Monday, January 30, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Vacation 'll
Part 1:

Memphis, TN

Definitely more than two days needed...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Spring Wish List.
(too soon?)

In my book you can never go wrong with stripes, nautical colors, and vintage leather.
It's all I want in spring and summer.
(...and fall and winter)

4. 5. 6.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Choco Cookie Cakes
(my working title)

Recipe from "The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur" by Kelly Peloza

This recipe is a favorite within my friends.
Possibly the softest and most delicious cookie/cake dessert.

A friend of mine makes these for a few occasions over the year.
I've tasted (devoured!) this recipe in cake and cupcake form.

Here I try them for the first time as free form giant cookies!

(I doubled the recipe!)

1 cup margarine (vegan)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups soy milk
4 2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cup choco chips (vegan)

*Preheat oven to 350.

Step 1. 
*Cream together margarine, sugars, and vanilla.

Step 2. 
*Add flour, baking soda, salt, and choco chips

Step 3. 
*Stir until completely combined.

Step 4. 
*Place batter in pan.
*Cake, cupcake, and cookie sheets all work
(Ensure cookie sheets are lined with parchment paper)

I free formed the batter on cookie sheets. About 1/4 cup size  batter balls.
Cookies will rise slightly, not as much as non-vegan cookies.

Step 5.
*Cupcakes take about 15 mins
*Cookie shapes about 13 mins
*Cake form about 20 mins.
*Remove immediately from pan

I just sit by the oven and watch them!
Best when taken out slightly undercooked!
(which is ok! no eggs! woo!)

Step 6.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Currently my favorite spot for Sunday brunch.
(the turkey club is the best)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Christmas, packed and stored in the attic.  Till next year!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lazy Sunday.
Spent the afternoon in the kitchen.
cleaning, organzing, and starting to fall in love with the renovation. much more to do in the kitchen. But i need to live in it a bit to figure the rest out.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


The Drums, my new obsession.

I few new items added to my shop