While you rot your teeth on your Halloween haul, save some sugar on shipping. I've got just a few prints left and if you get one before November 2, 2011, I'll ship it for free. Get your sugar.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
The 'Sweep is on again this year! Again we've got a ton of generous sponsors and a pile of amazing prizes. We're also, for the second year, running a fundraising contest from now until race day. The winning fundraiser will win a $500 coupon from our friends at Xtracycle. Visit the blog to see how you participate in the fundraiser, or make a donation on my donor page at Firstgiving.com.
Otherwise, if you're in SF on December 3, come out and ride with us! As always, high-noon at the Bow and Arrow. See you there! More on our blog, http://supermarketstreetsweep.blogspot.com/.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A quick note of thanks again to Stephen Weeks for another donation to Give2Asia Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Fund for his recent Tetsugar Blind acquisition. Again, I have a small number of blinds left and 100% of proceeds will be donated to Give2Asia to support the relief effort. Please contact me for more information.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
I've been experimenting with lo-sugar, butterless cookies recently. I am learning about different binders and substitutes for butter and eggs. This recipe uses bananas and has no butter, sugar, or eggs. Good for your vegan frenz, if you have vegan frenz. So far my most successful experiment. The cookies end up savory and not super sweet. If you want something sweeter, use slightly overripe bananas and sweeter chocolate.
Since I've got a tiny kitchen and a tiny oven, I make half batches (also good to not have 3 dozen cookies lying around).
My recipe as shown:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk in a mixing bowl:
1 cup rolled oats
5 tbs. almond meal (I grind up raw unsalted almonds in my old bladed coffee grinder)
5 tbs. raw unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Mix in another bowl:
2 ripe bananas, fork mashed
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 tbs. olive oil
Mix wet ingredients into dry and fold in:
3 oz. 90% cocoa chocolate, broken into chunks
Spoon into 2 tsp flattened balls about an inch apart (they won't spread much) and sprinkle a few grains of coarse sea salt on each.
Bake for 20 minutes or until nicely golden brown (I was experimenting with 2 tbs globs that ended up taking 45 minutes to fully cook). Cool for about 5 minutes before you nom.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
A special thanks to Stephen Weeks, Wendy Nakao from the Zen Center of Los Angeles, and Jason Morrow, for purchasing blinds in my auction to raise money for the Give2Asia Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Fund. If you're still interested, I have a small number of blinds available, and 100% of proceeds from the sale of these blinds will be donated to the relief effort.
Stephen and Wendy, I think a good way to preserve the visual silence is with a large white matte. If you have a companion here's what that might look like side by side:
Thank you again!
I also have a few more prints from the second series still available. Get them while they last here.
Give2Asia is a US 501 (c) (3) public charity, to which contributions are tax deductible (Federal Employer Identification #94-3373670). In accordance with federal law, Give2Asia has exclusive legal control over the assets contributed.