Bits and Pieces

Cauliflower and Stilton Soup

I like cauliflower but I love Stilton cheese. Always a good combination. The spouse and I have long since disposed of a cheese recipe book we bought in the 1980s but I remember making Stilton and cauliflower soup in that decade of the big shoulder pads. A more recent addition to our cookery books is the Riverford Farm Cook Book, which is where the current recipe can be found. Check out the website too.

I ate the soup on my own, the spouse and younger offspring being otherwise occupied by a significant rugby match. I enjoyed it. The next day the spouse enjoyed it too. The offspring made positive noises but did not finish his portion. Hurrummph!

Honey Bakes

After a little faffing about, some of my improv acquaintances came round to practise last Saturday. Just as well, because I had baked for them: a traditional honey tea bread and walnut and honey cookies, the recipes for which are in the Collins Beekeeper's Bible.

Bee Brief 

A few months ago I was given a copy of Dubliners 100. I have just finished reading the collection of fifteen stories. Only one contained a reference to bees: Paul Murray's A Painful Case

It was one of those tricksy summer dusks, when the twilight makes everything look like a stage-prop, at once insubstantial and laden with meaning. Wandering through the trees, James came upon a beehive, then an orchard; ...
Click here for information about bees and honey in ancient Ireland.

That's it for now.

Minnie

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