My Vegan Valentine

Thursday, February 11, 2010

One year ago today, a few nights before Valentine's Day my husband was in Sydney on business, and I was back in San Francisco lamenting a job I hated that was keeping me from joining him on the trip. After moping over a few glasses of Chardonnay I decided, you know what, screw that job. It wasn't worth being held back from experiencing life, so I booked a flight for the following night.

I ended up actually missing Valentine's Day in transit, but once I arrived in Sydney Tim and I had our own V-day dinner at Bodhi in Hyde Park. It was one of the more spontaneous things I've ever done and we'd likely not be living here now had I not taken the chance. And now I love living in a country that celebrates that sense of adventure.

We're not sure where we'll have Valentine's Day dinner this year, but I do know what we'll be doing during the day. We'll be attending the Sydney Vegan Bake-Off at Naked Espresso in Newtown! How rad is that?

I'm pretty bummed that I won't be able to bake for it, but the kitchen in the temporary apartment we're staying in is pretty pitiful. But I'm excited to attend and finally get to meet some of the awesome Aussie bloggers I've been getting to know over the last few months.

If you're in San Francisco you can get your own baked goods fix at the next SF Vegan Bake Sale on the 13th. And for everyone else, VegNews and VegWeb have an awesome list of recipes and resources to make your Valentine's Day delicious.

Sending lots of love to you all!