Parisiennes dégustant des crêpes, 1929 (photographe inconnu)
Parisiennes dégustant des crêpes, 1929 (photographe inconnu)
upmountains asked if she could see my fridge. simon found it on kijiji for all of $300. we sold our previous (new) fridge for around the same amount, so it evened out. similar repro fridges are over two thousand dollars! so i feel like she’s a steal. plus, i love the real deal. it runs great, is quiet, and we haven’t noticed any changes in our electricity bill. it’s awesome and beautiful and i love it.
So yeah, I’m going to try one of these contest things. The winner will get to choose whatever five patches they want and a nuts and seeds poster. To enter you need to reblog this post (as many times as you want) and I’ll use a random number generator to select the winner. I’ll announce who wins April 5th on my blog and contact you directly.
Check out my etsy here!
Ahhhhh!! Want all of them!!
yeah i love all of this.
is it time for us to share our stories of the most fucked up, racist, homophobic, hateful shit our birth families have spouted during that wonderful time of year where we are pressured and often obliged to spend time with?
is it time for anyone who has slightly less than conventional eating choices to share the stories of being asked, yet again, for the 9th year in a row, “wait, so why is it you don’t eat meat again? not even turkey? once a year? you don’t feel like cheating?”
is it that time for anyone who isn’t in a “conventional” relationship/one at all to have to defend why it is they still haven’t found that certain someone?
is it that time for the folks who got caught trying to steal christmas presents for their loved ones to talk about how shitty it is to feel trapped in these shitty capitalist ways of expressing one’s love and affection when you’re broke as fuck?
yes these are year round conundrums but ones that are particularly exacerbated during the holidays. i must admit i’m pretty goddamn lucky for the most part, but we need to make lots of room and share lots of love for those folks who aren’t.
AND MY LOVE BROUGHT ME BACK CHAMPAGNE FROM FRANCE!
but now i’m curious as to what foods to pair with it!
delicious (preferably vegan) foods that taste really good paired with champagne?
i know we don’t normally post these sorts of things at food i want to eat, but this is too good of a deal not to share with our readers:
From now until December 31, I will be thanking you for picking up a copy of one of my books (Get It Ripe or Ripe from Around Here) and spreading the ripe word by sending you an e-zine of some of my new work, much of it never before released. Included will be: new recipes (soups! veggies! sauces! cookies! cakes! dog crackers!), gluten-free versions of previously published recipes, gift ideas, party ideas, crafts, and other winter writing. Trust me, there’ll be some fun stuff in there!
PLUS: If you buy more than 1 book (either one of each, or more than one of the same) you will be entered in a draw for a Get It Ripe apron. The perfect get-up for all your holiday kitchen raging.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Send me an email at getitripeATgmailDOTcom with “gift me please!” in the subject line.
- Attach some version (a photo, a scan, whatev) of a receipt that shows you bought a copy of Get It Ripe or Ripe from Around Here between December 1 and December 21 2011. You can buy it from anywhere as long as it’s new (not second hand).
- All submitters will receive their gift by or before December 21 (provided they email before that time). But, if I think there’s something sketchy about your submission, I reserve the right to not gift you (not that I anticipate this happening, at all).
- Draw for the apron will also take place on December 21 at 10am.
i’m a huge fan of these books, and i think they’re great if you’re new to veganism or want to be re-inspired in your kitchen. i’ll definitely be entering the draw.
yeah these books totally changed the way i cook and eat. it’s a great deal for an awesome book.
[image description: two young women with vintage styles stuffing their faces with cupcakes and sweets.]
Bright Young Twins photographed by Jasmine Gauthier (via Concept Box)
this is so many of my favourite things in one photograph.
REASONS WHY I WANT TO BE BFFS WITH ANNE EMOND
The vegan ethic is complex and nuanced. Any vegan that says otherwise is itching for a (respectful, intelligent, I hope) fight. So I may as well be calling this piece, ‘It’s actually impossible to be vegan, but we are all doing our best.’ To me, veganism is about trying to live in harmony with the planet. My beekeeping is not an exception to my veganism. It is a well-thought out amendment. It might even make me a better vegan, depending on how much of this you follow along with.
Still, I am a beekeeper and I am a vegan and that is a sticking point for about 50% of the vegans I know. This is my attempt to explain my position. I am vegan because I deeply care about animal rights. I dig the other benefits, but in my heart, I believe eating animals is wrong. My purpose for saying so is that it needs to be clear from the start that I really care about bees. I am not arguing that I think killing bees or treating them with anything but the utmost respect is OK. I don’t keep bees because they fall outside of my deeply felt consideration. In fact, I think bees are amazing…
Whenever I think about the shortcomings of the human species, I always end up being reminded of the near perfection of bees. Selfless, female-dominated, self-reliant, dancing, mysterious bees.
Human life as we know it is dependent on bees. It is true that there are wild bee populations; but they are dying. It is a widely held belief within the beekeeping community, and those educated about what commercial beekeeping has done to the world’s bee population, that small-scale “backyard beekeepers” hold the key to preserving disease resistant stock that can survive to pollinate all the foods upon which vegans and non-vegans rely. About 1/3 of the human diet can be traced back to bee pollinated foods…
The point is vegans need plants, and plants need bees. And bees make honey.
I love La Gusta! She’s one of the few vegan bloggers I read, along with Breeze Harper, Leigh-Chantall and some food activists who don’t use the v-words much since they have other cultural frameworks for their non-animal diets.
Also, bees are awesome because fresh honey smells sooo good!
while i was in ottawa, i visited my friend rachel and helped her make cookies! totally made me want to invest in some awesome shapes. i mean for real! check it out! we made femme shark cookies!
we made cookies that said “volatile heart,” “you’re a star” and “femme shark.” you could say we’re kind of awesome.