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Cathedral City versus Cathedral City Light

Cathedral City versus Cathedral City Light

So we have done the slightly more individual cheese’s, the fancy crackers and accompaniments now to get down to some British every day cheese. Cathedral City is actually made here in Cornwall, why it’s named Cathedral City I am not quite sure but that a side it is a favourite in our house. It’s mellow and mature at the same time, something I aim to be one day, but not look like a piece of cheese though! But … Read entire article »

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Something special to go with your Cheese

Something special to go with your Cheese

To really enjoy cheese at it’s best you really need something to compliment it. As I said in my first ‘Cheesy’ post we love having cheese as a main meal with all the ‘goodies’ that go along with it. This review I missed out on as most had gluten so I have left it to my trusty family and friends to let you know what would go great with your cheese! Peter’s Yard The large Artisan Swedish … Read entire article »

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British Cheese Week – Cheese

We are lucky in Britain to have so many different cheeses that are really wonderful my list here could be endless in fact until the cows and goats come home!!!  Here are a few we have tried over the past couple of weeks. Denhay Cheddar: As I said in my previous post as a child we went to Cheddar to pick up our cheese on a regular basis so I know a proper bit of cheddar! Denhay Cheddar is actually comes from Dorset.It is produced at Denhay Farm. We all loved the taste of this, even though it was full of flavour it still had a creamy taste. It was very easy to cut and didn’t not crumble, at the same time was not a rubbery cheese at all. It just seemed to hold … Read entire article »

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Prepare to get Cheesy

I am going to get cheesy this week and no I am not getting my old records out. This week celebrates British Cheese Week and I am all for a good bit of British cheese. Growing up in Bath my Grandad regularly took us to a cheese farm near Cheddar to buy our cheese. Where I can remember feeling so special trying all these different cheddars and even more special having a taste of the rough cider, but that is another story!!! No mild rubbery stuff for us, sometimes it was knock your socks of kind of Cheddar, but it gave me the love for a proper piece of cheese. Though hands up for me I don’t always achieve buying such stuff. We do use lots of cheese, gasp I hear you  say … Read entire article »

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Ethel The Goats Recipe

Ethel The Goats Recipe

Capricorn Goats Cheese, Blueberry & Avocado Superfood Salad I was lucky enough to receive some lovely ingredients from Ethel the goat from Capricorn Goat Cheese yesterday, so thank you Ethel. No sooner had they arrived just before lunch (perfect) I set about following Ethel ‘s simple and delicious recipe. Here it is for you. Serves 2 Preparation time: 10 minutes 1 x 100g Capricorn Goats cheese 50g Blueberries 1/2 Avocado A good handful of mixed salad leaves Lemon or olive oil Sea salt Freshly ground pepper To make … Read entire article »

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Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

This soup is fab this time of year when you can swap the squash for pumpkin or any of the other cute squashes that you see in the shop this time of year. I serve this soup at Halloween and it goes down scarily well!!! To serve 4-6 people you will need. 2 Butternut Squashes (or equivelant pumpkin) 3 medium onions 2-3 garlic cloves 1 red chilli (optional see tip at bottom) 2 tablespoons Coriander seeds (optional see tip at bottom) Zest of … Read entire article »

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Charity

It’s hard to write a post after all those bloggers got together at the weekend. Writing posts to get people to sign the petition and look around to see how lucky we were and sadly how unlucky far to many people are. So me typing out the ups and downs in my life well seemed a bit… Last night Bex painted this, beautiful isn’t it. Her school is having a art exhibition and the work will be mounted and then sold at the exhibition. This is a great way to raise money though a sneaky way, I mean you go the the exhibition your child’s work is there for sale and well what kind of parent wouldn’t buy it! This same idea saw me parted with the best part of £50 when she … Read entire article »

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The Global Health Workers Crisis

Yesterday lots of Bloggers headed to London to the Save The Children conference and when they left they took action to get as many people involved. Mummy from the Heart and Hello It’s Gemma has set up this blog hop to spread the word that our support is needed. In a up to 100 words they asked us to write something about a experience we have had with health care workers. We all take it for granted here and quite a lot of us complain about the NHS but we are so lucky to have them. When we need them in a emergency they are there. When we are worried about our children they are there. When we give birth they are there. When we need them for vaccinations they are there. When … Read entire article »

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Is it nearly half term yet?

No I am not joking.  Why is it once they go back to school within days the whole school thing seems to feel like you had no break. In the nearly two weeks they have been back the mornings have got darker. Lights on to do pack lunches but least at the moment it is lightish. The mornings when it pitch dark when the alarm goes off are the pits aren’t they? As I type this my body slumps at the very thought of it. Dark evenings I can deal with, shut the blinds and shut the world out if you so wish to and cosy on down for the evening. So is there any idea’s out there how to cope with getting up when your body screams it is the middle … Read entire article »

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Lego Minifigures series 5

Great excitement was had in our house when I was asked if I would like to review the Lego Minifigures series 5. When they arrived tempted as I was to dive straight in and see which ones we had (yes I know!) I waited for Oscar to come home. Though I did feel those packets and tried to guess which ones were inside!!! Straight in from school, no drink or after school snack was had. It was open Lego figures. Corinna kindly sent 5 packs and this is what was inside. As you can see we have a couple of duplicates but hold fire here and listen to Oscars wise words. “It doesn’t matter if you have the same ones because you can make games with them together. Also if you have friends you can … Read entire article »

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