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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bobolink Dairy

Seasonal Chef

I'm adding the last few things to the larder including cheese from Bobolink Dairy. I buy cheeses made closer to home but none of them compare to Bobolink raw milk cave-ripened cheddar or their Foret-washed farmstead cheese so twice a year I go a little further afield, just over the state line to New Jersey. Some cheese lovers might protest but I find the cheese keeps beautifully when I vacuum seal it and then let it breathe or bloom after I open it.

Friday, November 7, 2008

"Batter My Heart"

We ended a strange week on a strange note by going to see the HD theater broadcast of the Met's new production of "Dr. Atomic". I thought it was way too long and the new staging seemed to have everything thrown in except the kitchen sink.

I have no idea why there was woman walking back and forth across the stage with a dustpan but it was, like many of the other details, an annoying distraction.

Regardless, it was well worth sitting through just to see and hear Gerald Finley sing the "Batter My Heart" aria, John Donne's Holy Sonnet XIV.

A glorious baritone voice singing beautiful poetry set to a heartbreaking melody.