Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Drunk fruit, and the Liebster award!

I am continuing far off my track of the promised veggie awesomeness posts - and while I want to apologize for that, I also want to say that it's one of the awesome things about being vegan.  There's so much to be excited about, that you often can't just stick to the plan!  I have stacks of countless recipes at home that I want to make (mostly thanks to all the wonderful bloggers out here), but sometimes even the one at the top of the list doesn't get made because I continuously stumble upon something else awesome that needs to be made first! 

That's sort of what happened last night, and for this post.  I wasn't particularly hungry, so I never did get around to making dinner (had a huge lunch of butternut squash mac & "cheese" :D ), so instead I ended up grabbing the chance to make a recipe for pear infused vodka that I came across earlier during MoFo.  I haven't of course tried it yet (it needs to infuse for a couple of months) but it looks freakin' fantastic.  Anyone know how to speed up the infusing process??  :D

Recipe is found here.
Worst picture in the world I know... but you get the idea.  :)

I also wanted to take today to thank 2 lovely bloggers for sending me the super awesome Liebster award:

This is something that's given to cool bloggers with less than 200 followers to show some appreciation during vegan MoFo, and I am honored to have been sent the award by both the awesome Allysia at Happy Vegan, who I had the pleasure of getting to know at Vida Vegan Con earlier this year, and by Omgoshimvegan.

So the rules are as follows:
  1. Show your thanks to those who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  2. Reveal 5 of your top pics and them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  3. Post the award on your blog.
  4. Enjoy the love and support of some wonderful people on the www!
So I'm passing the award to...
  1. Of course back to the Allysia at Happy Vegan
  2. The Compassionate Cook
  3. A Bit Addicted to Cookbooks
  4. Food Stains
  5. DC Vegan - have to support the local community :)


  1. A couple months? Wow, that's patience. It sounds like it'll be so worth it though.

    And thank you kindly :)

  2. Wow, Esther! Thank you so much for awarding me the Liebster award! I'm so flattered that you've enjoyed my blog enough to consider me :) It really means a lot and I'm honored!

  3. WHOA!!! Thank you, Esther! I am among awesome company, too. This week has been hectic at work, so I just noticed this award nomination. I am so grateful. I will be writing about this as soon as I am able on my blog. YOU ROCK!

  4. Well, woman, I nominated you right back for the Liebster award. Please don't feel pressured to pass this on to 5 more bloggers, but feel free to as well! I am really enjoying the ones you awarded, and discovered them because you made a point to highlight them here. So, thank you.

  5. Congrat's on the Liebster!

    I love pears and cocktails :)
    Do you have to keep this refrigerated? I would love to make some for gifts.

  6. @CraftyEarthMama

    Shouldn't have to. Just keep in a cool, dark place. BUT - I haven't made it before, so I don't want to promise? :) That's what the recipe said, so I'm crossing my fingers. Please share how it works out for you if you get to make it. :)

  7. @michelle (meiji)

    Aw, thanks so much!! Man, all this awesomeness... I'm loving MoFo. :-) Can't wait to check your additional list!

  8. Thanks Esther, I'm going to put some together this weekend. I'll let you know how it works out.

  9. I finished up my infused liquors and they came out really good! I did pear spice and strawberry gin. I posted about it here

  10. @CraftyEarthMama

    Awesome! I'll have to go check out your post. And thanks for the reminder to go pull mine out of the closet. :-D