I volunteered to help set up in the morning so I was there at 9, fueled by coffee and gf toast with almond butter.
Did not eat the apple. After and hour and a half or so, I walked to the Williamsburg waterfront. It was a gorgeous day.
I schmoooozed for a while at the zine fest with another food zine editor from DC (Shen, go find them - Runcible Spoon!) and a couple friends, got some zines and headed home.
Zinesters love pins, if you didn't know. Now you know.
Romaine, tempeh, broccoli, tomato, red onion in a thinned hummus dressing with nooch and turmeric.
Greg came over and we walked the hood, got a couple groceries and, unsatisfied with the local pastry shop’s vegan offerings, came home and make our own cookies. DIY was the theme of the day, obviously.
Picture heavy, here is how you (I) make Pecan-Ginger Cookies from Ripe from Around Here by Jae Steele:
Okay first ya gotta choppity chop fresh ginger.
make yr first and only YouTube hit kitchen cooking show.
Then, look really angrily into yr bag of flour.
Next, dump a little too much salt into the bowl with the flour.
Check, and check again that yr doing everything wrong, then check again to make three times and three is the magic number so that makes everything yr doing right.
make sure yr little babycat is fed too or else she’ll jump onto the counter in a jealous food rage.
(Interlude – you do whatever you want, maybe put on some B-52s and dance while yr partner takes pretty pictures)
Oh yes I forgot to mention, this is my first time buying and using barley malt. Lookit that pretty barley malt.
Choppity chop some pecans, watch them fly all over the counter.
measure out the dried cranberries.
Give yr partner something else to do. “Are you okay? Are you mad at me? Are you bored? Here, stir this dough. But not too much! That’s too much! Just until the flour is incorporated! I'm gonna dance to the B-52s now!”
Dollop out some dollops.
Add chocolate chips at the last mo cuz “everything is better with chocolate chips,” yr partner insists.
Step whatever, bake fer 14 minutes NOT 16 cuz THEY WILL BURN not that I ever burn anything I always do everything exactly correctly, then cool and eat ya cookies!