I had a month to plan. I signed up as a team captain, without first asking if anyone else was interested in helping. I reached out to the farmer’s market near my home to hold it there (and after a week of “pestering” got a firm yes). I asked my foodie friends if anyone would be willing to bake for the sale. And, on Saturday, WE raised $216 for Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Of the 4 folks who offered to bake, 3 came through. Several friends came out on Sunday to help man the table/keep us company.[Read More...]
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For whatever reason (various theories abound), we humans are racking up quite the list of allergens and intolerance in our diet. And I’ve noticed it’s not just humans–have you noticed the rise in allergy issues in your family dog? This has been more on my mind thanks to planning for the Great American Bake Sale, Helper Monkey Style! in 2 weeks. I try to stay conscious of my guests food preferences when I plan a party menu, but when baking for strangers? The word that comes to mind is “vigilance.” We want happy, healthy bake sale customers on the 28th, and[Read More...]
Have I got news for you?! Actually, it’s more like a confession… Did you know… I’m Gauche! But not just any old gauche, oh no, the lovely ladies at Gauche Alchemy have decided I’m just the right kind of gauche to join the GA Team as a blog writer! I’d be speechless, but that wouldn’t fit this group! Actually, I’ve known about this for a week, now, but couldn’t breathe word one. Do you know how tough it is for me to keep the good kind of secrets? Really tough. Like maybe as tough as it is for me to[Read More...]
Scattered thoughts after a very busy weekend means it’s time for a few nibbley tidbits: April 2nd is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day I can’t think of a pb&j without remembering the scene from St. Elmos Fire. Mare Winningham’s character, Wendy, has finally stood up for herself, moved out, and is living her life on her own terms. Last night I woke up in the middle of the night to make myself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich… and ya know, it was my kitchen, it was my refrigerator, it was my apartment… and it was the BEST peanut[Read More...]