Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pear, figs, goat cheese, GO.

I’m not sure if this is a salad or a dessert or what, but it’s delicious.

1 firm/ripe pear
4-6 Calimyrna figs
~2 tsp. crumbled goat cheese

This tastes best if the pear and figs are at room temperature. Wash the pear and cut it into smallish (1/2″), bite-size pieces. Slice off the tough tops and bottoms of the figs, then cut them in half and cut the halves in half (so you end up with four bite-size pieces for each fig). Crumble the goat cheese over the fig and pear, toss, and consume. YUM.

I kind of made this up as I went, though I’m sure there are dozens of variations online, and I must have gotten the idea from some restaurant menu or other. The combination of flavors and textures is sublime. This recipe makes enough for one large snack, or two small snacks (if you feel like sharing…you might not.) Some people will tell you it’s “not a car snack,” but you don’t have to listen.


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I’m only sleeping

More dog photos!

“Please don’t wake me, no don’t shake me, leave me where I am, I’m only sleeping…”

She loves car rides, probably because she appreciates being able to go fast on wheels instead of her own legs. And yes, greyhounds fit in hatchbacks; in fact, she jumped in unprompted.

Tongues belong in mouths, dog.


Everyone has their favorite sleeping position…

…and their favorite recliner. (Diva.)

“You wouldn’t make me move when I’m so comfy, would you?”

“You can’t make me move. I am one with the chair.”

Turns out, this dog HATES going out in the rain. Hates it hates it hates it. A few days ago I took her out, hoping to get a walk in before the rain started, but before we got past the neighbor’s driveway it started coming down. She stopped, looked up at me, then turned and started heading straight back for the house.


She does enjoy being toweled off though, should she be forced to suffer the indignity of a walk in the drizzle. Fairweather dog.




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