Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…


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Cheese…

My favorite images from my trip to Provence included the Cheesemen I saw in the markets of Aix-en-Provence and Pernes-les-Fontaines.

Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence

Pernes-les-Fontaines

Pernes-les-Fontaines

Passionate for goat cheese (especially when drizzled with lavender honey or decorated with thyme flowers)

cheesefrom aix goatcheese

When my friend Lisa (who was looking forward to her own trip to Paris) said, “Why don’t we take a cheese class?” I jumped-like-a-goat at the thought and even roped Terry into going, too. Since it coincided with our 39th anniversary it turned into a mini-celebration of sorts in honor of goats, longevity, and friendship! Some people have time-shares in vacation properties and then there are those who have goat-shares for the milk (investigating now).

We made feta, chevre, farmhouse cream cheese and fromage blanc.

cheese

cheesepan

Cheesemakers

Lisa’s photo of her fellow cheesemakers

It was a lovely day in San Francisco…

coit

Trader Joe’s has goat milk but maybe TM will give me a real goat for our 40th!?

Next it will be olives…I can feel it…

olives

Probably need to get a hat to fit into the whole theme of markets and cheesemen and our new favorite CD is The Goat Rodeo Sessions…we blast it everywhere…love goats!

The_goat_rodeo_sessions