Thursday, March 31, 2011

bake sale for japan

Saturday morning is going to be great. I'll be sitting out in front of Hotel San Jose on South Congress with more than 20 bakers who have signed up to contribute to Austin Bakes for Japan. So many things about this event strike me as being really special: for one thing, multiple bake sales are happening at the same time nationwide (Austin alone has five locations). Then there's the fact that people who mostly, I'm assuming, don't know each other and won't meet in person until they arrive to set things up are making this happen. Yay, Internet!

And, of course, the cause of this benefit is certainly worthy of attention. I love the idea that getting together to meet neighbors over treats and good will is just a side effect of something that's already worth doing.

I'm bringing ginger-molasses chocolate chip cookies and linzer cookies with strawberry jam. And, it just occurred to me, cash so I can try other people's goodies. Photos and recipes to come!

Funds raised at this event go to AmeriCares. Find the Austin bake sales at these locations:

Downtown Austin: Woof Gang Bakery
1204 North Lamar Blvd., 78703

East Austin: Nomad Bar
1213 Corona Drive, 78723

2785 Bee Cave Road, 78746

Central Austin: Foreign & Domestic
306 E. 53rd St., 78751

South Austin: Hotel San Jose
1511 South Congress Ave., 78704


  1. great to meet you, too! we'll definitely be posting recipes asap. and i need your ginger chocolate chip cookie as well.

  2. My husband DEVOURED the ginger molasses chocolate chip cookie I snagged at the bake sale. He said it was amazing AND he and I both love the name of your blog! So nice to meet you on Saturday!
    Michelle from The Kid Can Cook

  3. Beth, I'm sorry to have missed you but I'm so glad you joined in! A terrific effort accross the board and I'm still in amazement at Austin's generosity! Hope you can make the meetup at the Triangle Market tonight. I'd love to catch up.

  4. Emme — Glad to hear he liked it! I'll post that recipe soon. It was great meeting you, too.

    Shelley — I know, I'm so impressed. I'll try my best to make it tonight!