There are so many things I want to tell you about. There’s a Minestrone soup I want to share with you… A quick Hanukah fritters recipe… Orange Madeleine cookies… So much I’d like to tell you about…
But right now, the most important thing is Menu For Hope. Menu for Hope is an annual fundraising campaign hosted by food blogger Chez Pim with a group of food bloggers all around the world.
Welcome to this year’s edition of Menu for Hope 6, where you can make an online bid in an effort to raise money for the United Nations World Programme’s Purchase for Progress, which assists low-income farmers to raise crops and support their local economies.
For a donation of just $10 per entry, you’ll have a chance to win fabulous bid items from all over the world. You can make as many donations as you wish; the more you enter, the more chances you’ll have of winning.
You can bid on any item of your choice like culinary tours, cooking classes, signed books by the authors, wine tastings, food goodie bags, kitchen tools, and lots of other surprises!
It starts today, December 14th, 2009 and ends on Christmas, 2009.
I am participating this year by offering the following raffle bid item;
A package which includes a copy of the book “Not Becoming My Mother” by Ruth Reichl and a beautiful, green- lime colored Microplane Classic Series Premium Zester.
Dealing with Mother issues with a zester in hand? Well… zesting can be a great way to let out some of those repressed emotions. Or, you can start a book club after reading the book, then go to the kitchen and use your beautiful green zester to cook something fabulous for your newly found club of people who are trying to resolve their Mother issues.
The shipping of this bid item is limited to the US only.
Bid item code: UW38
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In Not Becoming My Mother, bestselling author Ruth Reichl examines her mother’s life through reading her mother’s letters and diaries. Reichl becomes aware of the painful transition her mother made from a hopeful young woman to an unhappy older one. But does she really accept and forgive the past? The title says it all, it is the unspoken truth that we are grateful not to be like our mothers.
We had a few discussions with truly wonderful comments from readers about the book and family matters only a few weeks ago. If you missed them, click here to read them.
In addition to the book, the Microplane zester is a wonderful kitchen tool for effortless grating or zesting of chocolate, cheese, citrus, coconut, ginger and garlic. I love this tool and use it A LOT! It’s a wonderful little thing to have in the kitchen drawer. (You can read more about here.)
If you are interested in this item, choose code UW38 when you make your donation, or choose from other items on the raffle bid items list.
To Donate and Enter the Menu for Hope Raffle here’s what you need to do:
1. Choose a bid item or bid items of your choice from our Menu for Hope main bid item list.
2. Go to the donation site at Firstgiving and make a donation.
3. Please specify which bid item you’d like in the ‘Personal Message’ section in the donation form when confirming your donation. You must write-in how many tickets per bid item, and please use the bid item code.
Each $10 you donate will give you one raffle ticket toward a bid item of your choice. For example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for EU01 and 3 tickets for EU02 – 2xEU01, 3xEU02.
4. If your company matches your charity donation, please check the box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.
5. Please check the box to allow us to see your email address so that we can contact you in case you win. Your email address will not be shared with anyone.
Check back on Chez Pim on Monday, January 18 for the results of the raffle.
Thanks for your participation, and good luck in the raffle!