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Baker. Cook. Gardener. Animal Lover.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Buddy .... 3 Months Gone

I Will Never Forget You. I Love You and Miss You.

Monday, May 10, 2010

3 Weeks With Teddy

Look at that little face. Man, is he ever hard to get a picture of...he is moving so fast. I told Octoberfarm trying to get a picture is like trying to nail jello to the wall. See the Halloween blankie? I know you do. I opened the linen closet the other day and he jumped on that and he was off in a flash...blankie following behind like a kite.
See the tail? It is ALWAYS up and curled. So we know he is happy.

This is blurry, but still so cute.

Tail up and wagging, Halloween blankie on the couch..and if you look really close you can see his piece of cheese. White Sharp Cheddar. Dosen't seem to want to eat it. Just likes to carry it around.

Those mocassins of mommys are really fun to chew on. The house looks like a homeless camp. Blankets, pillows, rugs, flip flops,slippers, pajama bottoms all strewn around the house.And the wee-wee pads. Those are alot of fun too....just grab a corner and you're off like the wind.
So I've let it go. We are in puppyhood mode around here...so it is what it is. And somebody loves to watch the Lakers with daddy. Big game tonight. We are making BLT sandwhiches and a mozzarella caprese salad...tomato overload...Oh, yeah, and sneaking in some tater tots too. Teddy says GO Lakers !!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Meyer Lemon Tarts

First off, Teddy is doing great. We are so IN LOVE with him. And he has sure kept me busy. But I am finding some time to bake. I have been going up to my friends restaurant in Atascadero, Ca. It is called FIG GOOD FOOD and have been baking meyer lemon tarts.

I started making lemon and blueberry tarts years ago. The first photograph was a picture of my tarts in Country Living Gardener magazine. Lemon is my favorite dessert...so I was excited when Greg, Molly and Chris wanted them in their restaurant. There is a farm stand out in the Edna Valley that is selling meyer lemons. So Teddy and I load up and head out there to get the lemons. Teddy loves to sleep on my lap as we wind our way through the vineyards and lupines and poppies...so happy just to be on my lap.....snoozing away. The pictures I have of Teddy right now all look the same..so I need to get some new ones to show you. I'll work on that this week.
I snuck a peek at Teddy as I was coming in the door to see what he was doing..and there he was...all curled up on the little rug in the kitchen, laying in the sun...and snuggled right up next to Whiskey....and my heart melted.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Teddy Goes To A Birthday Party

Teddy got invited to a birthday party ! The dust is starting to settle around The Farm. Teddy is settling right in and things are a little more calm now. I feel bad about not posting pictures earlier but to tell you the truth, I just wasn't in the mood. Teddy is THE BEST thing in our life. Sometimes the world troubles get me down. The economy, I get lonely here all day alone, even with my tony's (that's what Julie and I call our pets..so you all might as well get in on it too) and now that horrible oil spill. I know the talk isn't very "farmy" today, but all that beautiful wildlife and people who make their living in the fishing industry...sometimes it just feels like the sky is falling in.

But Teddy is doing great. Got his first puppy check-up. Right now he is resting on my shoulder. He needs all his rest cause tomorrow he has a birthday party to go to !