Wow. I was a little annoyed at the spam for having the audacity to critique my blog after trying to sell me fake Prada bags in Zapf Dingbats. Of course my blog is social! I consistently follow, read, and comment on like a million blogs and yet it’s impossible not to be social in the blog world; you have to join every major social networking site!
After thinking about it I realized that the spam did have a point. Though I am active in the blogging world and though I do comment on other blogs and send out emails of appreciation, I hadn’t really developed any further conversation with many other bloggers.
So here I am announcing Sweet Road’s first guest post by Ashlae from Oh, Ladycakes! I can’t say when I came across Ashlae’s blog, though it couldn’t have been more than four or five months ago. Though I am still fairly new to her list of followers, Oh, Ladycakes instantly became a favorite. Aesthetically, the design is so simple and vibrant. Every photo is not only technically awesome in terms of color balance, perspective and styling, but they are so captivating and, excuse the term, “drool worthy”. At the same time she makes it all look so relaxed and laid back. Her recipes are similar: They are totally vegan, the focus on the featured ingredients is straightforward and uncomplicated, and the recipes use bold and subtle flavors that could contrast or clash… but she manages to blend them perfectly, simply, and often with very few ingredients. For example, her raw pumpkin pie uses five simple ingredients: almonds, dates, cashews, pumpkin, agave, and spice. See guys, vegan baking isn’t that scary!