Category: vegan

Exploring: Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Chili Colorado.

I made my way into Colorado on I-70; the second leg of my first long road trip. I was alone, wide-eyed and free. I’m glad the roads were fairly empty and that the drivers in Utah and Colorado seem better mannered than those back…

Vanilla Scented Orange-Lemon Bourbon Sour and some notes on Vanilla

Vanilla Scented Orange-Lemon Bourbon Sour and some notes on Vanilla Serves 1 1/2 c Fresh Orange Juice (I used Navel oranges from my mom’s tree, but Valencias yield great juice) 1/4 c American Prairie Bourbon 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice (I used half Eureka…

Haleakala National Park & Hawaiian Chik’n Pot Pie with Coconut Milk, Molokai Sweet Potato, Taro and Ginger.

A: Do you want to go on a hike? L: Yes! A: Okay, we will go up here around my house L: Okay, sounds good. A: We are not going to go around my house anymore. We’re going up to Haleakala. Do you still…

The Jolly Fox Returns.

A warm hello, to whoever out there might still be reading! I have been away for a long while and was away for a while before that it seems as well. I’ve come back to tell you all some tales of new adventures and…

Vegan Coconut-Key Lime Sheet Cake w/ So Delicious Coconut Whip Topping.

It’s not often that I will work with key limes. I find them tedious to juice, but ultimately am always glad that I took the time to work with them because dang….. they are the best limes. This cake came into my life by…

Good Land Organics Farm: Coffee, Passionfruit, Finger Limes & More.

Did you know that coffee can grow in Southern California? Turns out there’s the perfect little microclimate out in Goleta for such things. Last August, I had the opportunity to tour the beautiful Good Land Organics Farm and harvest coffee cherries. Along the way,…

A Veritable Vegan Smorgasbord

Hi blog! It’s been a while since I updated, so I have a lot to share with some recipes coming soon. All vegan, all delicious. Enjoy the photos. Chamomile Cake:

Bombur’s Vegan “Pork” Pies and Green Salad, Balin’s Seedcake, & Bifur’s Apple Tart.

I’ve written about my love of all things Tolkien on this blog before and now I’m here to write about it again. The man was a scholar and a genius. He created such a vast and beautiful world in Middle Earth–and I think it…

Quick and Easy Vegan S’Mores Ice Box Cake.

I’m sitting here, trying to figure out how to write this post. I find writing to be the most challenging part of keeping up with this blog because I am not much of a writer. I made a really easy, delicious ice box cake…

Vegan “Gouda” Mac and Cheese w/ Peaches & Veggie Pancetta.

Every year, I always dread the arrival of summer because it gets so hot in Los Angeles. I am lucky enough to have air conditioning and a covered carport, which means my apartment stays comfy enough to cook inside with the oven on and…

Vegan Roasted Strawberry Dumpling Skillet Cake.

Here in Los Angeles, we can be looking at getting the first of the strawberries in late winter or early spring. The sun here shines brightly and warm. Because of this weather kindness, we have amazing produce here all throughout the year and in…

Plums, Pluots, Pie & Farewell to Yingst Ranch.

Last year, news broke that the beloved Yingst Ranch would be closing after the 2014 season. The news was a huge bummer, considering what a beautiful and wonderful farm Yingst was. They were a U-Pick operation in Littlerock, sorta out in the middle of…