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Persimmon Muffins

Hey, it’s my birthday! I’m going to revel in my Early Onset Grumpiness.

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Maple Oatmeal Cookies

There are some cookies that just get down on their knees and beg to be rewritten.  Not such a tough cookie now, are you?!

maple oatmeal cookies | vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

MINE, says Poppet bun.

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Summer Squash Corn Chowder

It’s been so long since I’ve posted a savoury, non-baked, or non-ice cream recipe, I can’t remember.

summer squash corn chowder vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

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Never Too Early for Pumpkin Muffins

It’s only seventy-four days until Halloween/my birthday, and it’s not too early for pumpkin muffins.  Snow is appearing on the mountains and it snowed (briefly, no accumulation) at 11,500 feet last weekend.

capitol lake vegan gluten-free | gothic granola 

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Versatile Banana Muffins – My Other Favourite

My original favourite banana muffin is cornflake banana muffins, but VGF cornflakes are a treat at USD $7.99 a 26.4 ounce bag.  The below muffins I used to make all the time for my student job folks in a myriad of variations, including using apple butter, more or less banana, various types of nuts and dried fruit, in bars or in muffins.

banana muffins vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

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Summer Trip Heart Attack

Road food is not kind to vegans…or really, to anyone.  TC and I were eating a very unhealthy breakfast of fries (for me) and French toast (for him) somewhere in South Dakota and he said, “Ugh, I feel like I’m gonna have a heart attack after eating all this heavy food this trip.”  Which led to a certain song being stuck in my head for the rest of the trip…

road trip 2016 vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

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“Chai” It: Into It/ Over It, High Altitude Edition

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It’s time for another round of Into It/Over It, the High Altitude Edition.  The point of this type of post is to point out a negative and replace it with a positive (and sometimes just point out positives).  What does a picture of this awesome-yet-undisclosed location have to do with Gothic anything?  If you have ever read any Gothic literature (FrankensteinThe Castle of OtrantoCarmillaDracula, et cetera), they can be read as travel journals, with significant chunks of text devoted to describing landscapes and characters’ travels.  I re-read Carmilla  on a weekend’s camping trip, and the descriptions of Styria (region in modern-day Austria and Slovenia) reminded me of the critical angle of Gothic literature as travel journals.

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