Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Radiant Ghosts Have Arrived

I am so happy. Yesterday, my Limited Edition 2009 Art and Ghosts book arrived. Art and Ghosts is a talented and lovely girl who creates stunning, ethereal digital paintings. The book I received is a limited edition of only 10. I am absolutely delighted with this book!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

She Made Red Velvet

A few day's ago my brother in law, Jacob, turned the big 30! There was a party and a big ol' keg of beer and... I don't remember much else about that. What I do remember is baking 48 vegan red velvet cupcakes all day before the party. This is the first time I've ever made red velvet cake and I do believe I might have used the best recipe ever. The frosting is made with coconut oil and is absolutely decadent. The whole recipe is made with yummy agave nectar as opposed to cane sugar. Agave nectar gives a mild and consistent sweetness that retains all of the other flavors in the cake, instead of drowning them out like cane sugar. I think they were a big hit, despite the vegan stigma.
I got the recipe from the babycakes cookbook. The cookbook is by the lovely Erin McKenna who is also the owner of the famous babycakes NYC bakery. This is my new favorite desert cookbook! There are so many delicious, healthy recipes in this book and I can't wait to try them all.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Moon, My Man

My amazing husband Josh.
Here is an introduction:
Josh is a little shy, like me. He is sweet and he is a gentleman. He loves and respects animals and the earth. He is smarter than the average human (i still think he's part vulcan). Josh is not superficial and tries to see the best in everyone. He cares about details and is sometimes very fastidious. He is a gemini but he doesn't believe in astrology. He loves and appreciates music of all genres. He would do anything for me. He is methodical and I am organic. He is the Yang to my Yin.