If I Am What I Eat,....Then I Guess I'm Cheese!!

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Reply Sun 16 Mar, 2003 02:09 pm
Not sure yet, cobalt. Will need to wait until I get back and see if any of the photos are worth posting on A2K. Wink c.i.
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Reply Mon 17 Mar, 2003 01:52 pm
Mmm. Cambazola. Mmm.
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Reply Mon 17 Mar, 2003 06:50 pm
It's been a cheesy day.
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Reply Mon 17 Mar, 2003 07:51 pm
Made swedish meatballs with mashed potatos and creamsauce tonite... awesome!
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Reply Tue 18 Mar, 2003 10:27 pm
Over the last 2 or 3 days I've turned into a grape! They're sweet, juicy, delicious & cheap here at the moment. But is it possible to overdose on grapes, I wonder? Maybe you can have too many! Very Happy
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 08:53 pm
five and a half years later, I found the poem again


James McIntyre (1827-1906)
Ode on the Mammoth Cheese Weighing over 7,000 Pounds

We have seen the Queen of cheese,
Laying quietly at your ease,
Gently fanned by evening breeze --
Thy fair form no flies dare seize.

All gaily dressed soon you'll go
To the great Provincial Show,
To be admired by many a beau
In the city of Toronto.

Cows numerous as a swarm of bees --
Or as the leaves upon the trees --
It did require to make thee please,
And stand unrivalled Queen of Cheese.

May you not receive a scar as
We have heard that Mr. Harris
Intends to send you off as far as
The great World's show at Paris.

Of the youth -- beware of these --
For some of them might rudely squeeze
And bite your cheek; then songs or glees
We could not sing o' Queen of Cheese.

We'rt thou suspended from baloon,
You'd caste a shade, even at noon;
Folks would think it was the moon
About to fall and crush them soon.


1] The cheese was made by James Harris at the Ingersoll factory (99).

6] the great Provincial Show: the Toronto Industrial Exposition, founded in 1878, and lit by electricity in 1882, where 22 of 23 buildings focused on agriculture (The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2nd edn. [Edmonton: Hurtig, 1988]: 345).

16] The great World's show at Paris: in 1889 the Effel Tower was built for this exhibition, established in 1851 in London.
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