Month: August 2011

Food Porn.

Hi. Hi blog. I feel like I haven’t seen you in so long! I have been a busy, busy little bee lately. Unlike some people, I DO NOT like to be overly busy with plans and commitments. I am, and have always been the…

Did someone say Galette?

I have had galettes on my mind lately. If you’re wondering what they are, well then, what a perfect time for me to ‘splain it to chu. The word galette is used by the French to describe a free-form pastry of sorts. I tend…

Parisian Mac’ n Cheeze with Figs & Mushrooms

Lately, I have seen so many beautiful varieties of figs appearing at local farmer’s markets and Whole Foods. I decided to pick up some mission figs and some green ones. A few weeks back, I had heard something about some kind of Parisian style…

Lavender Fudge Cupcakes w/ Strawberry Beer

Over the weekend I met up with some friends to attend a¬†Spork Foods cooking class. Afterwards, we had planned to go to the movies. So naturally I exclaimed to myself, “what a perfect opportunity to make cupcakes!” But what cupcakes to make?!? I’ve been…

Crepe Maker.

Vegan Crepes. They exist. They’re delicious. They’re easy to make. Basically, you should go ahead and make vegan crepes right now. I know what some of you must be thinking. Crepes are made of eggs! No. Not these. Thanks to Vegan Yum Yum, you…

Strawberry-Basil Cupcakes w/ Lemon Buttercream

Happy Saturday to the world! I’m having a rather lovely time not really getting out of bed this morning! And by bed, I of course mean mattress on the floor. I might even be so bold as to take another lazy cat nap after…

Northwest Lavender “Crab” Cakes w/ Creamy Lavender Honey Sauce

Crabs. Crabs have a bad reputation because they look like spiders of the ocean, they pinch and they’re an STD. Well, those are different crabs, but still…. Personally, I have always loved crabs….the kind from the ocean, ha-cha-cha-cha-cha! In my meat-eating days, crab was…

Millions of Peaches, peaches for me.

Movin’ to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches! At least I think that’s how the lyric goes. Does anyone remember ‘The Presidents of the United States of America” band? I was never really a big fan, but “Peaches” was always a good…

Peach Caprese

Before I was vegan, Caprese salad and and sandwiches were one of my favorite things to eat. I thought they were a thing of the past until recently. The wonderful Spork Sisters¬†introduced me to a vegan version of Caprese salad with a balsamic reduction…

My Beautiful Cousin and the I-Hate-My-Downstairs-Neighbor-Tart

The other day, I got into an argument with my downstairs neighbor. I’m not big on arguments, so it was pretty uncomfortable. I live in an old house built circa 1920. It was converted into 4 apartments in the 1970’s. I have lived here…

This Cake is a Lie

This past weekend, a good friend of mine got married. The event was called “My Big Fat Geek Wedding” and was a themed/costume wedding. I was a bridesmaid, dressed as Nausicaa, from Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. If you’ve never…