Sunday, September 18, 2016


Those Nick Cave and Morrissey themed cookbooks, we're having a release party for them on October 7th (a Friday night!) at Stories Books & Cafe on Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park, Los Angeles... should be fun both Automne and I will be there, ukulele duo Echo Manor will be there, some of Automne's art, my snacks and books of course. And more TBA. I'll put the event info on the blog when they post it.

Also, Dinner & Bikes fall dates are shaping up... tentative schedule at the moment is so:
11/14/2016 Seattle, WA @ G&O Cyclery,
11/15/2016 Pendleton, OR
11/16/2016 Boise, ID
11/17/2016 Twin Falls, ID
11/18/2016 Salt Lake City, UT @ Chase Mill at The Tracy Aviary, 589 1300 S, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
11/19/2016 Cheyenne, WY
11/20/2016 Fort Collins, CO
11/21/2016 Denver, CO
11/22/2016 Colorado Springs, CO
11/23/2016 Santa Fe or Albuquerque
11/26/2016 Oklahoma City
11/27/2016 Oklahoma City
11/28/2016 Dallas, TX
11/30/2016 El Paso, TX
12/01/2016 Tucson, AZ
12/02/2016 Phoenix, AZ
12/03/2016 Las Vegas, NV

and the site link is to the right if you see a place on there and want info or to help out.
I think some of these aren't set in stone just yet.

This also means I will be doing a few northwest dates before the tour starts, there will be at least two peculiar events, will give you the details when I have them. Also, those Oklahoma dates I can't do food at them so if you are in OKC and want to do something get in touch, wouldn't mind doing a dinner or event on one of those dates.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Olympia Event August 28th

Make a reservation for the event at New Moon Cafe in Olympia, WA on August 28th!
to make your reservation, let them know how many are in your party and whether you would like the 6pm or 9pm seating time.

Menu is fun and slightly cheeky...

Description and menu:
Dine with Olympia Zine Fest organizers and famed vegan traveling chef Joshua Ploeg! The New Moon has kindly offered their space for two family style seatings at 6 pm and 9 pm. We will be serving a delicious vegan five course meal with seasonal ingredients for $25. Reserve your seats by emailing We have space for 25 per seating.

* Summer Squash and Scallion Croquettes, Nectarine Chutney, Smoked Carrot and Chili Funcitement Sauce, Poly-Herbal Pesto
* Melon Gazpacho with Tomato Sorbet and Basil-Turmeric Root Tich
* Summer Salad, Ras el Hanout Roasted Cauliflower, Pickled Beets, Caramelized Fennel, Huckleberry Vinaigrette, Whiff of Flowers
* Corn and Celeriac T'arte with Wild Mushroom Sauce, Chard Dolmathe, Grape Relish, Vegan Skordalia
* Parfait with layers of coriander-caramel coconut rice pudding, Lattins cherry cider gastrique, roasted stone fruit, and pie dough crumbles, crafted with love by the much reknowned BEARDED LADIES!
* Wine and beverages included with the meal, Pimms paper cups also available for an additional $5

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Minot Coming Up!

 Why Not Minot Fest VII is coming up August 12-14, I have some food going on for that, catering bands, doing a party or two, and peddling Joshpockets and other vegan fare. Also performing my folk/experimental/chanting and rustic poems at it on the 14th (Sunday evening). So come on out if you are in North Dakota or nearby, it'll be fun as it always is.
I just popped in to Chicago and Milwaukee, will be in Minneapolis for a sold-out dinner party & ghost extravaganza followed by Minot, Billings, Coeur d'Alene/Spokane and then Olympia on August 28th where we have a benefit at New Moon Cafe for Oly Zine Fest. I know that Melon Gazpacho with Tomato Sorbet will be on the menu, more on that soon.
Too tired to post recipes, I'll line a few up to finish out the summer.