La Beurrasse

La Beurrasse de La Fromagerie Ruban Bleu

La Beurrasse is a wonderful goat milk cheese spread (tartinade) made by La Fromagerie Ruban Bleu in Mercier, Quebec.  Whenever I have some of La Beurrasse in the fridge I can't resist wanting to spread it on to toast, bagels, crackers whatever I have around.  It has a very light creamy fluffy texture with a mild goat milk flavor that is irresistible and quite addictive.  La Beurrasse is made with 100% goat milk and contains only 15% fat.


Lemon Verbena

(Lippia citriodora)
Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena is a lovely plant with a nice pure fruity lemon fragrance.
Verbena plants are drought-resistant shrub-like herbs that grow to 2 -3 m (6 - 9 ft.) high. They tolerate full to partial sun, and enjoy light well-drained soil.
In late summer, tiny lavender (or white) flowers appear amid the long, light-green slender leaves.  It is sensitive to cold; it can be grown as a perennial in zone 9 but can be grown anywhere as an annual. It makes a great container plant that can be moved indoor during the winter.
Lemon verbena leaves are used to add a lemony flavor to fish and poultry dishes, vegetable marinades, salad dressings, jams, puddings, and beverages. It also is used to make herbal teas, or added to standard tea instead of actual lemons.


Monty Python - The Cheese Shop

John Cleese and Michael Palin of Monty Python performing The Cheese Shop sketch taken from Monty Python's Flying Circus. 
Monty Python - The Cheese Shop

I always have a laugh when I hear this skit.

Here is the list of the forty four cheeses mentioned in their routine: Red Leicester, Tilsit, Caerphilly, Bel Paese, Red Windsor, Stilton, Gruyère, Emmental, Norwegian Jarlsberg, Liptauer, Lancashire, White Stilton, Danish Blue, Double Gloucester, Cheshire, Dorset Blue Vinney, Brie, Roquefort, Pont l'Evêque, Port Salut, Savoyard, Saint-Paulin, Carré de l'Est, Boursin, Bresse-Bleu, Perle de Champagne, Camembert, Gouda, Edam, Caithness, Smoked Austrian, Sage Derby, Wensleydale, Greek Feta, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, Mozzarella, Pipo Crem', Fynbo, Czechoslovakian sheep's milk cheese, Venezuelan Beaver Cheese, Cheddar, Ilchester, Limburger.