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More Cheese Please (WTSIM…#18)

summary: cheeses, crackers and grappa for dessert; information about WTSIM… picnic basket (click on images for larger views and more photos)

Contrary to all appearances, this is NOT a post for

Waiter, there's something in my... Waiter, there’s something in my… picnic basket!

Why is it not a WTSIM… post?

  • I didn’t make anything and just opened up packages. At least it’s not a bag of chips. (Actually, I did make something. I made vegetarian hamburgers*. But they can’t be easily transported. When you read about them, you’ll understand why.)
  • It’s past the deadline.
  • It’s WAY past the deadline; the roundup has already been posted.

But what I want to say as I’m racing up the path to the picnic site is:

cheese Wait for me!! Wait for me!!!

Noooo!!! Is the picnic finished? Rats. Heey!!! …come baaaaack!!!

I have dessert… the ultimate dessert:

The best cheese in the world. Well, maybe not THE best. But it’s one of the best: Beemster Aged Gouda from the Netherlands. It has the most wonderful caramelized shards throughout.

cheese And I’ve got grappa too (the bottle’s inside a paper bag, just in case the authorities are looking). And crackers: fig and walnut crackers.

But I see the tables are all empty, the fires have been put out, the ground swept of any debris. Even the birds are in the trees, having finished picking up any stray crumbs. I KNEW I shouldn’t have taken the time to brush my hair before jumping on my bike to get to the picnic! :stomp:

That’s okay. I’ll just sit here forlornly (well, not too forlornly… I’ve got Beemster and grappa :-)). (continue reading )

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