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Arranging a cheese platter – in pictures

September 17, 2016 Filed under Extras

Here’s an update on my original cheese platter post.  This one gives you step-by-step instructions in pictures.  The different cheeses are described by their country of origin but these varieties are being made in many other countries now and should be easy to locate in your supermarket or deli.

Welsh Rarebit

July 27, 2015 Filed under Lunch

This recipe from Aunt Daisy is basically cheese sauce on toast. There is a lot of cheese in relation to the rest of the sauce ingredients so it is a very cheesy mixture.

The first recorded reference to the dish was “Welsh rabbit” in 1725, but the origin of the term is unknown.

There is some suggestion that Welsh Rabbit derives from a South Wales Valleys staple, in which a generous lump of cheese is placed into a mixture of beaten eggs and milk, seasoned with salt and pepper, and baked in the oven until the egg mixture has firmed and the cheese has melted.

Whatever the origin, this is a very tasty lunch dish or snack.


1 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspon mustard
½ teaspoon salt
Few grains pepper
200 gms grated cheddar cheese
6 slices buttered toast


  1. In a saucepan, melt butter and add flour, mustard, salt and pepper
  2. Gradually add the milk and stir till thick and smooth
  3. Add the cheese and beat well till all is melted
  4. Put under the grill to brown the sauce if you wish
  5. Serve hot on toast.

Serves 3-6 for lunch (depending on appetites)


  1. Use tasty cheddar cheese for a tangy treat
  2. You can add chopped up onion or bacon for extra flavour
  3. For full instructions on making the cheese sauce go to Easy Cheese Sauce


Bulk buying – cheese

November 11, 2011 Filed under Tip of the Day

Bulk buy cheddar cheese when it is on special at the supermarket, grate it and store in the freezer in sealed plastic bags or containers with lids.  It will easily break up into smaller amounts when you want to use it.

winter school lunchbox ideas

June 11, 2010 Filed under Encouraging young appetites

To make a change from sandwiches in your child’s shool lunchbox in the winter, try some of these winter warm-up ideas. Read more

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