Some More Kitchen Adventures

I post food pics here and there on my Pinterest and Facebook pages (my personal FB page, not my Magic Jelly one), but I thought I'd blog a few recent photos (everything's vegan, as usual)...

Recent Kitchen Adventures

For the last couple of months I've been having a lot of fun trying out vegan recipes & experimenting with my own creations (some of which are best not talked about). I've bought a few new vegan cookbooks too (my favourites so far are Vegan Diner & Veganomicon), & I have to say, compared with some of the books I bought in the 80s & 90s, vegan cooking has come a long way! I thought you might like to take a look at some of my recent efforts... Anti-clockwise from top...chocolate tart, lime & ginger pie (with my own experimental soy cream recipe), grainy spelt bread (please excuse the messy kitchen!), basil mayonnaise, & roasted fennel pizza.

What Have I Been Doing?

What have I been doing lately? Do you want to know? Cast your eyes leftwards...here's a sneak peek at one of the pieces from my new jewellery range which will be in my new online shop early September (I hope it will be early September, if everything runs smoothly). I've been making jewellery for a year now - sourcing nice supplies, perfecting techniques, working on my designs & illustrations, playing around with product photography - it's been a long time in development & it's gotten to the point where I'm bursting to show people what I've been doing! I am so looking forward to the day when I fling open the doors to the brand new Magic Jelly Emporium, full of shiny trinkets, new artwork, gocco prints, etc (I'm imaging a stampede of eager shoppers buying everything in sight, but that may be a tad optimistic). Oh dear, I have a lot to do between now & September haven't I? Why am I hanging around here blogging?!

I'll leave you with some eye candy (or eye cake - but that sounds like a nasty condition requiring a dose of eye drops), here's a vegan carrot cake with vanilla cream frosting I made on the weekend.