I was contacted a few weeks ago by the lovely Alice of A Mama, Baby & Shar-pei in the Kitchen. We met back in September at IFBC in Seattle. She asked if I’d be willing to donate anything to an on-line bake sale she’s holding today for her good friend, Becca and her husband, Joel. When I read Becca’s story here, I knew I had to participate. Six years ago, Becca discovered that she’s afflicted with an uncommon medical condition that does not allow her to have a baby. After years of searching for a way to fulfill her dream of having a family, Becca and Joel have found a clinic in New Hampshire that has developed a highly successful procedure that can reverse her condition. However, the procedure is also extremely expensive and is not covered by Becca’s insurance.
Alice is holding this on-line bake sale in the hopes of raising money to bring Becca closer to her dream. There are a ton of incredible things up for auction.
I’ve donated four cookbooks, all in excellent condition (if I may say so myself!):
Bite Me by Julie Albert & Lisa Gnat
The Main Recipes by (the late) Anthony Sedlak
Passion & Palate by John Howie
The Pasta Bible by Jeni Wright
There are cookbooks autographed by their celebrity chef authors (including an autographed copy of Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home To Yours – SO AWESOME!), cookies and cakes baked by some incredible bloggers (including my friend Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake), jams, aprons, the list goes on!
I encourage you all to visit Alice’s page by clicking HERE and scope out all the awesome goodies. If you bid and win an item, not only will you be getting something super tasty or useful, but you’ll also be helping a woman going through an extremely tough personal and financial situation.