60-Day Project Update & Carmelized Onion and Potato Tart on Focaccia Crust


I am just blown away by your amazing response to the 60-Day Project! Bianca said it well – we are a bit of a (blogging) family, and I am sincerely moved by your outpouring of interest and enthusiasm! I never dreamed this little idea would grow into such an adventure (Ricki – how did you know!). I don’t want to get overly sentimental here, but I am so energized by all this rockin’ Female Solidarity! Women from all over the globe (literally) getting together and getting it done! Right on, my Sisters! Where will we go from here? We could become the Undercover Global Birthday Squad – bringing birthday cheer to women everywhere! (I’m having a Roise the Riveter moment here…Sorry).


This is going to be one of the best birthdays ever for my mother and I am so excited about getting things underway! I had no idea how many of you would be interested in participating, and I must admit I’m a little overwhelmed by your response! I’m not sure how I’m going to manage to make and send off little gifts to everyone – there are so many of you! I’ll be getting an email off to all the participants this weekend with the important details so we can get started – I don’t want to talk too much more about this here lest the secret be spoiled! Weeeee!

And now, a little food, because we can’t make birthday history with our tummies empty now can we?


Hummm… here we have Caramelized Onion and Potato Tart on Focaccia. I wish I had a better picture, but both times I made this delectable dish it disappeared so fast I had a tough time snapping a picture! This is indeed a pre-Lent dinner, my baking fast is holding true, JFTR (just for the record).

I feel a little guilty tempting you with these succulent test recipes from the upcoming 500 Vegan Recipes, the stellar cookbook collaboration between Celine and Joni. The frustration you must feel not being able to make such yummies must be terrible! However, if you’re a sucker for punishment, do check out the 500 Vegan Recipes Flickr Group for more tempting deliciousness. You can marvel at the amazing food photography of the muy talented Celine! And hey! 500 Vegan Recipes is now available for pre-order, which may help you feel pro-active in appeasing your outrageous cravings!

18 thoughts on “60-Day Project Update & Carmelized Onion and Potato Tart on Focaccia Crust

  1. If I can still get in on your mom’s birthday fun I would love to. I’m terribly upset I missed out! What a super idea. I know my mom would be completely overwhelmed.

  2. hooray for such a rally of awesome to help celebrate your mum’s birthday, Shelly! we love you & we’d love to help ya, too! wahoooooooooo!

    oooh my goodness – that tart! wowzers! did you say caramelized onion, potato, and focaccia all together!?! sweet batman, i don’t think i can imagine anything more awesome! and you can tease me anytime with yummies as glorious as these!

    may i also add a superw00t for sticking with your lent plan! that rocks so hard!

  3. *whispering so Mamma Fish doesn’t hear* I missed your original birthday post and I had no idea what you were talking about. Wow, Shelly this is going to be her best birthday ever!! You are the best daughter on Earth! Lucky, lucky Mamma Fish!

    The Caramelized Onion and Potato Tart on Focaccia looks and sounds so good. Onion = good. Potato = gooood. Focaccia = gooooood! Oh the frustration!! Why am I still whispering? 😀

  4. I love how you keep telling your mum to avert her eyes! Too cute. And I’m so glad the response was this big–she will be thrilled, I’m sure!

    And the tart looks AMAZING.

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