Shameless Self-Promotion and Happy Mail

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If you enjoy reading food blogs, than chances are good that you’ve heard of The Daring Bakers –  you may even be a member. There have been some major changes happening with my favourite monthly baking rendez-vous and I am so excited to invite you to visit The Daring Kitchen. This brand new website is open to members and non-members alike and has lots of great weekly features like member spotlights, cookbook reviews and fun and informative food articles… like my new article that just went up yesterday on crêpes. So head over to the new site, check out the bells and whistles, read my article (duh!) and hey, if you haven’t already, why don’t you sign up to be a Daring Baker? Baking not quite your thing? Well, have no fear, because now you can sign up to be a Daring Cook! That’s right, we’re going to move our daring to the savory side of things, and as always Alternative Daring Cooks are more than welcome to help show the world that une cuisine sans cruauté is not just possible, it’s delicious! The first Daring Cooks challenge will be announced on April 17 so you have time to get in on the fun – head over to The Daring Kitchen and sign up today!

And now for some rather over-due Happy Mail thanks. First a big merci to Sophie of Her Heart, My Hands for this lovely loot  that I won (weeee!):

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My lovely package contained the most delicious-smelling shampoo and conditioner, an adorable pin cushion and a sweet card. My hair also thanks you because this stuff is just lovely.

And because lady luck has been smiling on me, here are the fantabulous handmade bulk bags made by the supercalafragalistc Amy (aka Tahinitoo) :

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These little bags are the perfect sizes for all my bulk and marché shopping needs! And because Amy is a sweetums she also added an adorable handmade card (that I had to wrangle back from Guppy. Shesh, kids.) and a super-cool patch from Herbivore (or was it Food Fight! Grr, I can’t remember now, must be nice to live in Portland, OR kids!) that I can wait to sew onto something fun!

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So thank you to Sophie and Amy: you are both adorable, talented and very generous. I’m sending you virtual hugs and kisses right now!

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20 thoughts on “Shameless Self-Promotion and Happy Mail

  1. Great article and oooh you’re the new “go-to gal” – Ms Fancypants!! ;-)

    I signed up for daring bakers ages ago and never did take part!! I must get on that case!! Daring cooks is probably better, I don’t need another excuse to bake.

    The handmade card is adorable!!

  2. Fabulous article! Je me souviens de ma creperie preferee a Toulouse. Je crois que c’etait a la rue du Taur (peut-etre?). Une crepe nutella-banane pour moi, s’il vous plait! Mais, helas, nutella n’est pas vegan. Il faut la faire moi-meme!

  3. your write-up rocked, Shelly! i learned a lot about crêpes – i didn’t know much about them before (nothing at all, really) and now i do! thanks! that’s so cool on the cider – i had no idea. i looooove a good cider! and i want to try making my own crêpes now! back in my days of omni i had a dessert crêpe just once, but i’ve never had a savory one! eek! think i’ll use your recipe for the vegan yummies and whip up some fantasitcal savory crêpes super soon! mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    hooray for more happy mail! Amy’s bags = the best!

  4. your write-up rocked, Shelly! i learned a lot about crêpes – i didn’t know much about them before (nothing at all, really) and now i do! thanks! that’s so cool on the cider – i had no idea. i looooove a good cider! and i want to try making my own crêpes now! back in my days of omni i had a dessert crêpe just once, but i’ve never had a savory one! eek! think i’ll use your recipe for the vegan yummies and whip up some fantasitcal savory super soon! mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    hooray for more happy mail! Amy’s bags = the best!

  5. I have loved reading your Daring Baker posts but always end up thinking “Gosh, I don’t think I’d be able to make a flourless cake or homemade icecream!”. Thanks for the website link – I will go check it out (and read your article – woot!) :)

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