Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Cheesy

Have I posted this one before? It's a shot of Ken outside the tiny village of Camembert in Normandy. The village lends its name to one of France's iconic cheeses, and one of Ken's favorites. I just had to have his photo in front of the sign.

Ken in Camembert (or very close). Digitized color slide, Normandy, 1992.

I got the north forty cut yesterday. If I'm industrious, I will get the west forty cut today, in advance of the rain they're predicting for Thursday. I also did some weeding in the vegetable garden and fastened the tomatoes to their supports. They've made new roots since being transplanted and are beginning to get taller. There are even little tomatoes on some of the plants.

In other news, our erstwhile deck contractor returned our uncashed check, written a year and half ago. After his wife told Ken she wouldn't waste money on a stamp to send a check back to us because we cancelled the job, we sent a SASE (Stamped Self Adressed Envelope). The check arrived unceremoniously in yesterday's mail.

10 comments:

  1. That deck contractor’s wife is shameless. The photo is great. Camembert is one of my favorites, too.

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  2. That photo makes going there worthwhile

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  3. I have had good and bad Camembert cheese, but when it’s good, it’s out of this world!

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  4. I must have had camembert at one time but I can't remember it. I recall it was hard to find and very $$. I suppose there are rip-offs. I will keep my eyes peeled for some proper ones.

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    1. I used to buy Camembert “Le Rustique” in Arlington, VA, at Harris Teeter. It was very good and the price was reasonable considering it was an exotic product. I could also find that brand in France. If I am not mistaken, there is also a Le Rustique Brie cheese. Good quality cheeses.

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    2. Maybe, you can try this :
      https://www.instacart.com/products/3318819-le-rustique-soft-ripened-french-camembert-mini-cheese-wheel-8-8-oz

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  5. I have a few photos of Camembert from when me and Mrs L visited in 2011, on our way down to the South West coast from the UK. I'll probably post about that trip in detail at some point in the future. I think the 'Maison du Camembert', the now almost obligatory way to cash in on cheese tourists like us, must have been built subsequent to your photo - it's sort of to the back right of the buildings you can see on the hill in the background. We bought some cheese, as you'd expect, but some great cider too (hard cider in the US?).

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    1. Also meant to add - that's a great photo!

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  6. If I’m not mistaken, we would meet a few days later in Paris at the Hôtel de l’Avenir.

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