Things I Love Thursday – Vegan MoFo Edition 1

Sure sure, it’s been only a few days of Vegan MoFo. How do I have things I love already? Easy. Vegan Mofo is pretty incredible, with so many wonderful vegan bloggers coming together to share all their different stories and recipes and reviews and hot tips and whatever. Like I said in my intro, I wanted to use my usual Things I Love Thursday post to share some of my favourite posts and themes of the week. I love travelling, and we went to New Orleans in December, so I’m loving the posts from Laughfrodesiac, especially focusing on New Orleans (this week) and a new theme and location every week. Mary’s Test Kitchen – An entire month of Vegan Cultured Cheese WITH video.  Yes, an entire month of vegan cultured cheese videos. Amazing. A 10 year old lifelong vegan’s blog – Peace, Love, Be Vegan – her theme is “How This Kid Gets Protein” but frankly, I’m just really jazzed to see a young vegan blogger, and what she’s eating. Dumbledore’s Vegan Army is back this year for VeganMoFo!!! Vegan twists on classic foods from the World of Harry Potter (and some tips on vegan stuff at The Wizardly World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios!!!) (how many more exclamation points can I add to this?) Tofu Mom is doing a month of Gravy. GRAVY people. Vegan, obviously. And then I saw this amazing looking biscuit recipe on Vegan Heritage Press from Zsu Dever’s Everyday Vegan Eats which looks like it would be amazing…

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Millions of Peaches, Millions for Me, Millions of Peaches, I picked them for free.

This weekend started out in an awesome fashion. JC and I went with a crew of folks from the West End Food Coop, and drove to Two Century Farm, and picked beautiful peaches for use in the Community Supported Orchard (CSO) program (that I am part of). You can join in on the next season Community Supported Orchard Program for Fall 2013. I will admit to eating two or three peaches on site, and let me tell you… fresh juicy straight from the tree peaches is unreal. There is peach flavour… and then there is juicy peach from a tree flavour. You can get pretty close buying them from the farmers markets around the city, but nothing is like that freshly picked peach. There is also that nostalgic feeling that too me back to the family raspberry picking trips to Roy’s Raspberries a little outside of Edmonton. We’d go and pick for an hour or two and my mom and I would make raspberry jam (and more!). So it’s nice to know that we’ll be doing a very similar thing with these peaches, except it will be done with the WEFC family/community kitchen instead. We also took a small bag of peaches home with us, but as-of-yet, I haven’t decided what to do with them. Probably just eat delicious peaches in their mostly natural form. But one thing we will do… is grill them. Or possibly turn them into this Grilled Peach & Basil Tofu recipe from Laurie Sadowski (The…

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