Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sprinkles and Ice Cream

My husband and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day but we do celebrate pink frosting and pink sprinkles, so when Shawn brought home these pretty treats from Watercourse Bakery on Sunday, I didn't protest.

Apologies for the lighting. Just pretend it's "romantic."

Far more important than Valentine's Day this month was the reopening of Sweet Action, which was closed for the month of January. We stopped by last weekend and enjoyed some vegan cinnamon roll ice cream, which features swirls of Watercourse's cinnamon roll filling as well as pieces of cinnamon roll. These fools don't mess around.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Saving the world, one vegan bake sale at a time

A few weeks ago I participated in a vegan bake sale to raise money for the relief effort in Haiti. The bake sale was held in Boulder, where I met some lovely people and sampled some delicious treats. My contributions were oatmeal cream pies and chocolate peanut butter whoopie pies, because, seriously, who doesn't love a cookie sandwich? The sammies were a big hit, if I say so myself, and were accompanied by rows of luscious cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, zuchinni bread, donuts, and various other delectable vegan treats which were met with great reception. It was a fun and inspiring day, to be sure. We raised around $2800, and all together vegan bake sales around the country (and Canada!) have thus far raised almost $40,000 for Haiti. It's times like these when I'm especially proud to be part of such an amazing community.

group shot courtesy of Rachel