Billie Burke sent me a secret message on a packet of cheese recently. It was pure chance I spotted it because let’s face it who usually reads the back of a cheese packet? It was on the wrapping of a big chunk of Davidstow Cheddar.
This is the cheddar I always buy after I had some at Battenburgbelle’s house, I love it. But I have never noticed the secret messages. Are there others, or is this the only one?!
I said out loud, “Well I never!” and showed it to Mr R saying, “I nearly didn’t notice it!” His response was, “I’m not surprised. You don’t expect to find philosophy on your cheese.” Indeed you don’t.
I took her secret message as a nudge to make a Billie Burke recipe. Hence…
In these strange days of lockdown, I am very much enjoying taking time to arrange salad bits and bobs in a festive way, even though it’s just me, myself and I eating them. So this was fun to put together. I was worried I had overdone it with the cayenne pepper, but it was fine.
I used one of the eggs that was left without its sausage casing from the Tessie O’Shea Scotch Eggs I made for the recent social bubble picnic and the whole kit and caboodle was utterly delicious.
I will ALWAYS look at the back of cheese packets in future. Thank you Davidstow and thank you Billie. I totally agree with your philosophy. Age is indeed of no importance unless you are a cheese.
Love Glinda’s quote! Fun post!
Thanks Annette – this was a fun one to write!
That’s amazing . I shall be looking for a pack today ! I knew the quote, but not that it was on a pack of cheese ! Also saw the new doc ..’Natalie Wood: What Remains..’ via my NOW TV sub I have at the moment . It’s very good and apparently she rarely cooked at home, but often made breakfast for the family when on the yacht and she always made Huevro Rancheros ! And there’s a still of her doing just that. .. May cook it this weekend with BB’s cheese !
Ooh, I want to see that Natalie Wood doc. That pic of her making her Huevos Rancheros in this blog post – also a picture of me, dressed as her, playing a Wurlitzer – no kidding! https://www.silverscreensuppers.com/natalie-wood/natalie-woods-huevos-rancheros-5 – cor, I want Natalie Huevos Rancheros right now!
Nice organ ! Not sure if that’s the yacht she’s on there . I bought a pack of the cheese yesterday even though I could not see a quote. They are revealed when you break the seal as I’m sure you know . But you got lucky as mine has a different quote by somebody called John Lubbock from something called ‘The Use of Life’ Nice cheese though !
Awww, no Billie eh? I bet next time you spot some packs in the supermarket you’ll be trying to get a sneaky peek under that seal!