The ladies of LoveFeast Table, Kristin and Chris Ann, know the importance of creating community around the table. They also value the notion of giving back and paying it forward. Last year they launched an initiative to raise $24,000 to provide 100,000 meals for Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit that works to provide nutritious meals to the world’s malnourished children.
No, that’s not a typo. Do the math. $24,000 for 100,000 meals. That’s .24 per meal.
It absolutely boggles my mind to think about how many meals could be funded out of a tank of gas, a month’s worth of morning visits to the coffee shop, or even my weekly grocery budget.
How can you help? I’m glad you asked. The ladies of LoveFeast are offering a new coffee cake in their shop and will donate $3.00 from the sale of every LoveFeast Coffee Cake to the project. Each LoveFeast Coffee Cake sold represents 12 meals for Feed My Starving Children.
So that’s the pitch. No pressure; no hard sell tactics. You can find the LoveFeast Coffee Cake here.
Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with either LFT or Feed My Starving Children. And I haven’t sampled the coffee cake so I can’t describe it to you. But I know how hard Kristin and Chris Ann work to secure quality products and value for the LeaveFeast Table.
I’ve got a google reader set up to follow along with a whole slew of blogs. Every so often I’ll read something online that makes me stop and say hmmmm. Or laugh out loud. Or genuinely touches me in some way. And I’ll think to myself that I should post links to these things. And then I’m distracted by some bright, shiny object, or a recipe for the world’s best cake frosting, or the weekly Lost chat over at the Washington Post (how I will miss you), and I promptly forget all about it. So this is me remembering not to forget to send out some link love.
How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You @ The Oatmeal – If you’ve ever had a cat, you know it’s the god’s honest truth.
A Random Grab Bag @ Wendi Aarons – She says the things I wish I were witty enough to even think. Did she really work Samuel L. Jackson, Barry Manilow, and The Golden Rule into a single narrative? She sure did.
Help Me Help You @ Pastry Methods and Techniques – At what point in recent history did good manners and common sense become obsolete?
Unexpected Love Bomb @ LoveFeast Table – I can’t find the words to say how this touched me. Just go read it.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled program, already in progress…
Ask yourself these questions:
Do you instinctively reach for a camera when a meal is plated? You might be a food blogger.
Do you push people out of your kitchen so that you can get that picture before the food cools off? You might be a food blogger.
Do you study which side of your cake, steak, bread, or fish has the best profile? You might be a food blogger.
Do you track blog hits like other people track the stock market? You might be a (food) blogger.
Do you find yourself blogging, emailing, or tweeting about the latest episode of Top Chef? You might be a food blogger.
Do you worry about what the next social networking craze is going to be because it means you’ll have to set up yet another online presence? You might be a (food) blogger.
Do you refer to people in conversation as Sweet Mary, Dining Dish, or Strawberries in Paris as though that really is their name? You might be a food blogger.
Do you appreciate the beauty of a Printable Recipe widget? You might be a food blogger.
Do you have nightmares about a certain bowtied cooking show hosts showing up on your doorstep for a smackdown? You might be a food blogger. Oh wait, maybe that’s just me. Continue reading “You Might Be A Food Blogger If…” →