So I’m sitting her at 3:37pm, still in my PJs… gotta love that. Adam cooked a delicious breakfast scramble with the Ascutney Mountain cheese I bought earlier in the week at Saxelby and we had a wonderful cup of coffee sweetened with a tiny bit of the vanilla macadamia nut sugar we bought on our honeymoon in Hawaii last year. Mmmmmmmmm. I’m quite fond of lazy Saturdays. Aren’t you?
Anyway, I’m excited about a few cheese-related things. First, I got a couple comments on my blog this week from the people over at Cabot! Because I linked to their site every time I raved about the Cabot Clothbound Cheddar (swoon), they found my blog and thanked me for the kind words. I thought that was really cool.
Second, I am helping a friend of mine plan an all-American cheese plate for Thanksgiving, and I am planning the same for my Thanksgiving celebration as well. Cabot Clothbound Cheddar is definitely going to be there – 100%. I’m working out the other selections this weekend. On the list of potentials right now are:
- Twin Maple Farms Hudson Red
- Bon Bouche from Vermont Butter & Cheese
- Upland Farms Pleasant Ridge Reserve
- Rogue River Blue from Rogue Creamery
- Sweet Grass Dairy Green Hill
- Marieke Gouda from Hollands Family Farm in Wisconsin
- Vermont Shepherd
- Bayley Hazen Blue
- Winnimere from Jasper Hill in VT
God – this list makes me DROOL! America has really got it going on with the cheese these days!! These cheeses are all fantastic! So my goal in putting together a cheese plate (all from America) is to include cheeses made from a variety of milks – cow, goat & sheep – AND to include a variety of cheese styles – hard, soft, washed-rind, bloomy-rind, mountain-style, crumbly, creamy, etc. This will make the cheese plate super interesting and enlightening for the guests! I’ll let you know what my final choices are after I do a little tasting and comparing!
Meanwhile, still loving the new lens! Here are my photos from the last 2 days:
Photo 223 out of 365 – “Man Looking Out a Cafe window”
I took this on Clinton Street while walking to my yoga class on Thursday. The close 2nd runner up is this one, which I took a few minutes earlier on the opposite side of the street:
Photo 224 out of 365 – “Mascara”
This one I took of my friend Wendy while she was looking in the bathroom mirror putting on her makeup.
And these are a few more from the past couple days that I really love:
So that’s all for this lazy Saturday. Hope everyone’s having a wonderful weekend!