>This gorgeous guy..he ate my entire parsley plant. No joke…I went outside on Saturday morning and he was finishing up the last few leaves.
Isn’t he AWESOME LOOKING?
And this weekend; the only restaurant in town that is vegan unless otherwise requested (AKA; they keep cow’s milk cheese on hand, but unless you request it, your meal is vegan), The Wild Cow Vegetarian happens to be oh, a block from my house. Literally…I can walk down an alley and I’m there. This is dangerous, especially since they have different raw desserts and lots of different cakes and cupcakes every day. It’s bad. sometimes I don’t look at Twitter so I’m not tempted. Anyways, they had a bake sale this weekend and the proceeds went to help animals. My husband, that sneaky man, went and picked up four cupcakes:
From the top left, going counter clockwise: Pistachio Rosewater, Triple Chocolate, Pineapple Coconut, and Chocolate Orange Blossom. Wes inhaled the Triple chocolate one before I got a great picture. Here’s another picture of the delicious cupcakes:
As you can see; Wes tainted my pistachio frosting with some of his chocolate. Oh well…chocolate makes almost everything better. I liked these cupcakes a lot; but I’ll be honest: I’m going to stick with their raw desserts. I’m one of those people who doesn’t like to buy food I can make at home; and I could make these cupcakes. What I can’t mimic is the raw tiramisu or (even better) the raw chocolate coconut cheesecake (two layers). While the raw desserts are on the expensive side ($9, plus the charge for an eco friendly to-go container), they’re more than worth it. Plus, if you don’t want to use a to-go container; you can bring your own and sign a waiver saying your container is contaminated ❤
Besides this…I had a great weekend. Let’s just say that Summer Ale is my new fave; so I’ll share a simple recipe with you. This recipe makes 2 gallons of Summer Ale:
5 cups of Rain Organic Vodka (Stolichnaya and Absolut work, don’t use cheap vodka!)
2 tubes of frozen lime-ade concentrate
1/4 c organic lime juice
17 Yuengling Light beers (PBR & Budweiser work too, use a neutral beer-nothing dark, no pale ale)
Mix the limeade, lime juice and vodka together. Stir until limeade concentrate has dissolved into vodka. Add beers, stir well, chill.
Serve over Ice.
This does not taste like beer and it does not taste like vodka…it just tastes delicious! If you cannot afford to spend the money on a good quality vodka, you can use a Brita or PUR water filter pitcher and filter a lower quality vodka 4-5 times to improve the flavor of the vodka. I strongly recommend doing this if you’re not going to purchase a vodka that you could drink on it’s own. This morning someone mentioned seeing a recipe of this made with raspberry limeade. I’m not sure that’s something I would like because I’m not a fan of super sweet + acidic drinks; but it’s certainly something to consider if you’ve got a crowd who prefers sweeter drinks. You could also switch up the beer and go with something lighter and fruitier if you pleased; but keep in mind that a pale ale or a very dark beer will really change the flavor of the drink and make it more bitter. A neutral beer works best because the flavors stay balanced that way. Make some summer ale, change people’s lives. ❤