Took a walk down the road with mum and noodles.
baked these marble chocolate-vanilla cupcakes topped with cinnamon vanilla cream cheese frosting, white sprinkees, and hershey's easter pastel eggs.
these did turn out pretty cute, and tastier than the maple ones. marble cupcake is my favourite.
hens & chicks!
Took a walk down the road with mum and noodles.
Yesterday was game day all day long! Played pictionary with mom and dave, with dave's very poorly drawn toad and mom almost wetting her britches. Baked up 8 vegan chocolate cupcakes and a skinny chocolate bundt cake, unfrosted. Frosted the cuppincakes with chocolate butter maple frosting i made up, and sprinkled them with maple sugar and topped with a tiny chunky maple leaf hard candy. I also topped 2 with maple cotton candy fluff, but it deflated soon after back into sugar and maple sugar! Courtesy Leane & Michael's Sugarbush in Salem, IN.
The Sugarstore is my favourite! I think I spent about $60! and with a t-shirt!
My chocolate butter maple frosting receipt;
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1-1/2 or 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
3 tbsp. maple syrup, i used grade B
1 tbsp. butter
Mix all up to syrup, and then beat in butter.
Warmest day of the year yesterday!! Flew my kite again, took a lot of pictures, and baked these jammy dodgers! It took me about 3 hours. They turned out very luscious!
Went and bought Ponyo and watched it last night toooooooo.
oh, makings makings!
and a very happy day of spring sunshine....and photography and dog walking...little pup is sitting in the sunshine right now coming in thru the door.
On the food site, I have been cooking cheese & mushroom eggs for Dave every morning, and last night I made him one of Jennifer Paterson's own recipes (receipts); Welsh Rarebit! Tonight I am baking up a broccoli-cheese casserole with crushed Ritz crackers on top for Dave and Mom, it's also Survivor night! So that means raw chocolate pudding cup on Mummy's bed.
And along with that raw dessert, I also have raw chocolate cupcakes topped with maple-almond butter frosting in the fridge, and half of a big raw mango cobbler courtesy ani phyo.
Also, last week Dave made homemade fettuccini alfredo for Mom and him, with heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper, and parmesan cheese. whoa!!! he remember it from his days working in the kitchen at the ordinary. and a picture of stuffed shells i made a few weeks before for him and mommy.
Anddddd to top all these wonderful food times, we went maple-ing down in washington county on sunday, had to watch the pup saturday so didn't get to then, but took him and he just slept in the car! Featured are all the wonderful maple things i purchased in the "sugarstore!"
Signing onto a lease for a little house in the woods! With an old green train/tram car in the side of the yard, overgrown with ivy. sorry no photos yet... hopefully moving in in two weeks with dave (pony friend who is a human boy) and catfish (my black dwarf bunny). going to paint my bedroom a "carousel bubblegum pink" as i told dave last night in the volvo.
I like Behr paint, and i love the color of this wall! it's orchid rose.
then there's my raw cake, ani phyo's raspberry ganache fudge cake, without the raspberries. halved recipe to make a single layer hand-formed cake.
Nice big ladies clothing swap last night at daun-daun's!!
no pictures from it...but there is this photo of coleco in a cake box that i lovvve. it speaks enough for the party i think.
daun made deviled eggs [the old fashioned smelly hor'doevre party food] to put on her new 50cent "mermaid shell ashtray egg plate". i made veganomicon's chocolate raspberry preserve cookies except i used blackberry preserves and they were full of good ol' white sugar.
then there were daun's famous biscuits, 1/2 filled with cubes of cheddar and the other half with gouda and apple.
big fur coat...1 piece blue jumper...white legwarmers with multicolored hearts....a dress..
Dress-up day...liza kate and cold mountain soundtrack music.
Ani Phyo's Raw Pecan Pie Cookies.
1 cup pecans
1 tsp good vietnamese cinnamon
1 tsp orange oil/juice (i used mango juice)
1 cup pitted medjool super soft dates.
All in a food processor, party the pecans, cinnamon and orange. pulse to small chunky bits. add dates and process until mixed well.
Shape into 10 hearts.
On Saturday, Dave and I burnt ourselves out on driving around and looking for a neat old cabin in the woods to live in....so we headed up north to the movie theatre and saw "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus".
Good good. inspired me for my small plays i'm going to put on in spring and summer down at [the cabin].
Then next came Kabuto!! sushi bar eating....seaweed salad, shrimp tempura roll & fried rice for dave...and i had vegetable roll, avocado roll & 2 bean curd pockets. mmmm. full.