Julia Bradbury Launches Smile For Dairy Campaign 21st February 2010

TV presenter Julia Bradbury launched the Smile For Dairy Campaign yesterday (21st February 2010) to get National Dairy Week celebrations under way.

A smiling Julia, dressed as a fairy showed her love of dairy products as she posed with an enormous glass of milk.

Julia Bradbury said: “Everyone knows I’m a country girl at heart and I am delighted to wave my magic wand in National Dairy Week and become the Dairy Fairy. Just about every household in Britain uses milk, cheese, yogurt and we should be proud that we produce such natural and nutritious foods. It’s something many of us perhaps take for granted.”

The 2009 consumer survey conducted by The Dairy Council shows:

– 97% of UK households consumed dairy products.

– Fresh milk and cheese were the most consumed dairy products.

– Of the 97% of respondents who consumed dairy products 86% consumed them every day.

– Over two thirds of people think that dairy products are healthy especially as part of children’s diets.

The Smile for Dairy Campaign has been launched by The Dairy Council – which promotes the nutritional benefits of dairy products.

To show your support and love of dairy products Smile for Dairy and send The Dairy Council a picture of you smiling to smile@smilefordairy.com

Visit the Smile for Dairy Website to see Julia Bradbury and many more smiles at www.smilefordairy.com

British Cheese Week – 26th September – 4th October 2009

I have just heard that it is British Cheese Week next week, from Saturday 26th September til 4th October 2009.

The week involves a nationwide campaign to promote British cheese with the Great British Cheese Festival and the British Cheese Awards Dinner taking place in Cardiff.

Events will be taking place across the country.

Support British Cheese next week and let us know how you celebrated British Cheese Week.

Cauliflower Cheese With Bacon And Quail Eggs

Cauliflower cheese is a great way to use up the cauliflower in a tasty and interesting way.

Ingredients

  • One cauliflower
  • One leek
  • Equivalent of one pepper (assorted colours)
  • 6 Mushrooms
  • One onion
  • Two rashers of bacon
  • 6-8 quail egg hard boiled
  • Cheese sauce
  • Grated cheese

Cauliflower Cheese With Bacon And Quail Eggs

Method

  1. Cut the cauliflower into pieces and boil in a pan until softened.
  2. Boil the quail eggs for 3 minutes.
  3. Peel and chop the leeks and onion and fry.
  4. Cut the peppers and slice the mushrooms and add to frying pan.
  5. Grill the bacon and then cut into pieces.
  6. Let the quail eggs cool and then peel and cut in half.
  7. Preheat the oven.
  8. Add all the ingredients to an oven proof dish.
  9. Pour the cheese sauce over the vegetable mix.
  10. Grate some cheese over the top.
  11. Warm in the oven until the cheese topping has melted.

This is excellent as a meal in itself or as an accompaniment to a main meal.