It was a cheesy lunch…


My first cheesy post!

This was my lunch today (I’m not a big lunch eater, more a lunch snacker).

THIS is Chicago cheese with a chunk of thick lavosh-ish bread from our local Middle Eastern bakery, Baiz Market. It is a common cheese from they middle east.

Every time we go to this market, I buy this cheese.

It is super smooth, creamy, mild, moist (I tried SO hard to not write that word. SO hard.) with no aftertaste. It is made of cow’s milk and is semi-soft. I have heard that it is amazing fried and grilled, but when I get it home, I just want to eat it, not mess with it!

Karlacti and Karoun are the two big producers of it, so check your local grocery store or Middle Eastern market. At Baiz, we can buy chunks of it off a giant wheel in the deli. 🙂


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Here I am!

I finally took a few moments away from reading to publish my first post on this new blog.

I hope you all enjoy it.

My plan?

  • To share the books I read and my reviews of them (in a step towards beginning my new literary/library career.)
  • To share the wine I drink and my reviews of them.
  • To share the cheese I eat and my reviews of them.
  • To share the places we travel to and my review of them and the places in between.
  • And of course, to post pictures of my pets 🙂
  • Any combination of the above.

I am a credentialed veterinary technician specialist in emergency and critical care that gave up on that profession after 20+ years of being mentally, verbally, physically and emotionally abused by coworkers, employers and clients.  Yep, y’all made me run for the hills and follow my other dreams. On one hand, it sucks because I was GREAT at my job. On the other, I still have time for a second career, so thanks!

I am a breast cancer fighter. I am only one year into my battle (I refuse to call this a journey- my journeys are FUN-this is NOT) with several years to go.

I am a devoted wife whose goal is to make my husband smile and laugh, the best sound in the world. We have 4 cats and one dog.

I am a world traveler who has only been to a few countries, but whose bucket list and travel journal is long and open wide. I have a case of wanderlust.

I am a lover of wine, of spending time at local vineyards and wineries, supporting local business and my own relaxation. Sometimes doing this involves perching in my backyard with a bottle and no where to go.

I am a lover of fromage, in all forms and flavors. My secret is that I’d love to be an affineur, but until then, I’ll share my faves here with y’all.

And finally, I am a mad bibliophile, with piles and piles of books to read. With more on the way each day (shhhh! don’t tell my husband!). I can’t help it. The smell of an old book, the feel of the paper, the places my mind goes………

I can’t wait to share it all with you!