Tuesday, August 17, 2010

and the winner is...

What? You want immediate satisfaction? Patience, kittens. You will find the winner of my contest below, after a few random food porn, daily life pix and cute cat shots from this week...

Salad made with heirloom tomatoes from my CSA share, fresh basil and best-quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The basil was grown in my vast urban farm [aka, my windowsill]. Nothing like fresh, local tomatoes. The ones we eat during the winter are so tasteless by comparison that they should be illegal.




Beets and horseradish. Again, the beets are from my CSA share. This is one of my favorite ways to eat red beets, and it's so easy – you just cook the beets, and toss them with some salt, horseradish and a little sugar or agave nectar. The spiciness of the horseradish contrasts so wonderfully against the sweet earthiness of the beets. Plus the sanguine magenta and fuschia hues are so lovely.



One day when I was watering the plants, I noticed that one of them sprouted a crop of pretty yellow mushrooms. [Don't worry. I didn't eat them!]

Can anyone identify this 'shroom? Almost looks like a chanterelle to my uneducated eye.



Back to the free soy milk contest. Going through all the entrants was an exhausting process, as you can see. And without further ado, the contest winner is, the one, and only, [drumroll] Abigail S. Bean. Congratulations, and thanks to all who entered. Abigal, please email me at theurbanvegan@yahoo.com with your mailing address, and I'll get the coupon right out to you. Let us know how you like the soy milk!

13 comments:

Jacob R. said...

Ah Well, always next time. Congrats Abigail! do let us know what you think.

VEGture on!

doggybloggy said...

that is not a chanterelle and there is something about that yellow stain at the bulb that sends up red flags - I will look into my books and give you a definite ID - for now it is some kind of amanita.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Amanita bisporigera. Toxic!
What ever happened to your third cat -the deaf one?

urban vegan said...

Thanks, Anonymous. Third cat, Buttons, is doing great! She just likes to sleep away from crazy Bossa Nova (!). Turns out she's at least 10. She has a thyroid condition and has to take meds daily. She is a sweet, playful, super-friendly cat. We both hit the lottery when she came to live with me :)

doggybloggy said...

hey - I said amanita too - harumpf! playing favorites huh?

jl said...

Beets and horseradish? Genius!

urban vegan said...
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urban vegan said...

Sorry, Dawg. I see you called it first. And you know you are my favorite :)

Bianca said...

How neat that your plant grew mushrooms! I bet you had little fairy creatures living there. :-)

Jackie said...

Congrats Abigail.

I like beetroot with oranges lately. I must try them with horseradish.

Jessica said...

Love the veggies this time of year. And I agree with you about the taste of tomatoes in the winter...bah humbug!

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textual bulldog said...

This method for seasoning beets is genius! Can't wait to try it.

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