Online Bake Sale

We have all been touched by the tragedy in Japan and so many of us have wanted to help but have been at a loss on what to do.   Well, now we have a way to help.  Sabrina from The Tomato Tart has organized an online bake sale.  Over 90 bloggers from all over the world are contributing goods to help raise money including yours truly. All pro­ceeds will be donated to Sec­ond Har­vest Japan, that nation’s first food bank.

I am not a very skilled baker, but there is one thing I can make - Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Actually, they were the first thing I thought of when I decided to participate in the bake sale.

When I lived in Japan I would fly back to the States twice a year to visit friends and family.  I would always ask my Japanese family what they wanted me to bring back and they always said, "Homemade chocolate chip cookies."  Not having an oven in Japan, the only chance I had to make them was when I was back in the States.  The last night before I was returning to Japan I would make up a big batch of chocolate chip cookies to take back with me.  These are completely organic with the best ingredients.  They ship well staying both crispy and chewy.  I am including the basket as well as a little touch of Japan.

So bidding starts at $20 and begins tomorrow morning on 9 am eastern time!  Be sure to check it out at The Tomato Tart!


Anonymous March 31, 2011 at 10:59 AM  

...seriously? I don't think anyone would even pay a dollar for those. I don't see chocolate chips anywhere in that picture, and I'm pretty sure I made better cookies when I was 5 years old...if you can't bake you should've made something you can make. They don't look crispy or chewy, they're clearly burnt from what I can see.

Nice gesture, but you fail at making something look appetizing.

Sean March 31, 2011 at 11:02 AM  

YAY! I guess no one was willing to pay a dollar, but they would pay $100. It's the spirit of helping, not my culinary skills that are for auction. The cookies actually are way tastier than they look. There would have been more in the picture, but Joey and I ate them all. :-)

Good on you for being so adept at baking at 5 years old. Would love to see your cooking blog!

Joey March 31, 2011 at 11:07 AM  

Re: Anonymous 10:59am... What a hateful comment. There is no room for such negativity.

Joey April 1, 2011 at 9:28 AM  

DG just needs to more positive! Antagonistic comments and behavior is bad for the complexion, seriously.

Sean April 1, 2011 at 1:25 PM  

Thanks to all of my friends that bid! The cookies raised $150.00 for Japan, which was the point of the auction. I guess it didn't matter how they looked in the picture. :-) Thankfully people are were more focused on the cause rather than offering critiques of the items.

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