Cornish Blue ~ Ye English Cheese

Finally, it has been found!

If you ask anyone from England to name a famous cheese they will probably say “Stilton”.

You find it in all the Christmas Box Selections pumped out every year by all the supermarkets and it is forever hailed as “The English Pride & Glory” of blue cheese.

But this is about as accurate as a squirrel on the moon chasing a pink lama up a tree.

(more…)

Thine Good Mug

Thine Good MugLike many of us, my most personally cherished “mug” has been a discovery of a lifetime.

I say this because, regardless of the many drinking vessels I have acquired over the years, each and every one of these has purely been a “step up” from the last, towards a perceived eventuality of finding… my perfect mug.

I don’t know how many of you reading this might relate to this humble phenomena, but in a general sweep of the social rumblings, I would be inclined to regard this as true for many others.

Ten years ago I acquired my grandparents’ French Soup Bowls, which are small as bowls go, but large as coffee mugs… um, go. They have handles and also… they have lids.

(more…)

Banangerang

banangerangThis is a recipe of mine. I make 4 litre kegs of this stuff and drink it all the time. It’s a staple and goes down well with a slice of something you like.

  • 1.5 litres of Old Jamaican Ginger Beer
  • 500 ml of Banana Beer
  • 1 capful max of Cpt. Morgan’s Rum

So basically 75% of one and 25% of the other. One capful max of Rum doesn’t sound like much, but its presence in the mixture significantly influences the taste. In fact I usually prefer to use half a capful, thus one cap into 4 litres. Adjust this to your taste.

Banana Beer is made in Wells, England.

Stir them up and chill it well.