Monday, December 1, 2008

it's never too wintery for shmores

Ahhhh! So cute! They're like koala bears! Except s'more flavoured! Mini-sizing these was SO perfect, it made them actually s'more sized. And unlike last time (of which we speak nothing and try maybe to forget the day-glo blue frosting on essentially my first batch of cupcakes ever), my painting class loved them! I only had three to take home from the critique, which I gladly invited to my belly. Oh, and I even put a bit of caramel syrup in the frosting for that burnt sugar thing, plus did I mention the grahams were homemade? Anyway, my teacher looked one moment at the tray I put on the table and declared my paintings A-worthy, sight unseen. Ha!

Sometimes I fry up leftover mushroom millet mash (mmm) into a crispy fritter of late-night eating, and it is good.

I was also blown away by this spicy rutabaga fava bean soup recipe from Tofu for Two. It's so bloody tasty, I had it for breakfast, snack, dessert, hot, cold, with harissa yogurt, with pomegranate arils, with basil, and now it is gone and I am sad. I'm such a sucker for pureed soups, especially ones that taste like fanciness and comfort at the same time. And fava. Fava is specially good.

Unreal, eh?

16 comments:

Vegetation said...

I am loving the thought of that millet mushroom mash fried patty thingy....mmmmmmm.

And your s'mores look incredible! Definitely worthy of sight unseen A's :D

ashley said...

Awesome cupcakes! You are a machine!

[I may have to try the cupcake method next time I have a critique. ;) ]

VeggieGirl said...

Super cute and super delectable.

shellyfish said...

I really want to make those cupcakes! And thanks for the gram link! One thing I really wish I could find here (for under 10E) is grammy crakers!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

I think I'll have sweet dreams with your cupcakes today... And you made your own grahams!

Jes said...

Amen sista for koala smores! And that fritter looks like it'd go great with a plate of hashbrowns...and maybe coffee...and maybe Heidegger...

Carrie said...

Those cupcake look so cute (and delicious)!!

jessy said...

what cute little cuppies! they look soooo tasty! i wish i was there to eat a million of them and make my belly all happyfaced! mmmmmmmmm! mushroom millet mash fritters!?! that's too awesome! and so is that soup! i love, love, love pureed soups. they're my fav!

Mihl said...

Yes, I instantly noticed the homemade grahams. Your cupcakes are sweet little beauties.

aTxVegn said...

Wowwwww, cute little cuppies with homemade grahams!!! And you made that soup sound so good.

~~ KLEM ~~ said...

wow loving those cute lil delicious koala smores! :)

~K~

Cyn said...

Your cuppers turned out super cute! And those bean soups look delicious, I love blended bean soups.

Heikki said...

I love your cupcakes, there's something cartoonish about them. I can almost hear them chattering amongst themselves.

I'm really glad you liked our soup too! I bet basil was a great addition to it. I've never tried pomegranate arils, sounds interesting!

Hannah said...

Such gorgeous cupcakes! It doesn't matter what time of year it is, I'll never tire of s'mores (or cupcakes, for that matter)

mad about udon said...

*gasp*... those cupcakes are unbelievable. A++!!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Damn, I'll have what you're having! I love the mini s'mores!