Archive for December, 2008


December 19, 2008

I’ve been terrible about posting, but I hope you”ll forgive me. Since about September, I’ve been suffering from morning sickness – that’s right! Baconbit’s having a her own little porkpie come summer!

It’s winter however, and there’s not a ton of market action. HOWEVER! Every week there are folks selling locally grown Christmas trees, wreaths, and boughs of holly. OK, I haven’t seen any boughs, but the herb wreaths look gorgeous and smell even better. Every market day there’s hot apple cider, and at least 20 kinds of apples to be had, plenty of pastured meats, raw and pasturized cheeses – even cultured butter sometimes.

I am still purchasing my eggs from Tellos. I took a chance on another vendor, but found their eggs to be a bit sulfurous for my taste. Maybe it’s a difference in breed or winter feed, as that particular vendor has several upscale restaurants she sells to. Maybe it’s just my weird pregnancy nose.

Here’s to hoping my nausea departs quickly – and I can start getting downtown early enough again to stroll about in the mornings, and give you accurate reports again.

In case that *doesn’t* happen – have a happy Holiday!



Vegan Chocolate Spelt Tea Cake

December 1, 2008

About a year ago, when I first learned I could no longer really tolerate dairy, I was bereft. Then, one day at the market, Bread Alone had this incredible vegan chocolate spelt tea cake, that was like a chocolate pound cake, sans butter and wheat. It was incredible. The next week I went back to get a slice and was informed they didn’t have it.

I kept going back. No cake. No cake. No cake. Until finally one day they told me they’d never have it again, and I was sad.

Today I stopped by for a demi-baguette, and what did I see? MY CAKE!

I bought two slices! I suggest you do too – even if you can eat dairy and wheat – because this cake is so damn good! It is moist, and chocolately, and delicious! Far better than the wheat-bricks that Body & Soul attemptsĀ  to pass off as “treats”.

I’m hoping that if more people get addicted to this cake, they’ll carry it more often…. and maybe, one day, expand their vegan line.
So help a milk-intoerant person out and eat some cake! You won’t be sorry.