Watching it sorta snow and rain inside of Sweetpea Bakery...
I voluntarily fell victim to the cold bug my friends have been passing around and snotted my way through the past few days, mostly gloriously lying on my couch and watching DVDs. I
took off of work, drank tea and did a minimal amount of cooking.
I had my fix of tea and fresh vegetables and beans at Sweetpea yesterday afternoon, on a break with Evan from Bjorked Off! from my lazy, snotty homestay. Sweetpea is now serving Porland-based looseleaf Townshend Tea, and I had the pleasant Strawberry Sencha.
Foodwise, after reading with my tea for a while I opted for one of their newish savoury offerings, the Happy Bowl. You can't go wrong with a bowl of well cooked grains - in this case brown rice, wholesome beans, fresh kale and housemade sauce. I went with the recommended half BBQ and half aioli. I go for similar very vegan arrangements at the Whole Bowl, Chaos Cafe and Blossoming Lotus (Incan bowl with half of each sauce, plus tempeh) and the beans and sauce helpings in this bowl are commendable. Next time I'll try just the tangy BBQ sauce. There's nooch on the coffee fixings table and you can ask for your choice of hot sauce.
Dessert, which I honestly nibbled on with my tea before lunch.
Sugar Cookie. Appropriately pink and sweet. Photo by Evan, smudge likely by me.
Me and my sick germs even got together to make some cookies this weekend -