A cheese, banana and mango butty.Byline: marred JONES
MY latest obsession is mango chutney chut·ney
A pungent relish made of fruits, spices, and herbs.
[Hindi can . Not any old mango chutney but a particular brand which I've only seen for sale in a certain Menai Bridge For the bridges across the Menai Strait, see and Britannia Bridge.
Menai Bridge (Welsh: Porthaethwy) is a town on the island of Anglesey in Wales. supermarket.
The difficulty is that it's not always in stock - there must be another mango chutney fiend around - so when I spy it on the shelf, I tend to buy at leasts four jars to ensure that I won't run out.
I eat it with everything, apart from my breakfast porridge. Now, that would be a bit silly, wouldn't it? Although, thinking about it, it could be a new taste sensation.
My obsession is adding to my packing problems. (Yes, I'm still packing for my week's visit to the National Eisteddfod eisteddfod (īstĕth`vəd, –vôd) [Welsh,=session], Welsh competitive festival. Contests traditionally are held in all the arts and crafts, with special emphasis on music and poetry. , which this year is being held on an old airfield in the Vale of Glamorgan). Should I attempt to squeeze some chutney jars into my case? Will they weigh more than the Eisteddfod's official programme? Now, that would be a feat. You need a pack horse to carry one of those around the Eisteddfod field.
They would also make the sandwiches I'll be preparing for my Eisteddfod picnics more interesting. My favourite sandwich filling at the moment is cheese, banana and mango chutney - yum, yum!
I remember when I used to go on school trips, I could barely last 15 minutes before eating my first sandwich at the back of the bus. My best friend Meinir and I used to swap sandwiches. I always had egg and she always had tomato, which used to go satisfingly squishy squish·y
adj. squish·i·er, squish·i·est
1. Soft and wet; spongy.
2. Sloppily sentimental.
Adj. 1. .
Regular pit stops are essential when you're at the Eisteddfod. There's so much to see and do, and so many people to chat with, it's easy to forget about lunch or tea, but regular eating and drinking is essential to keep those energy levels up.
One good pit stop is the Welsh learners pavilion on the Eisteddfod field - Maes D. There's always a buzz there and a good cup of coffee. It warms my heart to see such enthusiasm amongst those learning our wonderful language. Wouldn't it be great if everyone living in Wales felt the same way? Hwb - S4C's service for Welsh learners - will be following the 2012 Learner of the Year competition at this year's Eisteddfod. Two special programmes are being broadcast, one before and one after the awards ceremony on August 8. The first programme will be this Sunday, at 5.55pm on S4C S4C skate for cancer
S4C Siannel Pedwar Cymru (Channel 4 Wales, Television) , with the second being broadcast on Sunday, August 12 at 5.05pm.
Regular Hwb presenter Nia Parry (she of the dazzling smile and bags of enthusiasm) is on maternity leave, so Matt Johnson will be joined by Sin Jones, a Welsh tutor at the National Assembly, teaching and encouraging AMs and officials to use the language.
Monday morning will see me heading for the Vale of Glamorgan. Maybe I'll see some of you on the Eisteddfod Maes. I'll be the one with a mango chutney jar in my hand and a big smile on my face.