Well.....I am absolutely blown away by all the emails and messages asking me not to stop blogging. I would never have thought that people were interested much in my daily life. It was just something I was blogging for my own pleasure.
So I will leave the blog up and post as and when I can but it will probably become more of a life blog with crafty posts now and again. I will also try and keep my camera to hand more to take pics of things to make posts a bit more interesting for you.
I have had a couple of questions about potted cheese.
At family gatherings I like to have a good cheeseboard with a wide variety of different cheeses for people to try. This year I had some beautiful cheeses from Tesco including rum and raisin fudge, orange and biscotti, apricot, mango etc along with the usual cheddar, stilton, brie and camembert. The only bad choice I made was an ale and mustard cheese which was disgusting and got thrown out.
As always though there were leftovers which probably would have stayed in the fridge until they got binned so I decided to do something with them.
My potted cheese can be made with just about any combination of cheeses. Here's what I used-:
A chunk of cheddar
A chunk of Cotswold with chives and onions
A smaller chunk of stilton
1 small onion
Some double cream
Chop the cheese into small pieces and place in a food processor with the onion. Blitz until the cheese is broken down and the onion finely chopped.
Add cream a little at a time, blitzing after each addition, until you have a soft paste with no lumps of cheese visible.
Spoon into a container but don't fill right to the top.
Melt the butter and spoon over the top of the cheese to seal it.
Serve with crackers or french bread.......it's yummy.
I also made some with the sweet cheeses but added chopped dates instead of onion........it was gorgeous.
We are a bit of a sickly household here at the moment. DD has had a cough and a cold since last September and it just won't shift, Miss Doodle has something called Slapped Cheek Syndrome....who makes these names up......doesn't that sound awful. She looks very red and blotchy but she is not really poorly thank goodness. And me......just when I could do without it I have been side swiped by a rotten cold which is not surprising with all the germs relishing the mild weather we have been having.
I was quite pleased to wake up to a heavy frost this morning and stood outside breathing in the sharp, cold air.....bliss!!!
Anyway I am off to rustle up a tuna and pasta salad for DD to take to work tonight and then I am off upstairs to carry on with the prep of some wedding invites I am in the middle of making.
See you all soon.