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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Out and about in Willamette

Just down the freeway from my place, is the historic town of Willamette.
Stanzie and I, like the park here.
There are ducks and kids and boats....
Did I mention ducks?
Mom likes it here, because there is a cute little nursery, 'Green Gate'.
They have some unusual plants.
...and some fish with big mouths.
Mom thought, I was a beggar! Heehee
Stanzie likes to come to the car shows here in Willamette.
I come for the thrills!
See you at the Park!!
Wyatt and Stanzie

This is for you Fern :)
Recipe for Strawberry Gelato
(We use a Cuisinart ice cream maker)

4 egg yolks, 1 cup granulated sugar, 2 cups milk, 2 cups pureed strawberries, 1/2 tsp. vanilla.

1) In a bowl, whisk egg yolks with sugar until thickened and pale yellow. Set aside.
2) In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring milk to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Gradually whisk into the egg mixture.
3) Return entire mixture to the saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring often, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Be careful not to let it boil. Let cool to room temperature.
4) Stir in strawberry puree and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until completely cold or overnight.
5) Stir the mixture and transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. (25-30 minutes in a Cuisinart ice cream maker)


  1. What a cool place to visit! Love that plant! That is awesome!! Well, of course so are you and Stanzie! Have a Happy Wednesday. :)

  2. That fishy looks like he wants a kiss


  3. The park looks fun; but ice cream...mmmmmmmmmm :-)

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  4. That's a lovely place to visit. We'd love to look at....just look at those ducks....on the water. but if they got on dry land, look out!

    We don'thave a gelato/icecream machine. But we have a Gelato factory not too far away!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  5. the gelato looks super nommieeeeeeeeeeeee.. :) can i have some too?

    Your park is pretty awesome! i love old cars.. and their tyres.. :p didya get to mark them all?

    woofs n licks,

  6. Fun place! Luved the big mouthed beggar :D

    Waggin at ya,

  7. OHHHHHHH what a beautiful place.. and it even has a THRILL RIDE??? I kinda like those too.

  8. Yummmmm. The gelato sounds great! I bet the pups enjoyed it too.

    Cool fish--I assume it's some kind of Koi?

  9. Willamette looks like a lot of fun! Those fish are a little creepy, what with the mouths bigger than their entire head! :) Mom can NEVER call you a beggar again, Wyatt!

    We all suspected you were a thrill seeker...wonder why?? Hehe!

    Elyse and Riley

  10. Willamette sounds beautiful! And Stanzie looks like he was having fun...especially with the That gelato recipes also sounds really good.

    Maria @ Fetch

  11. Wow cool flower. Your pet koi sure has a big mouth
    Benny & Lily

  12. Willamette looks like a fun place to visit! it helps that there are a couple of fun-lovin' dales showing off!

    Happy, Waggin' Tail, FUREVER!
    Stumpy and me

  13. Thank you so much for the recipe!!!!! Now to modify it!! Going to use honey instead of sugar. I don't have a ice cream maker, can you just put it in the freezer?? lol Me and my problems!! It sounds just right for the strawberries I have in the freezer. I have put a lot in there!!! What do you think??
    xx, Fern

  14. That place looks like fun! Mom has a crazy dream about having a koi pond one day.

    Oooooo! We may have to try that gelato! Mom's been wanting to give the ice cream maker a spin!


  15. That really looks like a great place to visit! Love the fish there! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

  16. What a super fun place that is! One time my mom worked with somebuddy who lived in Oregon and she learned how to say Willamette the right way. There's a street here named "Willamette" but everyone pronounces it "WILL-uh-met." And they look at her weird when she tries to pronounce it the right way.

    OH! And that gelato stuff looks super duper tasty! I don't think I'll ever gets my mom to make us any so can I come over to your house?

    Wiggles & Wags,

  17. What a cool place! Mom loved that unusual plant, but we loved that fish - bet he can suck a lot of treats down that big mouth:)

    Thanks for the recipe - now to get Mom to get us one of those ice cream machines.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  18. That begging fish is awesome! If he saw your strawberry gelato, he'd probably jump right out of the water!

    I've never been to Willamette and I'm definitely to check it out. Thanks!

    -Chandra at Daley's Dog Years

  19. What a cool place! We think Stanzie should have that blue convertible - it matches her harness :)
    That strawberry confection looks yummy, but we won't be getting any here. Mom won't make anything with more than 3 ingredients and two steps! BOL! Hmmm, maybe we can buy some already made?!

    The Road Dogs

  20. I'd stay clear of the fish Wyatt, looks to me like it might fancy you for dinner!

  21. Wow, fun park, fun plants, coold cars, fun slide but most of all...

    Ice cream!!!!

    woos, Tessa

    PeeS...Mom says thanks, that is just the recipe that she has been looking for!

  22. Mom loves the cool little unusual plant and we wish we had some of that yummy gelato!
    Have fun zooming down the slide, Wyatt!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  23. I like those ducks too, but don't care for the scarey unless I'm on mom's lap!

  24. Your park looks like it has much to offer for everyone! We love barking at the sand hill cranes when they overwinter here and I go with dad to car shows (we are both big fans). Nuka would be the daredevil to try the slides. But we must agree, the ice cream was our favorite photo! Now we are hungry!

  25. I think those fish wanted a big old smootch!!!

  26. Hey Wyatt!
    Wow, what a pawesome place! My mom is going all squeeeeee about that blue car...she wants one!! Love the plants and the pond!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  27. Those fish look like they have LOTS to say! Yummy strawberry gelato!

    Your pal, Pip

  28. I like how Stanzie's harness matches that car. She would look really cool cruising around in that ride!