Tag: blueberry

Independence Day 2017

Independence Day 2017

A birthday this big requires a great cake. So, I will make one.  These colors are from the Rockville Centre Farmers Market. Happy Birthday, U.S.A.! Ok, more sweet treats for America with the leftover batter and berries. These are for my parents. And some pyrotechnics… […]

Through the Night With the Light From Above {Backyard/Independence Day 2016}

Through the Night With the Light From Above {Backyard/Independence Day 2016}

Porno for pyros Pink, white & teal, close enough Fountainhead Marshmallow meringue parfaits Independent lunch–Field Roast burger, potato salad, corn on the cob Black-eyed Susan up, with ladybug superfly friend A Big Galoot snuck in to cool off. So handsome. Lilies are up. Tomatoes dropping […]

Two Brunches in New Jersey

Two Brunches in New Jersey

I am delighted to kick-off the first V.V. report that highlights the vegan wonders of my neighboring states: the Tristate area. As you may or may not know, New Jersey has a lot to offer a vegan.  To start, take these two wonderful eateries… Vital Dining, […]

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: […]

Farm Sanctuary / Watkins Glen Vegan Ops

Farm Sanctuary / Watkins Glen Vegan Ops

Maywood Pancake House, in Maywood, New Jersey, is kind of a second location of Rutherford Pancake House (blog report on their vegan challah French toast is here). Both locations feature vegan breakfast options, which is far more a special than lunch or dinner options.  I was […]

{More} Freshwater Life / Vegan in the Poconos

{More} Freshwater Life / Vegan in the Poconos

Hawley, Pennsylvania is a resort town in the Poconos Mountains Lake Region located just far enough from the thriving metropolis New York City to feel like you’ve entered an entirely different habitat. Though most of the area resorts are for various outdoor adventuring, The Lodge […]

Freshwater Life

Freshwater Life

Not too far from the New York-Pennsylvania border is a small vacation town of Hawley, on the Lackawaxen River and close to better-known Delaware river. Though this is a summer haven for campers and other nature enthusiasts (and hunters), a friend of mine had year-round residence here […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 2: Bloodbuzz Ohio

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 2: Bloodbuzz Ohio

What is hard about being a roadtripping blogger is that all your pearls of wisdom–the thoughts and ideas born on the road, inside its motion and pace–are diminished into imperceptible dots by the time you’re in a place you can write. Even thoughts that build […]

Partial Detox Time

Partial Detox Time

When things are out of balance, this Libra takes action to enforce balance. Thinking of the rest of the gluttonous summer ahead of me, I began a brief partial detox–simplifying my food intake to mostly single-ingredient foods, along with experimental detox elixirs.  The first elixir: a mint green tea, lime […]

♕ 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 […]

Crossing the Mason-Dixon: Vegan Eats in Richmond, VA (Day 3)… And Onward to Delaware

Crossing the Mason-Dixon: Vegan Eats in Richmond, VA (Day 3)… And Onward to Delaware

After a night of total gluttony, we got an early start. I wanted to hit WPA Bakery (Well-made Pastry Alliance) for their weekly vegan donut options. Then we were hitting the road, heading back to New York.  They had a few vegan options scattered about… but […]

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. […]

Breaking in my Scandinavian Krumkake Iron

Breaking in my Scandinavian Krumkake Iron

I picked up this ol’ cast iron Krumkake iron from an antique shop in Wisconsin somewhere, knowing it’d make an interesting addition to my kitchen items that have to be stored in the basement. I’d need a thin batter. A crepe batter. I used this one. […]

The V-train to Queens & Brooklyn [pictorial]

The V-train to Queens & Brooklyn [pictorial]

Thirsty Koala‘s vegan tacos in Astoria, Queens… and their vegan Moussaka. Sweet Jane’s, a new ice cream shop with soy, coconut, and almond-based vegan ice cream. Also in Astoria, Queens. Did I mention vegan fudgesicles? My favorite sample was the mango basil. We sampled most […]

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 […]

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Blueberry vanilla cupcakes with strawberry curd, all blinged out with the colors of the season. Happy Independence Day!    

Stars & Stripes 4EVA

Stars & Stripes 4EVA

The 4th of July is here! That means red, white, and blue baked goods reign. What better use of my farmers market berries could I ask for? It was time to make that flag cake, the one with the blueberries and strawberries that graced the […]

Acclimating to Summer

Acclimating to Summer

The lurking darkness that crept over me on Sunday afternoons has already been replaced with a light and airy feeling. For this teacher, summer is already in full swing. Brightly colored produce and food plans abound! Speaking of, did you ever see red scallion??I was […]

West Coast Eating Extravaganza, Day 1

West Coast Eating Extravaganza, Day 1

Planning this trip, an extravagant foodie frenzy of all the west coast vegan eats I have craved and bookmarked through the years, was a bit overwhelming. Time is sometimes a cruel thing… time and the whole getting full thing. With so much to eat in […]

Still obsessed with making parfaits.

Still obsessed with making parfaits.

My sister requested parfaits for her birthday and I was happy to oblige. I started with sliced strawberry and baby plum, looking fresh and gorgeous. These would be the cooked fruit layer, along with fresh layers of blueberry.I also needed a cake layer and a […]

Summer Here Kids

Summer Here Kids

Youthful gait Green means go. Sun-warmed Berries Summer’s Jemstone Summer.

Patriotic Parfaits & Grilled Nectarine-tempeh ‘bobs

Patriotic Parfaits & Grilled Nectarine-tempeh ‘bobs

Independence Day is all about strawberry/blueberry sweet concoctions! I made my patriotic parfaits mostly from scratch, save for the berries, and delivered them to my family as a sweet summer treat. After all, I can’t very well eat all of them! A cold parfait is […]

You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

I’ve been called a snob many times in my life. But I’ll get back to that. As a budding adult, in weird‘s last true gasp, I found transitional identities that touched each of my developing ideals. Being straightedge was more than a penchant for guys […]