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An Ode to Cheese

Once upon a time, there was a girl whose father had customers in Wisconsin.

Every time he went to Dodgeville, she would drop hints about how much she’d love a cheesehead. (To express her love for the food, not the team. No offense, Packers fans.)

Every time he came home, he returned empty-handed.

She put this experience behind her, until the Packers won the Super Bowl. She was sick, and really rather grumpy, so she called her father and reminded him of this.

Be careful what you wish for, folks. A week later, there was a delivery. What did I find inside? My very own cheesehead.


This girl lost all of last week’s cooking mojo and ordered some sushi tonight. This girl is bummed she hasn’t found a good sushi place in her new hood yet.


This girl is done writing in the third person.

Adventures in (Vegan) Cheese

Since I started reading healthy living blogs, I’ve been exposed to all kinds of different foods and eating styles that I’d never known about before. (And I’ve tried a lot of foods I’ve read about on blogs!)

I’ll try different foods, but right now, how I’m eating mostly works for me. I generally eat almost anything but am trying to go light on fried food, wheat and dairy to see if it helps my stomach.

There’s one problem with that.


Like, so much so that I joined French club in high school because my friend told me they did cheese tastings. DONE. This was obviously the club for me.

But I don’t think my stomach loves cheese. (Jerk.) I knew vegan and other dairy-free cheese alternatives existed, but I didn’t want to try them. They wouldn’t be as good as the real thing.

But for some reason, I decided to try vegan cheese last night.


(Um, technically it’s a “cheese product alternative.”)

I was having my friend Eileen over for tacos/fajitas, and I didn’t want to buy a bag of cheese I wouldn’t use again, so I decided to try this cheese. I was going to trick her and not tell her it was vegan, but at the last minute I told her and she didn’t seem too weirded out.


Maybe it was the wine.

Edited to add: The cheese wasn’t bad! It was in such a small quantity, though, that I wasn’t sure, so I tried it after dinner melted on a tortilla chip and it passed that all-important test.