If you were going to market a food you make, what would it be?
When I first read this prompt, I knew exactly what I was going to talk about: canned goods. Mike and I started canning farmer’s market produce a few years ago, and I’ve spent most of the past few summers preserving foods (this summer has been the exception). Here are just a few of the things we’ve canned:
However! Our vegan market – see yesterday’s post – is having a bake sale this weekend, to raise funds to get the Pigs Peace Sanctuary pigs ready for winter. I baked a a few things to donate, and as I was posting about them to Instagram tonight, exhorting all my Seattle followers to visit the bake sale tomorrow and buy some of my treats, Mike said, “Hey! You’re actually doing today’s MoFo prompt! You’re marketing a food you made!”
I’ve been spending many Sundays this year perfecting my biscuit-making, and my biscuit photos are always well-liked on Instagram. I knew I wanted to make something savory for the bake sale, and biscuits seemed perfect.
I folded Tofurky’s ham (slices) and Violife’s mature cheddar into my favorite buttermilk biscuit recipe, which was also enhanced with nooch and Penzey’s roasted garlic powder. They baked up perfectly – tall, fluffy, and so good.
Of course I had to make something sweet, too.
I can’t resist vegan shortbread, and Miyoko’s Creamery’s butter makes beautiful shortbread. The vanilla cinnamon chip shortbread, in particular, is one of the best things I’ve ever made. I might have to buy some back when we’re at the bake sale tomorrow!
If you’re in the Seattle area, get yourself to Vegan Haven this weekend! Buy yourself some homemade vegan baked goods and help the sanctuary pigs!
‘Til tomorrow, friends!