Ten Reasons: Bloggers Bake Sale this Saturday


Here are ten reasons to attend or support the National Bloggers Bake Sale this Saturday, May 14 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  These are in no particular order, although I imagine  you tend to think with your stomach, as I do.

1. You can buy and taste Paula Nino of Mango and Lime’s dulce de leche oatmeal cookies.

2. You can buy and taste my coconut sandwich cookies with mango-papaya jam (pictured above, although with a different jam).  Thanks to Mimi Chacin, Program Coordinator of Common Threads Miami for her homemade jam and to Martha Stewart Cookies for the cookie recipe!

3. You can enter a raffle to win a gift certificate for dinner for two (up to $100) at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink.

4. You will support Share our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger. During this Great Recession, this is even more important.  If you need any more convincing, check out this compelling 60 Minutes about growing hunger among average schoolchildren in Florida,


5. You can purchase Freakin’ Flamingo jams by local blogger Renee Joslyn, or enter a raffle to win some.

6. Purchase cupcakes from Cupcakes Nouveau in Coral Gables and 2 Girls and a Cupcake of Miami.

7. Taste other treats by local bloggers, including baked goods by Mandy Baca (A Hungry Artist), Ciara LaVelle (Twice Baked), Yoly Ovalle (The Barefoot Goddess) and Lynne Cohen (Girlyshoes).

8. You can also win entry for two to an Eleanor Hoh Wok Star cooking class, based on her philosophy of cooking no-measure, no-recipe foods for easy, healthy meals at home.

9. Fairchild’s Artists in Bloom Exhibition and the American Bougainvillea Society’s Show and Sale will be going on, so there will be lots to see.  Also, if you haven’t seen the whimsical sculptures of  Les Lalanne around the park yet, you should!

10. If the nine reasons above haven’t convinced you or you aren’t able to attend, then please consider donating to our Share Our Strength Miami Area Food Bloggers Team web page.  (And thank you!)

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4 Responses to “Ten Reasons: Bloggers Bake Sale this Saturday”

  1. May 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    Great post, Trina! If anyone wants to know why I’m involved with Share Our Strength, all they have to do is watch that 60 Minutes video. Thank you for participating in the Food Bloggers Bake Sale this Saturday, and for spreading the word!

  2. May 12, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Good 10 reasons, thanks for including me as one of them! So behind this effort, good luck.

  3. May 13, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    This looks wonderful! The toddler and I will try to make the scene this Saturday and scarf some cookies.

  4. May 14, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    Will try to attend with mother in law tomorrow!

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