Today in Pictures

After eating a non-blog worthy breakfast late this morning, I decided to take myself for a walk on this beautiful Fall day. Leaves here in New Haven, CT are just beginning to turn colors- by next weekend it should be really beautiful. Here’s hoping we have some nice weather to go with it.

leaves

After walking around and then sitting in the Downtown park to do some reading, I headed home. On my way, I passed by Ahmisa/Earthbound Cafe. It looks like the cafe is coming along pretty well:

through the window

Here’s hoping it opens soon, and Ahimsa re-opens along with it.

While listening to the Red Sox/Angles Playoff Game, I baked some bread for sandwiches, using dough I made from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking. I went with mini-baguettes. Thankfully, I was able to eat before Paplebon choked and ended the season for the Sox. Otherwise my lunch might have eneded up thrown somewhere.

bread

After letting them cool a bit, I made a sandwich with vegan “goat cheese,” agave mustard, lettuce, onions, oven-dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers. I served it along with some Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash Soup that I made yesterday. I followed the recipe for the goat cheese up to draining it; but I then ended up wrapping it in additional cloth and leaving it in the fridge. I did not bother to bake it, instead leaving it raw, since it firmed up quite nicely in the fridge. To be honest, I don’t remember exactly what goat cheese tastes like, but I know I used to love it. This was good on it’s own, but I’m not sure how close it really was. I would make it again, if I had the ingredients on hand.

Lunch

Excellent lunch.

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3 Responses to Today in Pictures

  1. Sarah says:

    Does New Haven have a lot of good veg friendly restaurants? It might be my new home for grad school 🙂

    Your sandwich looks beautiful!

  2. Jodie says:

    I suppose that depends on your perspective and what kind of vegan options you're used to. I was used to very limited options before I came here, so I'm really happy with all the choices. Others might find it limiting. I did a post on all the veg options in the area that I know of a few months back: http://www.pickyvegan.net/2009/06/your-guide-to-finding-vegan-food-in-and.html

    The restaurant that I mentioned in today's post is supposed to reopen when the renovations are done, which will actually add one more option to the mix- I just hope it's soon, as this will be my last year in New Haven (I hope)!

  3. zoe p. says:

    It WAS so beautiful today.

    Book Trader just added a vegan sandwich

    http://nutmegkitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/be-part-of-problem.html

    and they need a name for it . . .

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