Posted on 18th Jul 2016
Stag Horn Cheese KnifeUse the cheese knife that is with the cheese board and put the piece of cheese that you choose on your cheese or side plate. Cut a small piece from this with your small butter or cheese knife and place on your cracker, bread or biscuit. You can eat the cheese just in your fingers if you like but don't forget to cut it up into small pieces first.
Round cheese: Cut a small triangular portion as you would a cake.
Wedge Shaped Cheese i.e a piece of Brie: Never cut the end of the piece just cut lengthways in slivers.
Stilton: If the Stilton is round a Stilton spoon/scoop is usually provided. Scoop a portion for yourself from the middle of the Stilton. If the cheese is a half round or wedge cut a small triangular portion as you would a cake.
Cheese rind: This can be eaten or removed from your portion with your knife.
Silver Bee NecklaceYou may not have noticed but insect populations are crashing. Thirty years ago, July skies would be crowded with bugs, from tiny thrips to whirring dragonflies but, sadly, not any more. As the 'splat count' on car windscreens shows, the crowd has thinned alarmingly and numbers continue to fall. Some might see that as [...]
Childs Spoon and PusherOur beautiful Pusher and Spoon has been engraved "Princess Charlotte" and gift wrapped for a presentation in Edinburgh, Scotland. We were able to get the item to our client on time. We're sure that the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge will be delighted.
Grape ScissorsGrapes must be served washed and dried and accompanied with a pair of grape scissors, sometimes called shears. Ways of eating grapes. Do not pick individual grapes off a bunch. Cut off a small branch of grapes at a time. Only cut the thin stems as the grape scissors are not made for cutting the heavier [...]
Cheapside Hoard PendantThe Cheapside Hoard is a hoard of jewellery from the late 16th and early 17th centuries, discovered in 1912 by workmen using a pickaxe to excavate in a cellar at 30-32 Cheapside in London, England. They found a buried wooden box containing more than 400 pieces of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewellery. The hoard is generally [...]
Hare Bracelet Hares use their powerful hind legs to escape predation by outrunning their enemies, and have been known to reach speeds of 72kph (45mph). Brown hares are widespread throughout central and western Europe, including most of the UK, where they were introduced by the Romans. Courtship involves boxing, and this well-known 'mad March hare' behaviour [...]
This practical set will encourage fussy eaters and make meal times more fun. The words "Who's been eating all my porridge?" are etched in the base of the bowl. The bowl has a teddy bear handle and the spoon is stainless steel. This porringer style child's bowl and spoon set is equally suitable for boys [...]
Traditionally the "Quaich" (pronounced "quake", from the Gaelic word "cuach") which originated in the Scottish highlands was used both for a "Cup of Welcome" and also when offering a farewell drink. It was not until the end of the 17th century that they became popular. The earliest quaichs were made of a single piece of [...]
Bees - insect populations are crashing. You may not have noticed but insect populations are crashing. Thirty years ago, July skies would be crowded with bugs, from tiny thrips to whirring dragonflies but, sadly, not any more. As the 'splat count' on car windscreens shows, the crowd has thinned alarmingly and numbers continue to fall. [...]