The Speculaas Cookie Mold rides again.

Scooter Vespa Heinkel Speculaas Cookies Mold

Remember this “Rare Bit O’Swag” I posted awhile back — the Goggo/IWL/Heinkelesque cookie mold? Well I finally got around to making cookies with it due in large part to the help of my friend Jessica S.

We had loads of fun making them and we were amazed a wooden mold could make such great looking cookies. I want to play around using other recipes to see what kind of results I get.

Want to take a stab at making Speculaas with you own molds? Check out this very well done video and the recipe. Keep in mind that Jessica and I used double the spices for a delicious result. We even added fresh ground pepper.

Martha Stewart Speculaas Making Video

Martha Stewart Speculaas Recipe

Christmas in July & A Rare Bit O’Swag:
Space Santa

Here’s another Santa I spotted on eBay. Sadly I was outbid. And this is one I would quietly kill for. I mean, com’on! This is Space Santa! He’s riding a freakin’ space Heinkel! And he’s packing a ray gun! The good news is that this does not appear to be a vintage ornament.
Hopefully more details to follow soon . . .

The keys to a scooterist’s heart.

Tin toys and wind-up scooters are not only hard to find, but if they’re vintage they’re also fiercely expensive. But this time you’re in luck because all of these reproduction toys are on sale. The scooter girl (measuring 7″ long) is just $21.98, the circus elephant is $47.98, the delivery scooter is $19.98 and the set of two Vespas is $9.98. The perfect valentines for the hard-to-buy for scooterist!

Thanks to Daniel S. for these great finds.

Odd Scoot Wine!

Wine maker Epicurean has released this 2007 Bistro Grenache. Note how the neck label mimics the scarf of the female rider – now that’s attention to detail! For those in the Portland, Oregon area, this wine is available in New Seasons Markets for around $13.99. For the rest of you, you can purchase it online for $12.99. If any of you do find this wine at a national or regional supermarket, please let us know, won’t ya?

Thanks to Becky M. for this fantastic find!

PS: I’ve heard reports that this is a Heinkel or a Zundapp Bella R204 but I think it’s more of a artistic license sort of scooter. If anyone has a photo of a scooter that most closely resembles this little guy, send it in at .

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag: "I See About My Outfit" Paperbacks

We’ve posted about “I See By My Outfit” by Peter Beagle before. It’s about two beatniks who go cross country on Heinkels and it’s a great read. It’s easy to find a reprint but not so easy to find the more vintage paperback copies with the scooters on the cover art. Here are two of the better examples.