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Archive for November, 2006

DKM is a Period

DK – Hey DKM, you’re going to be an antique on Friday.
DKM – No, I’m not. I’d have to be over 100 years old to be considered an antique. I’m only turning 40. I’m so I’m actually a classic.
DK – Classic, my foofy butt…

(DK hits Google – search “What do you call something from the 60’s?” Answer: a period piece)

DK – Ha DKM Ha! You’re a period – nothing more than a dot!
DKM – Sigh…

For years I’ve had two items hanging in my office at work. One, a Non Sequitur cartoon about a Vegan falling off the wagon…


…And two, a card about surviving a dodgeball kind of day.


My old manager found me this fabulous desktop dodgeball set for my birthday – It’s hysterical.

desktop dodgeball

Knitting update

I’m still plugging away at the K2P2 sample

Still plugging away on K2P2

And I’m just finishing a poncho for our Adopt a Family program at work

Poncho for Adopt a Family

DKM Bento

What do you do when you feel like doots and don’t cook? You visit the SF Soup Company for a cup of Corn Chowder. Cold day – Warm soup – mmMMmmmmm

Corn Chowder


We’ll be off line until Monday as DKM is heading to Bodega Bay for her Birthday and she is taking the laptop and the blackberry with her (Doots on her).

Joaquin shyly says meow back to Boo



Gull disapproval

I disapprove

I disapprove of this blog. 

I disapprove of the fact that DKM cannot properly identify my type of gull and calls me just gull.  Had this been Laura, Susan, or Birdchick’s blog, I would have been appropriately identified. 

I disapprove of the fact that this blog has been quiet for a week with no posts.  I don’t care that the human had the flu.

I disapprove of this rabbit’s disapproval and her shirts.

I am so totally not stoned on nip…

I don’t know WHAT you’re on about DKM… giggle


DK Cooks

Is there anything better than a Mirepoix on the stove on a crisp, foggy fall morning?


Why yes, a pot of Minestrone Soup simmering on the stove on a crisp, foggy fall morning!


Sophia observed the entire cooking process – with the exception of the zucchini chopping. They scared her.

They creep me out

DK took a nap in DKM’s arms after the cooking – observation wore her out

DK whiped out from cooking

Minestrone Soup

Olive Oil
One onion, diced
Two carrots, chopped
Two celery stalks, chopped
Two cloves garlic, minced
One red potato, chopped
One can Garbanzo beans
One can Cannellini beans
3-4 roasted tomatoes, chopped (unless you don’t have fresh still – then One can stewed tomatoes, chopped)
One carton of roasted vegetable stock
Herbes de Provence or a mixture of herbs like oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, and crushed rosemary
Salt & Pepper
Three zucchini, chopped
¾ cup of Stelline pasta (you can use any soup pasta you like: Orzo, Tubettini, Fregola…)

Sautee the onion, carrots and celery 5-7 min until soft; add in garlic, potato & herbs. Once the garlic has lightly cooked, add in the beans, the tomatoes and stock and simmer for 1-2 hours (or until the potato has just softened. Toss in the zucchini, pasta, and herbs, salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the zucchini and pasta are done.

Serve with a chunk of good bread and a drizzle of basil oil – and if you are not a vegan – a dollop of pesto and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (not that crap from the green container).

If you like a soupier consistence – add more stock. I like mine chunky!

Need something cool for the holidays?

Jessica's Store

Visit Jessica’s shop for fun gift ideas: Book Covers, Dog Collars, Baby Clothes and Cool Stuffed Elephants!

Monday Bunday – Fi channels De Niro

I've got my eyes on you

You gruntin’ to me?

Cooking with DK

First you roast some Delicata squash

Roasting Delicata Squash

Then you call in Mama’s little helper…


Not Sophia – the stick blender.


Top with a little nutmeg and cinnamon & YUM


DKM found Edsel in SF!!!

Edsel in SF!

Open House Crab Feed still going on

Welcome – drop us a comment to let us know you’ve stopped by!

We still have tons of crab


There is still room on the DayBed

Just getting comfortable

DKM just pulled some blankets out of the dryer

I'm helping Mom with the laundry

Plus DKM finished another Secret Paws Snuggles Blanket that needs to be ‘scented’

Another Snuggles Done

I’m Kat’s Cat of the Day!


Open House Crab Feed!

As you may know, crab season has officially opened! We’re celebrating crab, our new site and 100,000 hits by hosting an open house crab feed for the next three days. Please feel free to teleport over, have some crab and crash on the day bed.

Drop us a comment to know you’ve come by (Comments are working now)



Daybed for lounging


Bun Heirloom Tomato & PersimmonTasting Area

Heirloom Tomatoes

Please don’t feed the sea lions.


Secret Paws Update & DaisyMae Maus makes DKM work!

141 Fluffies!!! 102 Cats, 16 Raties, 10 Dogs, 8 Buns, 2 Fishies, 1 Jessica, a Birdie and a chinchilla!

Abby, Bandit, Bast, Bat, Bear, Beau, Beezer, Belicia, Boni, Boo, Bubbles, Caesar, Caitie, Charlie, Cheysuli, Cocoa, Cocoa Puff, Cordy, DaisyMae Maus, Derby, Edsel, Fiona, Ford, Fudge Ripple, Gemini, Georgia, Georgia the Ratlet, Georgie Jr., Georgie Sr., Gree, Grr, Harmony Kitties, Huggy Bear, Isabel, Jacques, Jake, Jasper, Jessica, Jessica the Bun, Josie, Josie McKitten, Julius, Jupiter, K.C., Kaylee, Kelly,, Kimo & Sabi, Ko Ko, Leela, Libby Riley , Lilly Lu, Lizzie, Lord Nibbler, Lucky Charmz, Lucy, Maggie, Maggie McKitten, Meepit, Merlin Nelson, Merlin Poi Cat, Midnight, Millie, Miles Meezer, Mini, Miss Alla-Mae, Missy Blue Eyes, Mitten the Smitten Kitten, Molly, Monty, Morgan, Morgana, Mozart, Mr. Hendrix, Mrs. B, Mrs. Sniffles, Mu Shue Pooh, Nemo, Nicky, Orb, Oreo, Orlando, Pandora, Pepi, Petrolina, Philippa, Poppygirl, Puff, Princess Sophia, Pumpkin, Quark, Rabbie Burns, Rom, Sadie, Sammy Meezer, Sanjee, Sebastian, Shadow, Sophia, Sparky Fuzzypants, Spike, Spot, Spot II, Teeny Tiny Tottie McTabby, Timmy, Tyson Kitties, Tzeitel, Yaffa & Zydeco Putting the stink on

Putting the stink on Grr, Midnight & Cocoa’s blanket. Remember if you donate $10 to one of the charities, DKM will make you a blanket!

Goodies from DaisyMae Maus & the Feline Americans

Note from DaisyMae Maus

Note from DaisyMae

Yarn from DaisyMae Maus

Look at all of the yarn!

Helping crochet

Sophia helping DKM crochet a snuggles blanket

Snuggles blankets on the hook

Two down… several to go. Get to hookin’ DKM!

Must kill camera

Must. Kill. Camera String.

Tuxie bento & a new wrap

What smells so good?

What are you cooking DKM?

Bento 11/13

Bento 11/14

Monster cheese sandwich and Moroccan soup

Moroccan Soup

One onion, dice
2 carrots, sliced
4 roasted garlic cloves, sliced
4 roasted tomatoes, cut into chunks (or 1 can of stewed tomato chunks)
1 can garbanzo beans
4 cups of Veggie stock (I use Trader Joe’s roasted veggie stock)
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup of raisins (golden, if you’ve got them)
Salt and pepper to taste
Wedge of lemon
Bit of chopped mint

Sautee onion, carrots and garlic until soft; Add in tomatoes, spices, beans and stock and simmer 1-2 hours (or 8 hours in a slow cooker). Add in raisins the last 10 minutes. Serve with a fresh squeeze of lemon and mint. Enjoy.

A new wrap for DKM

New wrap done

And Emi loves her Afghan!

Emi in her Afghan