Barley with Tomatoes and Mozzarella; puppy update

We all know I love barley.

And that I’m rather fond of Caprese Salad.

Well, why not?

Barley with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup mozzarella balls, cut in half
2 tbs fresh, snipped chives
2 tbs fresh, snipped basil
2 tbs good olive oil
1 tbs white Balsamic vinegar

Cook barley in stock until done, stirring occasionally. If all stock is not absorbed, drain.
Stir in cheese and tomatoes, cover briefly to warm.  Stir in herbs, olive oil, vinegar and serve.

And, now….

The puppies.

They were in the kitchen, playing. It’s hard to tell but Guapa is biting Bonnie’s nose.

Then they switched, and Bonnie grabbed Guapa’s nose.

Isn’t it nice to be so easily entertained?

Then they noticed me and posed… Making faces, like any juveniles.


We’ve been doing a little training.  They now come running when I call and will occasionally sit when I ask.  I think they know their names and we have them walking on leashes.

There’s hope.

I just got a book on puppy training.

Once I’m trained I can start with them.

11 thoughts on “Barley with Tomatoes and Mozzarella; puppy update”

  1. Love the idea of mixing barley (love it too) with Caprese flavore…Yum! The puppies are darling and growing so much. It’s true that we have to be trained first but sounds like you have a good start.

  2. Oh – how adorable they are but double trouble, I’m sure !! I have always tried to train my dogs and one thing I can assure you of is there is no cure for their selective hearing !!

  3. Donna, that’s them – picture of innocence.
    Elle, I’m working on it… so are they ;-)) Always loved barley!
    Christine, cute, yes (they thank you) and growing like weeds – or puppies…. We have fun!
    Charlotte, after losing both of ours this winter, this is really a change…. No more calm evening walks watching the sunset LOL
    Jeanne, the last one – my favorite so far.
    Zoomie, are they just LOL
    manningroad, and they are so different – always together. I’m going to have to separate them (somehow) for training.

  4. I’ve GOT to put barley on the grocery list!
    That last photo of the puppies posing is hilarious. I think you should sign them up for syncronized swimming lessons.

  5. Elizabeth, don’t they just look like children showing off? Synchronized something…
    kitakata-san, thanks…. I’ll pass it on 😉

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