I love cheese. I can find a way to add it to almost any meal. Recently though, I’ve been having troubles with cow’s milk, and after cutting it out of my diet (along with gluten) I’ve felt much better. I’ve still been able to eat goat and sheep milk products and that, thankfully, has included cheese. I’ve found a sheep’s milk regiano for my pasta and several versions of cheddar for my sandwiches, but am always on the lookout for more. Returning from my Spring Break trip we stopped at Whole Foods in Bellevue, WA, I was so pleased to find some more options to try. The creamy cheese on the bottom left is Cypress Grove Chèvre Midnight Moon, it’s so good with a rich nutty flavour. Cypress Grove Chèvre recommends serving it with a fig jam and I can’t wait to try that. In the bottom middle picture is a cheese with a golden rind, from Tumalo Farms of Oregon. Tumalo has created Pondhopper, “a semi-hard cheese delicately spiced with an echo of Cascade hops from a local microbrew.” I also added two Spanish cheeses to my selection from Whole Foods, a 6 month old Manchego and Drunken Goat, bottom right. These are both new to me, but not totally unique. Drunken Goat’s a delicious, mild Spanish cheese soaked in red wine for a few days. Manchego is another creamy, nutty selection. These are all similar and were great choices to try. I can’t wait to sample them with some homemade jams, olives, roasted peppers and maybe some salami as well.
By Mo on March 24, 2013
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By Mo on March 14, 2013
details Polyvore: heading to the sun
Can’t wait until Sunday, when my two friends and I head south to Seattle, then on to Tucson, Az. I’m so ready for the sun and dry desert heat. I’ve been once before in February and it was so wonderful. I love the desert light, flora & fauna. I’m so happy to be heading to the Sonoran Desert Museum again. Hopefully they have the amazing cilantro pesto I still dream about four years later. Seeing agave, cholla and ocotillo again will be so fun, along with grackles, doves, and cactus wrens.
By Mo on March 10, 2013
As a creative person, I love being able to create something that I’ve visualized for a long time. More fun than the end result is the process. I knew what I wanted these to look like, and I knew I didn’t want to do friendship bracelet type work. I wanted it wider and to be able to do a bar code stripe pattern. I spent hours looking for ideas online. Isn’t it funny how you can look & look & look, then suddenly there it is, like magic. I’m experimenting with base metal findings with an antiqued finishes. I’m loving the results so far, but I’m still tweaking (Remember when Tom Hanks said he had a problem that needed tweaking in You’ve Got Mail? I still hear his voice when I say it to myself.) Anyway if these prototypes are any indication, I’m on the right track. Stay tuned for more.
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By Mo on February 25, 2013
After Christmas I was keeping a little secret from you. I applied and was accepted to help jury blogs nominated for the Ninjamatics’ 2012 Canadian Weblog Awards. It was a great experience that I thoroughly enjoyed and I’m proud to be in the company of the other jurors. It was very insightful to see the criteria used to compare the nominated blogs, to learn to look with a more critical eye, and aren’t we all always striving to improve. For a list of 2012’s winners go to Ninjamatics’ 2012 Canadian Weblog Awards Winners. Nominations are open for 2013, so drop by and have a look.
By Mo on February 24, 2013
I remember these from my childhood & recently convinced my mom to let me have them. I love that this beautiful, vintage, Danish design was part of my childhood and the memories associated with it. Oh and don’t worry, I’ve got my eye on several other pieces too.