This is one of a series of posts for Vegan MoFo 2010; my theme was a 'Virtual Random Road Trip', where I used random.org's random geographic location generator to select locations around the globe, I then attempted to cook a few dishes from the traditional cuisine of that place. I didn't have a lot of time between generating the locations and coming up with recipes (~ 1 day). So, lacking time to do proper research, I can't vouch for the authenticity of anything I came up with. However, they are what they are, and it was a fun theme.
The first week of Vegan MoFo has been a lot of fun so far. My reader feed is out of control, and I'm scrambling to keep up, but lovin' it. You can feel the excitement out there in beautiful vegan blogland. But I have to admit, I'm a little exhausted from it all, so I think a little R&R is order.
Yesterday the random location generator landed just off the Florida coast. Here's a zoomed in view of the precise location:
The actual weather conditions look like this:
Speaking as a Pacific Northwest native, that sounds pretty good to me. I was doing a little research, and apparently there is (really) a small craft advisory off the coast of Southern Florida this weekend. (Due to Hurricane Tomas...my heart goes out to Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Cuba; I hope they don't get hit too hard.) So, we'll be heading onto the mainland, specifically Miami. (Thanks for pointing me in the right direction Jessica!)
Meanwhile, time for a little cocktail. I'm not going to give you the recipe...two handsome lads from the Bar Lab in Miami Beach can do that (Seriously, even if you're not interested in the cocktail, it's worth watching; they're a couple of cuties.) <3
Vegan-friendly spirits I used (per Barnivore):
Bitter Truth's Lemon Bitters
The Miami Cocktail-Bar Lab Twist
( I used a lot of mint...maybe too much, almost looks like a green smoothie)
Tomorrow: Night out in the city where the heat is on...the streets.