Honey rosemary goat cheese bread
So I’m on the facebook. I’m a bit lazy and telephonobhobic, and I like the fact that I can keep in touch with old friends from every point in my disjointed life with very little effort. And I like the vagaries of the facebook shuffle. I like the fact that disparate friends of mine will post status updates that echo each other very closely, even though they have no actual connection to each other. And I like the odd contrasts. The other day, one friend posted a meme (I believe it’s called) of an embroidered message that said, “Fuck your fascist beauty standards,” (or something close to that). And another friend posted lots of shots of half-naked conventionally beautiful young women. It struck me as very funny! Of course, at this time, I could go on and on about the objectification of women, and body image…and I probably will some day. But for now…let’s have a playlist!! A playlist of songs celebrating unconventional beauty. If you know me at all, you’ll know that I love songs on this subject, and I’ve been mentally compiling just such a playlist for years. And yet somehow, today, all I can come up with is four (brilliant) versions of My Funny Valentine, plus a handful of other songs. It will come to me eventually!! I’ve made the playlist collaborative, so add what you like!!
This bread turned out really well! I wanted something to go with a soup, but I didn’t even think of it till 5 pm, so it had to be quick. It had to be a quick bread! This bread has a bit of olive oil, a bit of honey, some rosemary and some goat cheese. It’s pleasantly ambiguous – it could be sweet or savory, however you’d like to use it! Nice with soup at dinner, nice with coffee in the morning.
Here’s that playlist! Add what you’d like!!
Honey rosemary goat cheese bread
1/2 cup olive oil
1 T honey
1 1/2 cups flour
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
3 heaping T goat cheese
1 T rosemary finely chopped
1/2 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 375. Mix the oil, honey, and eggs in large bowl. Beat in the dry ingredients. Stir in the rosemary and goat cheese. Don’t worry about making the goat cheese smooth and evenly distributed – some lumps are nice! Stir in the milk.
Lightly oil a bread pan. Spread the batter evenly in the pan. Bake for about 40 minutes, till it’s golden on top, and springs back lightly when you press gently.
Someone commented recently on RR that the line
You ain’t a beauty but hey, you’re all right
from Thunder Road was not a very nice thing to say to your girlfriend. But I disagree. If a boyfriend told me I was beautiful I wouldn’t like it. I would think he was insincere and trying to get something out of me. So, Bruce, that’s all right with me.
chives are great, you can just put them in a little pot, and tlyehl grow great they taste amazin chopped up on a baked potato btw
Yummy bread. Reminds me of an Italian recipe. Unconventional ingredients. Last year I saw Young Jean Lee’s “Untitled Feminist Show”. I loved the dancers Unconventional beauty.
Can’t see Spotify from work, but donds to My Funny Valentine and Thunder Road.
TFD – that might have been me on Readers Recommend – what I said was that Bruce would get away with it, but I wouldn’t recommend it as a chat-up line for mere mortal men. It might be OK with you, but it is open to being misconstrued….
Most of mine aren’t quite “unconventional beauty”, they’re more along the lines of Bruce in Thunder Road.
The Impressions – The Woman’s Got Soul she may not be the best looking woman I ever did see; nor have the charms of the ladies of high society…. but the woman’s got soul !
Mary Wells – My Guy no muscle bound man, could take my hand from my guy; no handsome face could ever take the place of my guy; well he may not be a movie star…
Fred Astaire – Funny Face (George and Ira Gershwin) I love your funny face…, with unfavourable comparison to both the Mona Lisa and The Queen Of Sheba. As sung by Fred to Audrey Hepburn, who we are expected to believe is only beautiful specifically to his eyes.
Fats Waller – Your Feet’s Too Big Well, he says he hates her for her feet, but they’re still sat at a table for two somewhere in Harlem…
Eddie Cochran – Cut Across Shorty well Dan he had the money, and he also had the looks, but Shorty must’ve had somethin’ else, that can’t be found in books. Well, maybe we know what Shorty’s got…
Daddypig – these are great!!Perfect. You win the coveted best-grasp-of-topic award. I’ll add them to the list!
PS – recipe looks great too !
A classic Ira Gershwin middle 8 lyric from Someone To Watch Over Me
Although he may not be the man some / Girls think of, as handsome / To my heart he carries the key…
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