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.
I’m still plugging away at the K2P2 sample
And I’m just finishing a poncho for our Adopt a Family program at work
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
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
I disapprove of this blog.
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 don’t know WHAT you’re on about DKM… giggle…
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.
DK took a nap in DKM’s arms after the cooking – observation wore her out
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!
You gruntin’ to me?
Cooking with DK
First you roast some 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!!!
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We still have tons of crab
There is still room on the DayBed
DKM just pulled some blankets out of the dryer
Plus DKM finished another Secret Paws Snuggles Blanket that needs to be ‘scented’
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.
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Daybed for lounging
Bun Heirloom Tomato & PersimmonTasting Area
Please don’t feed the sea lions.
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 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
Look at all of the yarn!
Sophia helping DKM crochet a snuggles blanket
Two down… several to go. Get to hookin’ DKM!
Must. Kill. Camera String.
What are you cooking DKM?
Monster cheese sandwich and 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
And Emi loves her Afghan!