Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cruel Frederick


by Heinrich Hoffmann

Unfortunately Frederick has temper issues. Don't we all though ;)
This Frederick! this Frederick!
A naughty, wicked boy was he;
He caught the flies, poor little things,
And then tore off their tiny wings;
He kill'd the birds, and broke the chairs,
And throw the kitten down the stairs;
And oh! far worse and worse,
He whipp'd his good and gentle nurse! 

The trough was full, and faithful Tray
Came out to drink one sultry day;
He wagg'd his tail, and wet his lip,
When cruel Fred snatch'd up a whip,
And whipp'd poor Tray till he was sore,
And kick'd and whipp'd him more and more;

At this, good Tray grow very red,
And growl'd and bit him till he bled;
Then you should only have been by,
To see how Fred did scream and cry! 

 So Frederick had to go to bed;
His leg was very sore and red!
The Doctor came and shook his head,
And made a very great to-do,
And gave him bitter physic too.

But good dog Tray is happy now;
He has no time to say "bow-wow!"
He seats himself in Frederick's chair,
And laughs to see the nice things there:
The soup he swallows, sup by sup,-
And eats the pies and puddings up.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Oh Canada! Maple Walnut Cookies!!!!

These are really yummy! The theme is Oh Canada. Canada is a beautiful country made up of a plethora of different cultures but I always think of, (well first Inuit, but right after that) the immigrants coming from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. These two cookies pay homage to them. I also use these two for Shortbread. One of my favorites :)