One Sweet Gray Jay

greyjay1Okay, so no food posts today, but instead…a photo of a lovely gray jay! This bird was super friendly and tried to sneak up on me and my boyfriend while we were eating lunch on a snowshoeing trip in Bend, Oregon. He stayed still long enough for me to take his picture and make him famous.

Jam Time and Other Fun Stuff

This is my very first post! Yay! I made raspberry jam over the weekend with some berries I had picked last summer. I am slowly making more space in my freezer, until this summer’s berry picking season begins…

I also made some cupcakes. These are the S’mores Cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (of course!). The molasses and cinnamon in these cupcakes gave them a subtle spiciness…they were yummy, and did not last long at all. My decorating skills need a bit of work, and I didn’t have quite enough frosting because I ate most of it with my fingers…

I do¬† like veggies as well, so I made an udon noodle bowl with kale, mushrooms, roasted red pepper, and a miso broth. The recipe for this tasty meal came from Veganomicon. Instead of onions, I used the red pepper, because onions creep me out. I am slllooooooooowwwwlllly learning to eat a bit of onion here and there…

My next post might just have a cookie recipe…maybe.