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Saturday Garbage Plate, 2011-10-15

October 15th, 2011 7:00 am by admin



 

“daiyaaaa.” ‘Nuff said.
CC image via flickr user honeyroyalex.

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Find-a-Friend Friday: Ginger Rogers

October 14th, 2011 2:49 pm by Kelly


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Ginger Rogers, ready to prance and dance in her frilly pink tutu!
Photos courtesy of Heart of America Humane Society.


 

Ginger Rogers, what a beauty! This senior pittie girl has it all – class, sass, personality – everything except for a forever home, that is. Maybe one of you could help with that? Until then, Ginger is staying with the good folks at Heart of America Humane Society:

 

Ginger Rogers
Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix: An adoptable dog in Overland Park, KS
Medium • Senior • Female

 

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To meet GINGER, please contact Emily directly at 913-424-4557 or at emily.anne.hawkins@gmail.com.

Meet Ginger Rogers – a 60 pound Pittie/Lab mix who thinks she is a lap dog! This beautiful 8 year old elderbull loves to be with her humans – whether you are lounging on the couch, going on a walk, or taking a road trip – as long as she’s with you, Ginger is one happy girl! Ginger is calm, goofy, and extremely food motivated! She has already learned how to sit, stay, lay down, shake and wait for her food – and she would love you to teach her even more tricks! She is potty trained, does not try to climb on to furniture (unless she is invited!) and is very agreeable when getting a bath or her ears & teeth cleaned. Although she is not a fan of cats, she loves all humans big (adult) and little (children) and would do well as an only dog or in a house with multiple dogs. Miss Ginger is looking for a patient and confident forever family who will let her lay at their feet while watching TV and give her a nice, cozy dog bed to take naps in!

The Heart of America Humane Society has adoptions each Saturday at the Petsmart at 115th and Metcalf in Overland Park, the Petco at 135th and Blackbob in Olathe and the Petsmart in the Ward Parkway Shopping Center. Please contact the foster parent DIRECTLY to ask questions about this foster, to obtain additional information about this foster or to confirm this foster’s attendance at one of our adoptions.

More about Ginger Rogers
Spayed/Neutered • Prefers a home without: cats • Primary colors: Yellow, Tan, Blond or Fawn, White or Cream

 

C’mon, Kansas City! Who wants to tango with this lovely lady?

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Saturday Garbage Plate, 2011-10-08

October 8th, 2011 7:00 am by admin


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frisky pizza slices are canoodling!

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Find-a-Friend Friday: Willy

October 7th, 2011 3:16 pm by Kelly


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(Two-eyed) Willy!
Photos courtesy of Blue Skye Adoptions, LLC.

 

OMFG Willy, what a cutie! When I first saw his photo in thumbnail form, I thought for sure it was one of those admonishing PSA listings featuring a porcelain cat or stuffed animal or something. (Which I adore, don’t get me wrong; I say “admonishing” in the nicest way possible, cause sometimes a little scolding is necessary!) But no! Willy is a cat, a real, flesh and fur cat! With the finest silver fur and most gorgeous green eyes you’ll ever see. All kinds of adorable!

 

Willy
Tabby: An adoptable cat in Olathe, KS
Medium • Baby • Male

 

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Please contact Vicky (Kittycityks@aol.com) for more information about this pet.

You can download an appliction to get pre-approved by going to our website at www.kittycityks.com Click on the ‘contact us’ link. Kitty City Kansas Rescue is an all volunteer non profit organization.
We update our website daily.

Willy is an exceptionally sweet little boy. He loves to be held and gives lots of kisses; he is a serious lap cat!! His estimated birthday is August 1st. He has a little bit of a ‘tic’ which is neurological, but you can barely notice it and he certainly doesn’t seem to. He is neutered and ready for his purrmanent home. His adoption fee is $85.00 with an approved application. He does great with dogs and other cats.

You can visit our adoptable cats and kittens on Saturdays from noon-five at our adoption Center located at Mariposa Veterinary Center. Mariposa Vet Clinic is located at 13900 Santa Fe Trail Drive in Lenexa. Not every animal attends every adoption so always call or e-mail ahead to confirm that a particular animal will be present. All of our cats and kittens stay in licensed foster homes during the week (except for Saturday). For more information e-mail KittyCityKS@aol.com or call 913-422-1911.

More about Willy
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Tabby – Gray, Blue or Silver • Coat length: Short

 

Since this attractive little youngster breaks with my tradition of mostly featuring older and “special needs” animals in this here space, I’ll also point you to Blue Skye Adoptions’s other residents – 53 in total – many of whom are older felines. Kittens may be tempting, what with their new life smell and all, but older cats have got it goin’ on, too! Sure, Willy here is the dictionary definition of cuteness – but I doubt he has the more refined manners of, say, a Princess or a Millie. Just think about it, mkay?

And whatever age, breed or species you choose: THANK YOU FOR ADOPTING!

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Recipe: Thin Crust Mozzarella Pizza

October 3rd, 2011 11:47 am by Kelly


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Another weekend, another vegan pizza – and the search for the perfect thin crust recipe continues! (Or at the very least a serviceable thin crust recipe!) Unlike the last thin crust pizza I shared with y’all, this one actually does have some semblance of thinness about it. Not as thin as a piece of pita bread, but at least half the size of the puffy, fluffy white pizza dough we normally use. Also: delicious and relatively easy to make. No complaints here, but…

…as I said earlier, the search for the perfect thin crust pizza continues!

 

Thin Crust Mozzarella Pizza

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
1 package active dry yeast (or pizza yeast)
3/4 cup warm water (105°F-115°F)
1/2 tsp. of salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Optional: spices to taste (e.g., cumin, basil, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano, red pepper, tomato powder, chili powder, ground flax seeds, and/or nutritional yeast, to name a few)

Cornmeal or cooking spray with which to coat the pizza stone or pizza pan

The toppings of your choice: red sauce, nondairy cheese, vegan meats, nuts, seeds, fruits and/or veggies

(The pie pictured above sports red sauce, mozzarella Follow Your Heart cheese, Lightlife Smart Pepperoni, carrots and sundried tomatoes.)

Directions

1. To make the dough, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the yeast mixture and olive oil.

2. Stir the dough until it begins to form a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead for 6-8 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Add a light dusting of flour if the dough is too sticky to knead (or oil your hands with olive oil).

3. Brush a large, clean bowl with olive oil. Place the dough in the bowl and brush with oil. Cover with a damp, lint-free towel. Allow to rise in a warm place, draft-free place until doubled in size (about 90 minutes).

4. When you’re ready to assemble and bake your pizza, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

5. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough onto a pizza stone or pizza pan lightly dusted with cornmeal. When you’re done shaping the dough, add your toppings: sauce, veggies, “meat,” cheese, fruit, nuts, etc.

5. Bake at 425 degrees, for between 15 and 20 minutes for a single pizza, or 30 minutes for two pizzas.

6. Enjoy!

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