BLAS Y TIR SUPPORTS LOCAL SCHOOLS WITH FREE DAFFODILS

Blas Y Tir have been supporting local Pembrokeshire Primary schools over the last few days, giving away free bunches of our Welsh National flower – just in time for mother’s day!

On Thursday 12th  and Friday 13th of March Blas Y Tir representatives visited eight Primary schools across Pembrokeshire offering the children free bunches of Daffodils to take home to their mums for mother’s day. Over the two days they visited Tenby, Hook, Llangwm, St. Ishmaels, Hakin, Meads Milford, Spittal and Fenton primary schools handing out a total of 1,500 bunches of Daffodils.

“It’s great to see local business putting back into the local community and supporting primary schools. All the children were delighted with their bunch of daffodils and it’s great to see them go home with a national emblem”. – Mrs Gill John, head teacher at Tenby Infants School.

For any mums out there who got a bunch on the weekend – we hope you liked them!

From office seat to Mountain Peak

 

Paula Davies, a staff member at Puffin Produce has taken on the challenge of completing the Annapurna Trek, which is part of the Himalaya Mountains, all for charity.

Paula has been raising money over the last year for the local Pembrokeshire charity, Paul Sartori. The Paul Sartori Foundation enables patients with a life-limiting illness to be cared for at home. She has shown great dedication to the cause, organising a brilliant ‘Blas Y Tir’ charity ball, a psychic night, and many other fundraising events.

From her trade marketing role where she deals with all the major supermarkets, she will now be taking on the challenge of dealing with suspension bridges, small planes and sleeping rough!!

Paula would like to thank everyone for their kind donations, including raffle and auction prizes. She says ‘everyone has been so supportive and generous for this local charity’.

It’s not to late to keep donating – just visit Paula’s Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/PaulaBlasYTir

Keep updated with all of Paula’s travels – like us on Facebook /blasytir or follow us on Twitter @blasytir

 

County show madness

A few weeks ago we attended the biggest and best county show in Wales – Pembrokeshire County Show. More than 90,000 people walked through the gates over the 3 days, and the rain managed to stay away (at least until the Thursday)!

Over the 3 days of the show we handed out thousands of samples of our delicious Pembrokeshire Earlies with butter and mint, chorizo and tomato and my favourite cheese, garlic and cream. Everyone who tried them seemed to enjoy them just as much as us!

Our roving potato mascot even made an appearance, helping to hand out samples and entertain children and families as they visited the stand.

Prior to the show, Blas Y Tir were approached by the NFU Cymru to help them build a display out of our produce. We decided to take on the challenge and after many days of hard work, potatoes, veg, glue and paint we produced…

… A welsh flag! It sat in the entrance to the NFU Cymru stand, welcoming everyone in!

We all had an amazing time at the Pembrokeshire County show, and look forward to seeing you there again next year!

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Samples, samples and more samples!

Last month, we attended the Royal Welsh show for the third year running. It did not fail to disappoint and with temperatures of over 30 degrees the crowds turned out in force.

Over the four days of the show we handed out 35,000 samples of our delicious Pembrokeshire Earlies.

The blas y tir team had to be on best behaviour on Monday as they had a special visit from the Prime Minister, David Cameron. He wanted to try the Pembs Earlies with their new PGI status!

We even managed to get blas y tir into its own photo shoot for the Western Mail! One of our biggest fans showed his support for our product – ‘I love blas y tir… They’re Welsh’.

We take great pleasure in showcasing our produce at the Royal Welsh show. The whole team had a great week, and are looking forward to doing it all again next year!

Creamy Dreamy Leek and potato Soup

A classic leek and potato soup with a creamy, cheesy Welsh twist.

Ingredients

Serves 6

• 4 large leeks, washed and sliced

• 2 medium Rudolph potatoes, peeled and diced

• 50g Welsh butter

• 1 litre chicken or vegetable stock

• 2 bay leaves

• 275ml milk

• 125g Perl Las (soft blue) cheese

• Sea salt and pepper

Method

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a gentle heat and add the leeks and potatoes, coating in the melted butter. Season well, cover the pan and sweat for approximately 15 minutes.

2. Add the stock, cover and bring to a simmering point. Simmer gently for a further 15 minutes until the potatoes are cooked. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before blending in a liquidizer or with a hand blender until smooth.

3. Return to the pan just before serving and pour in the milk. Heat through gently and crumble in the Perl Las before ladling into warm soup bowls.

This soup is such a lovely winter warmer. Please drop us a line at hello@blasytir.com to let us know what you think of this recipe and we’ll send you a lovely warming beanie hat in return.