Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday is a Special Day
A actually had a Saturday off last week, and we definitely took advantage of it. After running a small errand for the shop, we headed off to the Farmers Market. We were on the hunt for some delicious fall apples, and came home with 12 ears of corn, some delicious farmhouse Gouda cheese, peaches, apples, pears, and a huge bag of kettle corn that is now almost gone. We tasted some Beehive Cheese that was spectacular. Here's a description:
This is a full bodied cheese with a nutty flavor and smooth texture. The cheese is hand rubbed with a Turkish grind of Colorado Legacy Coffee Company's (The Cheesemakers brother) "Beehive Blend". The blend consists of a mix of South American, Central American, and Indonesian beans roasted to different styles. French Superior Lavender buds are ground with the coffee and the mixture is diluted with oil to suspend the dry ingredients in the rub. The rub imparts notes of butterscotch and caramel which are prevalent near the rind, but find their way to the center of the cheese. The cheese is aged on Utah Blue Spruce aging racks in our humidity controlled caves, and moved to different temperature during the aging process to develop texture and flavor. The name "Barely Buzzed" comes from Andrea at Deluxe Foods in California. She was the winner of the name this cheese contest.
Mmmmmmmnn... sounds delicious, yeah? That's not what we bought, but it was definitely the star of the show.
After the Farmers Market we went to NPS, which arguably stands for "Not Particularly Safe." I found some great primary supplies, like giant autumn leaves and apples that will be great for sticking up on the chalkboard with songs written on the backs. We also picked up some Pastaroni and Riceroni, for only 89 cents instead of a dollar. Over on the industrial side, I picked out seed packets, 10 for a dollar plus 70% off, while A perused the disheveled automotive stuff. (I came out with 31 packets for 99 cents!)
After that we had planned a trip to the DI on 45th, but I had had the hiccups all day and it was starting to hurt, so I just went home instead while A worked on his truck at his parents' house. (The registration for his Eclipse expired this month, so he's hustling buns to finish that thing.)
All in all, it was a great day.
Posted by Marta at 11:15 AM