Olympia Gets Baked


I wanted to give a plug for the Plum Palate. Jenni has graciously invited me to participate in the bake sale to raise money for the Thurston County Food Bank. My son and I try to donate to it at least once a month. I would like to encourage everyone to donate to your local food bank. Even with the ridiculous amounts of food we have in this country, people still go hungry. People in need don’t often have access to quality food.

I have recruited my friends daughter to help me bake because she is a cookie queen at thirteen. For those of you who will be joining us there we will be making Lavender Meringues and Macaroons with Mango (possibly even chocolate dipped). The information for this event is below:

Bake Olympia

If you’re in the Olympia area, you’ll have the opportunity this spring to sample the baking prowess of yours truly and other food bloggers in Olympia. And it’s even better than that. The money you donate to try, say, a cherry chocolate cookie or a macaroon will go to fight hunger in Thurston County.

How’s this? I’m organizing a new project:

Bake Olympia
food bloggers bake to fight hunger

That’s right. Olympia food bloggers are fighting hunger with whisks and putting on a bake sale! We’re teaming up with theThurston County Food Bank on April 27th (you’ll be downtown anyway – it’s Arts Walk!) at the Make Olympia street market. Come down and help us out as we put brownies and cupcakes up against disparity and hunger in Thurston County.

Food bloggers, and at least one local cooking instructor, are baking up some unique goodies. I’m thrilled to say that every baker I contacted said yes and each will be testing recipes this month for you to try on April 27th.

The idea for this project came from some good folks in Seattle who decided to do something about food disparity in King County. Will Bake for Food has hosted two bake sales, with food bloggers collecting over $3,500 dollars and more than 2,700 pounds of food for people who are hungry. In that same spirit, we’re planning to do what we can right here in Olympia.

Both cash and food donations will be valid for tickets you can exchange for baked goods. And remember, the food bank accepts both perishable and non-perishable items. That means you can donate almost anything, from a package of pasta to a bunch of carrots. Spread the word and come down to meet us, donate and sample the goodies!

Bake Olympia
food bloggers bake to fight hunger
at the Make Olympia street market,
100 block of Columbia
Friday, April 27th (at Arts Walk)
5-10 pm

Can’t wait to see you there!

Questions? Contact me (Jenni) at jenniferlcrain (at) gmail (dot) com or use our contact form.

Spread the word using our event page on Facebook.

Take a look at our participating bakers:

Christine Ciancetta

Fresh Scratch

Krista and Jess

Mocavore

OlyEats

Pure Hunger

and, of course, Chie and I

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