Vegan dining is hard if you don’t know where to look. Whether you’re new to the area or new to vegan food, this list is a great place to start if you’re looking for somewhere to eat in the Lehigh Valley. It comprises a variety of eateries throughout the valley. Each one has at least 2-3 solid vegan options that go above and beyond the normal fare of “hummus and veggie burger.” Continue reading “10 Most Vegan Friendly Restaurants in the Lehigh Valley”
Someone recently called John Glagola the Yeast Jedi. He works under the name The Wayfare Baker. But I like to call him the Bread Savior, because his mission is to share both his bread and his knowledge on how to make it.
“I want everyone to have good bread, not just people who can go to fancy dinners,” he told me in an interview.
We were at a small commercial bakery in Bethlehem Township, where he was baking his artisan sourdough. Jazz music played in the background as Glagola slid back and forth across the floor in his sneakers, expertly loading and unloading the two ovens. He reminded me of a kid with socks on. I could feel tiny beads of sweat on my face as we chatted, even on a cool winter evening with the windows open. In summers, according to Glagola, the bakery can get up to 120 degrees. Continue reading “The Wayfare Baker: Good Bread For All”
Now’s time to check out all the burrito places you could never visit because Cali Burrito is just too good, man.
The Valley’s favorite burrito joint had a kitchen fire on September 14 and is currently closed for repairs. You won’t find this on any local news outlet, though, which is surprising given the restaurant’s popularity.
You’ve all heard by now about yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in all 50 states—almost exactly two years after it repealed DOMA.
The majority of states already allowed same-sex couples to marry, but now those couples can move to any other state in the country and not have to worry about whether their marriage is recognized in that state or not.
When my coworkers broke the news to me yesterday at work, I responded by saying, “well, guess I’m making a cake when I get home today!”
My mom’s cat Molly came to her as a stray, rescued by my brother’s coworker. She was a friendly, healthy adult who showed signs of being in heat, so we took her to Forgotten Felines & Fidos to get spayed—only to discover the deed had already been done. It wasn’t until then that we realized she must have had a previous owner, and decided to ask our vet to check for a microchip.
On those summer afternoons when the air conditioner can’t quite cut the heat, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or stove. Smoothies are cool and refreshing, but sometimes you want something different. This salad with creamy avocado and crisp bell peppers keeps you satisfied and is easy to make.
As part of the Activists Writing Media class I’m taking at Kutztown, I am again blogging this evening about alternative media forms and functions. This time, I’m writing a response to Leah A. Lievrow’s Alternative and Activist New Media.