Sunday, July 27, 2008
A Learn Nothing Day Disaster!!
It all started off with such promise. It was raining. We had been on vacation in Vermont for about ten days with family and we were all a bit quiet and restful. Conditions were perfect for learning absolutely nothing.
Then I opened my big mouth...."Is buffalo mozzarella made with buffalo milk?"
You see, the day before LND, we had been to a farmer's market where local goods are sold. I was drawn to a table where they were selling cheese and yogurt and had started chatting with the farmer. He told me that their products were made with buffalo milk right there in Vermont, then he got distracted and the kids all wanted their yogurts, so off we went. This is the setting for that fateful Learn Nothing Day disaster. My husband was under the impression that buffalo mozzarella was a term rather than an indication that buffalo milk was used. "Really?" I said, "I know he said that they used buffalo milk."
But maybe I misheard?
Was I having a Jessica Simpson moment?
"You can't milk a buffalo!!"
"Have you seen many buffalo roaming around since we got here? There's no way."
I had to find out. Learn Nothing Day, be damned!!
Here is what I found out from the website. If you click on the link, you may see for yourself: