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Old 08-05-2012, 08:35 AM   #11
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My local carries Mauri. Very good. Love it as a snack, with steak, or after dinner
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:44 AM   #12
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Rock Lobster: Thanks for posting your photo

I am a big cheese-a-holic and love Gorgonzola. It is a lovely sauce with Filet Mignon too ... and very popular in Spain with Cabrales, a blue vein of Spain.

In all honesty, an international mixed variety, goat or sheep and cow aged and fresh or semi cured cheese platter including 1 or 2 blue veins, is always enjoyed ...

Thanks again for the photo.
Margi and have a lovely August.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #13
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Bill,

I do take some very lovely photos of plates as well as scenery and portraits, as you could see from my other photos posted and Member photos ... However, my camera is not functioning and thus, I am using my Cell phone or Nikon 35mm. Or Canon 35mm. and though these are not digital, they truly take better fotos than a digital.

We have no plans to travel to Manhattan in the near future.

My 95 year old Mom is in Miami Beach, Florida and my older daughter Naia is in St. Augustine.

However, Naia is here in Switzerland visiting her younger sister Nathalia in Zürich and had recently visited me here in Puglia. We are driving to Switzerland instead of going abroad or overseas at the end of August.

If we go to the USA, it shall be fly to Washington D.C. and spend a few days and then, drive down to Miami and stop and see dear friends in Nagshead, North Carolina.

Kind regards. Have a nice summer.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:03 AM   #14
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Bill,

I do take some very lovely photos of plates as well as scenery and portraits, as you could see from my other photos posted and Member photos ... However, my camera is not functioning and thus, I am using my Cell phone or Nikon 35mm. Or Canon 35mm. and though these are not digital, they truly take better fotos than a digital.

We have no plans to travel to Manhattan in the near future.

My 95 year old Mom is in Miami Beach, Florida and my older daughter Naia is in St. Augustine.

However, Naia is here in Switzerland visiting her younger sister Nathalia in Zürich and had recently visited me here in Puglia. We are driving to Switzerland instead of going abroad or overseas at the end of August.

If we go to the USA, it shall be fly to Washington D.C. and spend a few days and then, drive down to Miami and stop and see dear friends in Nagshead, North Carolina.

Kind regards. Have a nice summer.
Margaux.
I was just kibitzing about your Columbia days.
Cell phone cameras often provide for some adjustments of settings depending on the subject being photographed.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:29 AM   #15
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Bill,

What is kibotzing ?

Columbia days ? I went to NYU School of Journalism.

Ever hear the old expression: I had nose bleed everytime I went uptown !

Cell cameras have their moments ... however, I have studied photography as part of the Journalism Requirements.

I shall get my Benq adjusted when I return to Madrid the 1st week of September.

Or I might not even return ! I love it here ...

Kind regards, and have nice August.
ANY VACATION PLANS ?

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Old 08-05-2012, 10:38 AM   #16
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Bill,

What is kibotzing ?

Columbia days ? I went to NYU School of Journalism.

Ever hear the old expression: I had nose bleed everytime I went uptown !

Cell cameras have their moments ... however, I have studied photography as part of the Journalism Requirements.

I shall get my Benq adjusted when I return to Madrid the 1st week of September.

Or I might not even return ! I love it here ...

Kind regards, and have nice August.
ANY VACATION PLANS ?

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To continue the kibitzing- you can get more than a nosebleed around Washington Square; at Columbia they would have taught that herbs and are ground, not grounded nor grinded.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:10 AM   #17
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I was not aware that a variety of penicillium was used to make blue cheeses. From my earliest recollections, I have been told I am allergic to penicillin as an antibiotic. Never have had any contact with it and I truly enjoy all manner of blue cheeses. Never had any discernible adverse reaction at all.....ever.

Has anyone ever heard of a case where an allergy to penicillin has caused problems for folks after eating blue cheese?

As a side note...until and unless I ever do have some kind of adverse reaction, I plan to continue enjoying blue cheeses. And if it ultimately does me in, I reckon I will die happy!
Some are allergic to both and some allergic to one or the other. The mold itself, which is in cheese, is less allergenic than the medications. There are also different penicillin molds that are used for cheese, the specific penicillin you are allergic to may not be utilized in making Blue cheese.
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Some are allergic to both and some allergic to one or the other. The mold itself, which is in cheese, is less allergenic than the medications. There are also different penicillin molds that are used for cheese, the specific penicillin you are allergic to may not be utilized in making Blue cheese.
That's good to know. Like I say, I have always been told that I have a penicillin allergy, but I don't have any first hand experience to prove it. Luckily, (knock on wood) I rarely have any need for antibiotics.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:31 AM   #19
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Hoot and Princess Fiona,

Additionally, gorgonzola is made in Lombardia, Cabrales is made in Spain and Roquefort in France, thus, the Penicillin which is added to these molds in different countries, probably has a different "Strain" .

My mom is allergic to Penicillin and she never has had any issues with blue vein cheeses.

Thank you for your contribution and feedback on this topic.

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