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  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup vegan butter, softened (Earth Balance)
  • 1 1/2 cups organic (vegan) sugar and 1/4 cup to roll the dough in before cooking
  • 1 banana
  • 1  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the vegan butter and organic sugar until smooth. Beat in banana and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, roll in sugar,  and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Enjoy your vegan cookies. No substitutes needed!

I was careful to use organic sugar. Some new vegan bakers are not aware that white sugar goes through a refining process. Bone char (charcoal made from animal bones) is an activated carbon source for this refinement process. Some Vegans do not mind this and some do. The Jewish faith believes the charcoal is so far removed that there is not meat or dairy on the bones.  I always choose to use organic vegan sugar – If your going to go Vegan – go all the way!

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Making it easy for everyone: Valentine’s Day in Camden Maine

The little coastal village of Camden Maine is one of the romantic destinations wrapped up in a bow. The town is small and walkable from lovely historic lodgings. Following are a selection of restaurants that your Valentine will be very happy with. She/he however, will not be happy if you do not have a reservation. Please book early. In addition to a lovely dinner and a stay at a historic Inn, add a little entertainment at the Camden Maine Opera House. The Indie Artist Showcase: Real Music for Real Music Lovers is Thursday February 14th at 8:00pm. Price of admission is only $15.00.

Valentine  selections in Camden Maine:

Fromviandoux - 207 230 7444

Hartstone Inn – 207 236-4259

Natalie’s – 207- 236-7008

Long Grain – 207 – 236-9001

Place to buy chocolate in Camden Maine: Maine Gatherings 8 Bayview Street Camden.

Camden Maine Valentines Packages

♥Windward House Love ME Valentines Package

♥Windward House Very Vegan Valentines Package

♥Windward House Romance Package

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February is truly the month the world falls in love. I took this little saying from an old Christmas song, A Christmas Waltz by the Carpenters. This phrase caught me when I heard it, of course it was around Christmas time, but I thought it more appropriate for Valentine’s Day. I have found that couples celebrate Valentine’s Day all month-long in February. Whenever they can make a quick getaway they validate it with the notion that they are doing it for love, for Valentine’s Day. My husband thinks I am crazy to fall for the “month of love” but I think it is important to embrace this concept and make that significant other feel special. In Camden Maine you can go ice skating, skiing, hiking, or relax by your in-room fireplace!

A special Valentines post from 2012 http://wp.me/p2o6Vv-2Pe

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