Thursday, November 27, 2008

Finn Biscuits

As you all know, and we are now WELL aware, we have a new pupster, Finn.  We are beginning to feel as though we were possibly not told the true age of our adorable new addition.  He has much more puppy in him than we first I have spent the afternoon making "Finn Biscuits" for "training." 
Man, does this guy have energy!
After a bit of research and Dave Mac's one qualification of no grain, I found a recipe that included:

          oats, peanut butter, 
potato flour, oil, vanilla
  ....and one squirrel cookie cutter
Finn waited very (using the word loosely) patiently at the edge of the kitchen
for the final product.

After an initial taste test by Finn, I put them into a basket with a sign and sent them to the Sea Store... they were quite a hit...a hit for the human customers that is, who couldn't resist tasting the biscuits themselves.  Next time, a bigger sign that says "FOR YOUR DOG"...if there is a next time. :)

(i do hope those that those that sampled the Finn Biscuits enjoyed!)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

now introducing....FINN

Have you ever attempted to hold a laptop, angle it the right way, and snap a photo of a dog and it's owners before? No? Well, these are the results.  Two really stupid looking owners and one very confused dog.  We brought ol' Finn home last night for a sleep over and have fallen madly in love with this mixed-breed-albino-freckled pupster.  He is an absolute doll!  So, as you might guess...I am off to make home made biscuits for our new found friend (well, after thanksgiving that is, I have quite the load of pies on my hands!)  Wish us luck!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

tis the season!

For apple pie!  
Mom walked into the cottage the other afternoon while I was baking apple pies and said whatever it was that was in the oven reminded her of her grandmothers house when she was a little girl...and to tell you the truth, I found a little bit of joy in that.  It smelled cozy and organic inside that little cottage while it was brisk and windy outside and I was really glad that there was someone to share that particular moment with, someone that would appreciate it as much as I, especially my mother.  If anyone far away from family is wanting a nostalgic moment, I would highly recommend making a simple pie dough, tossing some apples with cinnamon and sugar, baking it up, then sit down with a cup of hot chocolate, your favorite book, and enjoy the fabulous aroma escaping from your oven!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

chocolate cake with the real-deal classic buttercream

Thursday, November 6, 2008

let them eat....granola

I have a 50# bag of oats staring at me every morning when I wake up...and that same 50# bag of oats sees me off to bed every night.  Dave Mac finally looked at me and asked "can we get rid of the bag if you are not going to do anything with it?"  Note taken.  With oatmeal raisin cookies bombing at the store, I wondered how the customers of The Sea Store would take to oats, almonds, honey, and nothing more.  Dave and I love this recipe, actually, we more than just love it.  It is easy for us to consume a pound in one sitting, and when my father stopped by while it was cooling on the stove and tried a bite, then two, then three, and left with a half pound, I thought, hey, I just might have something here.  As soon as it was cool enough to break up, I bagged it and brought it directly to to the store along with a bowl full of samples.  

The next morning I noticed all the bags I had stocked the night before were gone and replenished with more...if the granola is a hit, I must say, there is hope for healthy treats at The Sea Store!!