A Finnish Lapphund’s Tale of Culinary Joy

Hello, food enthusiasts! My name is Ihana, and I am a proud Finnish Lapphund passionate about the culinary arts. Today, I’m excited to share my perspective on the heart of our home—the kitchen. With my keen senses and boundless enthusiasm, I’ve become my mom Sandra’s loyal sous-chef. Join me on a delightful journey through the delicious world of cooking, where crab reigns supreme as my favorite treat!

As soon as the enticing aromas waft through the air, I know it’s time for scrumptious magic in the kitchen. I rush to Mom’s side, my tail wagging in anticipation. From savory stews to delectable desserts, the kitchen is a treasure trove of scents that tickle my sensitive nose. I may not have a sophisticated human palate, but I appreciate a good whiff of the ingredients.

My mom is a culinary creative, and I take great pride in being her furry sidekick. Despite her visual challenges, she navigates the kitchen with her cooking radar skills, and I’m right beside her, ready to lend a paw. I may not chop vegetables or stir the pot, but my moral support is unparalleled. I sit by her side, gazing up with adoration as she works her magic.

Ah, crab – the crown jewel of my culinary delights! There’s something irresistible about those succulent, sea-sweet flavors that make my taste buds dance. Whenever Sandra brings out the crab, I can’t contain my excitement. My tail wags furiously, and my nose twitches in anticipation. It’s the highlight of any meal preparation, and I’m always ready to assist, especially when Oregon Dungeness crab is on the menu.

Being a helpful sous-chef has its challenges, especially when Mom can’t see well. Navigating the kitchen without getting underfoot requires finesse. I’ve mastered the art of finding the perfect spot—close enough to offer support but not so close as a tripping hazard. It’s a delicate dance, but being a Finnish Lapphund and reindeer herding breed, I am quick at dodging mom’s clumsy “hooves” !!!!!

While I might not be directly involved in the cooking process, I excel in a crucial role – cleanup! A dropped slice of sweet pepper or flying cheese fresh off the grater is a gourmet delight. I ensure that no tasty morsel goes to waste, eagerly waiting to lend a helping tongue in the aftermath of the creative whirlwind that goes through our kitchen every mealtime!


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About Sandra Miller

My name is Sandra Miller and I love to ART. I enjoy my studio and home in beautiful Portland Oregon with my husband Steve and our charming Finnish Lapphund dog named Ihana