Monday, July 16, 2007

Cupcakes, test recipes, lovin' summer

This weekend a friend's cousin was visiting and we headed to CT to see Gillette Castle. I packed a picnic for us which consisted of homemade New Farm cookbook rolls with greens and veggie burgers. The burgers are a test recipe from Veganyumyum's upcoming cookbook. They are mighty tasty seitan, corn and black bean burgers.

Here's a quick pic of the patties.
The castle is really neat. I took many pictures of it. This is one of my favorites.
After the castle, we stopped at another little park called Devil's Hopyard. There was a cute little waterfall there.Cupcakes were requested by our visitor, so I made pumpkin chocolate chip and gingerbread from VCTOTW.

With cream cheese frosting
Mini zucchini breads using extra CSA zukes
My lunch from a week ago. Homemade tabbouli, store bought hummus, farmer's market green beans with hoisin sauce and cracked red pepper, and sauteed green's. The greens have some leftover alfedo sauce which is also a veganyumyum tester recipe.
I've got lots more pics and post that I'll get to eventually.

10 comments:

KleoPatra said...

That castle is so cool! Aren't most of 'em?! Fun to imagine living a regular life in there... Those cupcakes look EXCELLENT!!

Veg-a-Nut said...

How cool to live near castles. My husband was stationed in Germany when he was in the army and would travel off the beaten path many a day to see the old castles. I would love to go back with him and visit his finds. Your burger looks so real! Now I am hungry for CUPCAKES !!!!!

Jenna said...

cupcakes are delicious...that pink veggie tray is a great cupcake holder, I must say! To think, it was just $2.58 at Target.

urban vegan said...

pretty castle. I used to work on a university campus where there was a castle.

aTxVegn said...

I didn't know there were castles in New England! But, what does a girl from Texas know? Beautiful burger and cupcakes!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

that castle is so fascinating! did you go inside? I like your lunch. :)

Johanna3 said...

Great photos!

im still without computer!

bazu said...

I love the castle, and also the lunchbox picture! I'm craving green beans right now.

Carrie™ said...

What you've got here is great. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

Vegan Doc said...

Hey Jody, It's good to see you're hard at work cooking! Hope you're enjoying the summer in Boston.