In the social circle of patterns, I am pretty sure ombré is Queen Bee — the Regina George, the Blair Waldorf, the Khaleesi. It is almost too cool for school. And I’m just a little polka dot hanging out with my striped and plaid farmer friends, because my heavens, I could never pull off ombré hair or an ombré garment. Ombré is reserved for the cool, edgy people that can get away with other edgy things.
But ombré cake! Ooh, that I could do. Ombré carrots! I could do that, too. Ombré popsicles! Yes, those I can definitely do. And so can you.
I used to giggle at the idea of purse snacks. I mean, only moms need them since they’re on the go with kids, right? Wrong! I can’t count the number of times I’ve been saved from dangerously low blood-sugar levels and the ensuing crankiness by scarfing down a snack that was stashed in my purse or bag.
One more week until your beer will be ready to bottle, and another few weeks after that until it’s ready to drink — how can we make that time pass more swiftly? Well, one answer is obvious: Make another batch of beer! Beyond this, I have a few ideas that I think you’ll like.
You know why pudding pops are so great? Because you get all of the flavor and creaminess and deliciousness of pudding, but you don’t ever have to worry about that gross skin that forms on top of them. That skin! Will my nightmares about George’s Pudding Skin Singles ever end? Probably not for a while, since I’ve spent the last two weeks making pudding, but trust me — it’s worth it in the name of these popsicles.
If your usual afternoon snack starts with a trip to the vending machine more often than you’d like, then take a look at these super-simple, super-tasty vegan snack ideas from Kathy Patalsky. This week, she’s shared some of her favorite mid-afternoon noshes, from crispy avocado-filled quesadillas to make-ahead fruit cups. They’re the kinds of quick-fix snacks that are perfect for busy days.