So, I am going to start regularly featuring subjects. I started last week with Friday now being CatDay. Now Wednesdays will be about food. What to Eat Wednesdays will be either a place to eat or a recipe to make at home. I am going to start with a place I ate at 4 times on a vacation about a month and a half ago simply because it was so great and so was the staff- they deserve any attention they get.
The place in question is Green Vegetarian in San Antonio, Texas. I was in Texas for 7 days and ate here 4 times and also stopped to buy a dozen cupcakes for a family gathering. The entire bakery is vegan and wonderful. I spoke with the resident baker one day and not only is she talented, she is super cool. I wish I'd taken her picture. She also makes vegan dog treats.
Vegan breakfast seems to be the hardest meal to find in restaurants. I was very pleased to have breakfast at Green twice and it was amazing both times. My favorite was the Vegan Migas which was a combination of tofu scramble with tortilla chips and refried black beans.
This was my portobello dinner. The gravy was especially delicious.
Vegan Migas Breakfast, complete with tiny hashbrowns.
The splendid bakery case filled with vegan delights.
Vegan Cherry Coke Cupcake made with Mexican Cherry Coke (which means it has real sugar in it and tastes great!)
Vegan Peanut Butter cupcake for breakfast, of course.
Vegan Strawberry Lime cupcake that I brought with me to go hiking. I needed the energy!
I do hope if you ever have the chance you'll stop by Green. The staff was very nice and had no problems with you asking a million questions. For other suggestions on where to eat when traveling check out Veg Guide. It is a website that has been an invaluable resource for me the last 10 years of traveling.
Have a cupcake filled day!
It's hard to explain how I feel about zoos sometimes. I wish they didn't exist but I know some creatures and plants have only survived because someone cared enough to put them in a zoo. And of course, there's also the fact that I was taken on four first dates in a row to the zoo when I would tell people I was a vegetarian. So there's that too. The San Antonio Zoo is a place that has been working for animal conservation for a long time. I am glad that there are kind and dedicated people who take care of these wonderful creatures.
I love going to the Mn Renaissance Festival. It seems to be getting more and more popular too. People dress up to the nines! I can't believe the shopping there either. It's impossible not to leave with some sort of fun, gorgeous little trinket. It so fun to wander and see what's about.
I am having a birthday very soon and one way to celebrate is to have a coupon code running in my shop. It's 25% off your entire purchase. All you need to do is is enter code: BDAY25 in the coupon field upon checkout and it will be deducted. The offer is good until Oct. 23rd. Thank you Thank you! I love having a birthday, I'm so grateful for so many things!
You can get these wonderful Alice in Wonderland earrings.....
A gorgeous, one of a kind, Queen of Hearts Necklace......
A beautiful, one of a kind necklace featuring one of my favorite paintings, Le Chat Noir...meow...
These tremendousbly cute earrings complete with Swarovski crystals, The Magic of Bees. Made in honor of my favorite television show, Pushing Daisies.
Or of course, a favorite creature of mine, the Octopus Earrings.
I would very much appreciate it if you stopped into my shop and had a look around!
~~~~~~Have a Wonderful Day~~~~~~
I’ve taken on the daunting task of organizing my iPhoto library for many reasons, including being able to have an entirely separate library for jewelry photos for my ETSY shop. As I’ve been going through them, all 35,000 + I’ve come across old memories as well as pictures from the start of my jewelry crafting. Little things really. Simple pieces that gave me great joy to create and shipped many off to new homes or gave as gifts to the people I love. It’s fun to see what things have changed or how some of the things are the same except more well defined. I'll say this, I’m so happy that I have better cameras and know more about lighting. I continue to learn to light better and understand photography, especially when I live somewhere like Minnesota where the weather can be very dark for many days, I’m more and more pleased how my things turn out.
Here’s some past pieces. I’ll share more of them on my Facebook page as well. Have a great day!
Going through many, many pictures. Here are some favorites from the art museum from my visit in September.
My dream desk!
The SAMA showcases a lot of Hispanic and Latin art. Including lots from the immediate region. I never pass up a chance to go to an art musuem.
I recently went to Texas and visited many cool places in the city of San Antonio. Starting with the San Antonio Botanical Garden. I took A LOT of pictures because there were so many unusual plants to see, touch and smell. It's a great, well-kept place to visit. I highly recommend it. Now for a whole bunch of pictures!