It’s the 23rd December and I know exactly what you’re thinking: I’ve got the presents, put up the tree, secretly eaten all the good ones out of the tin of Quality Street and put the sherry in the fridge, but NIGHTMARE! I’ve forgotten to make the crispy cheese pancakes in the manner of Findus! Christmas is RUINED.

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Cauliflower cheese

On October 17, 2012 By

Cauliflower cheese is ready for its close up

A reason to be pleased about the change in seasons, apart from all the leaves that need kicking and the hot chocolate that needs drinking, is cheese sauce. Plain old butter, flour, milk and Cheddar cheese sauce. The sauce that, when I [...]

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Balls of curds hanging in the fridge. Cheese is imminent

Because I’m Superwoman, I started an extra dish on Wednesday: cottage cheese. You might ask why anyone would want to learn how to make cottage cheese but when you’re starting out in cheese making, it’s best to begin with something [...]

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Apple and quince paste pie

It’s 3 weeks until I go to Ballymaloe and I’m working hard to use up all the half bags and rusting tins of food that I’ve gathered around me for the past couple of months/years. Some of it’s easier to cook with than others, and some [...]

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Macaroni cheese

Just after Christmas I saw a tweet from The Cheeselover (who masquerades as @winematcher on Twitter) reminding the food blogging world of her Ultimate Macaroni Cheese Challenge. My mind filled with images of steaming pasta and pools of cheese sauce, so I went [...]

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Grilled cheese and ale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a week since Christmas Day and still there are leftovers. Boxes of chocolates, tubs of Turkish delight, scraps of smoked salmon, bits of cheese, so many bottles of gin, wine and beer. I eye the fridge like a [...]

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