Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Butter Tarts & Apple Hearts

Can somebody say "cuteness"? Because this post is full of all things tiny and adorable. Like these Better Than Butter Tarts:

This is the July recipe in Sarah Kramer's 2010 Go Vegan wall calendar, so I whipped up a batch for the bitches at O.C. Night (that's when a bunch of girls get together and watch The O.C. on DVD).

These cutesy little pastries are filled with an Earth Balance-y raisin/walnut filling. The tart shells were made using my own recipe for whole wheat pie crust. According to Kramer (a native Canadian), butter tarts are all the rage in Canada. The O.C. ladies couldn't even tell these were vegan, and I'm sure they'd be perfect to serve at your next Newport cotillion (that's some nerdy O.C. humor for ya).

On to other cuteness ... check out this ADORABLE Happy Apple change purse that River made for me!

In case you don't know, River is an old-skool blogger of the awesomest order. She's pretty much the Martha Stewart of the blog world. But I'm sure River is way cooler than Martha Stewart. River used to maintain the blog Wing It Vegan, where she displayed crafty vegan treats like veggie meatloaf coffins and mashed potato ghosts for Halloween (or Halloweegan as she called it). That blog is no longer active, but it remains online. You must check out her sweet vegan holiday treat ideas!

These days, River blogs at The Crafty Kook, a melting pot of her mouth-watering vegan eats and fun crafty projects. A few months ago, River showed a few of her latest coin purse creations including one like the happy green apple one shown above. She mentioned in the post that she might be giving away a few, and she was soooooo sweet to include me in the lucky bunch!

Right now, my happy apple is hanging out in my kitchen window next to a tiny pirate monster sewn by the PPK's Panda Cookie.

Thanks River!!!

17 comments:

Diana @ VEGeneration said...

Hi! Your little tarts look delicious!!! And oh my gosh is that coin purse not the cutest thing in the world??! :D

Leslie R. said...

Oh the tarts! They are gorgeous!

Lindsey Mills said...

It's positively serendipitous that you paired these tarts with an O.C. party because, having just realized that my new roommate owns Season 3 (the season my fellow O.C. devotees and I have revisited least of the four), we have party plans in motion as I type! Gonna have to whip these up, for sure. :)

jrsimon56 said...

River is amazing!

dreaminitvegan said...

Cute and yummy looking tarts!
Thanks for sharing Sarah's blog.

River - The Crafty Kook said...

She looks so happy with you! Aww, I'm glad you guys are getting along! :)

You are very good at making people blush! I am all sorts of tomato-red right now with your way-too-kind compliments! Thank you so much! You rock! :D

Well, I guess since we're talking about it I might as well spill the beans now... Halloweegan is coming back this year! It will be a combination of food and crafts, all inspired by cute spookiness! :)

Your tiny tarts are so cute! Tiny foods are way better than regular sized ones. I'm not a raisin person, but I am a cute food person! :D

Rick said...

the OC? :P lol

Kiersten said...

Those tarts are cute! I could definitely see myself eating one too many of those, lol. That purse is cute too. How nice of River to make that for you!

Jessica @ Lima's Vegan Kitchen said...

Theses look great! I cant even imagine the taste!

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

How do people get ahold of future Sarah Kramer calendars?! Also, Mischa Barton sure is a mess these days, huh?

Babette said...

I can't wait to make the butter tarts from the Calendar!

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE butter tarts! Or at least I did until I became vegan. Darn, wish I had that calendar!

Jenny said...

Ooo, I loved The O.C. :) Those tarts look yummy. I'm off to check out your links.

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Thanks again for the link to the 2011 calendar. I ordered it yesterday. Hope next year's recipes are as good as this year's.

shara said...

wooo! those butter tarts were amazing! OC for life!!! hahah :o)

tahinitoo said...

That is the cutest wallet ever!

Ricki said...

Those butter tarts look fabulous! Haven't had one in eons, but I'm sure I couldg get in to a few of those. ;) And isn't River so talented?? She is awesome (and so glad she's back at Wing-It Vegan)! :D