Monday, April 4, 2011

Bake Sale for Japan

As you know, Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami March 11, 2011. I personally do not know anyone that was hit with the devastation in Japan, but to look at what happened and not do anything to help is just... well, inhuman. I needed to help in some way.

Around mid-March, I found out about Bake Sale for Japan and knew right away that I wanted to contribute. On April 2nd, the Bake Sale for Japan was a nationwide event. From NYC to Maui, artisans and artists came together to raise money for Peace Winds Japan.

The hubs and I woke up pretty early after a late night of baking for the event. We packed our baked goods into the family car and trucked our way into Brooklyn. It was a beautiful Saturday morning, even though it was snowing the day before (oh, Spring... you are so fickle). Once there, I was just in awe to see all of the volunteers and supporters.

After dropping off our baked goods, the hubs and I decided to stay awhile and peruse the Brooklyn Flea. So glad we did. Man, did we eat our way through the flea market. From hot dogs to pupusas... ate it.

Pupusas are basically grilled cheese instead of bread, corn tortillas are used. Not only can you have them with cheese, but it can also be stuff with veggies and pork. The pupusas are typically served with curtido (cabbage slaw) and watery tomato salsa, but we also got pickled jalapeƱos. So good...yummy! For those of you out there that haven't had a chance to eat pupusas, you MUST (that's right, caps... it's so good).

We walked by a hot dogs stand and of course we had to have one. The hubs had a kielbasa dog with caramelized onions and I had a hot dog. Not just any old hot dog, a brisket hot dog with mustard relish. One thing you need to know about me is... I love meat, especially sausage. Grilled, broiled, stewed, grilled... I eat it. Meat on a stick... yup, love it. Yeah, I was in heaven.

{Update} The money raised at the Bake Sale for Japan in Brooklyn was $4,644.00. The national total is now $124,120.38 and counting! Can't wait to hear the final count...

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