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This weekend

From Honey Moon Sweets.  Bavarian cream with strawberries, white chocolate, and toasted almonds.  Wowza!

Of course, this was one of two delicious cakes.  The other one was a homemade chocolate raspberry confection that we mutilated (read: devoured) long before I thought to take a picture.



Coming Soon…

…a tantalizing tale of dirt, gluttony, and freaky, blown-out alien life forms.

Either this afternoon or sometime tomorrow, I’ll have a full exposé on our Sunday shenanigans.  Stay tuned…


Gettin’ Jiggy With Photoshop

My Photoshop class is drawing to a close, which means I am designing some final projects.  Here’s one that was applicable to Simple Spoonful: my very own edition (or cover, anyway) of the magazine Vegetarian Times.  The photo is yours truly, taken by the Unicyclist on Farm Day 2008 at our CSA in Phoenix, Crooked Sky Farms.  Yes, I am crouched in a field of immature beets right in front of the interstate.  Urban farming, folks.  Urban farming.

Now all I have to do is make actual posts over here for each of those hypothetical features, right?


Random Tuesday Picture: A Walk in the Park


Random Photo: Last Days of January in Arizona

Spring is here.

By April, when Wisconsin is finally digging itself out from under snowbanks (perhaps only to be buried a couple more times before May) temperatures will be in the nineties.  I’m enjoying this while it lasts.


Random Wednesday Picture


Happy Birthday, Unicyclist!


Monday Random Photo


Look, Ma! I’m Learning Something!

Hopefully, I’ll do a real post later today.  I have several in the queue waiting to get written: peanut butter updates, the scoop on carrageenan, an interview, and another surprise post that I just haven’t managed to get to.  Thar’s doggies to civilize ’round these parts, food to cook, errands to run, birthdays to celebrate, work to do, and homework to be done.  Ergo, blogging is sparse.

Which is why, in the meantime, I’m letting you have a gander at the homework I just finished for the Photoshop class I’m taking.

So here’s a task for all my faithful readers.  Can you, in the comments below, identify AT LEAST four plants pictured here (in whole or in part) that can serve as food sources in dry climates?  DJ Kimmus is disqualified from this game, as she has an unfair advantage, but everyone else, give it a shot! (I’ll let you play once everyone else has had a fair shot, Miz Kim.  I promise.)


New Year’s Contest WINNERS!

Well, it’s true—looking at the poll results, everyone’s poem was someone’s favorite, and all of them sure were enjoyable to read!  However, it is time to look at the results of the voting, and the voting is in.  Without further ado, the first place winner is….

…”Dont Kick da Beet!”  Congrats to DJ Kimmus and beetNick!  You are the new proud owners of Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites!

And, in second place, proud winner of  The Cookshelf Vegetarian, we have Jessica’s beautiful “Open Letter to a Carrot.”

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