Monday, December 6, 2010

Lollypop Farms and Rochester goodies!

As I mentioned in my last post, I spent Thanksgiving in Rochester. DanT is from a suburb of Rochester and we met in college at the University of Rochester. (though it should be noted, that when we first met freshman year we had mutual disdain for each other. A story for another time, perhaps.)

The day after Thanksgiving, DanT and I went to a place very dear to my heart, Lollypop Farms. Lollypop Farms is the Rochester Humane Society. In college I made a trip to Lollypop Farms to liberate (or adopt, if you must) Pippin. Pippin has been featured on this blog many times. For cute Pippin bunny pictures, see the older posts! Pippin has actually been in my family longer then DanT (though not by much)! And when I recently learned that DanT, who has lived in Rochester since he was a child, had never been to Lollypop Farms we decided it was time to remedy that! Below are pictures from the farm on a very cold day. You can even see snow on the ground in the image below. Yes, it snows in Rochester before/around Thanksgiving.

Cold horse! They bring the outdoor animals inside when it gets really brutal.

Donkeys! They pretty much ignored us.

Inside, the goats were keeping warm. Here are two babies!

The goats appreciated our visit. Yes, you can adopt farm animals if you have the environment for them.
Though we cannot remember the exact wording, there was something about the cows that are up for adoption only being adopted to families that won't kill them! Go Lollypop Farms!

BUNNIES! We wanted to take you ALL home. I hope we brightened your days a bit. We love you bunnies!

Sleepy kitty.

Puppy! Look at those eyes!
Other Rochester goodies:

DanT's chocolate! It was delish. Filled with peanut butter!
The Chocolate above is from Lori's Natural Foods. All of Dan's Chocolates' dark chocolates are vegan. Flavors include: peppermint, peanut butter, orange, and coffee. We had no good reason for being in Lori's the day after Thanksgiving, but I love it there! The stock everything a vegan could want (except Daiya, actually) and lots of local veggies, fruit, and baked goods as well.

It may have been blisteringly cold, but the sky was pretty.

homemade by me and DanT: Lasagna!

This lasagna was so good (and creepily cheesy) that DanT's tofu-scared parents loved it. They even said that the ricotta tasted just like dairy ricotta. Recipe here, except we doubled the tofu ricotta because that's the best part! Also, we left out the hamburger crumbles and added some chopped veggies!

Sorry for the week or so gap between posts, readers, life has been epically busy. I will try to be a better blogger.

How was your thanksgiving? Any travel stories to share?


  1. What a beautiful farm Molly! Such adorable animals. Looks like a great place!! Hope you're well!!!

  2. What a delicious sounding lasagna, I love that you can see a whole broccoli floret between the layers!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog, by the way. I really appreciate your thoughtful response, and your gift source suggestions are two more great alternatives.

  3. Hi Molly! you won one of my cookbooklette from my Vegan Eats & Treats blog! Send me your mailing address please, and I will get your booklette in the mail tomorrow! ameyfm at yahoo dot com

    by the way I love the animal pics. So cute. i really like donkeys and their long eyelashes. :)

  4. Hi there! Nice blog-love lollypop farm & all their lucky sweet.