Monday, September 22, 2008

Weekend Assortment


I adore Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, and it was spectactulalry worth the wait for Amazon France to get me my little copy (I do love how very little it is.....super cute format).

Kevin and I hiked over to our friend Jimmy's house yesterday to share in the sunshiney goodness of Sunday brunch. The weather couldn't have been better for Car Free Day in Brussels. This yearly abandoning of all things auto is a dynamite, if under-executed, plan. There were little and big people everywhere! Bikes, feet, blades, horses (!) and public transit. A lovely way to see Brussels, which is usually a car soaked parking nightmare.

The weekend, despite the busybeeness, gave me the much desired time to play in the kitchen. Although nothing worth of a Domesetic Goddess award, I did make....


Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble for Kevin
Vegan Sausages
VCTOTW Rosewater Cupcakes (minus the pistachios)
my very first ever Buttercream Frosting
A big pot of Root Veg Soup



I am getting really excited about my upcoming trip home to Canada, where, amoungst otherthings, I will be trying on wedding dresses with my mom!!! I can't wait. We are anxious to get our invites in the mail....these fabulous little things are recyclable, and come embedded with their own seed packets for easy backyard planting!!!

16 comments:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

The white icing looks absolutely perfect atop those cupcakes.

Have fun trying on wedding dresses! Gosh, that sounds so exciting!

jessy said...

your cuppies look PERFECT! and hooray for a fun Car Free Day! :D

wedding dresses will be fun! those invitations sounds too awesome! i love it! :D

sweetpotato said...

Your cupcakes look fabulous! I have yet to try the rosewater cupcakes. How did you like them?

Virginia said...

I knew you would love VCTOTW! It's the best! Have fun looking for a wedding dress!

jelymo said...

i like cupcakes. and soysage. i wonder what a soysage cupcake would taste like....NOT! seriously, i dig me some cupcakes.

ClaudiaWR said...

I think that book is totally worth buying just for the buttercream frosting, which looks truly delectable. I've been trying to curb my cookbook-buying addiction, but I'm going to have to break down one of these days and get that guy!

tofuparty said...

Your frosting looks perfect. And I'm glad you were able to enjoy our capital in this way. I never make it over there. Except one time a few years ago, I had a nice walk from the railway-station (Noord) to the Botanique. It's a little bit uphill and there were people with bicycles, skates, skateboards, ... going up and down all the way.

Astra Libris said...

Ooooh, your culinary adventures sound incredibly scrumptious! I would looooove to hear more about those vegan sausages... pretty please? :-) (and congrats on trying on wedding dresses!! The most exciting shopping trip ever!)

bean said...

Those cupcakes look like a little slice of heaven, I am proud of my vegancowgirl and looking forward to the shopping trip when you return home

Bianca said...

What a great idea for wedding invites! And can I come have brunch with you? Please!

Chelsea said...

Oh man, that frosting looks so perfect! And now that you've mentioned it, I think you'll have to post pics of you trying on wedding dresses so we can all put in our two cents! :)

shellyfish said...

Your sausages look too real - freaky me outy. And who doesn't love VCTOTW? I just think it's the bees' knees!

VeganCowGirl said...

Shelly - I love love love that you wrote "the bees knees" you are too fantastic for words!

Everyone - I can NOT wait to go wedding dress shopping. I will be sure to post the photos.....

CCV - thanks...it was my first go at it.

jessy - thanks, thanks, thanks,

S.P. I loved the rosewater. I also made cookies with Rosewater and Pistacio and they were brilliant as well. Give them a try for sure!

Thanks Virginia - glad to see you have recovered from the cleanse!

Astra& Bianca - any time!

seitanismymotor said...

I love my baking and cooking weekeneds, too. And as I can see you were quite successful. Everything looks great, especially the cupcakes, of course!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

what a busy cooking weekend! And i like your plantable invitations, so cute.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Sounds quite worthy of a domestic goddess!!

Oh, trying on wedding dresses :-) I remember doing that with my mom and year or so ago.. what a special time. Enjoy it!