When Life Gives You Rotten Cheese...
If you think the life of a writer is a bumpy one, you can well imagine being a lowly blogger is even more of a challenge.The competition is ON between me and Will Fertman for the most California-local, farm-fresh experiment-gone-right, and he is basically killing me. But what Will doesn’t know is that we’ve replaced regular household freezer items with these natural tree-bearing ones from over the fence next door... let’s see what happens. Yes, Will, come September, I will have a bevy of cheese-pairing chutneys from my bounty of fruit and herb, so start shaking in your Birkenstocks.
In the meantime, I’d like to share with you one of the many perks of writing and blogging in a focused marketplace. Fan Mail. Yes, you read it correctly. Letters from fans and followers are up there on the perkometer, ranking just slightly below winemaker farm-to-table dinners and Brett Dennen concerts. Today’s fan letter really has given me some perspective on life, however, for its intrinsic wisdom replaced the old adage: “When life gives you lemons...”
I saw a cheese that is popular in Sardinia Italy. It had fly larvae inside, due to cracking during the aging process. This cheese is hard to find and is not sold in stores because of health regulations. But it is supposed to be very creamy and tasty! The excrement of the little maggots gives this cheese an excellent flavor!
Photo by Shardan