I know I said I would try not to make this the Sophie and Noah blog, but I don’t have much more to report today. If you don’t like dogs, scroll to the bottom of the post for a couple of foodie tidbits.
He starts out good. This is his favorite toy, which is already mostly destroyed. My friend said she knew where I could get a gross of them real cheap.
But he quickly transfers his ‘affections’ to the nearest object, in this case, the leg of the ‘tv table’ that I use.
Then we went to the kitchen to take the foodie photos and he worked on my robe.
Finally, back at the computer, I picked him up to cuddle for a while to see if he would calm down. It worked for about 30 seconds, and then he ate me.
We’re going to the vet’s tomorrow and I’m going to ask her if she can wire his jaws shut for about six months. JUST KIDDING. In between all the chewing he is a very sweet boy who tries very hard to understand what I want. Blah, blah,blah, NOAH, BUDDY, PUPPY, blah, blah, blah. NO, I mean STOP IT blah blah NOAH. That’s a good boy. Blah blah no, not that, NOAH, blah blah blah blah…
Now for the foodie tidbits. Do you guys know what these things are? (Pay no attention to my old, fat, wrinkled hands. When I stop being a nurse and having to wash them 80 million times a day I imagine that they will return to their former smooth soft glory.)
They are date crumbles. I think you can probably get them at most health food stores. They are just dates that have been reconstituted into these little sausage shapes and rolled in oat flour so that they don’t stick to each other and everything else. Very convenient for putting in yogurt or oatmeal, or for making your own muesli or granola.
Now maybe everyone has one of these. But I didn’t know about them until I was probably 50 years old, and it changed my life.
Well, if it didn’t change my life, it certainly made it possible for me to eat A LOT more cherries! Its a cherry pitter!
And the last picture is not very good, but it is a simple mandoline. It looks like a grater, but make no mistake, it does not work like a grater. Not that I have ever experienced its EXTREME SHARPNESS personally. I use it a lot to grate carrots and zucchini into my salad. Or to make zucchini into fake pasta. Or to grate pears to make the pear sauce over there on the sidebar. One time I made ‘pink pear sauce’ before I noticed that I had grated something besides pears. I just saw some slaw over on Shelley’s blog that used jicima, and this would work perfect for that as well. The reason I wanted to show it to you is because most mandolines cost a lot of money, but I think my friend only paid about $15 for it. And even though I promptly melted part of it on my toaster oven, it still works great.
That is all for today. We are off to watch at least one episode of the Dog Whisperer in hopes of finding solutions to our ‘little problem.’ Or at the very least, to be comforted by the fact that there are MUCH WORSE dogs out there in the world.