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THIS SATURDAY: SF Food Bloggers Bake Sale

2012 san francisco food blogger bake sale

Just in case you haven’t heard yet, tomorrow is kind of a big deal.

All around the country, home cooks and food bloggers will be hosting bake sales to benefit Share our Strength as part of the Great American Bake Sale. I remember my friend Nissa participated in a Brooklyn bake sale a few years ago and I found myself hankering to be a part of a bake sale in San Francisco. A few years ago, Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking helped organize an arm of the bake sale with food bloggers.

Share our Strength’s #NoKidHungry campaign is looking to eradicate childhood hunger in the United States by supporting local resources and also appealing at the legislative level. In the Bay Area alone, 1 in 5 children are at risk of hunger. This issue is one that is often not easily seen. As a San Franciscan and a food-passionate person, I think all kids should have a shot at developing their own taste memories. I’m a fan of Share our Strength and have volunteered with them for several years in different capacities. It’s a non-profit I feel strongly about and am looking forward to being a part of their local Cooking Matters program next month.

I’m particularly excited to join Anita, Irvin and Shauna again as an organizer for the San Francisco Food Bloggers Bake Sale. We will be convening on Omnivore Books from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., which means you can drop by Omnivore and attend the Alice Medrich talk from 3-4 p.m. and make sure to pick up some treats on your way out!

I’ve been playing in the kitchen with green tea and will be making up a batch of Green Tea Granola that’s also gluten free. Come pick up a jar on Saturday and look for the recipe here next week with photos of the bake sale.

If you’re gluten free, vegan or have food allergies, we will have a vast array of homebaked goods to choose from. So whether you’re jonesing for a loaf of bread, cupcakes, cookies, macarons, tarts or quickbread, we’ve got you covered.

Doing good never tasted so sweet.

green tea granola jars

SF Food Bloggers Bake Sale Bakers:

Anita from Dessert First

Stacie from The Flirty Blog

Namthip Paine

Mariel from OriginalCinn

Erika from honeynhero

Nichole from Mad Dough

Cristina from Bake for Change

Angela from A I Love Baking

Allison from Bake Your Heart Out

Katy from Dining with Dusty

Suzie from Suzie Sweet Tooth

Scott from In Scott’s Kitchen

Andrea “Kittie” from Chef Kittie

Angela from Pastry Angie

Ariel from Cake Sharing

Pei-Yee from Dulcinea Bakeshop

Stephanie from Desserts for Breakfast

Laura from She Eats Well

Penni Wisner

Eleanor from Kitchen Salt

Katie from I’d Have Baked a Cake

Faith from Click Blog Appetit

Patricia from The Pie Store


Rose from Magpies Recipes

Kellan from A la Tart

Shauna Sever

Irvin from Eat the Love

Sabrina from The Tomato Tart

Lisa from With Style and Grace

Charissa from Zest Gluten Free Bakery

Sharing our Strength Spirit

SF Food Bloggers Bake Sale- this weekend!

SF Food Bloggers Bake Sale Badge

On a recent trip to Dallas, Texas, I was driving down the street when I saw a sight that made me smile. Two girls stood on a corner holding a handmade sign on poster board. They yelled at my passing car the words hand-written on that sign: “BAKE SALE!” Their sign indicated their bake sale was for a charitable cause. Getting involved at a young age to help make a difference in the world around them- these girls were getting a head start on what it means to live lives of generosity and with eyes wide open.

So consider this my handmade sign, though the lettering is done with pixels instead of marker. This Saturday, head on over to the Food Bloggers Bake Sale, taking place at 18 Reasons in the Mission and at Kiehls in Pacific Heights.

I have been organizing the Bake Sale with Anita, Irvin, and Shauna. We have enjoyed planning and putting together details to make this year’s Bake Sale a success! For a full list of the fabulous bakers participating, visit the Food Bloggers Bake Sale website.

All proceeds go to Share Our Strength, a national non-profit I’ve written about before with a mission for “no kid hungry.” Through them I have learned that last year 17 million children found themselves in food unstable households. This is an indicator to me that the recession has done much to touch the smallest members of families as well as those Americans who have lost their jobs.

Stop by the Bake Sale and see the mélange of baked goods, meet the food bloggers who baked them and pick up some goodies to share with your friends and families: brownies, cookies and cakes for a truly sweet cause!

Food Bloggers Bake Sale benefiting Share Our Strength

WHEN:            Saturday, May 14, 2011

WHERE:             18 Reasons at 593 Guerrero Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m  or Kiehls at 2360 Fillmore Street from noon to 6 p.m.

Sharing our Strength Spirit

San Francisco Food Blogger Bake Sale

We want you!

Calling all bakers and cookie makers.

All closet chefs and pastry chefs too,

Volunteers, come bake for a good cause.

Some incredible people are coming together and bringing their baking chops for a good cause. Last year, we raised around $1600 for Share our Strength and are enthused for this year’s event.

I’m excited to work with Anita, Irvin and Shauna in announcing this year’s San Francisco Food Blogger Bake Sale benefitting SOS on May 14th.

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