Cheese, drawerings, maps and Dame Judi


Simple Almond Cheese. Photo from recipe post at

I’m always on the lookout for vegan cheese recipes that get close enough to the real thing to satisfy my craving. (See motto.)

I found this recipe for Simple Almond Cheese at Rawmazing.  Surprisingly  good. Definitely a keeper and very easy to make. Kind of a cross between feta and ricotta.

I made a couple of adjustments to the recipe:
— added 1 tablespoon of miso for a little more of the salty tang of cheese.
— added two or three good shakes (~ 1T) of McCormick Perfect Pinch Lemon Herb Seasoning because it was on hand.
— used sea salt because I need to use it up before I go buying more fancy salt.
— used a dirty sock instead of….oh, alright, not really.

I’m thinking this cheese go well with pizza. Speaking of pizza, Urban Earthworm made these, which I will definitely be trying.

More cheese recipes:

*** Can I get a yay/yea! WholeSoy is back!

I don’t have the talent (or the patience) to do this, but I’m glad there are people who do. Seems a shame to eat something so creative.

If I had it to do all over again, I would think about being an architect, which is why these “drawerings”* captured my attention.  The book is here.

I didn’t see the Island of Sodor in the article, but the other places are just as magical.  Although seeing Thomas chuff and peep past my house every day would be loverly.

*** Stop calling it “the cloud.”  It’s just somebody else’s computer.

… The clever Brainpickles sent me a link to this wonderful self-written obituary. I guess we’re now extending the word “selfie” to include obituaries? Lord.

Two things:

  • the guitar solo in The Eagles Hotel California
  • the marks the vacuum cleaner leaves on a rug

**** There are many versions of this beautiful song. Frank Sinatra’s is one of my favorites. So is Barbra Streisand’s. But I chose this one by Judi Dench because she played Desiree in the London production of A Little Night Music, and I think it best conveys the meaning and feeling of the song. Also because she looks exquisite in this video.

*  “Well you know my name is Simon and I love to make great drawerings…”

4 comments for “Cheese, drawerings, maps and Dame Judi

  1. April 1, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Hmmm… Now I’m going to have to write my own obituary. Interesting thought.

    Can’t wait till I have time to try the cheese recipe. I am on a never ending search for the perfect cruelty free cheese, and since I became pregnant, this has become exponentially more important.

    Thank you, as always, for the wonderful shout out!

    (also, I laughed out loud at the cloud comment)

    • April 1, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Thanks, UE! I love your new pregnancy blog. Be fun to follow along on your journey. This will make how many – 3? Wow. They say marines are tough, but…

      Yeah, the “cloud.” Makes me crazy.

  2. roadreads
    April 2, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Two things: (1) The dirty sock; (2) the other dirty sock.

  3. April 17, 2014 at 9:41 am

    What a great rendition of Send in the Clowns! It gave me chills. I just adore Judi Dench, and it was seeing a clip of her singing that song in A Little Night Music that made me really “get it” for the first time ever. It had always sounded like a cheesy love song to me, but she gave it depth and resonance. How amazing would it be to see her live onstage?

    I also noticed that quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson on your sidebar. Love it! When he said it on the Colbert Report, I thought, “I need to make a note of that one.” So true!

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