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I have been meaning to do this post for a while but time and life have gotten away from me. I am sure that most of you have noticed the adorable pugs plastered all over my site, well if you didn’t take a look. They are the work of a very gifted artist, blogger, cook and friend Azita from Fig and Quince. I originally asked her to do a logo for me, since my blog is “a pug in the kitchen” I of course wanted a pug but I also wanted to somehow incorporate my favorite (visually) fruit a pear. A few years ago when I started a business my logo was 3 pears side by side each a little different in shape and size. I loved that logo and wanted that to be a part of this also. I am always out and about, talking to people and never got business cards to hand out regarding my blog, so Azita helped me with the design and even had them printed for me from the most wonderful place moo.com who does an outstanding job, the quality is phenomenal. Azita also designed my Twitter page (@bklynpuggal) it’s so wonderful Thank you Azita!!
Business Card Izzy
Business Card Nando
These are how my business cards look, the pugs on the front on beautiful colored card stock and my pertinent information on the back. The reason for this post is simple, I wanted everyone to know Azita and how talented she is, visit her lovely blog Fig and Quince you will love it and maybe if you need some business cards or a logo or a great recipe for Persian food you will remember my little post and contact her. Here is a link to Azita’s portfolio, take a look at her art work it will blow you away!!
I am so thrilled, we planted a pear tree in the front yard of my home, previously we had an apple tree that was diseased and unfortunately there was no cure and it died. This pear tree is very young but is already bearing fruit, look at the pears. Can’t wait until they are ready to pick.
Persian stuffed apples
I have been sick with a very bad cold, I still have to work and care for my pugs, but other than that I haven’t been cooking (or cleaning) and I am trying to take it easy in between it all. I had a very busy day yesterday and frankly was feeling pretty bad last night when I got an email from my friend Azita. She is the author of the lovely blog Fig and Quince, she also happens to be my neighbor, living only a few doors down from me, how cool is that? She is awesome and so kind, in the email she asked if I was home because she wanted to bring something to me. It was a terrible weather day, sleet, snow and very cold but Azita braved the elements and brought me some food. I love Persian food, she brought stuffed apples, it’s a savory dish and I think it is probably the same or similar to her recipe for stuffed quince on her blog.
I haven’t tasted them yet because I still don’t have a full sense of taste, I am getting it back a little at a time and hope to be able to eat this delicious dish tomorrow. I wanted to give a shout out to Azita whose thoughtful gift of food really cheered me up.
On top of not feeling well I also had an emergency with my dog, Nando. I have two senior pugs, both are diabetic, I have to adhere to a very strict schedule for feeding and medications, giving both of them insulin injections every day twice a day at the same times every day. I don’t know what happened yesterday, I gave both dogs their insulin and shortly afterward, Nando’s blood sugar plummeted, he collapsed and I had to administer some sugar syrup to raise his blood sugar quickly, he could have gone into a diabetic coma. I was very lucky that he came around and after that he started perking up and rested comfortably for the rest of the night.
Azita’s kindness really made my day and I wanted to acknowledge this. So often we take the small things for granted, but I want her to know how much I appreciate it and how her act of kindness touched me. Thank you Azita, you are wonderful and if you haven’t checked out her lovely blog please visit, you will love it as much as I do not just for the delicious recipes but her writing style and art is amazing.