Saturday, September 27, 2014

Middle Man

Good afternoon faithful readers around the world. Today it's time for the Yum Yum Coalition Food Column. I'm Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel, Doggie Chief Inspector, comestibles division, and founder of the Yum Yum Coalition.

Today we're featuring fusion cooking and eating. For example, in this fruit bowl are tomatoes, peppers, a banana, a rather stale apple, and a couple of alien life forms hiding out from Chester.

Next, we have a home made TV dinner: Paneer Makhani with added vegetables, basmati rice with a piece of corn on the cob. Mom says the spices in Indian food, particularly the turmeric, help with her aches and pains. And the corn, she just loves to eat anytime!

Here's a fresh bag of the good stuff that Dad just bought for us. Too bad it doesn't quite qualify as fusion food. It's all pretty much uniform in size, shape, taste, and texture, but …

Oh, wait a minute … what's this? We interrupt this food column to bring you a special report! Wow! This is a container of mixed vegetables. I detect broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and snap peas! Yes, it does smell a bit pungent after sitting in the fridge for two weeks.

In our on-going effort to reduce the amount of garbage we produce, the left-over vegetables have now been put into the compost bucket.

We'll follow it attentively as it makes the journey to the compost pile. We can't chance any of it falling on the ground, can we?

Here it is! The left-over scraps are now part of the compost pile ecology where it will decompose into lovely rich soil that we can use to fertilize the garden. Do you see it right there on the top?

What an amazing variety of things in there! This is a prime example of fusion food for all of the wonderful bacteria, bugs, worms, and fungi to feast upon!


Seriously, though, maybe my humans should just cut out the middle man and give those scraps directly to me for processing.


  1. Gosh, I bet that compost stuff smells Dee-lish!

  2. We used tohave one of those heaps...until the possums and coons began to infest our now we can't do it anymore...sigh...but I do like me some of those veggie scraps! I gobble most of em right up!

  3. LOL we agree veggies....NOOOOO. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. I think you'd make a great processor for their left overs !
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Doggies are omnivores. Vegies are very healthy and good for you. Chester and I love veggies. Try them sometime. You might be surprised.