Today is Ken's 34th birthday!
We've had a busy weekend full of eating. Saturday was family birthday fun, ravioli, and the vegan chocolate cake (above) that Ken's sister picked up from Whole Foods. Good stuff. It was a nice day, overall.
Yesterday we went to a dinner party featuring The Traveling Chef, Joshua Ploeg. Holy fuck, what good food that was. For a $10 donation, we got served a five course vegan meal. I don't even know exactly what all I ate, I just kept putting everything in my mouth that was handed to me. There must have been thirty people crammed into this hot little house, but it was quite the gustatory adventure. There were mushroom/pepper turnover puff type thingies (and pesto sauce), a salad with richly marinated artichoke hearts, soup with collard greens, "sausage" and "ham", the main course was a blur..it involved phyllo dough layers with stuff and green beans, I think. Then dessert was a fruit parfait with chocolate shreds and a cinnamon sauce. Unbelievable.
After we came home last night, I started on Ken's birthday cheesecake. It turned out great, but the sides stuck to the springform (despite my spraying them with oil), so the cake doesn't look pretty enough for me to show you a picture. Oh well. Ken liked his presents, so hopefully that makes up for a weird looking cake.