Friday, March 14, 2014

DUTCH FRIDAY: french for sourdough

Hello everybody! I'm sooooo sorry I missed you last week. Our human lost Friday and by the time she found it, it was Sunday and I didn't think anyone would be here.


Anyhoo. Spring is here and I am happy. Warm sun. Luscious green grass. I hope cold foggy summer never comes! The weather people say it's colder than a San Francisco summer in some places, so if you live in one of them here's something nice toasty to think about:

Ahhhhh. The only thing better than fresh spring grass is fresh baked bread! I found it on the way home from the farmer's market the other day. 

The nice bread man's name was Zachary and he let me have a sample of something called levain. Google says that's French for sourdough, but I say it's Dutch for faaaaabulous! 

I was *very* tempted to pull a Pug and breathe all over the levain so my human would have to buy it, but unlike Pug I have manners. So I sat. And waited. And stared politely at Zachary, his bread and the little bowl of butter (!). 

When a lady on a bike wanted a sample of Zachary's levain, of course I moved out of her way. But I did not take my eyes off the fresh baked goodness. Or the bowl of butter.

After a few long minutes of staring, my human said it was time to go. She apologized to Zachary and his levain for being gluten-free and promised me I'd get an extra cookie when we got home...

Until next week, 



Anonymous said...

We missed you last week. You are so very polite, and that first photo of you is just FAAABULOUS!

Anonymous said...

OMG! You are actually smiling at Camera!! Yummy bread, sunshine, green grass, send all of them to our way please.


Sammy and Neko

Anonymous said...

That mean man didn't even give you a crumb!! Shame on him, he must have a heart of stone (or none at all) to refuse your beautiful soulful brown orbs :(

Ann, Frodo, Molly & Cleo

Anonymous said...

Wow Dutch. You were doing your bestest orbing and he didn't give you even a nibble. I can tell you I wouldn't have been able to resist that happy face. You would have gotten some yumminess from me. Glad you're back.
Megan with Rosie, Emmett, Madgie, & Dalia in Iowa

Mercy said...

Dear Dutch,
Good to see you. You make everything seem fabulooooous! Bread looks yummy, we don't have any of those cool street vendors you have :(. All we have is snow..... and more snow. The first picture of you is definitely SUPERMODEL quality!! Shhhh, don't tell Pug! You look so haaaaaaappppppyyyyyy and that makes me happy ! Love ya, Dutchy!
Kisses, Kisses,

Eddie the Pug and his Mom said...

Just wanted to say hello, Dutch! You are so handsome:)
Luvvies from,
Eddie the Pug

Anonymous said...

Dutch, you're a beautiful model. So glad you didn't breathe all over the bread so that others could enjoy it. You know Pug just touched that bok choy so he could take it home for himself! But I feel your pain, there's nothing better than bread and butter, and for diabetic me it's not good! I have to wrestle selfish pugs for stuff like... bok choy.

Ollie said...

I love bread, too! But I don't have your discerning taste or your politeness. I enjoy sidewalk bread, pigeon bread (I get right in there between the birds)and soggy rain bread.
I like to claim things by licking them. So, I would have jumped up, licked the bread and grabbed the butter, all at lightening speed!