Y’all, I’m tired.
Yesterday I shared my awesome solution to the birthday cake frosting problem, and without a second thought I called it “Vegan”.
Yep. A recipe whose “secret ingredient” is CHICKEN FAT, I called Vegan.
See, the problem is that we are dairy and egg free; over the years I’ve come to rely on Vegan recipes to help my family eat well and safely.
So for US, Vegan means “dairy and egg free…and we’ll toss some chicken in to make it better”.
That doesn’t exactly fly with True Vegans, obviously.
So, my apologies, my Vegan readers. I wasn’t ignorant, I wasn’t being insulting, I was just tired and didn’t pay attention to what I wrote.
All of this brings up something I’ve been mulling over since I got called out for my slip-up yesterday, though. Several people commented – before I even explained my “meat-eating vegan” thing – that they are the same way!
We aren’t the only dairy and egg free people out there who start with vegan recipes and add some meat.
So shouldn’t we have a word that means that so we don’t have to constantly type out “dairy free and egg free” when we’re either writing or googling for recipes?
I decided we dairy and egg free people need a shorter name for our needs. Darrel and I thought last night, and the two best names we came up with are “DE-gan” and “NoDE”.
That would be “D(airy)E(gg)-gan” and “NoD(airy)E(gg)”, just to clarify.
What do you think? Shall we join forces and coin a NEW allergy word? Which word has your vote? Or can you think up a better option?
Leave a comment here or on my Facebook wall and lets have fun with this idea!!
Speaking of getting a conversation going, I need your help!
We did the craft show last weekend and are still willing to do another one. The next one is in a few weeks, and this time Darrel and I want to sell some of his prints.
He has some framed and canvas photos for sale, but we think the price point is too high on those. We lost count of the number of people who commented that they LOVED the photos and “wouldn’t that look great in my ________”, but didn’t buy anything.
So, some prints, matted and for sale at much less expensive prices…well, we think that might actually sell. (Haven’t we all seen – and sometimes bought – a pretty picture for $15 that was matted and ready to pop in a frame?)
Only problem is – we can’t decide which pictures to print! And we certainly don’t want to print pictures that we like that are wholly unpopular with everyone else! We can’t afford to make mistakes like that!
So here’s where I need your help: would you please take a moment and leave a comment voting for your top three favorite pictures out of our leading contenders? I’ve numbered each picture so you can just say which numbers you like best.
I’m mostly interested in the photos that would most likely incite you to BUY if you saw them at a crafts show.
Pretty please? With dextrose on top?
You can comment here or on my FB wall, and we would really appreciate the input!
Between the DE-gan conversation and photo voting, it should be pretty interesting today!
Thanks a bunch, y’all! You are the best readers in the blogosphere!!
So, which of these photos would you most likely hang in your house? Thanks for helping us get ready for our next arts and crafts show!