Clubs & Tours

This past week we have had the Yorkshire MGF Register Club come and stay and the MG Nomads. We hope they enjoyed their stay as much as we enjoyed looking after them. Car Clubs are always a pleasure to host and we always have our fingers crossed for lovely weather although that’s not always the case.

During the Yorkshire MGF Register Club weekend stay they visited some of the best sights Wales has to offer. They visited the Epynt Ranges, Brecon, The South Wales Reservoirs, and National Botanic Gardens of Wales whilst with us.

After the weekend we had the MG Nomads who had the perfect weather for exploring the Welsh countryside. On their travels they stopped at places such as the Elan Valley, Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre in Rhayader, Tregaron, The Cardigan Coast including a visit to Aberaeron, New Quay and Llanerchaeron House National Trust Property.

If you have any enquires about our car tours please do not hesitate to contact us.