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Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 09:26 am:

Good morning all. Where is everybody today?
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Hi Bob - Your note appeared moments before the following was posted on the Pasty Cam page:

Sunday, October 18

Good Morning!

As you may know, Pasty Central's daily updates originate from Eagle River, Michigan, where our Internet connections are served by way of Brockway Mountain (where there is no electric service). We power the relay on Brockway with solar and wind, making the switch to solar in the Spring and back to wind in the Fall. Since the changeover last week, it has become apparent that the wind generator has failed. Since the giant batteries can last about a week, the power has dropped dangerously low, requiring a trip with a gas generator to charge them back up. That's why the Pasty Cam is delayed this morning.

For more insight to the Brockway Mountain Relay, see Cam Notes from April 2005.

This note was posted from the basement of the Skytop Inn Gift Shop as I wait for the generator to fully charge our solar batteries. Check back later for Sunday's Pasty Cam.

Charlie Hopper
Pasty Central

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 09:53 am:

Good ol' indomitable Pasty Cam!

Have a backup for your backup! — Something learned from the IT business, eh, Charlie?

I'll betcha recharging those batteries with that gas powered generator is gonna get very old very soon this winter!

Meanwhile, something to keep the interest up, see next post.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 09:55 am:

Ooops, fumble. See next post.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 10:07 am:

(I should know by now that you can't add an image while editing a previous post. One more try to follow.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 10:11 am:

Finnish Squeaky Cheese, a.k.a. Juustoleipä (or Leipäjuusto)!

Omigosh, at Trader Joe's, no less! (Ad copy follows):


Frying Cheese

We know what you're thinking. "Trader Joe, couldn't all cheese be considered frying cheese?" And of course, the answer would be yes. But Trader Joe's Frying Cheese is a specialty cheese from Finland that's actually called Frying Cheese. It is sometime known as Finnish Squeaky Cheese, and we've heard it called "bread cheese," which is the translation of its Finnish name, Juustoleipa (that's hoo-stoh-LEE-pahsee note), and why we choose to call it Frying Cheese). Not because it has any bread in it, mind you, but it is quite often used as though it were bread, and because it is baked during the cheesemaking process

Juustoleipa was originally produced using reindeer milk, but Trader Joe's Frying Cheese is an award winning fresh cow's milk cheese. The baking process caramelizes the natural sugars in the cheese and forms a lovely, and delicious, crust on the top of the cheese. We think it's at its best when served warm, perhaps atop a salad, or, in true Finnish style, topped with honey or jam for breakfast with a cup of hot coffee. We're selling Frying Cheese for $7.99 a pound -- it comes in chunks of about 7 ounces, so you'll pay about $3.50 for each package.

[Ed. Note by FRN, re pronunciation:
There is no way that Juustoleipä would be pronounced as shown above; "hoo-" indeed! — It would of course be pronounced Yoo-sto-lay-pa It's Finnish, after all, not Spanish!

From Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer for October, 2009 (Arizona):

Fearless Flyer
Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Monday, October 19, 2009 - 07:19 am:

My mom used to make that cheese. It is delicious. Folks used to put a piece in their hot coffee to cream the coffee and reheat the cheese. People would call and order cheeses for receptions and parties. That was good stuff. Yumm....good memory.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, October 19, 2009 - 07:29 am:

It's the best! My Auntie Lillian used to make it too. Not many
people seem to make it anymore.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, October 19, 2009 - 03:11 pm:

Wonderful pictures. I might add that I saw marquee sign in front of a business yesterday between Traverse City + Acme that read, "In Autumn, leaves become like flowers," or something to that effect. Keep those Autumn pics coming.

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