Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Chocolate chip pumpkin bread

vegan chocolate chip pumpkin bread

With soccer season over, I’ve been getting back into two of my favorite quiet, solitary activities (which also happen to involve physical exertion, happily)—hiking and biking. And it is a fact that, in New England at least, autumn is the best time of year for those activities. The weather is perfect, for one. Crisp and just a little chilly but not frigid or overly-warm. But beauty of New England is best visible this time of year, and there’s no better way to experience it than hiking through the woods, camera in hand.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Caramel apple pancakes

vegan caramel apple pancakes

This fall is turning out to be an amazing season for pop music, at least according to my (excellent, very refined) tastes. Adele, JoJo, Sia—what other amazing mononymous female pop stars are going to come out with brand-spanking-new music after long hiatuses? How about Canadian producer and all-around genius Grimes?

Basically, the story is, in her first album since Visions, Grimes has just released Art Angels, and I’m obsessed. So I have to share it with you. I mean, I’m kind of obligated, given she’s still a somewhat underground artist, and it’s a crime that not everybody knows who she is and how awesome her music is.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Vegan cinnamon rolls

vegan cinnamon rolls

“Why would anyone eat anything other than breakfast food?” A notable quote from the show Parks and Recreation. A show that I happen to be in the midst of binge-watching, starting from season one, because holy shit it is good. I had heard so much about it that I couldn’t resist trying a few episodes for myself, and now it’s too late—I’m addicted.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Cookie dough waffles with chocolate whipped cream

vegan cookie dough waffles with chocolate whipped cream

Though it’s only been a week, it feels like forever since I’ve blogged on this little website of mine. But these days, a day feels like forever, so that’s only natural.

I can’t say it’s been the best couple of weeks. To describe what exactly is happening to me right now, imagine how you feel right after seeing a jump scare in a movie (The Visit, anyone? God, I can’t believe I watched that piece of shit)—then imagine feeling like that for, say, two weeks straight, with the addition of crippling sadness to sweeten the deal. Pleasant, right?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Vanilla bean biscotti

vegan vanilla biscotti

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty pumped for November. Sure, soccer season (the best season of the year) may be over, and the days may be getting darker and colder and drearier as we speak, and it may start getting snowy here and there (never mind that last week it snowed for like 5 minutes in the middle of the day—now that was weird as hell)—but we’re New Englanders. We’re used to those annual tragedies.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Spiderweb Halloween cake

spiderweb halloween cake

Another short post today. I just wanna pop in, show you some corny Halloween-themed cake, and pop right back out so I can get to my nightly dose of homework / studying / self-loathing / whatever happens to come up. One more slice of cake? A handful of prematurely-obtained Halloween candy? Who knows?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Margarita bundt cake with candied limes (#BundtBakers)

vegan margarita bundt cake with candied limes

Heavens to Betsy, is it time for our monthly Bundt Bakers post again? It sure is, and this time we’re back with a brand-spanking-new theme and a brand-spanking-new host: Laura from Baking in Pyjamas, with a theme centering around all of your favorite beverages, from coffee to hot chocolate to red wine to—you guessed it—margaritas!

I think you can also guess what the theme song is for this particular cake.