19 January 2011

Simple Sandwich

A wonderful farmer's market just opened in Tempe and only about three miles from my house too! This last Saturday Timmy, Bonnie and I biked over to check it out, and although it is quite small we were amazed with the amount of vegetables we were able to purchase that were grown in our own neighborhood. There was an adorable woman and her son selling veggies she grew in her own backyard. This gave Timmy and I hope that was can one day have a successful garden in our own yard. We have quite a lot to do until we get to her superior level of gardening, but we are slowly learning. She had these beautiful tomatoes and wonderful cucumbers that we purchased and I made a delicious sammie with them and some fresh dill from another Tempe vendor. This sandwich is so simple I can't really say this is a recipe, but if ever hungry and in a hurry this makes a great lunch.

2 pieces bread
2 T. Vegan cream cheese (I use Tofutti)
1 tsp. chopped fresh dill
1 persian cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 tomato, sliced
a squirt of mustard

Now if I had an avocado that would have been the icing on the cake! Whip the cream cheese with a fork and add in the dill. Spread on two pieces of bread and well...make a sandwich. If you are like Timmy and the layers have to be arranged a certain way I suggest tomato in the middle of the cucumber slices so the bread doesn't get soggy. But really, no one is that picky? Right?

check out this yummy big salad I made with the farmer's market veggies, homemade croutons too!

I apologize for my lack in posts lately, I just haven't been feeling like sharing too much lately. The job I was so very excited to get, I am no longer working there, it was not the golden goose I thought it was. That sent me into a bit of depression that I haven't really shared with too many people. The stress and disappointment really made me sluggish. I have just recently started riding my bike again (crazy seeing as how I am madly in love with my bike) and I started doing household projects to keep my depression at bay. Now I am in the process of starting my own business and I have been very slow at getting things going. I am taking my food handler's test on Friday then registering for a business license and all of that fun stuff that comes with starting a catering business. If you know anyone in the Tempe/Phoenix area with a licensed kitchen for rent please pass on that info to me.

I am hopeful that once things get going I will feel happy and motivated once again. I promise to post more, and also to share my adventures in home improvement. I hope everyone is having a great start to 2011 and I miss reading all of your posts and hearing from you. I promise not to be such a stranger.

Rikki Cupcake


  1. Sorry to hear about the job thing. But maybe this is the little push you needed to get out there and start your own catering business!! You can do it!!

  2. How did the test go? Did you pass?