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First of all, thank you SO much for the wonderful response to the candy corn. I've been thrilled with all the positive feedback, my daily hits are at an all time high, & having some of my favorite chefs & bloggers stop by to comment feels is wonderful! It makes the process worthwhile & I hope many of you will have the opportunity to make & enjoy them.
On a whim, some candy corn was sent to various locations & the recipients were kind enough to take lovely photographs & write a bit about them on their blogs. Check out the posts from Celine (her fun photo is seen above), Kittee, & Hannah. Oh & while you're at it, pre-order Hannah's book, My Sweet Vegan; I've already ordered my copy!
Another reason I'm feelin' the love is I was named as a "Rockin' Girl Blogger" at epicurean escapism. Be sure to check out all the gorgeous pastries that come out of her kitchen! If you're not inspired, you're not paying attention!
I opened the photos of my Flickr friends the other day & imagine my shock when I saw a familiar logo, but in tattoo form! The awesome Milvia is a gorgeous vegan gal from Ferrara, Italy. She makes beautiful baked goods, some of which are sold in cafes, she also posts great bento photos, & has the cutest kitties. I am so flattered she liked my logo enough to get it inked on her & the muffin eyes are a cute addition! Check out her Flickr & her blog for tasty recipes, if you read Italian.
I had an amazing day yesterday! I was working on a magazine shoot at a private event location with a rustic barn, a train, a lake, & best of all, apple trees! There was so much fruit, it covered the ground & we all were picking apples & eating them on the spot. I've never had the chance to do that before, so I was in heaven! At the end of the day, we were welcomed to take home as much as we could carry & I didn't hesitate. I climbed the beautiful trees & with branches brushing my face, I picked apples in four varieties, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, & my favorite, Fuji! This Saturday is another installation of the Vegan Brunch Cartel, so an apple treat, most likely a crumble, will be made & consumed. Viva Gluttony! (More photos of the gorgeous apples are HERE.)
This weekend, Ryan & I will be celebrating 2 years of marriage. Sunday night we'll be attending the Aphrodisiac Dinner at the amazing Millennium Restaurant; 5 courses of love foods, yum yum! I'm so lucky to have "the Mooks" in my life, he's so supportive & it's wonderful to be married to your best friend. Here's a photo of us from last weekend at a club, I found it at random on a photographer's webpage!
As a gift, Ryan bought me tickets to see Morrissey, TWICE! The shows were both fabulous & I swooned when I reached out & was able to touch Moz. (Yes, I am that sad.) We also brought home a guitar pick from each night, which will be framed with the poster from the show. I wasn't able to take photos, but the photo you see here is right before the Monday night concert with a postcard I hold dear.
I saw Morrissey in London a few years ago & that exact postcard was handed to me before the show. I had been contemplating a return to vegetarianism at that point (I'd lapsed after 5 years of being veg; so foolish) & the postcard yielded an epiphany & I went right back to being a vegetarian. I keep the postcard on my refrigerator as a constant reminder of where I came from, where I should be, & of course, the eye candy doesn't hurt! haha.
OKAY, but what about the FOOD??Recently I've made Pineapple Curry, a Sourdough sandwich loaf, Fat Free Vegan's "Corned Beef" & Cabbage with the Seitan o' Greatness, Sourdough Pancakes with a side of fruit salad, my 1st bento box lunch, & attended the 1st annual Mac & Cheese off with a Smoky Mac & Sheese recipe, that tasted better before I baked it! doh. Last night, I made banana muffins on a whim & today I've got bread rising for 2 loaves & will be making an Apple & Cabbage Slaw shortly. Phew, it's been busy in this kitchen!
Don't worry, I'll have some sweet recipes for you soon, including one that Celine tested awhile ago & I haven't had the chance to organize & post yet! Until then, Ciào!