Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Blogiversary Bake Sale!


May 22 is my Blogiversary- I'll Eat You is turning one!

This past year we have expanded our culinary horizons, improved our knife skills, and eaten in some delicious places. We've also met some really cool people from near and far in the world of food and food blogging.  So yay for blogging!

I've also seen some great examples of bloggers who have reached beyond the world of food to really make a difference in the lives of others- BloggerAid, Operation Baking GALS, to name a couple. 

For my blogiversary, I'm hosting a virtual bake sale.  Let's share our favorite desserts and hopefully raise some money for charity along the way. I chose The World Food Program, which runs international anti-hunger campaigns.  

Here's how it works: submit a recipe for your favorite bake sale item.  It can be anything, really, since you don't have to worry about the practicalities of transporting it and making the portions small.  Creme Brulee?  Croquembouche?  Go for it. It doesn't have to be original, just pick something yummy you might want to dedicate to this event.

Post about your recipe and this event on your blog and link to this post.  Link also to this event's page on Firstgiving. (www.firstgiving.org/illeatyou) Ask  your readers (or family, friends, co-workers, dogwalker)  to donate, and mention your blog or recipe in the comments.  Whoever raises the most money by May 22, my blogiversary, wins a prize package!  (you CAN vote for yourself!)

Then, email your name, your blog name and url, the title of  your recipe and a permalink to your post (with 250x250 jpeg, if you want) to illeatyoublog@gmail.com

Let's see what we can do together!

A big thanks to Val and Giz at BloggerAid and Jenn from The Leftover Queen for helping me get the word out!

2 comments:

s. stockwell said...

A great blogiversary idea!!

Psychgrad said...

Hi Lauren - question for clarification...When you say " Ask your readers (or family, friends, co-workers, dogwalker) to donate, and mention your blog or recipe in the comments" - what do you mean? Where is the comment section? This one here? How is that linked to money raised? Just working on my submission for the event and want to make sure I've got it right. If possible, could you email me the answer: bloggingwagon(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Thanks!