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This Vegan Hipster Life

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You and me both, peachums.

 

I have a bunch of big posts planned (on all themes), but I can’t seem to get myself motivated to finish any of them. Ah well. In the meantime, here’s some of what I’ve been up to.

Firstly, more meals in Ball jars. I don’t care if it’s hipster, these jars are less expensive and way more durable than Gladware and you can banish that vague worry about chemicals leaching into your food. I also really enjoy eating and drinking out of them, in the same way I’d rather go without coffee than drink it out of styrofoam. It’s the same drink and all, but it just tastes better out of a proper mug.

 

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I made a variation on this recipe for callaloo stew with my farmshare callaloo, carrots, and spring onions (using plantains and red beans), and it turned out AWESOMELY delicious. Made a big batch for quick lunches and snacking for the following week.

 

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Collards, tempeh, onion, garlic, nooch. (I put nooch on nearly everything these days. Great source of B vitamins and protein!)

 

As for crafting, I haven’t been knitting as much as I’ve wanted to, although I did manage to finish an embroidery project I started in 2012 (more on that later). My most recent F.O. is an elephant for Paré’s baby, Marlo. Her initials are M.M.M. so I think of her as “M3.” (This was not an entirely vegan project, as I’m still using up my collection of tiny balls of Cascade Superwash.)

 

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I’ve already got a bunch of knitting projects started, but for some reason I had to cast on for yet another one while I was in New Jersey this past weekend. I’m using laceweight bamboo weaving yarn from Webs, so it’s going to take forever (as my grandfather gleefully reminds me whenever I bring my knitting over), but it’ll be worth it.

 

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I’m also in the middle of expanding my humble herb garden. (A nesting/organizing post is one of the things I haven’t gotten around to yet.)

 

Finally, a couple of notes. If you were thinking about ordering a winter coat from Vaute Couture, today’s the time—preorders are 50% off for 24 hours starting sometime this afternoon (keep refreshing the Facebook page, haha).

Secondly: registration for Fall Squam ends this Friday, August 15th! There are still a couple spots left in my Friday Up & Writing! class. Insanely excited for this.

 

3 Comments to This Vegan Hipster Life

  1. August 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Yaaaaaay! We love that elephant. LOVE!

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    August 16, 2014 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    I don’t know what callaloo is but it looks delicious! And what is nooch?

    The elephant is adorable!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.
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