Monday, September 27, 2010

Goal #55 - Try 5 New Types of Cheese

This weekend, I visited a cheese market with some friends where I had the pleasure of trying many delicious cheeses and crossing off a Day Zero goal! We went off our waiter’s recommendations since most of their selections were all Greek to us. Here is what we were able to try:

• Capriole Goat from Indiana – really delicious creamy cheese, similar to brie
• Prairie Breeze from Iowa – mild white cheddar
• Big Woods Blue from Minnesota – standard blue cheese, I am not a fan
• Crave Brothers Les Frere – garlic-y but very good
• Sheep Dairy Co Dante –this one was quite pungent and almost reminiscent of parmesan
• Saxon Evalon – reminiscent of swiss cheese
• Roth Kase Gruyere Surchoix – if you’ve never had Gruyere cheese, you must – light flavor reminiscent of white cheddar and brie combine
• Hook’s Ten Year Cheddar – mild, white cheddar

All platters were served with a light, flakey cracker, baguette slices and Wisconsin raspberry preserves. The Dutch way to eat cheese is to spread the preserves over the cheese on top of the cracker. I have to say it was delicious. We enjoyed these cheeses with Gougenheim Merlot from Argentina which had blackberry undertones and a nice, light Riesling by Mosel River from Germany.

It was such a great experience, I only wish I’d taken some pictures myself!

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Goal #53 - Learn to French Braid

Attempt #1 - September 1, 2010
I was bored while we were watching a movie last night so I decided to give it a whirl.  My hair was a hot mess of curly frizziness but I was able to work with it okay.  This was my first try and, yes, I did this on my own head.  My arms got tired by the time I got to the bottom so I tried to swing it to the side to finish; hence the lopsided bottom braid!  I think I did pretty well for my first try.  I definitely need more practice though!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Goal #50 - Try 50 New Recipes

I am challenging myself to try out 50 new recipes.  I keep a food blog, so I will post my links here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

My Challenge

On August 6, 2010 I took a vow (to myself, lol) that I would complete a Day Zero Project.  I have 101 things to complete in 1001 days.  After I complete each task I will put $20 in my savings account and then blog about it. This blog will chronicle my adventures as I set these goals and commit to them.

To view my list, click here.  I only have 59 goals set so far, but I want to leave some open to add as time goes on.  Anyone care to join me in this 2.75 year journey?