Monday, 21 September 2009

Vegan Month of Food

So, this year I will be taking part in Vegan Month of Food, which will (hopefully) involve a significant increase in my blog-activity (blogtivity? No.). The idea is that you post every week day in praising and celebrating vegan food...I think I can do that. More info available at:

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Q: Can you make a convincing peanut butter brownie with self-raising flour?

A: No.

Q: Did I try anyway?
A: Yes.

Q: Despite how terrible it looked, did it taste amazing?
A: Yes!

Q: What have we learned from this?
A: Flours - don't mess.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

The Year Of The Flood

Now, I know this is a mainly a food-y blog rather than a book-y blog, but this book deserves a special mention. It's called The Year Of The Flood, and it is by Margaret Atwood. It has a number of themes that will appeal to vegan/eco people, and is also seriously good.

Set in the near future, the book follows a group of 'God's Gardeners' through the mysterious 'waterless flood', and tells of their journey and history. The book is gritty, funny, tender, shocking, compulsively readable. Atwood's characters are as complex as her themes and subject matter are expansive. Covering ecological and humanitarian disaster, this book is extremely relevant and bang up to date.

It follows Atwood's earlier book 'Oryx and Crake' (which I loved!) and expands on alot of the ideas it contained.

I'm not much of a reviewer, I know, but check out the website for a feel of it . The website is full of resources and information on a number of broadly 'green' topics, and very interesting.