About Me …

AND TALES FROM THE KITCHEN SHED

 

Hi, I’m Sarah and croeso to Tales From The  Kitchen Shed tucked away in the Presili Hills, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

The Kitchen Shed has moved from beautiful Brittany to the equally beautiful countryside of Pembrokeshire. It’s a bigger and better Kitchen Shed this time around, formerly the kitchen to a cafe. My sister and her husband live in the main house whilst OH and me live in the former cafe.

 

Sarah & OH at Mwnt Bay, Ceredigion

 

In between home cooking and baking you’ll find me blogging and making marshmallows. Our marshmallows take OH and me to food shows around the country where it’s great to meet people face to face.

Plus, I’m super excited to share the latest marshmallow news that I’ve now been awarded three Great Taste Awards !

Sharing my favourite bakes, cakes and seasonal recipes from the Kitchen Shed is a great pleasure for me and I hope you’ll have a wander around to see what I’ve been up to. Sprinkled liberally throughout are Kitchen Shed Tips to smooth your path.

SO IF YOU LOVE …

  • baking
  • feeding your family and friends with meals made from scratch
  • preserving fruit and vegetables
  • slow cooking
  • making foodie gifts

… THEN YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE !

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO FIND AT THE KITCHEN SHED …

 

BAKES & CAKES

I love baking and as you’ll see I do have a sweet tooth but don’t worry, you’ll find plenty of savoury bakes amongst our family’s favourite recipes.

 

Buttermilk Scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

BREAD

Love filling your kitchen with the aroma of freshly baked bread ? You’ll find basic bread recipes along with enriched dough recipes and flavoured breads. Don’t worry if you’re new to the world of real bread, there’s a whole post on bread making with plenty of tips to help you on your way !

 

Belgian Buns on a cooling rack.

MEALS MADE FROM SCRATCH

Traditional meals or a cheeky takeaway at home ? We love a takeaway but homemade with natural ingredients is definitely way tastier so why not have a crack at your own chicken kebabs, Bombay potatoes or vegetarian sausages ?

 

Bombay Potatoes served ready to eat.

JAMS, CHUTNEYS & SAUCES

Preserving vegetables and fruit from the garden or hedgerow is a great way to stock up your cupboard or pantry for the winter so you can enjoy the taste of summer and autumn all year round. Plus, hone your foraging skills and you can eat for free !

 

A spoon of Elderberry & Port Jelly

SLOW COOKER RECIPES

How about preparing a meal in the morning and then leaving the slow cooker to do all the work for you while you get on with other things ? Or maybe taking the heat out of jam or chutney making on a hot sunny day ?

 

Beef Stew in a slow cooker ready to serve

FOODIE GIFTS

What better gift than a jar or bottle of homemade loveliness ? Or maybe delicious shortbread or chocolate honeycomb ? All made with love for your family and friends.

 

Stem ginger in a jar with Christmas labels.

 

THANK YOU

I hope you’ve liked what you’ve found here at Tales From The Kitchen Shed. It would be great if you’d connect with me via social media so I can share more of what’s going on.

You’ll find me on  PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, AND TWITTER!

Also, there is a contact form here if you wanted to get in touch and you can always comment on one of my recipes.

I really do love hearing from my readers and I do my level best to reply to all comments.

 

MORE ABOUT SARAH AT TALES FROM THE KITCHEN SHED

Sarah James is an award winning home cook, now living in Wales after spending seven exciting and challenging years living in a caravan, a collection of sheds and a “magic bus” in a tiny hamlet in Southern Brittany.

Sarah holds a City & Guilds accredited Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate and has been awarded three Great Taste Awards for her unique marshmallow recipes.