Tuesday, April 22, 2014

lemmy ketchup you- Tasty Tuesday


Boy. I have not posted in like forever. But in my defense I have been busy, Yea, busy.  My Adam was home. I had to occupy his arms 24/7. I literally outsnuggled him. Turns out hoomans have snuggle limits, like 4/5 days tops!

MY Dowy was home . [YES MAX, MY Dowi] The little interloper seems to think she belongs to him. And she does.  But his claim is subordinate to mine. His would be a junior lien.  Look it up. I am NOT being jealous.  I am being factual.

So, lemmy ketchup you. We had a lovely strange holiday. Good food, good company, good times. The Dowi adopted Max and now he is her full time roommate in DC.  He is a Bichon, from TBFR, so obviously he is lovable and according to Dowi, smart, sassy, and crazy about toys. Ho hum.  I have done the DC scene, I am no country bumpkin. I was riding elevators and doing the Old Town scene before Max understood peed pads. Just saying.

But , for those of you who are interested, Max is having a grand time.  He has discovered that living in an apartment complex comes with many many petters and play mates. It comes with a park, a balcony, access to doggy friendly restaurants and what appears to be... an unlimited supply of stuffies. [Max loves stuffies. He tried to abscond with some of my old stuffies. As if.  Boundaries boy, boundaries.]

I am not bittah. I am sweet as they come.  Ask my Adam. And why should I be jealous?  I have THE momma. All that comes with her. Smiling.  Max loved momma and her fridge, and her range and her goodies. Nuff said. And Dowi is a food guard. [I am not calling her that to her face. you know... food nazi...no, not to her face]

But let's talk about the rest of the stuff that is going on.
Spring Fling -- Sunday, April 27, 12 noon, at Uncle Bob's house! 

I am looking forward to spending time with Kip. I have asked JD to entertain Fiona. She can be protective of Kip and frankly he does not need protecting from me. 

Let's talk about my new bed. Yea, I got one of those. Just because I am cute. It is super plush and soft and I think it will be great in the winter.  It is too warm for spring and summer. What do you mean, I claimed it? Exqueeze me. A dog bed is brought into my home.  It is a fair assumption it is meant for a dog, which I happen to be. So I test it out and roll my scent all over it. I claimed it. Who else would it be intended for? MAX?  Seriously?  He has 2 other beds that I know of! I only have like 8... This is a bigger house! I have to have more beds. in case I get tired in different places.

This is now a Max free post. I so declare it. NUFF!

It is tasty Tuesday.
Let's talk:...Green beans. A great snack for EVERYONE, even two leggeds.

Yes the green long things. Boil them and I will not go near them. BUT momma does not boil them.
She snips the ends, and tosses them in a frying pan with sea salt and a few drops of sesame oil. The goal is to "toast them up" and keep them firm, but cooked, Daddy gets garlic in his, but momma is lergic to garlic, so ours is garlic free. But I do like a pinch of white pepper. She likes a pich of truffle salt.  To each his own.

Just keep on hand...a great little snack, for very few calories. [Got to watch my figure- too much competition around here]

BTW, uncle Phil, I blame YOU. You started with Cooper cat.... and now Max... Eh. In the end...
 I think I really inspired all this. I am THAT lovable.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sepia Saturday MAX B has a forever home!



Thank you,


And THEN.... I became an AUNT! DANCE of joy time!

So, there has been lots of talking at my house.  Mostly the talking took place between the Dowi and the momma, and auntie Robin. Apparently the Dowi had decided that she needs a roommate. I thought about visiting her, but I am not moving to DC.  I have to be with my Wendy and my JD and my momma. Much as I love her, my responsibilities are here and my days are full.

So.... after many hours of talking [Hoomans talk and talk and talk ...] and much blah blah blah...the Dowi decided that she should look for her roommate at White Dog Cottage.

I will not bore you with the minutia. [It's my new word of the week, I love it.] But Auntie Robin and the Dowi decided that she should meet MAX. Well you can see how Max felt about a bunch of semi. strangers just coming to White Dog Cottage. He remembered  my momma, as she is the treat lady...[momma is a well known treat giver, I mean the woman stuffs her pockets with liver treats and turkey jerky... how can you ignore her???] 

Anyway, MAX decided to play it cool. For about 3 minutes. He was just not sure as to what was going on. The Dowi, on the other paw, had earlier resolved to use her logical legal mind to assess the situation, but one minute after meeting Max, her heart took over and logic went out the window. [This is why we have auntie Robin. She is the string that tethers logic to the whole process] 

So... as Max and Dowi stared at each other, Dowi brought out the red crab she had gotten for MAX.
We all know that Max is into red stuffies, and what better toy that a red crab!
And as soon as Max got the crab, he understood that something special was going on.

And within minutes, it was clear! Max said it himself!

So... Dowi is my sister, two legged and all, I love her anyway, and Max who is now known as Max B Goldstein, the B stands for Bialystock is now my... NEPHEW?????  I am an ant! AUNT! Dang!  Do I get a new outfit or something for this?

Well Max, just realize that the Dowi belongs to me.  I am now putting you in charge of her while you are in DC, but when you are here, she is mine.  Got that?

Welcome the fan damily!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thoughtless Thursday: Kitchen supervisor AT WORK

I am the QC dog.  Quality Control. You heard of "Prepared under Rabbinical Supervision?"  Well I am the canine equivalent to that.  I am quietly observing, noting everything and ready to jump in if things look  out of control.

It is a difficult job.  One cannot fall asleep.  Must stay awake and must have a mouth that is ready, willing and able to taste test at a moment's notice.  And some thing you really do not want to taste.

I am no tofu fan, know what I mean?

But if you want me to sample the chopped livah... What's there to think about? Nothing. I am here.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday : As promised: the three most popular recipes to try in your Excalibur!

756 VOTES     The most popular entry

Auntie Robin!

Apples and Cheese, Please!

Ingredients:3 cups whole wheat flour

¼ cup grated, hulled sunflower seeds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese in total, 

reserve ¼ cup Parmesan cheese

2 eggs

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

½ cup water

½ cup sunflower oil

2 tablespoons local wildflower honey

Combine all ingredients except for reserved 

¼ cup grated Parmesan. 

Knead dough.

Roll out dough on floured surface to ¼ inch thickness.

 Use cookie cutters to cut into shapes.

Sprinkle shapes with reserved Parmesan. Dehydrate at 155 degrees in an Excalibur dehydrator for 6 hours or until desired crispness is achieved.

Personal Note.... I love love love these! And so do all the Bichons at White Dog Cottage. Waiting for forever families can be tough, but home made treats and love make everything better. REMEMBER ADOPT DO NOT SHOP!

376 VOTES     The  second most popular entry

Oreo Pup!!

I'm SO excited my friends over at Kol's Notes told me about a goodie contest for a dehydrator.  I told mama to get busy and make something really tummy yummy.  So after many many tries mama came up with these yummy goodies that can be made directly in the dehydrator....frees the oven so mama can make even more goodies!

Oreo Pup

  • Ingredients
    • 1 Tbsp water
    • 1/4 cup carob powder
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    • 1 Tbsp honey
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp mint extract
    • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • Directions
    • Mix the coconut oil, honey, mint and vanilla together
    • Add the carob and coconut flour
    • Slowly add the water a little at a time.
    • You can chill if you want.
    • Make small balls and flatten
    • Place on the dehydrator trays
    • Set to 160 and let run 5-16 hours depending on how crunchy you want.
Now I have spied mama sampling these so you need to watch the humans cause these are super yummy.  Mama has also used doggy safe frosting and made little sandwiches out of these.

115 VOTES     The third most popular entry

Dehydrated Blueberry Pancakes
1 1/3 cups of oat flour
2/3 cup millet flour
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup plus a tiny bit more of water
Coconut oil for the pan 
Blueberries to your liking
Mix the flours and egg together.  Add the cup of water to the flours and mix well.  If need be add more water until you get a good consistency for pancakes.
Put a small amount of coconut oil in  a frying pan and add batter to the pancake size of your liking.  Drop your blueberries into the pancake.  Cook until lightly brown on one side and then flip and cook the other side until lightly brown or until the pancake is no longer wet in the center.
I put the pancakes in the refrigerator until I had some time to dehydrate them.
Since I don’t have a dehydrator, I put my oven on the lowest setting which was 170 degrees.  
I set my cooling rack on a backing sheet and using my pizza cutter, cut the pancake into bite sized bits.
The pizza cutter was amazing for cutting these bad boys.
The pizza cutter was amazing for cutting these bad boys.
They're not uniform in size, but who cares?
They’re not uniform in size, but who cares?
I place the cookie sheet with the cooling rack on it in the oven and baked them for about 2 hours and 40 minutes.   I was planning on three hours, but when I checked them, they were dry and crisp.

Now, get cooking!!!! You have the recipes!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

And the winner is:......................

I waited. And watched, and waited some more. FINALLY the rafflecopter LANDED

!!!!!! Ladybug and Chloe's mom!

And she had actually done a blog post and submitted a recipe and promoted the Giveaway!



And based on votes we have THREE great recipes that will be featured: The Apple & Cheese, the Oreo Pups and the Crunchy Pancakes!

Sorry guys at WHITE DOG COTTAGE, we really tried, but lady luck was winking toward NY! Maybe Miss Jeanne can buy a lottery ticket for TBFR!


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