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Our trip to Madison, WI

September 11, 2007

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  1. Aurora's Mom permalink
    September 11, 2007 7:00 pm

    Sounds like a great trip, with so many goodies! I look forward to your kitchenware post.

    It just seems to me that veganism is much more popular in the U.S. I wish it would become more so here in Canada. There are no vegan restaurants where I live, which makes it quite difficult to eat out anywhere without asking them to hold the cheese!

  2. September 12, 2007 3:57 am

    That sounds like such an awesome trip. And I agree with you on the peas, yuck!

    I love booksales, there’s so many fantastic and interesting books out there that needs a good home in my bookshelf.

  3. September 12, 2007 8:18 pm

    What a fun trip. That “Proud to be an Animal” shirt is terrific.

    I couldn’t put down John Stossel’s book even though the first couple of sections peeved me and I didn’t agree with him at all. But everything else from school bureaucracy to lawyers to diamonds was fascinating.

  4. September 12, 2007 8:27 pm

    Awesome! Wisconsin isn’t too far of a drive for me either. Thanks for all the tips on where to go. A friend & I are coming to Chicago this Sunday & hopefully will be able to eat at The Chicago Diner.

  5. September 14, 2007 8:29 am

    What a great trip, Emmy! I’m loving all the food! That coffee shop sounds wonderful, as do the cute little samples from Trader Joe’s! Nice stash of books! Oh, and I love the “animals” shirt, very cool.
    I know you don’t like peas- every time I eat them I think of you! lol. I would have taken your extras out of your pot pie for you. =)

  6. September 14, 2007 2:02 pm

    You always go to the most interesting places! What a find that book sale was. You got some great books!

  7. September 15, 2007 2:32 pm

    Very interesting! I live in Madison so it was intriguing to hear tourist experiences in Madison – glad you enjoyed your stay!

  8. September 16, 2007 8:43 am

    Being bookstore deprived here, I’m so jealous of your book haul! $4 for all those books – wow!

    Thanks for sharing your trip. I have some friends that live in that area but have never been there myself so it’s nice to be able to visit through you.

  9. September 16, 2007 3:47 pm

    Sounds like you had a fun little trip. I also love hotels with kitchenettes, though I rarely use them!

    How in the world do you always end up finding such great deals on books?

  10. September 16, 2007 9:53 pm

    Emmy —

    Your trip looked great! 🙂 I LOVE your hotel room. Dishwasher? Hello!

    We just tried that ricemilk choco and really liked it. I mean, whats not to like??

    I thought of you today when we went to this used bookstore. I was horribly offended by the prices! Most of their books were from the 70s (You know, like vegetarian cookbooks that use a lot of dry milk powder, soybeans, cottage cheese and brewer’s yeast) and the worlds largest supply of MicroWave Cookbooks and Oserizer Cookbooks and Weight Watcher Cookbooks and they were priced at like $4-7 each! HELLO?! They even had some cute church cookbooks or community cookbooks with the spiral binding priced at like $5. Seriously! Those books usually go for like $0.50.

    Obviously, I decided not to get anything. I consoled myself by remembering I still haven’t played with all of my books from the library book sale here. 🙂

  11. September 18, 2007 7:47 pm

    What a fun road trip! I’d love to peek inside the Chinese Village cookbook.

  12. crankysysadmin permalink
    September 21, 2007 5:07 pm

    $4 for all those books, what a find! The food looks really great. I’ve yet to find a vegan cafe like that in my area, but someday!

    Congrats on the new job!

    The botanical garden looks really neat. The Asian style architecture reminds me of a garden in Sweden I visited. It was kind of odd as you wander through a park and then find structures designed in a way you wouldn’t expect….

  13. September 22, 2007 4:41 pm

    Speaking of Peas. I used to hate them. Now I think they are ok but not my 1st choice for a vegetable. And I prefer sweet peas.

    I was at the Chicago diner last Sunday. Absolutely Wonderful food. Have you ever been there?

  14. September 25, 2007 2:59 pm

    When I visited Bazu a few weeks ago, she was showing us her crazy old cookbook collection. They aren’t vegan, but they sure are funny. The old cookbooks made me think of you.

    Nice to hear/see you are moved and glad you have started a new job.

    The food looks great as usual. I love the Rice Milk bars.

    Cute outfits that you found for the kiddo.

  15. veggiedude permalink
    October 10, 2007 12:27 pm

    Good job on your Madison trip!.
    Next time you’re here, do try out the following vegan friendly restaurants (my favorites):
    Himal Chuli – State Street (Indian – Nepalese homestyle cooking)
    Lao Laan Xaag – Williamson St. (Stick to the vegetarian menu and ask them to make your order vegan)

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