Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cheese I said!

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Sunday Scribblings has come up with the single word Cheese this week. Mmm!



I was on the bus a few minutes ago and for the entire half-hour journey I had to endure the non-stop chatter of a couple of ladies sitting just behind me! ‘Well...’ I said, ‘so...’ she said, ‘then....’ I said, ‘and....’ she said.......” and so it went on mile after mile after mile!


Something they said reminded me about a recent visit to a cheese shop. The selection was sensational, the smell was intoxicating and the thought of tucking in made me dribble! A freshfaced young lady with pink cheeks and a toothy grim greeted me.
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Hello she said, Hi I said. Cheese? she said, Please I said.
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What’s this? I said. Brie she said. Looks tasty I said. It is she said. See this? she said. What’s that? I said. Stilton she said. Yum yum I said. Try some she said. Yes please I said.
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The nice thing about this shop is that they insist you sample a bit before you buy. I never refuse!

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Wow I said, that’s great I said. What this? I said Which one? she said, Oh that she said. It’s cheddar she said. Strong? I said, very she said.

Well, I tried a little bit and it was fantastic. When I bit it, it bit back! It was crumbly, creamy and made my mouth glow! The aftertaste lingered.

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I’ll take some I said. How much? She said. That much I said. This much? She said. Perfect I said.

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So, she cut it with a cheese wire, wrapped it in greaseproof paper, and took my money.
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Thank you I said. Goodbye she said. Who’s next? she said.

Right now I’m tucking in to my wedge of cheese. I’ve got a chunk of warm crusty bread, some local butter, a couple of vine tomatoes and a dish of pickled onions. Oh, I also have a very acceptable bottle of ’06 Cab Sav breathing alongside. Fantastic!

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20 comments:

  1. i now have an urge to go to europe and buy cheese. something tells me it's a completely different experience altogether!

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  2. ahhh... wine & cheese, who could want anthing more?

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  3. My favorite snack, cheese, bread, crackers, and wine. MMMM

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  4. haha Love the "she said", "I said" conversation between you and the cheese wiz sparked by the she said he said of the ladies on the bus! YOU never fail to come up with a clever post!! Sorry I haven't visited in a while Keith.. Hope u are feeling as spunky as this post reads! :))

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  5. that's a perfect meal you have there...

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  6. What a great blog you've got here. I love the pace of the cheese post. I empathise with your poetry issues. See if living with one poem for one week (reading it everyday) helps you gain a different understanding.

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  7. Loved your he said/she said, Keith. And thanks for today's lunch. I picked five tomatoes last night and the cheddar is waiting in the fridge. Cheese and tomato sandwiches for lunch, coming up.

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  8. ee cummings and a little cheese . . . the perfect Sunday

    well done, Keith, as usual.

    xox

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  9. Now I'm craving cheese! I like the way you capture moments - the old ladies on the bus, the girl in the cheese shop. Made me smile.

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  10. Hello Keith.
    It's been too long since I have visited your blog.
    Love how you keep the template interesting.
    Your cheesy thoughts make me hungry!
    I'll be back for Carry On Tuesday.
    Oh and I have a new blog too.
    Come visit

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  11. What a fun read and you made me crave some chedder. :) That's what I said!

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  12. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your scribbling... which also made me crave cheese! THANKS:) Though, I do always enjoy reading your writings!

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  13. Perfect menu...Who could want for me - tasty post!

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  14. MMMMM A piece of cheese and a glass of wine What else do you want. Brie is one of my favourites. But I love most cheeses
    being a Dutch cheese head
    Hope you are doing well Keith

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  15. do love the cheddar, your spread with the bread, tomatoes, pickled onions and wine tells me your one hell of a cook and a good writer

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  16. I liked the way you posted the conversation, it was so rhyming good. And as for the cheese though i dont have much experience with cheese, it sounds yummy with vine tomatoes and pickled onions. Gosh, i have such a lot to explore in the food world!

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  17. I loved the rapid fire conversation and the way the scene in the cheese shop was so vivid. Now I've found you it looks as though I have some more enjoyable reading to come. Thanks.

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