The Adventures of Team P

Archive for June, 2008

Mmm

Isn’t this a fancy breakfast? Thomas made it.

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Artichoke

Thomas had never eaten an artichoke before, so Gina cooked one yesterday. We forgot to take a picture before we ate it.
The remains. Winnie was fascinated by this tasty new vegetable.

Wilderness Adventure

Today we decided to go for a walk at a local park. In 4 years of living at her house, Gina never knew that this great place was only 10 minutes away. There are lots of trails to choose from, so we started out with the very ambitious 1/2 mile schoolhouse loop. We don’t think we’ll ever try to hike with 3 dogs again. Too much yanking. Note Gina’s left arm.

The old schoolhouse from back in the olden days.
Thomas and his friend Winston.
Bella triumphant.

Our Hairy Baby

Winnie likes being wrapped up in a soft blanket like a little baby.

Our little carrot

We knew the carrots in the garden weren’t ready yet, but we decided to yank one up anyway to see what it looked like. Turns out it just looks like a tiny carrot. Winnie is a real vegetable enthusiast, so he had to have a peek too.

Chocolate Truffles

Tonight’s project – we’ll let you know how they turn out.
They turned out great! Next time we’re going to use a different recipe, though. It’s really hard to roll them into balls because they melt all over your hands and make a big mess.
A chocolate one
A coconut one

Recipe: bring 6 oz heavy cream to a boil. Pour it over 10 oz chopped bittersweet chocolate. Stir until smooth then add 2 T butter. Add 2-3 T brandy if desired. Strain the mixture into a bowl and chill overnight. The next day, form the chocolate into balls and roll them in cocoa powder, powdered sugar, ground hazelnuts, or coconut. Boom.

Operation Stinky Dogs

It was time for a bath around here. We had some smelly dogs. Winnie was first.
Then Delphi. She cheerfully endured a good hour of clipping with scissors and the trimmer before her bath. Here’s her flirty new summer hairdo.
And the hair she left behind
No pictures of Bella because she doesn’t look that funny after a bath. But she is shiny and clean and beautiful too.