A fun blog for doglovers with food, treats, tips and craft.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
My new book VOFF(WOOF in norwegian) came out today.Very proud of that.
I made this with new york photographer Colin Cooke.
Its a book full of fun things to make for your dog.
The publishing house is Gyldendal.
Only out in norwegian...working on an english edition.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
This is my take on the Swedish meatballs.
I make them for Charlie, and then make a batch for myself as well.
I just add some sauté onions, garlic, salt and pepper.
They are really yummy.
1 pound ground turkey
3/4 cup cooked brown rice
3/4 cup cooked broccoli, chopped
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped oregano
Mix together all the ingr in a bowl.
Roll into large meatballs, there should be enough for 10.
Fry them in a pan with butter on medium heat until done.
Serve with cooked rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.
(can be frozen).
Monday, November 12, 2007
Many of you have asked about my own pooch.
And this is the wonder.Charlie, Char-Char, princes Lindstrom of Norway and all the other names we have given her.
Charlie is a two year old Cocker spaniel, who loves her two daddies,giving kisses, rubber chicken, walks in the sun and food.
Hates big suitcases, bikes and loud noises.
Monday, November 5, 2007
leftover pices of fabric
(wash and dry them first)
First, make a template of a dog bone in the paper.
Cut out the bones in the fabric.You will need two pices of each bone.
Sew it together with a sewing maschine, remember to leave a hole so you can stuff the bone.
Pull the bone insideout and and fill it with the stuffing.
Handsew the hole.
Ready for hours of fun!
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Charlie goes crazy every time I make these cookies for her.
I make a bunch and store them in a jar on the counter.
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup peanut butter (all-natural or organic)
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups white flour
3 tablespoons unsalted peanuts, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Combine oil, peanut butter and water.
Add flour, and work the dough together.
Let it rest for 30 minutes.
Knead dough into firm ball and roll to 1/4 inch thickness.
Use a bone cookie cutter to make small bones.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Sprinke with peanuts.
Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Makes 25 cookies.
Established in 2002, the inspiration for Bella Bean Couture is the owner's boxer, Bella Bean. Ever since Bella was a tiny pup, she could be found at the local dog park in the latest accessories. It soon became apparent to all those around this fashion diva that she deserved her own label. This whimsical line of dog accessories is all manufactured in the San Francisco Bay Area.
More info at www.bellabeancouture.com
Friday, November 2, 2007
This simple recipe will give your dog a beautiful, healthy coat and is much cheaper than commercial products.
And your dog will NOT smell of vinegar.
1 pint Ivory or Dove liquid dishwashing soap
1 pint water
1 pint apple cider vinegar
4 ounces glycerine (available at your local pharmacy)
Mix all of the ingredients together.
When washing your dog keep the water out of his eyes and ears.
If you need to wash around these areas use a damp cloth.
Start from the back of the dog and work your way to the front.
This is the most important step.
Leftover shampoo can create iirritation in the skin.
So rinse well and make sure all shampoo or conditioner is rinsed away.
Use a big towel and dry the dog.
Then take out a brush and go to work.
You can also use a blow-dryer, just be careful because dog hair is flammable.
If your dog have mats, knotted hair that will not comb out, you may have to use scissors to cut them off.
Enjoy your clean dog
Saturday, October 27, 2007
I love making cards like this.
Its very easy and so much more personal then a store bought one.
You can find lots of great templates on line.
1 folded card, 8,5x7in
Thin paper in fun pattern
1.Find a template you want to use and cut out a dog in the patterned paper.
2.Glue it to the folded card,
3.Make someone happy!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
This is our Sunday morning breakfast special.
I actually make the same for both me and Charlie, the only difference is that I put salt on my part.
You can substitute any vegetables you like for the spinach. Peas, broccoli, or squash would be delicious.
Makes 3-6 servings
4 medium eggs
2 medium egg whites
1 cup plain yoghurt
1 cup cottage cheese
1/3 cup steamed spinach
1/2 cup diced cooked potatoes
1 teaspoon butter, for greasing the pan
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.In a bowl beat together eggs, egg whites, yoghurt and cottage cheese.
Stir in spinach and potatoes.
Pour into a 9x13 inch greased pan.
3.Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the frittata is firm.
4.Cool, cut into squares and serve.
Store leftovers in a sealed container and refrigerate.
Beef and sweet potato stew
My dog just loves sweet potatoes, her tail always waggle extra when that ingredient is in her dog bowl.
You can make a large pot of stew and freeze serving sized amounts for later use.
Charlie loves beef, but you can substitute chicken, pork or lamb if you prefere.
Makes 3-6 servings
2 cups diced sweet potato
1 cup mini carrots
1 cup broccoli
2 cups diced beef
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/3 cup chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1.Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a large pot.
Add the sweet potatoes and let them cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Add carrots and broccoli and cook for another 4 minutes,
2.Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the beef until golden on all sides, about 6 minutes.
Turn of the heat and let cool.
3.In a large pot, mix together the vegetables, beef and stock and oregano.
4.Let it cool and serve.
A sweet dog will be the blog that gives you easy and healthy recipes for your dog and sometimes for yourself as well.
I will also give you fun dog related craft projects.
My name is Paul Lowe, Im a food, interior and crafts stylist working and living in New York.