Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island / VeganMoFo #5: Karen Zucchini Muffins

Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island / VeganMoFo #5: Karen Zucchini Muffins

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I often feel I was born in the wrong era. Though I have taken to the 00’s I suppose, I pine for old time aesthetics. I love the smack of a type writer, tintype photography, cloche hats, Ada Jones. From the satisfying scratch of a phonograph, to the grainy temperament of a Super-8, the past just seems richer and far more grand than today. Luckily this weekend’s Fall Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in the best of what has carried over through the decades. With era-appropriate digs a must, a group of us ferried over to the small secluded island for a vegan picnic back in time.

Here I am all dressed for the occasion.
My ride. Yeah, I wish.
Candy stripe dancers.
Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra. They ruled the school. We all had a crush on Michael Arenella by the end of the event.
So yes, I did mention we had ourselves a vegan picnic! Here’s the grub. Em made a totally scrumptious rasberry tofu cheesecake.
And a sun-dried tomato-almond spread. So yum on the fresh veggies she also hauled along.
Power-couple T&A brought delectable mini sandwiches: cucumber, mint and tofu cream cheese & chick(pea)en salad on whole wheat along with some amazing pickles.
I brought Karen Zucchini & chive muffins! They were quite good but lil Ms. Scatterbrain plain forgot to add the oil the recipe called for… so they were a bit on the dry side.
CandyPenny also brought some damn good potato-spinach knish-y type things I didn’t snap a picture of!