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Yes, We Had Cheese Curds

29 September 2008

And, boy, were they good!

Mmm, cheese curds

A few more pictures here.

Impera would like me to mention that she is actually fourteen years old (I can’t believe I got that wrong!).

Everything went off without a hitch. We had a later start out than we expected, so we listened to the first 20 minutes of the debate on AM radio. It was all scratchy and the signal came in and out — I felt like we were in a time warp to the 1930s.

In the end, it was probably really good that Impera stayed home. She called on Saturday morning to say that the dog was acting weird and whimpering. She brought Zephyr to the vet (thank goodness for neighborhood businesses that one can walk to!) and it turned out that Zephyr has a UTI. But it’s all under control now, thanks to Impera.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. 29 September 2008 10:17 am

    Hooray, Impera!

    (Are cheese curds ever not good? Honestly!)

  2. simonk permalink
    29 September 2008 1:23 pm

    We don’t have cheese curds in the UK, but they look really tasty!

  3. 29 September 2008 7:01 pm

    Is that curd….fried? I’ve only had cheese curds once (a miracle since I was born in WI and lived in MI until I was 18!), and they were straight up out of a chilled bag. Hrm.

  4. Three of Four permalink
    30 September 2008 7:21 am

    Stew: Everything at a Ren faire is either fried or served on a stick.

  5. Peaceable Imperatrix permalink*
    30 September 2008 8:47 am

    Cate: Yeah, she did good.

    Stew: Yup — I’ve only seen them fried. For a while, the girls tried to talk us into buying a deep fryer, specifically so we could make cheese curds at home.

    Three of Four: Sorry, Sis, you are mistaken: it’s everything at the State Fair is either fried or on a stick. The Ren Faire has soup in bread bowls, you know.

  6. Three of Four permalink
    30 September 2008 10:55 am

    Wow. We know nothing of your high-fallutin’ ren faires. The one in Maryland quite honestly sells food mostly fried or on a stick. These are accompanied by various ales, mead, and oyster shooters. I think I saw a fruit cart once…

    (I will confess, though, that this is where I developed a soft spot for Scotch Eggs — yummy!)

  7. Peaceable Imperatrix permalink*
    30 September 2008 1:01 pm

    “High falutin'”? Heh. The soup in a bread bowl was called beer and cheese soup, but it looked to the Consort and me like Velveeta soup in a wonder-bread-texture bowl.

    At the Iowa State Fair you can get fried pineapple on a stick, any kind of meat on a stick, fried cheese on a stick, fried oreos on a stick, fried twinkies on a stick, salad on a stick, corndogs on a stick, … and every year they try to come up with something new.

  8. Cateling permalink
    1 October 2008 12:02 am

    Excuse me … salad on a stick? How on Earth does that work?

  9. Peaceable Imperatrix permalink*
    1 October 2008 8:23 am

    I have no idea — I think that was this year’s new on-a-stick item. I’m guessing it was like a veggie kebab? If you do a Google search on Iowa State fair stick food, you get tons of results!

  10. 1 October 2008 2:25 pm

    We used to buy cheese curds at Woodmans.

    God knows how we survived without contracting cancer.

    Did you notice the squeak when you ate them?

  11. Peaceable Imperatrix permalink*
    1 October 2008 3:54 pm

    Not these ones, but we do notice it when we eat Haloumi cheese (aka, “squeaky cheese“).

  12. 1 October 2008 7:02 pm

    I hear that curds have to be super duper fresh to squeak. Yum.

  13. cowgirl permalink
    2 October 2008 10:44 am

    we got you beat at the TX state fair– new his year- chicken fried bacon- on a stick…

  14. 2 October 2008 6:14 pm

    Raw cheese curds squeek, but fried ones generally do not.

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