A little cheesy…

So it was time to try the cheese I bought in Taunton. I bought three cheeses from Wootton Organic Dairy stall on Taunton market; the cheeses are made by the Bartlett brothers on the delightfully named Sunnyside Farm I decided to start with the Old Burford, described as “rich and creamy mould ripened cheese” made from Jersey […]

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Mmmm cheese!

I love cheese… I like hard cheeses, soft cheeses, blue cheeses. I love cheese made from cow’s milk, goat’s milk, sheep’s milk, buffalo milk… I just love cheese. Every Thursday in our county town of Taunton there is a little market and there is a stall selling Wooton Organic Dairy cheese. I first came across it a couple of […]

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Originally posted on Texana's Kitchen:
Fish And Chips I love the English….Don’t you?  I mean, after all, they have been one of our strongest allies in matters of world affairs, and aside from that whole Revolutionary War thing, have been our closest friends.  Maggie Thatcher was the BOMB.  I so miss her.  And the…

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Faces from the past

My mother’s paternal family name was Matthews; she was the youngest of four children, William Alan, Audrey, Rene Beryl Lois and Phyllis Monica. William Alan, always known as Alan was the eldest son of my grandfather William Reginald, always known as Reg, who in turn was the eldest son of William Henry Matthews. William Henry was always known as Billy […]

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Trying to see the past

Horace Colgate died nearly a hundred years ago at the tragically young age of eighteen… his death was not unusual at that time; millions of young men were giving their lives on the battlefields of World War 1. Horace came from the quiet Surrey village of Bletchingley where he had lived with his mother, step-father and four younger brothers and sisters. […]

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