Thursday, April 30, 2009

Panda With Cookie Featured on the Etsy Storque

My paper butterfly garland is featured in an Etsy Storque article by Guest Curator Amy Claire Preiser of House Beautiful! Please take a minute to check me out.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Cherry Blossoms in Spring

I had the day off and decided to visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see the cherry blossoms before sakura matsui.

Friday, April 24, 2009

New Pirate Bunny at Panda with Cookie

New at my etsy store, Panda with Cookie, is my plush brown pirate bunny, now in a smaller size. A slightly smaller dubloon, perhaps, but equally as lovable.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

EtsyVeg Team Earthly Riches Giveaway

Panda with Cookie is pleased to announce participation in the EtsyVeg Team's Earthly Riches Giveaway this week! The contest starts April 22nd and runs through the 28th. 20 shops are participating and there are myriad ways to enter and win the grand prize, which is worth over $100! Check out the EtsyVeg Blog for all the details on how to enter!
I have a $20 gift certificate up for grabs. Monsters galore!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cookie Monday~Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

Nothing beats peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, straight from the PPK.

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
3 cups quick cooking oats
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 cups sugar
6 oz firm silken tofu
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup soymilk
4 teaspoons molasses
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 c chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350

In a medium bowl, sift together whole wheat pastry flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

In a seperate large bowl, cream together peanut butter and sugar with a spatula until well combined, 3 - 5 minutes.

In a blender, crumble the tofu in, add applesauce, soymilk and oil. Whiz on high until completely smooth. Add this mixture to the sugar mixture and cream together until well combined. Beat in the molasses and vanilla. Fold in the oats/flour mixture.
Fold in chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded spoonfulls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Fortune Friday

Note that the failure fortune has failed to include the lucky numbers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Vegancraftastic Supporting Herbivore Supporting Farm Sanctuary

But of course!
Vegancraftastic, a fellow Vegan Etsy member is featuring a Farm Sanctuary benefit scarf in her shop right now. All proceeds from the sale go to benefit Farm Sanctuary. In May 2009, Josh Hooten of Herbivore will be on a 600 mile fundraising bike ride from Portland Oregon to Farm Sanctuary in Orland California with the goal of raising $10,000 for this great organization. The purchase price of this scarf will help him raise the much needed money. Support them if you can!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Lost and Found in Brooklyn

Black and white shoe, near the intersection of 6th Ave. and 4th St.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

EtsyVeg Team Giveaway!

The EtsyVeg Team is giving away 2 copies of the Cooking with Compassion cookzine on the blog this week. It was put together by members of VeganEtsy, EtsyVeg and CFE and all proceeds go to benefit Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary
Click to find out how to enter!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Fortune Friday

Fortune Friday is sponsored by wee tiny pirate monster. And Yoda.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Handmade Cavalcade in Brooklyn

Start planning now! The {NewNew} Etsy Team heads to the Bell House in Brooklyn on May 9th and 10th to host their Spring Handmade Cavalcade. This two-day shopping affair will feature gifts for grads and moms, fantastic housewares and pretty paper goods for hosts and hostesses, and apparel and accessories for any occasion.

You can find directions and info on their web page, as well as a chance to register for a free limited edition tote!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Panda with Cookie: The Sale

I'm having a sale in my etsy shop right now! I'm revamping a few things and phasing out some products. There is a link to the right of my shop page that shows everything. Please enjoy your browse!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Lost and Found in Brooklyn

Purple knit hat, near the intersection of 6th St. and 6th Ave.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

An EtsyVeg Team Giveaway

The EtsyVeg team is having another giveaway on their blog.
Enter to win three piece of handmade jewelry.

Items have been donated from lochristine,
friendlytaco and claynfiber.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

We Have a Wee Monster Winner....

And the winner is...


I did my drawing the old fashioned way and wrote out all the entries on slips of paper and drew one from a bowl. Back in my day, there was no random number generator! We walked 20 miles uphill both ways to get to school and wrote on chalkboards.

At any rate, I was pleased that I got so many entries for my first giveaway. I will definitely be having another one soon, so please keep checking in.