I am very lucky to be amongst some incredible food bloggers who are using their skills in the kitchen and their large hearts to assist the wonderful Sabrina at The Tomato Tart in an online bake sale that will benefit Second Harvest Japan in their efforts to bring food and supplies to those affected by the recent Earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear, um, hiccup.
As a very fortunate woman, living in one of the best cities in the world with access to as much water, energy and incredible food as I can (rather affordably) pay for, I’m stricken over and over by the idea that so many go without. And that it all can be taken away in mere minutes, or even seconds.
Let me get all hippie here for a second: we are born into a body. Where that body is born and to whom completely determine thousands amongst millions of paths our lives can go on. When born into such privilege, it is our responsibility to live to the best of our ability. Meaning that we are aware of what we consume, contribute to our society through our work, assist others as best we can, and always be humbled what is beyond our power. This doesn’t mean we have to dedicate our lives solely to helping others, but that we should take little steps, as often as possible, to live as responsibly and with as much heart as we can.
Stepping off my flower-adorned soap box now.
There are millions of ways to make the world a better place. This online bake sale is a delicious one.
Please go to the Tomato Tart on March 30th and bid a crazy variety of baked goods from 90 bloggers world wide. There’s a mouth-watering amount of goods there, and delightfully several allergy-friendly options.
I’ll be contributing a batch of Lemon and Genmaicha Green Tea Scones. 8 if they’re shipped, and if I can deliver them to you locally (within Manhattan) I’ll double the batch. And because this is an allergy-alternative site, you can specify if you need them gluten, dairy or nut free or baked with a specific sweetener.
In love, peace and good health,