Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cheeze Toast and Mamafish!

I discovered one of the coolest things ever today! One of my favorite local coffeeshops now serves Vegan Cheeze Toast. I stopped into Otherlands Coffeehouse to do a little work on my laptop, and lo and behold, a little sign next to the register read, "We now have vegan cheeze toast!" I had to order some, along with my Vanilla Soy Coffee Freeze:

Doesn't it look all melty and delicious?! I think it's Follow Your Heart, but I'm not certain. Whatever it is, it's delicious. The fresh bread is grilled so it has a hearty just-came-off-the-flame taste.

I noshed on the bread while working on my new gay rights news blog for the Memphis Flyer (the altweekly newspaper I work for) website. It's called Memphis Gaydar and you can link to it here if you care to read about LBGT issues in Memphis. Right now, our county commission is considering an ordinance that would make it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity for workers in county government. Amazingly, the radical right Bible-thumping crazies have managed to convince several commission members that gay people don't deserve equal rights (however, a good number of the not-crazy churches are standing in support of the ordinance). They county commission will vote on that today.

In other news, I finally mailed a birthday gift for Shellyfish's mom as part of the 60-Day Project over on her blog, Musings from the Fishbowl. Shellyfish asked her readers to sign up to send her mother a small gift for her 60th birthday, and then we were all assigned weeks in which to mail our gifts. My week was last week, and I sent this Zhena's Gypsy Tea (fair trade and organic!) and a batch of my friend Uele's super-delicious locally-made Groovy Foods Civil Granola:

Happy Belated Birthday, Mamafish!

19 comments:

Theresa said...

zomg, that cheezy toast looks so seriously good. Good luck with the upcoming vote, and happy birthday mamafish!

Mike K said...

The cheeze toast looks nummy - it's good to know that stuff like this is creeping into everyday menus at coffeeshops.

I'll have to check out your blog for the alt weekly - lawmakers here in North Dakota (unsurprisingly) defeated legislation this year that would have guaranteed GLBT equal rights in employment, housing, and elsewhere. Then they turn around and wonder why so many young people tend to leave North Dakota as soon as they're able. Go figure.

Mihl said...

You are so awesome! Your gift to Mamafish looks really great.

I think your favourite coffeeshop is now my favourite coffeeshop, too.

Tara said...

Mmm, cheezy toast! Wasn't it fun sending stuff to Mamafish?
Good luck with the vote! My city is going through something similar right now.

shelby said...

I used to eat cheese toast all the time!!! haha

Good Luck with the vote Bianca! That is really awesome that you are standing up for their rights =)

jessy said...

yay for vegan cheeze toast! that is just too awesome - and a vanilla soy coffee freeze sounds most excellent! i think Mamafish will really love the organic fair-trade tea & locally made granola! you're too sweet!

dan & i are gonna have to try your citrus broccoli salad, too! thanks, Bianca!!!

VeganCowGirl said...

wow - that is INSANE about the equal rights issue.

The cheezy toast looks amazing - I have been jonesing for grilled chezze since I started baking this babyvegan, but I never thought of cheezy toast! Will have to try it out.

Gina said...

Vegan cheeze toast huh? It looks awesome. I have yet to try FYH "cheese", mainly because everything else I've tried has been so disappointing.

That's so sweet that you sent a b-day present to Mamafish!!

Sal said...

vegan cheezy toast? i'm jealous!! :)

shellyfish said...

Mamma fish is going to love your gift! That is so sweet & I love how you decorated the envelope! I'll email you as soon as she gets it!
That toast looks so yummy! Keep fueling up to fight the good fight and keep those bigots down!

Cyn said...

Your cheese toast is so melty! I looks amazing.

We're still dealing with all of this Prop 8 crap in California - it's so depressing that some religious jerks think it's okay to deny equal rights to people.

A said...

Awesome job on the LBGT stuff. I'm not gay but 2 of my best friends are. This whole thing is a tragedy :(

At least there's cheezy toast :)

-A

Mamafish said...

What a great present, thank you. I love the fragrance of the tea, and I think I will have a cup right now. Funny thing, I have been wanting some homemede granola, and I just looked up an old recipe I have that I haven't made in years. You guys seem to know everything I like. I love the fishies on the envelope. Love, Mamafish

jrsimon56 said...

I love Zhena's teas. I just finished my latest tin and need to go find more :)

Erin said...

It's astonishing that some places don't already have laws against discrimination based on sexual orientation, and even MORE astonishing that anyone would want to fight the cause. Good luck with that!

Oh, and the cheese toast = awesome.

nora said...

omg that's such a cool thing for a cafe to have! and vanilla soy freeze?! (or w/e it was) that sounds awesome too! i want to make it at home! is it just vanilla soymilk and ice blended up w/ espresso?

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