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Helen Bennett Harvey promises that no animals were harmed in the making of this blog. Vegging Out is a recipe for a new way of life. Or at least a new way of eating. Pull up a chair. Contact me at: hbennettharvey@nhregister.com

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Let them eat cake

And they did

It sure as heck is no secret that Fat Tuesday is a day for revelry and indulgence.

When it comes to indulgence, nearly every day could be Mardi Gras at the New Haven Register. This is a result of a veritable baking saint who works here, and everyone counts on her for the cakes, brownies and other incredible delights that come from her New Haven kitchen. Be it a birthday or a holiday, Ann comes through every time.

In this case, however, my timing was askew, as I picked this week to go from vegetarian to possible vegan. The three weeks have just started and while the first day was the worst, (check out the grouchy post about Starbucks) it's still not easy.

As an example of what throws a little bump into the vegan road, I included below a video of the cakes that arrived - Mardi Gras beads too - and were the stars in the newsroom today. Christine made the "king" cake and no one got the baby.

For me the news was 'hands off': these cakes contain butter and eggs.




video

3 Comments:

Anonymous Rich said...

What? No vegan cake? Next time you'll have to show 'em that you CAN bring your cake and eat it too!

February 17, 2010 8:21 AM 
Blogger Helen Bennett Harvey said...

So true Rich - I meant to do it - but I have two jobs, three kids, two dogs, two cats.....and no more excuses!

February 17, 2010 12:27 PM 
Anonymous Graham said...

hahaha @ Rich 'bring your cake and eat it too!'

December 07, 2012 7:57 PM 

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