Eat My Blog Redux on June 19 at Tender Greens

The bloggers of the now-semi-annual Eat My Blog bake sale are coming together for the second time on Saturday, June 19, 2010. In one of the most impressive baking efforts in the city, 100% of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. This time, Eat My Blog will be held at Tender Greens West Hollywood where over 2,000 goods from over 70 bakers will be on display – all items costing a simple $1 – $4 each. Bring cash!

You can look forward to delicious eats from local baking star power like KCRW Good Food host Evan Kleiman, Chicks with Knives, Debbie Lee, Drago Centro, Starry Kitchen, Bakelab, Cube, Fraiche, Choppe Choppe, Hollywood Corner, Valerie Confections, Plaisir, Scoops Ice Cream, and Tender Greens themselves. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be featuring a selection of hot beverages to help wash down all your sweets!

Not enticed, yet? Get there early before everything is gone – including bacon brownies, chocolate whoopie pies and “intriguing debuts [like] Momofuku’s Crack Pie from the Los Angeles Times’ Daily Dish and Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bacon Cream Cheese Frosting from Pat Saperstein of Eating LA,” says Diana Takes a Bite, one of the members on the Eat My Blog committee. What’s more, benefiting the LA Food Bank and fighting hunger should be reason enough to satisfy your sweet tooth; at the last Eat My Blog, over $3,000 was raised! “We are excited to partner with the Foodbank again, especially after visiting the facility this winter to see how the money we raised would be used,” said Cathy Danh, author of Gastronomy and founder of Eat My Blog.

I’ll see you bright and early that Saturday in June. After all - if you wait, all the good things will be gone!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

10 AM – 4 PM

Eat My Blog at Tender Greens
8759 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Cookies Without Borders: A Bake Sale for Haiti

Photo credit to BitchMagazine on Flickr

The mind behind No Cookie Left Behind – who has held three bake sales for Share Our Strength – is now turning efforts towards the people of Haiti. On Sunday, January 31st, 2010, come to Scoops Ice Cream to help out, hang out and come together for a common cause.

Featured will be a dizzying array of sweets from both professional kitchens (Spork Foods, Whisk LA, Bitter Sweet Treats [added: Valerie Confections and Large Marge Sustainables]) and local homes, as well as a few jars of choice homemade jams. All proceeds from the bake sale will go to Doctors Without Borders, a Nobel Prize-winning international humanitarian organization working to meet the overwhelming medical needs of post-earthquake Haiti.

Do you love to bake and want to donate a few of your favorites for the sale? Email Tannaz Sassooni herself (tannazie [at] gmail [dot] com) to coordinate that and for more info.

And if you can’t make the date, it’s possible to mail a check directly to Doctors Without Borders to benefit Haiti. Please write “Cookies Without Borders Bake Sale” on the check for reference.

Doctors Without Borders USA
P.O. Box 5030
Hagerstown, MD 21741

In the meantime, I’ll see you at Scoops on Sunday. And while I’m at it, I’ll be checking out what crazy ice cream flavors Tai has cooked up at the moment…

Sunday, January 31, 2010

2 – 5 PM 6 PM (extended due to great contribution response!)

Scoops Gelato
712 N Heliotrope Dr.
(north of Melrose, between Normandie and Vermont)
Los Angeles, CA 90029