It’s been a long time…

I’ve been working with some clients recently, on adjusting their free WordPress blogs, and remembered “Hello…I have a WP blog that I never use”.  So, here I am…writing again. No new food news, other than a previous client just shared with me her cheese making business.  Now, me – lover of cheese- was jazzed to find out that she is using microbial rennet in her product.  I couldn’t be more thrilled, and want to share this with everyone….all three of you that happen to read my blog.

Okay, it’s a newbie…and I am just getting started, but just wait YOU WILL ALL BE KNOCKING DOWN MY VEGETARIAN DOOR SOON.  Anyway, check out Claudia’s shop on Etsy www.urbancheesecraft.etsy.com and her own WP blog www.urbancheesecraft.wordpress.com .  This is  so cool.

You go girl!

Why oh why Claim Jumper….

So,  I went last night to my favorite restaurant – Claim Jumper.  I fell in love with their pretzel, baked sweet potato, and vegetable soup w/ rice.  It was wonderful, chock full of veggies and basmati rice…and totally vegetarian.  A bowl of that could take care of you for the rest of the day.  So, please someone tell me WHY they removed it from the menu??!!?? 

 Now we are left with creamy/cheesy soups, which are vegetarian if you eat CHEESE, but heavy in the fat.  Or of course the meat laden stews & chilis.  I was heartbroken, to say the least.  I notice that even Friday’s removed their portabello sandwhich…which was great…and left us without many veggie alternatives.  Geesh, and I thought I lived in California…land of the healthy!!!

Smoked Gouda, where are you?

Okay, so this is more of a plea than a post about what I am eating today.  I am in search of non-animal rennet smoked gouda.  For the love all of all things it just has to be out there!!!  I found some wonderful companies on the internet, that make gouda at their lovely farm on the east coast, but I don’t want to have to buy a few pounds of cheese and then have it shipped to me in California just to satisfy my whim.  Well, I have thought about it but there has to be another way.  HELP!!