I welcomed the 90+ degree heat and spent the past few days outside.
Attended a going away party for some friends. It was in Fairmount Park and there was a large group of us. Eric and I intending on just stopping by, but it was a lot of fun and we spent a few hours hanging out.
Later in the night a few of us met up to check out Morgan’s Pier, a new bar on the Delaware River. We knew it probably wasn’t our “scene”, but thought with the majority of Philly/Jersey at the shore it would be the most tolerable weekend.
I am pretty indifferent on it. The place was packed and was definitely more club-like than I was expecting. It did provide great people watching though. And the view of the Ben Franklin Bridge was pretty nice.
We did attend a BBQ and I made a few things for the vegheads. I wanted to bring a dessert but couldn’t decide what kind. When that usually happens I put a bunch of keywords into google and see what kind of recipes it brings up.
I really lucked out on finding this Vegan Meyer Lemon Coconut Bundt Cake. It came together pretty easy and gave off a hint of lemon and coconut, without either flavor being too overpowering. It also provided a really nice pound cake texture.
I enjoyed a piece at the gathering and was involved in this exchange with a friend:
Friend: “So what makes a normal cake not vegan? The flour?”
I love talking about vegan baking with people and educating them on all of the great alternatives. But never has someone assumed that flour was the one non-vegan component in a cake. Not the butter, eggs, milk, or cream…the flour. Eric and I got a good laugh out of that one.
Eric and I extended the long weekend into Tuesday and headed to Ocean City, NJ with our friend Juli. I always want to take advantage of living so close to the coast, but usually the traffic and large crowds keep me in the city. Going on Tuesday was amazing because there was no traffic and minimal people.