Alfie is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. As Tollers are, he's wicked smart, very active, loves to do tricks, and has robust energy when he thinks he's working. He's treat motivated (my fault) but without them, we could have never taught him fly ball, agility and nose work games. Lesson #1 is to have high motivating treats--treats that will transcend cats, parrots in cages, and McDonalds french fries. A treat that will motivate your dog to leave a squirrel alone is powerful stuff, and these Homemade Dog Treats trump every store bought treat we’ve ever tried. If you dare, they’re like doggy crack; that's how devoted Alfie is to them. I could silently open the dog treat container, and he will awaken from doggy dreams, descend the staircase fresh as a daisy and plant his furry butt on the floor next to my feet. Alfie and I are confident that your pooch(es) will love them too.
When cookies are a couple of sensuous bites of crunchy citrus, savoury berry, chewy, fudgy chocolate or surprising piquant, and are unusually delicious, then you've had a Finer Cookie.
TASTE SENSATIONS IN THREE DELICIOUS COURSES
Cookie blogging can be a solitary sport with days spent in the company of your own thoughts—in my case, thoughts of sugar plums, chocolate, and lemon crunch. However, on one Saturday in May, I pulled my trays and my pastry brush (Evelyne!) to share with two really talented food bloggers from Montreal: Evelyne of CulturEatz, and Hilary of Cocoa Bean The Vegetable. The idea was that we team up for a North African Afternoon.
EARNING YOUR TRUST TAKES MORE THAN SHOWING DELICIOUS PICTURES
I now understand that earning your trust takes more than showing delicious pictures and giving you fastidious, reliable recipes. So is born the new How-To section of The Finer Cookie. No more broken egg yolks! No more failed meringue! Or separated chocolate! Or cardboard cookies! Here you’ll find the basics made easy—the same basics that I do over and over with lots of pictures that will clarify the essential steps and begin to build your confidence in the kitchen. Refer to these How-To’s while baking and I think you’ll be on your way to success.