Assisting Hunger Relief on the Ground - #MAKEITHAPPEN Children Obs Junior School - Edible garden As a food and travel writer, I've had the opportunity to eat some of the world's most delicious food in markets and Michelin-starred restaurants too. The awful secret (shhhhhh!) is that I pay for most it myself. I [...]
The first national SA cookie swap - we raised R17 500 for our beneficiary. Images and more
Dark chocolate brownie cookies with a peppermint white chocolate drizzle - Cape Town Cookie Swap 2012.
International Women's Day: It is the voice for the quiet suffering endured all year long. It is a spotlight on these issues that you (yes, you) may not have really taken the time to address. It is also hope. For the women and children who bear this burden and hope that people like us will want to get involved during the rest of the year to make small changes to make a difference to the lives of these women and girls.
Some of my food writer friends from around the world, got together with me and hosted meals to raise awareness about hunger and educate readers and friends about what we can do. All proceeds raised went to the World Food Programme's Wefeedback programme that feeds children in schools in the world's most poverty sticken areas. Together we raised enough to feed 5452 children! Please join us and feel free to ask me how you can participate in hosting your own Wefeedback meal.
I share why I refuse to shut out the realities that we don't want to acknowledge such as a world that can not read and one that goes to sleep starving. Have a look at some of the pics of fridges from our foodista friends, submitted for WeFeedback's "how many kids can we feed" project. Add your voice to make a difference.
Last night, a group of 51 Twits and their plus ones, braved the Cape Town rain to attend a celebration ofthe return of el Burro's Donkey Chido (read about what could possibly have happened to donkey here and here). Nic, the owner, very generously decided to donate any profits of the night to help2read, a local NPO assisting disadvantaged children in primary schools with literacy.
Join us at el Burro for an evening of delectable Mexican canapes, a frozen La Meurte- Agave de Jalisco Margarita (read: sublime), a chance to mingle with fellow Twits and non Twits and win some fantastic prizes, as we celebrate Donkey's prolific return back home to the loving arms of the house of taco and salsa...and tequila! R20 of every ticket will be donated to help2read.
On 28 November 2010, a group of Cape Town food bloggers gathered together at our house to bake red velvet cupcakes, under the expert guidance of Hila Jonker (@LadyRaven), in aid of a charity called Nosh4Noah with the aim of raising money for therapy for Noah, a four year old who is on the Autism spectrum.