Tag: blackberry

Bits of Winter Renewal

Bits of Winter Renewal

On the Winter Solstice our sun takes a nice long and potent look at the Tropic of Capricorn… and then turns around all poignant-like, tossing her golden rays–all resolved in beautiful definiteness.  Winter comes and she seems farther away… but really it’s just because you’re […]

A Love Letter to You (Philadelphia)

A Love Letter to You (Philadelphia)

There’s always a reason to go to Philadelphia. Usually it’s food. But the food invites you to make a day of it, to explore other things. Then, the duration of exploration makes you hungry again. (So yes, it’s mostly about food.) But Philadelphia is only […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown:</b> Match 6: The Upper East Side’s Battle of 16-14<br>​[Candle Cafe vs. V-Note]

V.V. Burger Showdown: Match 6: The Upper East Side’s Battle of 16-14
​[Candle Cafe vs. V-Note]

Match #6 of the V.V. Burger Showdown: The Upper East Side’s Battle of 16-14. Candle Cafe vs. V-Note 16-14 refers to the prices of these fancy pants vegan burgers. After the “draw” of the last showdown, I needed some housemade high quality offerings. After all, paying $16 for a […]

Boozy Bootleg Brunch Buffet: <br>A <i>Vegan Victuals</i> Meal Photospread

Boozy Bootleg Brunch Buffet:
A Vegan Victuals Meal Photospread

  Whiskey Maple Syrup goes back in the bottle for serving. (recipe credit) Macerated blueberry, blackberry & raspberry with Brandy & Grand Marnier  Coconut whip Charred Eggplant Bacon (marinade recipe credit) Orange Brandy Marmalade with ginger bits Sweet Potato Beer Biscuits Coconut rum-soaked French Toast  Some appetizers: […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 4: Bluegrass to the Blue Ridge

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 4: Bluegrass to the Blue Ridge

Another jam-packed day ahead of me and needing the boost, I had the tart from Louisville’s Flora Vegan Treats for breakfast. Clearly by observing Exhibit A below you can see it was light and crisply satisfying–like you want these kinds of tarts to be. The filling was blackberry, the […]

♕ Fruit Poetry ♕ by <i>V.V.</i>

♕ Fruit Poetry ♕ by V.V.

Imagine being the first to discover an orange accidentally piercing a thick, dull rind inventing a word to describe the burst a word to name the stickiness on your palms the stray rind in your teeth that tickles your tongue. Imagine the peachfuzz of a berry as […]

Berry Birthday Parfait

Berry Birthday Parfait

Hello, beautiful berries. So here is part 1 of what I did to the Hummingbird cake: I made my sister’s birthday parfaits out of it! There’s nothing coconut whip and berries can’t make better. Yeah, that’ll do.  And the second birthday treat: Heathers the Musical. […]

Back to the Beets

Back to the Beets

As I brace myself for the start of another school year, I needed to make sure I had an adequate lunch and lunch dessert to feed my head during the week. It was going to take beets to get me through the first week of […]

Summer Here, Berries

Summer Here, Berries

Getting fresh, local berries from the farmers market is one of summer’s pure delights. Besides being the perfect snack, nabbing large quantities of a variety of berries promotes exploration in baking with berries! With blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries on hand, I wanted to utilize as […]

Birthday, Part 1: V-Note

Birthday, Part 1: V-Note

The Upper sides of the isle of Manhattan might as well be in another state. I’m rarely there. I despise the 4-5-6 trains, and I still don’t know how on Earth to get to the Uptown 6 from Houston street. But I’ve traveled farther and […]

The Aphrodisiac Prix Fixe

The Aphrodisiac Prix Fixe

The regular menu at Pawtucket’s Garden Grille, a vegetarian restaurant north of downtown Providence, was wholly promising. I very much looked forward to dining there, the most asterisked entry of my Providence hit-list. But in town for heart-day, we would feast on their special 5-course […]