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Orange Almond Scones and Fire King Sugar/Creamer

I made another delicious recipe from The Everyday Vegan Cookbook by Dreena Burton – Orange Almond Scones. Since I used my scone pan which controls the shape/size of the scones, I was able to make 7 scones. These scones are healthier than traditional scones and very tasty. I ate one for breakfast this morning with a homemade Hazelnut soy cappuccino. Yum!

Orange Almond Scones

The next two pics are for Aurora’s Mom. This is the Fire King Sugar/Creamer I mentioned. It’s neat because you can stack them and I like the retro blue color too. The mug in the picture above is also by Fire King.

Fire King Sugar/Creamer

Fire King Sugar/Creamer

Vivacious Vegan made some excellent comments on my blog the other day about putting items away when your house is for sale. It’s very important to secure items you are concerned about as you never know what people will go through! Luckily, we’ve packed up a lot of items we can live without and put them in my parents’ basement.

When we had the showing last week, someone went through my spices! I have two of those three-tiered spice shelves in one of my kitchen cabinets. I’m particular on how I have items arranged. I noticed things were moved around when I went to make dinner later that day, like my cumin was put next to the nutmeg. The horror! It is just weird to me they would move the spices around. And here I had a few people laugh at me because I locked up the expensive spices like my vanilla beans. All it takes is one unscrupulous foodie/chef to come through…….

In regards to the LED pumpkin light from yesterday, my mom really liked it. I’m going to get the pumpkin lights for my parents and grandma.

Have a great day everyone ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Harmonia September 13, 2006, 1:21 pm

    In response to your comment…I actually DID use frozen cherries! ๐Ÿ™‚ I just posted about 6 veg books I found…swing by ad let me know if you’ve read any of them.

  • Nikki September 13, 2006, 4:02 pm

    That is so bizarre that someone would do that! I feel guilty looking in a closet or a medicine cabinet to gauge space as I’m a person that is freakishly private and do not like having spaces invaded. I can’t imagine why someone would do that!

  • pinknest September 13, 2006, 9:03 pm

    cheers to the orange! we’re on the same wavelength.

  • K September 13, 2006, 9:16 pm

    Emmy, you keep such a close eye on things, good for you!! Isn’t it so awful that you have to be concerned about things like that. What a world… I am a nosy person and like to look where i probably shouldn’t (it’s the journalist in me!) but i would never do something like this and move stuff around… I’m embarrassed for them!

    Loving that scone, by the way, looks tasty and healthy!

    And i like how the sugar and creamer go together… like ramalamalamalamalamashibbydobopdebop (from “Grease,” in case i sounded too nutty theere)…

    Sorry i’ve been out of the loop. THANK YOU for your e-mail, friend!

  • Aurora's Mom September 13, 2006, 9:26 pm

    Mmmm…that scone looks delish. I didn’t know there was an actual pan to bake scones in. Thanks for posting those great pics of the Fire King dishes! I have already bought a couple of mugs off ebay and have another 2 on the way…I’m all excited ; )

    BTW, I am thoroughly enjoing your blog!

  • Vivacious Vegan September 13, 2006, 11:42 pm

    Emmy, that sucks about your spices. People are so weird and rude. I’m very observant (like you) and I definitely noticed when people moved my things around. We packed up half of our kitchen so that the cupboards looked like they had ample space and I rarely cooked (lots of cereal and sammies during that time). Hubby thought I was so weird for wanting to hide things (and for putting expensive/important things in our safe box) but about a week later after we packed things up, I read in our town’s crime log that over $5,000 worth of goods had been stolen from 3 different open houses one day (and this was a very safe, wealthy neighborhood). I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes right now. Good luck.

  • vegandiva September 14, 2006, 9:18 am

    I was really stunned that something went through the spices. I know people need to see the depth of the cabinets but there were other spice-free cabinets they could have checked out. A few items were rummaged through in our linen closet too. I bought some of those Isaac Mizrahi canvas organizers that you can fold flat when not in use (they were on clearance at Target). I keep extra toiletries in them, and I have one for misc household items like lightbulbs, etc…Things were moved between them. They could have just taken them out to see the shelf depth. That’s what I do when I want to get something out them. I take the box out and put it on the counter. Apparently, they were fascinated by all the deodorant I’ve stockpiled for Rob. LOL (When they had high dollar coupons for them, combined with sales, we were picking up them for 25ยข each!) Nothing was taken but it’s strange that people go through those things.

    Nikki, thanks so much for stopping by my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Your comments are exactly what I feel about the whole thing.

    VV, that is so scary and upsetting to hear about those thefts during open houses where you used to live. It’s such a crazy world out there. We have some of those Rubbermaid cabinets with the doors in the basement and we put locks on them. I took full advantage of the other locking cabinets we have too. I packed up nearly all of my vintage kitchenware excepts a few items I use daily and we cleared everything off bookcases, dressers, etc… except for lamps. I labeled everything on the boxes and Rubbermaid tubs we moved so if I need to access something, I can easily find it in my parents’ basement. I’m so glad I did all of that because if they went through something as simple as spices and toiletries, who knows what else they would have went through otherwise?

    Pinknest…t’s always nice when GMTA ๐Ÿ™‚

    Aurora’s Mom – Thanks for your lovely comment. I’m glad to hear you are enjoying my blog. The scone pan I bought is from Nordicware. Here’s a LINK to one so you can see what it looks like. I think it’s cheaper at Amazon.com. I really like it because I get perfectly shaped scones everytime. And congrats on getting some Fire King mugs ๐Ÿ™‚ What patterns/colors did you get?

    Karen, I’m nosy too and I think that’s why I get such a kick out of estate sales…because it’s ok to go through things! Plus, if you see something you like, you can buy it! And I’m with you, I would never go through things at a house I was visiting. And for houses for sale, I would never move anyone’s items around. I keep thinking in my head, what if they opened the spices up and were smelling them? Ick! I can’t think those thoughts too much or I’ll go nuts. I need to get those seals you can put on envelopes to tell if someone opened it and put them on my spices LOL!!! And you are more than welcome for the email ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Dori September 14, 2006, 2:13 pm

    The scones look great. You inspired me with Dreena’s thai soup. That soup was deliscious! Love those light blue stackage dishes! I’m not to much into vintage cookware… I just own some because it was cheap at the thrift store at the time ;).