little trip to chicago on saturday with dave.
walked all day long...shopping...and a salv-o type store.
EATING at the Chicago Diner, a vegan reuben with mashed potatoes and the diner gravy.
fat tall chunk slice of raw cheezcake for the ride home!


"are you pukin'? usually if i'm down on the floor like that, i'm pukin!"-steve.  

Thanksgiving at teresa's this year! i baked a vegan pumpkin pie and topped it with chocolate ganache the night before....i planned to only have it and just snack on apples at her house, but i ended up running to kroger the morning of with noodles and buying onion, celery, dog biscuits for noodles and then they didn't have a roll of vegan gimme lean sausage, so i had to run to the other kroger up north and buy it with some steamfresh corn, tofutti cuties, a quorn to'rkey roast log and annie's macaroni for dave.
i went home and mixed up 2 pans of vegan cornbread sausage stuffing....oh man is it fantastical. lots of sage and thyme, and browned gimme lean sausage...dave picked me up and we
headed to teresa's. i grabbed my purple apron.

At teresa's, i put my quorn turkey in the toaster oven to bake and brown. mixed up dave's white cheddar macaroni, and microwaved my corn. teresa had a huge table of dark and white meat turkey, sweet potatoes extra sweetened, noodles cooked in meat broth, brown and serve rolls, croissants, stuffing, puppy chow, pumpkin and pecan pie, mashed potatoes, and celery-carrots-green olives with ranch dippins.
She made me a huge pot of hot spiced apple cider with captain morgan's in it.
the house was warm from the fire, i wore my apron and my tall knee socks and pink shorts.

we watched the goonies and got sleepy on the couch. i had 2 plates of me food.
teresa's friend steve came over, and i believe i have found the spokesperson for quorn t'rkey roast, he was eating a medallion of the fungus mycoprotein "meat" and he said it tasted like real turkey, while wearing a navy baseball cap that read something like..."nuckin futs..." this is also the man that called me dave's "old lady".
fun fun time at teresa's house. after we sat a bit and had a go at the food, teresa and i made peanut butter fudge from katie's recipe-using marshmallow creme. then we baked hunter's birthday cake, a chocolate texas sheet cake with rich rich chocolate pecan icing on top.

what a good day.


thank you satan for kroger-joe stone  

Huge party weekend called Halloween/Samhain. baking & cooking friday night and carved pumpkins, a puker, a bug eyed-jack skellington-like and the pentacle. Lunch party at 2 pm.
hot red cider heating in the crockpot, huge salad with b
est homemade dressing [paprika, oil, salt, sugar, dry mustard powder, olive/veg oil and rice vinegar] from julia. 2 kinds of roasted pumpkin seeds and asiago kroger cheese bread from andy d and v. and biscuits (with 2 vegans) by v.
cooked up 2 large pots of gypsy soup (moosewood cookbook). sweet sugary
pumpkin seeds by chris and butterfinger toll house that got turned into mini chocolate pudding butterfinger crusted whipped cream topped little fridge cakes. Also on the dessert side were chocolate-cinnamon cupcakes frosted with floofy floofy airy chocolate frosting, and we topped them with sugar crystal decorations. spun sugar.
Recipe for GYPSY SOUP
3-4 tbsp oil of the olive. 2 c chopped onions. 2 cloves crushed garlic. 2 c chopped & peeled s
weet potatoes. 1/2 c chopped celery. 1 c chopped tomatoes. 3/4 c chopped sweet peppers. 1-1/2 c cooked chickpeas. 3 c stock/water. 2 tsp paprika. 1 tsp turmeric. 1 tsp basil. 1 tsp salt. dash cinnamon. dash cayenne. 1 bay leaf. 1 tbsp tamari.
soup kettle: saute onions, garlic, celery, and s. pot. in oil 5 mins. add seasonings except tamari, and the stock/water. simmer covered 15 mins. add tomatoes, peppers, chickpeas, and tamari. simmer 10 mins or till veg are tendery dendery.

Recipe for RED CIDER. from martha.
1 orange. 32 oz. cranberr
y juice. 2-3 inch cinnamon sticks. 1-2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced.
remove 2 3-inch long pieces of orange peel from orange, throw in a crockpot. juice the orange and strain seeds & pulp. to the crockpot, add orange juice, cranberry juice, cinnamon sticks and ginger peels. heat heat heat until steamy.
THEN on sunday it was andy d's bday, so i baked him a key lime pie. complete with meringue on top too. a bowl of sugar borrowed from the neighbors.
recipe from an old recipe postcard daun sent me from florida.
florida's state pie. the key lime pieeeh.


"mmmm chocolate squirrel head" & mango bread!  

daun and i purchased the new Bolthouse Farms thick mango juice smoothie. ideas of mango orange bread with chocolate chips came into our minds.
trader joe's trip on saturday, i bought a generic brand of the mango smoothie and used it in my dessert bread. it is soooo good. nuts too.
adapted the recipe from veganomicon (which daun always has layin around) their recipe for cranberry-orange nut bread.

Here is Mango-Chocolate Chip Bread.
3/4 c bolthouse mango drink/generic brand from trader joe's
1/4 c oil
3/4 c turbinado sugar
1 tsp vanilla (or try orange extraction)
2 c flour (white whole wheat)
1-1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c semisweet vegan chocolate chips (ghiradelli or trader joe's brand)
1/4 c nuts is optional-i used hickory nuts from papaw and raw walnuts
325F. grease a loafer with veg marg
mix mango smoothie drink, oil, sugar and extract in large bowl. whip real nice.
add in flour, bp, bs, and salt. mix until just all moistened.
fold in chocolate chips and nuts. rubber scrape into loaf pan and bake 1 hour.
cool in pan and then loosen edges and invert onto wire rack.


"they were giving out free butterfinger"  

Mandy's birthday cupcakes! made on wednesday night....for her thursday birthday. vegan marble chocolate-vanilla cupcakes with cinnamon-creme chz tinted neon pink frosting. and the hippy mix box of annie's graham bun-buns.
thursday was new tires on car day and b-town with adree (and free gas station butterfinger and laughing planet tofu-cuban burritos). julia pictured with wickey and headband i crafted for her head.
weekend in btown with opera romeo and juliette in french...trader joe's trip, half price bks, and baby shower...vegan soyrizo-mushroom-onion enchiladas...6 mile hike today with julia and neesa.


chunky tomato-orange stew soup & into the wild documentary.  

adree night! back to our old photoshoot and dinner nights.
had a photoshoot in the front yeeard with a pink tulle dress hanging behind the skeleton, and the half egg hanging chair from the tree.
and her dressed in white and turquoise reeboks, a short short tulle skirt, fishnets to her knees, tall poof hair, candy cigarettes, a deer planter, a moose mug and tons of vibrant blue eyemakeup.

baked mandys birthday cupcakes! (vegan choc-vanilla marble cupcakes!) warm and soffft.
cooked up a big pot of bean-potato-tomato-veg fall harvest stew soup! and watched a small documentary on channel 20 about chris mccandless.!!
the soup contained these ingredients; garbanzo-black-kidney beans, cabbage, sweet potato, cilantro, carrot medallions, thyme, chili powder, dried orange peel, salt, sugar, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, onion, garlic, celery.....
lad-le it and suck those taters down yr throat.


muff my cup  

cookie baking day with mum!
Halloween shaped (cats, bats, pumpkins, ghosts) sugar cookies with colored powdered sugar frosting and candies (Reese's pieces, candy corn, gummy worms) . just like when i was little at Lissa's old house.
and vegan pumpkin-blueberry cupcakes with cinnamon tofutti crm chz frost. with dino wrappers. and julia child french chef background treatment.
veganomicon pumpkin crumb cake turned into cupcakes.


walt disney's hard-on  

Recieved doughnut pan so early!!!
i can just see myself in these older woman's [late 50's, please!] navy swish pants, in my bloomington kitchen baking doughnuts for friends who are listening to
records in my livin room.
vegan apple cider dough-doughnuts. recipe from veg.times.
glaze is powdered sugar, maple syrup, and apple butter. and a bit of agave. all sweetness
full weekend ahead of a show on friday, babysatting saturday with daun-daun & ren faire!!! on sunday. faery i am.
i can't wait to roll those hot babys in sugar! (donuts or children satting?)

mr. disney's hard on was discussed over chicken noodle soup & lemon bars today at lunch at the ol' orchard.


bake a pie. save yr plastic fork  

Mom and dad gone to st. louisy. baked a vegan derby pie last night.
whoa. fatty sugar cremey pecan pie sticky insides-like...filled with chocolate chips and some hickory nuts from papaw.
whoa. ate outside with my work friends on this really windy day.

planning to have lemon bars, peanut butter cookies, and chicken soup tomorrow at work.

recipe for "sticky chocolate chip-sugar nut pie"
from la dolce vegan, wolffie's derby pie (or Pegasus pie) A derby pie is a chocolate chip-nut pie originating in KY. i love food history.

1/2 c. earth balance, room temp
1 c. sugar
2 tbsp. ground flax seeds
6 tbsp. water
1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. soymilk- i did use very vanilla silk brand
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 c. walnuts- i used hickory nuts shelled by papaw
1 c. chocolate chips-mmmm ghiradelli semisweet is used
1 pie crust*
preheat 350f. blend marg, sugar, flax and water till smooth. add in flour, soymilk, and vanilla. blend again until smoothened. stir in nuts and chocolate. pour in pie crust. bake about 50 mins. 45-50. remove from oven and let cool then refrigerate overnight.
cut small slices or big ones and pop the buttons on your trousers.

pie crust i use-
1-1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. oil
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp. ice water
whisk flour, salt, and sugar. add in oil, vinegar and water. mix mix mix and press into 9-inch pie pan. pour filling in, then bake according to filling directions!


nonstick my kurt blondie girl  

Ordered a doughnut pan this morning! fresh-baked vegan doughnuts to work by Friday!
apple cider doughnut recipe found in vegetarian times.
work weekend at the orchard, big Scottish festival complete with steamy hot dogs, bowls of shepherd's pie, and big ol' fattttt bbq sandwich
es on sesame buns.
peeing outside and drinking a special oj drink teresa brought for me.

baked the best thicky chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes last week and took into work. thanks to dave for naming them.
more baking tonight!
something filled with chocolate chips...pie?


chris' chili dogs & goblin king tarts!  

daun and i went whoopy last night when we found out we could make dinner for chreees, who had been burning calories all day and sweating, foodless.
we made him 2 happytizers, chili cheese fritos that earlier that day, daun had went a bit stupid for, and warmed up cheez whiz with tortilla chip crumbs from the bottom of the bag.

the finale was 4 chili cheese hot dogs (turkey dogs) on white bread! with home-grated block cheese, a line opposite each other of ketchup & mustard, and sweet relish. douse it again with chili dog sauce. you have a happy boy now.

TODAY taylor and i rode blasterdly bikes to the heartnut festival, bought a ride on the mini coal train & hiked the nature path. watched Labyrinth when we got back and made Goblin King stained berry freezer tarts!
mmmm mmmm good.


dern. dern.  

papaw wanted a blue cake...with hyacinths...? on it. my cousin sara made this ginormous hobby lobby cake pan 14-incher for him. soullled out!!!
black puff dress 2 days in a row. weekend spent in bton. bot town. smoothie today with my work friends at the williamsburg. drenched in dairy whipped cow cream. penis colada flavour-by ronnie
and some of teresas yellow, blackberry orchard style cake.


i can't keep my pants clean...when you bake me cakes  

ultimate laughing planet dinner with TyLea. our glittered eyes made us think we saw moths. underwear shopping at target, salty salty spicy jalapeno guac at the l.p. restaurant. tylea had a classic burrito with pinto beans, and secret sour cream tucked inside. i had my veggie burger with really melty hot soy cheez on top, the tastiest burger and best trip to laughing planet, at night right before quittin' time. stepped in deep puddles to and from. ANDY D! at rachael's cafe around midnight, playing golf with tylea.


leo birthday sweets.  

The round balls were made for Taylor, her 13th birthday. they are chocolate cake balls with my fudge cocoa frosting, a layer of caramel frosting, and rainbow sprinkees.
The white cake is a white cake for dad's birthday, happening today. he is 52 today.
The white cake recipe is from vegan cupcakes take over the world, and the frosting is a roux first, then sugar-butter mixture from the farm's cookbook.
butter & eggs flowers on top and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.

"i love GAS!"-julia.  

Spent the night with julia the other night and we had luscious curry dinner-supper.
tons of veg from her fridge; mushrooms, baby corn, fresh basil from the windowsill, carrots, a whole onion!, fresh ginger, garlic i believe, cauliflower.
and thin ! thin! rice noodles.
and her economy packs of jarred coconut milk curry sauce.
mmm mmmm mmmmm. better the second time while watching mulholland dr. with toasted sourdough!



Homemade grilled corn i shucked the hairs from in the rain.
i had never had it before, it is tasty and sweet. i love the bi-color.
watched prince caspian today and wrote a poem inspired by the
upcoming movie, "bright star". need to bake taylor's birthday treat....make adree's short tulle skirt tomorrow, like the one i made for mandy [pictured]!


chocolate caramel-coated ballerina pie cake!  

mermaid+faery+doll+pirate party ended up being doll+pirate party!
covered in tulle and eating real meat hamburgers (not i) we watched "the fearless vampire killers" NO BATH! NO BATH! (which i used that quote tonight at a dinner theatre game of whose line?)
onto the foodin's....i baked a chocolate vegan cake, covered it in the remainder of the pink frosting daunie made for my b-ton mermaid pirate taco cupcake party and then made a lattice design with thick caramel frosting! and sprinkee-sprinkles!

like a cherry pie! really good rich cake that we ate while playing a new card game, "golf". putting this pie cake recipe in my new cakewalk III zine!
also in attendance, but not pictured: katie & tyLea!