National (vegan) Peanut Butter Cookie Day
Whipped these suckers up pretty good
I always have tubs upon tubs of peanut butter around because I live off the stuff and stock up at Costco every chance I get
I looked around online and scouted what generally goes in them then decided to wing a PB cookie recipe… you ready?
- 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed + 2 tablespoons of water
- 2 cups raw natural peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup of flour ( I was out so just ground up some instant oats in the blender)
- dash of salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Combine the flax seed and water. Let sit for a few minutes, till gooey/gelly consistency. This is what we call in the business a “flax egg”. It acts as binding agent, the way eggs usually do.
Then throw the rest of the ingredients in the bowl and mix well!
I even threw in some chocolate chips on my second batch.
Scoop onto baking sheet and press with a fork for the signature peanut butter cookie look. Bake for about 15 minutes at 350.
I can never wait for shit to cool down because I’m a real go getter, so I ate these fresh out of the oven and burnt the fuck out of my mouth.
(Ir)regardless, they were delicious, especially with my home made cashew milk
NATIONAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY
My new friend Steph’s birthday is National German Cake Day
She threw a birthday party, so naturally I had to bust out my cake making skills on this one.
It should be known that it’s not actually a German invention. It’s American. The guy that invented it had the last name ‘German’.
How very misleading.
I’ve never made a German Chocolate Cake before and, quite frankly, don’t know if I’ve ever had a really good German chocolate cake before.
The idea is rich chocolate cake and coconut & pecan frosting more or less.
I deliberated on making a regular one, as I was bringing it to a party full of people who don’t give an f if there is chicken embryo or cow puss in it, but as I went through recipes, I realized I had more of the vegan necessities to make it so decided to stay true to moi and went vegan
I followed this recipe from Whisk & Shout more or less to a T (very rare for me, as we all know).
I used my own DIY Cashew Mylk instead of the almond milk called for. Probably why it was extra delicious
I walked the 25 minute walk to her house in the scorching sun with this fucker.
But it was totally worth it. Home made shit is just so damn touching.
I ended up having to leave before the ceremonial singing and serving, which was fine by me, that stuff half makes me cray, so I didn’t an official slice. However I did sample some of the crumbling ( it was a hard walk on the cake in the sun ) and icing and was pretty pleased with myself.
I decided some time ago that this was going to be ‘ the summer of Rosé‘
It happened when I found this at Winners :
I saw it and instantly had a fantasy of filling it with rosé reusable ice cubes and drinking out of it on Kits Beach all day with Duncan and a book
I don’t know why I imagined rosé. I guess red wine isn’t refreshing, it would be weird to put beer in it as it would go flat pretty quickly.
At 1.3 litre capacity, anything boozier than wine would mean trouble.
So maybe this list of reasons is why my mind jumped to rosé.
I picked up two bottles of rosé to have on hand for the next sunny day. But National Rosé Day arrived first.
So I didn’t get to use my new super cool thermos.
Instead I drank out of a glass like a civilized being.
I ended up drinking the whole bottle during the day.
Then going out and having some wine with dinner.
Then a cocktail.
Then back home, had another few glasses of wine.
It was a ridiculous and unnecessarily alcohol fuelled day.
I woke up the next morning completely ravaged from having had night terrors all night long. I blame the rosé
So I will be laying off the rosé and all other libations of that nature for a while
National Earl Day
This was a weird one. You’re supposed to honour all the legendary people named Earl.
So I made a cup of Earl grey tea ?