Tag: strawberry

Long Island Vegan French Macarons

Long Island Vegan French Macarons

Anyone who hacks my Instagram would see that I love to look at vegan macarons. They are the epitome of pretty.  Having experimented myself, I know they are labor-intensive.  Vegan macarons are one of my favorite veganized treats and a testament to how far the […]

Out & About London on my Birthday

Out & About London on my Birthday

After two days of walking about London, we bought an Oyster Card and went to the underground. Our room is just a couple of minutes from Baker Street station, of Baker Street (the song) fame, which plays eerily from some unknown source. The London Underground is […]

England’s Dreaming–High Tea and Tourist Attractions

England’s Dreaming–High Tea and Tourist Attractions

We are in London for many reasons. One of them is as tourists, another, for me, is as a vegan travel blogger. These two purposes would make up day one of our stay. Though jet-lagged and robbed of hours to sleep by the time difference, […]

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 […]

Oregon Trails

Oregon Trails

The day’s activities would involve a pitchfork and a wheel barrel. But first, a bit of breakfast: great coffee from Archive Coffee Bar, which has vegan donut holes from Bigwig delivered Tuesdays & Fridays (bummed I missed them!) and a strawberry and chocolate-stuffed vegan crêpe from […]

The American Wilderness

The American Wilderness

Are you ready for it?… The United States of America is gorgeous. From shore to shore, the spectrum and range of natural beauty is astounding. This many say (or sing), but such things are more effective when felt, sharp-like, when one is inside (or atop) it, gazing […]

Los Angeles.

Los Angeles.

Los Angeles a city that feels immediately comfortable to me, like an old friend. So it’s doubly comfortable visiting an old friend in Los Angeles. Friends that know you got to eat… and eat we did! First at Chavela. They have a excellent menu with […]

Strawberry Basketcases

Strawberry Basketcases

I kind of have a thing for impractical cake bakeware, specialized Nordicware pieces that are intricate and fun. Of course most of my pieces are from the Williams Sonoma Outlet, as 50$ for a cake pan is a bit steep. My latest 60% of Nordicware pan seemed most […]

My Frosty Valentine

My Frosty Valentine

With record cold this Valentine’s morning, the windows were intricately frosted by Mother Nature. The Atlantic ocean in the winter from the Robert Moses Causeway. Orchids are beautiful–and other such understatements. You are my Everything. A batch of Brooklyn’s Dunwell‘s. At like 1030 on Sunday, they […]

Toast & Co.: Stepping Up Vegan Options on Long Island

Toast & Co.: Stepping Up Vegan Options on Long Island

Toast & Co. is a bustling breakfast spot right off Huntington Village’s main drag, New York Avenue. Once you visit, it is easy to see why it brings in such crowds. It’s got that old fashioned diner ambiance, great service, and… a separate vegan menu […]

Taco Magic at Black Flamingo

Taco Magic at Black Flamingo

First, a quick appetizer before my dinner date: Clementine Bakery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. My last (and only) visit was when they had recently opened their doors. They’ve grown up well! Now: dinner. In the great expanse of New York City, sometimes an eatery can exist without showing […]

<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 […]

Grape Stomp / Lagusta’s Luscious / New World Home Cooking <br>{Upstate Adventures}

Grape Stomp / Lagusta’s Luscious / New World Home Cooking
{Upstate Adventures}

Robibero Family Vinyards in New Paltz, New York had its annual grape-stomping festival this weekend, the first weekend of autumn. It was the perfect excuse to run north for the day with CP. After managed expectations, I was delighted by the peaceful, bucolic property and the opportunity to check […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 6: Homeward Bound

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 6: Homeward Bound

I took several winding mountain roads inside morning’s low-hanging clouds, much to the surprise of feasting deer families, to reach Unger, West Virginia’s Farnham Colossi, the home of George and Pam Farnham… and their collection of colossal lawn ornaments. I had driven the extra mile for roadside attractions before, […]

Photo Purge

Photo Purge

Dad & Sister coconut whip, blueberry, strawberry chocolate cake parfaits. Happy July Birthdays! Fluff keeping cool in the shade.  Collaborative craft for a special Momma. 5 people are better than 1! Symmetry is a kind of beauty. This salad is from The Purple Elephant in […]

The Sweet of the Earth

The Sweet of the Earth

After almost 10 years of blogging, what more can I say about my love for the Earth’s candy? I have deconstructed the pleasure of eating fruit every which way. But it’s not enough. Now, finally–after many hours of rebooting and overhauling this here blog, fixing a […]

♕ 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 […]

All-Vegan Done Right.

All-Vegan Done Right.

Philadelphia is very vegan-friendly. They have eateries that far surpass played out, crowded, lesser-quality Manhattan options. Vegan Commissary is one such eatery. Brunch at Vegan Commissary was perfect. As the name suggests, it’s all-vegan. But there is no need for restriction; Vegan Commissary hits every mark, […]

Saying Goodbye to Summer in Brooklyn

Saying Goodbye to Summer in Brooklyn

Teacher shoes. Ice cream treat on the Gowanus. [Ample Hills Creamery] Pretzel cone. Dairy-free fudge & Brooklyn. Fried pickles. Summer beer. [Pickle Shack] Herbs and cashew cheese on rustic bread. Avocado green. Vanilla ice cream, macerated strawberry on cookie crumb and basil cream.

I Want My Father’s Day Cake

I Want My Father’s Day Cake

Happy Father’s Day! When I asked my Dad what kind of cake he wanted… my Mom replied, “Strawberry Shortcake.” They knew it was a bit more involved a recipe. But I was up for the challenge! [I’m the queen in the throne.] It starts with […]

Three Meals in Three States

Three Meals in Three States

Like I mentioned in my previous post, Portland is Vegan Heaven. The level of vegan eats available, both from all-vegan establishments and omni eateries, is truly daunting. Hours of operations helped me decided on Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store, a outlet of sorts for Grain […]

Long Island Vegan-ops in Chains

Long Island Vegan-ops in Chains

I always giggle at myself for enjoying my weekend bagel the way I do. I really feel a sense of loss at its last bite. It’s simple perfection. An everything bagel, of course. Then toasted to activate all those seeds’ flavors. A layer of Earth […]

Brunch Lunch (A Turnover Fairy Tale)

Brunch Lunch (A Turnover Fairy Tale)

Every now and again you need to use what you already have–make some movement in the refrigerator. My crisper drawer runneth over. It is not permanent storage. So for my week’s lunch, I’d use it all. It would be brunch for lunch. What better an idea to use […]