Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cheese, parts 2, 3 & 4

Ok, I'm horrible about posting, so I'm going to try to go back and post prior stuff, at least catch myself up to date.

January Cheese - well it was delicious, but Aspen got a hold of the paper we wrote them down on so we can only remember two. Blue Roquerfort Gaeriel Coulet, a whole raw sheeps milk blue. And Brie Fromage D'affinois Double Cream Guilloteau. They were yummy and we should definatly get them again. Aspen found the paper to be delicious as well.

February - Roaring 40's Australian King Island Dairy - incredibly creamy and wonderful. Honey's favorite, definately need to buy it again. Gran Queso Roth Kase a dry, hard cheese. Kind of salty. Yum. And Brillat Sauvant Triple Creme, in Honey's words "pretty freaking good". Wine was Hawley Pinot Noir.

March - Blue Gorgonzola Dolce Igor absolutly delicous, Honey says an 8.9 out of 10, really creamy with the blue cheese mustiness finish. Seal Bay Triple Creme, King Island, so I just realized that this is from the same dairy as the Roaring 40's Blue from last month. Definately need to try anything else from them. A rich and creamy, a 9 out of 10, wish we had bought a bigger piece! We also bought some cheeses from our local farmers market yesterday, a Sage Goat Cheese Cheddar, a Garlic Cheddar and a T
Wine for the monthly cheese was Seghesio Costiera Pinot Noir, Healdsburg. Yummy but a little young, it was a little sharp when we first opened it but it got better with a little air.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Year of ....Cheese

So we've decided that once a month or so we should broaden our horizons and try a different cheese. Maybe this was fueled by the red wine we drinking, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. Honey had called adn told me we needed tape and that I should stop and get some more for present wrapping, because we had both waited til Christmas eve to wrap gifts. It turns out we had plenty of tape, he was just trying to stall me so he could have more time to wrap. And as it turns out, Whole Foods didn't have any tape. But they did have cheese, lots of delicous cheese. So I grabbed three small kinds and a delicous fresh baked sourdough baguette and that and a bottle of red wine was Christmas Eve dinner. And it was nice. And we relaxed and talked and nibbled on cheese and sipped wine. And that was really nice,

So we decided that we'll make friends with the cheese people at Whole Paycheck and try different cheeses once a month or so. This time we tried San Joaquin Gold Fiscalini, Brie Sheep Brebiou and Goat Humbolt Fog Cypress Grove. The Fiscalini was awesome, it was suppose to be a cross between a cheddar and a fontina, but it had that nice salty taste of a parm. But that was my favorite. Honey's favorite was the Humbolt Fog, which we've had before, but I wonder it there are different types. I'll have to do more research. The Sheep Brebiou was good, but very different. The smell when we opened it smelled like sheep, very earthy. But as it warmed up the flavor came out more and it wasn't as stinky. I'll have to research what we'll try next and I want to look and see if there is a worthwhile book. But it was fun and we have a fun project to work on together for next year.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tummy Aches and time together

Aspen is sick. Momma and Daddy both left work to take her to the vet the other day. But it was nice cause they were home for a little while and we all hung out in the back yard. But Aspen has a tummy ache. Do you know what that means? RICE! I LOVE RICE. And it’s way better that Aspen’s tummy hurts then mine. Maybe I should convince Aspen to eat a rock, then we can have rice everyday! But, I think she’s better, which is unfortunate. I was enjoying my naps uninterrupted. But stupid Aspen was getting all the attention. Just because she’s still a puppy, and she’s sick. I deserve all the attention. I’m prettier and SMARTER. Aspen still can’t stay for as long as I can and, and, and…. I’m just smarter!

And you know what Momma told me this morning. She’s going to be home for the whole weekend so we’ll get to do stuff! Like go to the park and go to the beach, and maybe they’ll even be more rice!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Hurt Footy

Yes, it's true, I hurt my footy. Really bad too! And it's all stupid Aspen's fault. She wouldn't get out of my way and I tried to walk over her and I got my claw stuck in the heater grate. It was stuck! And I pulled really hard and owwww, ow, ow it hurt. My nail stayed! STUCK! It was awful! Aunty came and wrapped it up for me. Now, at least I get peanut butter 3 times a day. Also, Momma isn't home enough. Her boss is sick and she has to work extra hard. So neither of us can go for walks.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

Wow, we went to the beach yesterday and had the best time! Momma and Daddy took me and Aspen to Burlingame Ave for breakfast first. We were very good girls and stayed right beside our table. We even got BACON! We love Bacon, it's delicious! Then we drove to the beach. Aspen doesn't like to ride in the car but I told her it's the only way to get to the best places like the beach and the dog park. Oooh, that reminds me, Aspen went to the dog park for the first time last Thursday. She did really good, she wasn't scared at all. I think she feels better when I'm around, you know, to show her the ropes and everything.

Anyway, we had a great time at the beach. Aspen even tricked Momma. See Aspen got scared and started running back up the BIG hill we were climbing down, Daddy dropped her leash and Momma wasn't fast enough to grab it so Aspen kept going up, up up. So Momma was talking to her telling her to sit. Aspen is really good about sitting when she gets frightened. Don't tell her I said so but she's kinda a fraidy cat. Anyway, Aspen made Momma climb all the way back up to get her and just as Momma got there, Aspen came running down the hill to where Daddy and I were. It was funny! To bad Momma wasn't laughing. Here are me and Aspen at the beach. Aren't we pretty girls?

The only bad thing about our day was you always have to have a bath after going to the beach. I don't mind being stinky so much, but apparently Momma doesn't like it. And Aspen really doesn't like having a bath. Momma had to climb in the tub with her while Daddy washed her. I'm a big girl and don't mind the bath. I mean it really isn't my favorite thing but I tolerate it to make Momma happy.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


HI! HI! HI! My name is …, hang on, um,…..oh, look a tail! Chomp. Ouch! that was MY tail
Meadow: Aspen, were you trying to introduce yourself?
Aspen: Huh? What?
Meadow: I thought you were going to introduce yourself
Aspen: OH Yeah! HI! HI! HI! My name is….oh, wait, um, it’s right there, my name, what is my name? I know it, just give me a sec. Oh look a toy!
Meadow: ASPEN!
Aspen: Oh yeah!. Hi my name is Aspen! There I knew I’d remember. Whew!
Meadow: Did you want to mention anything else about yourself?
Aspen: …umm, I don’t know. My name is … is….oh yeah, it’s Aspen
Meadow: What about how old you are.
Aspen: Oh, um, how old am I?
Meadow: About 15 weeks.
Aspen: OK, HI my name is Aspen and I’m about 15 weeks old! …. Um, is that it?
Meadow: That’s a kind of boring post. I’d try to think of a little more to share
Aspen: Oh, ok. Wow Meadow, this is harder then I thought to come up with something interesting to write.
Meadow: Keep trying
Aspen: Wow, ok Meadow. I want to make you happy! ….um…. Ok. HI! My name is Aspen. Oh yeah, I said that already. It’s kinda hard to remember my name. I just met Meadow and Momma and Daddy a few days ago. Even though it feels like a long time. Anyway, my birth mommy had 12 puppies and I’m number 4 but my new name is Aspen! I’m part malamute, but we don’t know who was my daddy. I came to live with Meadow and Momma and Daddy last Saturday. Oh, yeah, and I love my big sister Meadow and, and and, when I grow up I want to be just like her! She’s smart! She does all the stuff Momma asks her to and she gets to go to the park. And she gets to sleep on the big bed!

Anyway, I’ m sleepy and that’s all I’ve got for now. My name is..... Aspen!

Friday, May 23, 2008


Hi Daddy! Happy Birthday day.

I got you a present, but I can't remember where I put it. Is in on the mantle?
Noooo...... Is in in my bed?
Nooo...... Is in on the floor, let me look......
Nope, not there either..... Yawn...... I'm getting sleepy....
How about when you get home we'll look for it together?!?!
Momma and I hope you're having a wonderful you day. It's sucky you have to work but we love you very much and are looking forward to spending time with you this afternoon! Happy Birthday Daddy!