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Some days you have to resort to the basics, what you know, what pays the bills and feeds the family.

b & b plates knife butter dish copy Not that we are on the breadline more that I’ve gone back to what I know [a design job] to supplement the family.
Not loafing around. And not that I do…

GE bread board yellow knife blue butter dish copy

I’m fortunate in that we can survive without me working full time. [When I do work, it’s usually from home.] We’ve learnt to live on less and I consider myself lucky to be able to drop off and pick up my kids from school. To be there to be cranky with them all afternoon. And I so am aware of my ‘less’ being a whole lot more than a whole lot of other unfortunates in this world.

bread butter plate plastic bread

I get to eat cake…I don’t even fancy bread much.

kiwi new zealand ironstone saucer retro vintage

Speaking of fancy, this shape is the Master butter knife and should not be used as a spreader. [If you are living at Downton Abbey.]
It transfers the slice of butter to the side or bread plate only, so as to not contaminate the main block.

star butter knife blue cloud saucer

This more round blade is the spreader.
And as you probably know, it is proper etiquette to break your bread on your side plate and butter it there before biting into that gluteny sucker.

But did you know? Never butter an entire roll all at once. Instead break off a small piece, hold it in your fingers [not your palm], and butter it one bite at a time, using the butter knife of course.
This morsel courtesy of Lisa Mirza Grotts, Ettiquette Expert via Huffington Post. Want more?

yellow bread board orange Decor margarine vintage blue knife copy

Serrated bread knife. Decor margarine container/ disguiser.

I use butter because I think it’s better basically [more natural] but I am married to a marg-man.

I know which side my bread is buttered so we do both.

Butter or margarine? Any opinions?
There’s been some nasty one-molecule-away-from-plastic rumours spread around but who knows?


What’s the most feminist cheese in the world?
Germaine Gruyere.

Mouse Knife Cheese Spreader

What hotel do mice stay in?
The Stilton.
Handmade Silver Thai Mouse cheese knife.
Bought in a lovely silverware shop Khao Lak. Lost their card unfortunately.

The very lovely super friendly Thai shop girl asked the 4 of us to pose for a photo, then got us holding a quite strange and very large silver basket. She was so sweet, we just went with it. We suspect the pic is on the inter web somewhere, the shop has a website but we can’t remember the name and no luck on the Google. Wondering how ridiculous we look…

The terms Big Wheel and Big Cheese originally referred to those who were wealthy enough to purchase a whole wheel of cheese.

mouse_cheese knife rest white cheese plate platter

Worry is today’s mice nibbling on tomorrow’s cheese.
Are you groaning yet? Well I did say more cheese…

Silver knife rest
1 of set 2 x small porcelain plates

small wooden cheese board with 4 china cheese markers vintage modern

…boy he can please us like four kinds of cheeses…
L-A-C-H-L-A-N  by Your Wedding Night


Set 4 Cheese Markers
Small Wooden palette

+extra cheese

What did the blind man say after being handed a cheese grater?
That’s the most violent book I’ve ever read.

Cheese Grater by Stanislav Katz.
Image source: Design Boom


And the last bite…
my favourite scene in a movie involving cheese. If you got any others/better ones let’s hear it, please.

Royale with Cheese

Fromage Thailand.
Dairy is not Queen or King in this lovely smiley gracious country but I’ve managed to sniff out enough mouldy fatty heaven to smile and wave maniacally. Crackers? Yes, yes I am and loving every minute of it.

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