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The Infections Blues…

Alice and I had a rough week health-wise. I started the day Sunday with a toothache. Alice’s “clamshell” ears are prone to infection and though we had done our best to clean them, it got ahead of us and she was in obvious pain. My trip to the dentist, Monday afternoon was not terribly encouraging. Alice’s vet visit, though expensive, proved an easier fix. It seems this is the season of small aches and pains becoming louder and more pronounced.

Rather than dwell on the medical crisis du jour, I dug deeper into the world of cooking and eating better. My years overseas where I was unable to get fresh milk turned me into a milkaholic. I drink only whole milk and use cream in my coffee. I love dairy products.

I don’t know why it took me so long to discover Connolly Brothers Dairy Farm. They sell two types of milk in the heavy glass, gallon containers, Whole Raw or Skim. Snap-on plastic tops have replaced the cardboard inserts with foil I remember from my youth. The day I stopped by on a whim I was looking for milk and cream. The milk was there but cream has to ordered a day in advance. The system is to write your name on the calendar with how much you want. I chose Saturday and wrote one quart. A quart of light cream at the local grocery is under two dollars, right?  I couldn’t make change when I bought the milk so I overpaid figuring four dollars would more than cover the cream when I returned on Saturday.

The store runs on the honor system.   It is not manned, so you fill out your order/receipt envelope, insert as close as you can get to the total and pop it in a “locked” box. I was pleased to see my cream sitting in the cooler, until I noticed the price. I suppose I could have left, but it was one of those weird situations you sometimes find yourself in; no one else but you will know, should you do the right thing?

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I bought the odd container, overpaying again by a dollar, and took it home. As I was mumbling around, thinking of dinner choices the other side of my brain was still working on the price of cream.  I wished I had a lovely covered crock for my cream instead of the squishy  ice cream container. I settled on an oyster stew  with a side of carrots for dinner, and was humming along nicely with preparations. That’s when I opened the container.

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This wasn’t cream, this was the cream of cream, the dairy jackpot, the kettle of gold at the end of the creamery rainbow. Yes, $8.00 was extravagant. It also would have bought me the following:

Just over two gallons of gas

A package of cigarettes (which I have quit)

A cheap bottle of wine

As I gazed into its creamy perfectness, I thought this is how I’ll fight the Infections Blues, with  totally decadent confections!

13 comments on “The Infections Blues…

  1. Touring NH says:

    I hope you enjoyed your meal. I have been by the farm many times but have never stopped. I hear their ice cream is the best around!

    1. If the cream is any indication, it should be incredible!

  2. Judging by the cream I would say the ice cream must be out of this world!

  3. CindySheaNH says:

    Love it…you always make me hungry!

    1. Thanks Cindy, now what to do with all that luscious cream?

      1. CindySheaNH says:

        Add a little sugar and vanilla and beat ot for a few minutes and make homemade whipped cream. Mmmm.

      2. Oh the possibilities!

  4. mariekeates says:

    Ah cream. I seem to remember that 🙂

    1. So tell me about this walking thing again?? I’m going to definitely need it very soon…

      1. mariekeates says:

        It’s a virtual walking event, once every month. There is a Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/walkingexercisetoo/ with members from all over the world. Anyone can join and its free. If you request to join I will send you an invite to each walk, you can choose the walks you wish to compete in. You pledge the distance you will walk on the day, the walk on Sunday had people walking from two and a half miles up to a half marathon. When the walk is over you post about it. People add pictures or just a note to say what they did. You can post your training progress, ask members questions invite friends or find other people walking in your area.
        The full details are on my blog http://www.fatgirlslimblog.co.uk/?page_id=17262.
        The April walk will be Sunday 6th. Once it’s over there is a virtual medal you can add to your Facebook page or post on your blog.

      2. Sounds very interesting. I will look it up. Thanks Marie!

  5. It looks like it would make great butter.

    1. Good point and now that I am so fixated on Olive Oils I hadn’t even thought of that…Hmm, I may have to whip some up!

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