Daisy Bateman

Thurscheese: Truffle Moliterno

All hail the champion! Truffle Moliterno. Winner: Best Cheese Granted, like most championships these days, this one was won with the help of an enhancing substance. In this case: A whole heaping bunch of ground up truffle. Not a light coat of truffle oil, not a sprinkling of dried powder, just deep veins of the … Read more

Off Plum

As we move deeper into spring, the plum tree has stopped flowering: See you next year, flowers. And started plumming: The early fruit often comes in out of focus. It seems to be developing a lot of plums: Look closely; they’re there. Looks like I’m going to have to come up with things to do … Read more

What’s That Smell?

After all these years of choosing my scents by how much I like the bottle, or whether it has my name, or how much the department store lady intimidates me, or whether Abigail hates it*, I have gotten actually interested in perfumes. I’m not sure what caused it (best guess– delayed response to long-ago posts … Read more