As some of you know, I’ve had to travel back to the Land of Jersey due to a family emergency. Well, the emergency has turned into a semi-long term stay so I can help my parents. Once our ducks are in a row, we’ll ALL be coming back to the
On February 23, 2018, my friend, Kris, and I went to a local tattoo parlor that uses only vegan ink to get our long-talked-about Vegan V tattoos. We both had them placed on the inside of our right wrists.
Those of you who know me would undoubtedly agree that this mantra certainly describes an aspect of me. So, in all good faith and not wanting to disappoint you, this blog is about Kris’ and my shopping extravaganza at Portland’s Herbivore Clothing during
I’m writing this blog on a cool Sedona winter’s day in the comfort of my home retaining last night’s flannel pj’s, heavy socks, and a vastly oversized, baggy Vaute Couture pullover sweater with a delicious cup of coffee at my side. My kitty assistant, Maizie, has
Back in October, my dear friend, Kris and I decided to head up to Portland for a short week. It all started back in the summer when Kris and I went to a local tattoo parlor here in the Verde Valley for our Vegan ‘V’ matching tattoos. The
I have been a vegan for a very long time. I try to encourage others every day to live a cruelty-free life and consume only plant based nutrition. Doing so can help with a number of physical issues many in America and around the world suffer
Wow! Time flies when you’re having fun. Since December is National Fruit Cake Month, I thought this would be the perfect time to re-share my Veganified version of Aunt Dot’s Fruit Cake.
Plus, just for giggles, I wanted to share this short news segment about the history of the Fruit Cake. I actually had no idea there was an annual Fruit Cake toss, did you?! I know you’re just going to love this version of Fruit Cake and it won’t toss it anywhere except near your mouth.
Holiday Fruit Cake
Note: This is where the importance of Mis-en-place is hand in very handy. Prep each of the grouped ingredients separately so that when you finish with your mis-en-place, you have all your ingredients staged in 4 bowls. Once you finish that process, the mixing will be rather easy (and you will have a neat and clean kitchen workspace).
I’ve always had a love for cooking and read cookbooks and cooking magazines the way other people read books. They inspire me to create my own recipes and have taught me the ‘science’ of cooking, most especially baking.
Julia Child (definitely nothing veg about her, but probably the greatest skills technician) and my maternal Italian grandmother, Mary, were my first mentors. With the advent of the celebrity chef and abundance of television cooking shows, inspiration continued to be placed before me. Food, its preparation with love, and the creativity it sparks within me, became a passion of mine.