Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ecreamery in Dundee

On a cold and rainy afternoon, my roommate and I decided that it was the perfect day to get ice cream. We were wrong but the ice cream (mine was sorbet, to be completely honest) was wonderful. The ice cream from the local eCreamery which features tons of different, homemade flavors and has been featured in many magazines. I opted for the mango sorbet and the raspberry sorbet, both of which mastered the balance between sweet and tangy. Though eCreamery usually features fruit sorbet, they have been known to throw chocolate in there as well.

Another great thing about eCreamery is their online store. You can create custom sorbets, which would make fabulous gifts for loved ones (or yourself). However, the brick and mortar location in Dundee is definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter "Brunch": Vegan Quiche

I realize that the Easter-related posting flurry is over but everyone loves vegan quiche, right? Especially the recipe from the PPK? I know I do and although my family had celebrated Easter he day before (my basket contained an IOU for a suitcase, score!), I still wanted to be a little bit fancy on my own. Enter the classic broccoli vegan quiche, with a base of tofu and

I love simplicity of it and how it looks lovely but tastes like comfort food. I'm thinking of mixing in some tempeh bacon in future incarnations of this recipe or perhaps some sun-dried tomatoes. In short, if you want something delicious, moderately fancy and surprisingly simple, turn to vegan quiche.

Friday, April 15, 2011

How do you eat a Justin's Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup?

Growing up, I loved the "How do you eat a Reese's?" ads. They introduced me to Reese-demolishing techniques such as punching out the middle, as well as sucking out the sweet innards with my vampiric fangs (never really got that one down). For a long while, I was forced to abstain from eating my peanut butter cups in a variety of
fashions due to the fact that Reese's aren't vegan. However, Justin's, purveyors of fine nut butters, has stepped up to the plate and provided vegans with a dark chocolate peanut butter

cup. These are better than the original with a creamy, sweet but not too sweet middle and a dark chocolate covering. I will definitely be buying these again. I will update when I perfect my vampire peanut butter cup technique.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The World's Largest Ball of Stamps

There's not much else to say after a title like that. I was recently lucky enough to see the largest ball of stamps in the world. Located in Boys Town, Nebraska, it's worth swinging through their gift shop to see, if only to say that you've seen it. It's also completely free. I love random stops on the road.