She Just Wanted Brownies from Amsterdam

I had a recent private email transaction about one of my trip report/travel posts on Amsterdam


Went something like this, ok , exactly like this

Once in a while, this blog provides me more entertainment than I bargained for…. I really wish this conversation had taken place via the comment section instead of private emails, but it started via my personal email – so I kept it there – until now. It is too funny not to share. No names, no judgement – but I found this highly entertaining.
E: luv ur blog. amsterdam trip report. can u tell me more. need privat 411 4 surprize
Me: Sure, what do you want to know?
E: where u live?
Me: CA. This may work better if you make a list of questions.
E: k live in cali 2. me my bbf bf r doin a road trip and we want 2 drive. How longs it take? r the brownies expenzive?
Me: May I ask how old you are? You do know Amsterdam is in Europe right?
E: 22. we no. like in canada and u take a train we want to drive n take a ferry. u said in ur blog u took a ferry
Me: No, Europe is across the ocean – you can’t drive there. We did take the ferry from London to Amsterdam – but we flew to London first.
E: wtf? u jus dont want to help me by brownies u judgy b**** ur write sucks. i am writeing bad stuff in ur comments 4 dayz
Note: I moderate all comments so none of hers were posted – mostly due to language and illiteracy. I did not want her comments to offend anyone nor did I want her confusion to confuse anyone else reading the post.
E: ur comments r f****** nun show
Me: I moderate them, you want to be seen? Be nice, ask questions, add to the conversations, control your language
E: u cant do that free speech im reporting u
Me: I own the blog, I can do anything I want.
E: i hate u u suck
Me: Sorry I lied. You can drive there. Drive to New York, go north to Canada. Ask someone where the closest coffee shop is located. Buy some brownies. Enjoy your trip. Let me know how it goes
E: ty ur kewl
End of conversation.
Spring Break 2012 078

Honey’s Basic Recipe Doggy Biscuits


Difficulty: Easy

Mess factor: one bowl, one spoon, one pan

In order of appearance

1 over ripe banana
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup oats (any kind)
1½ cups whole wheat flour


Preheat oven to 325*
Grease a baking sheet, baking mold, or line sheet with parchment paper/silpat.
Combine banana, egg, applesauce and peanut butter in a large bowl
and mash together.
Add flour and oats and stir to combine.

Dough will be very STICKY!


Roll and cut with cookie cutters, roll pieces into a ball and press flat with a fork, or use a silicone baking mold for individual pieces.

Flour a clean surface and use lots of flour if you are doing the cookie cutter method
If using a silicone baking mold, use cooking spray on mold and spoon or spatula
If baking round pieces, use parchment paper/silpat mat, and spray fork with cooking spray


325* for 30 minutes, or until golden brown, in a  silicone baking mold, on a greased cookie sheet, on parchment paper, or silpat mat
Remove from oven and cool on rack.


Keep sealed in an airtight container.

These won’t keep as long as store bought biscuits as there are no preservatives.

I generally put them in the fridge and take them out as needed. I have found they can keep up to a few weeks if kept in an air tight container in the fridge. Honey will eat them at any temperature 🙂

Shelf life of baked treats: 1 week on counter, 3 weeks in fridge, 6 months in freezer



Who says dog biscuits have to be bone or paw shaped?