n.y. food blogger bake sale + speechless in az

April 16, 2010

in events,travel

If you were wondering what happened to me during the last two weeks, Olive and I escaped city life with a trip to the SouthWest for a much needed change of landscape and to visit with an old friend and his family (Hi Scott, Anne and Katie!). New York City has its charms and we’re spoiled by all the options here but the aching winter weather drove me and Olive bonkers. Arizona to the rescue. Exploring and hiking in the deserts and mountains was just what the doctor ordered.

Hope you enjoy Olive’s Arizona shots below. But before you skip ahead, I want to invite everyone to come out and support the Share Our Strength organization through their National Food Blogger’s Bake Sale events. The money raised at these national bake sales, helps raise awareness of childhood hunger. And, if you’re in New York, come visit me locally at the Brooklyn Flea Market this Saturday April 17th, where my friend Allison (Feeding the Saints) and I will be selling chocolate peanut butter bars, slices of banana lime bread, cranberry trail cookies, Mastiha Brownie Bites with Metaxa Cherries and slices of Saint Phanourios’s Cake. We’ll be there between 10am and 11am, but the event goes on for the entire day and you can sample as many delicious baked goods as you can handle by other NY Food Bloggers until the flea market closes at 5pm. If you can’t make it to your local bake sale, please consider contributing to Share our Strength through our team, headed up by Jacquie (JLHLife), our New York City organizer. A big thanks also goes out to Gaby (What’s Gaby Cooking) who created this fantastic national event.

directions to the brooklyn fort green flea market, at 176 Lafayette Ave:

A/C to Lafayette Ave.
G to Clinton/Washington Ave.
2/3, 4/5, B/D/Q, M/N/R to Atlantic Ave.-Pacific St


B69/B38/B52 to Vanderbilt/Lafayette/Greene Ave.


From 278 West/BQE, take Exit 31 (Kent/Wythe Avenue)

and now back to arizona:

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gluttonforlife April 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Wow, Olive has really outdone himself with the gorgeous photos! That cave/rock formation looks like some sort of intense confection; and the water is the most amazing shade of turquoise! Sorry I won’t be in town for the bake sale but thanks for the informative post. Happy baking and good luck!

A. C. Parker April 23, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Hey, I agree w/glutton for life… amazing rock formations; truly incredible. Please tell Olive I said so. Meanwhile, it was great to do the bake sale with you—I am only sad that my slice of Caribbean Banana Lime Bread are gone, to say nothing of the swiftly disappearing chocolate pb bars! Such talent behind the lens and in the kitchen! I know vacation is nice, but I sure am glad you’re back.

the naked beet April 24, 2010 at 10:45 am

Thanks for the photo comments, guys! Olive is pretty proud of them, too. @Glutton, next time you’re in town, we’ll have to have lunch at 11 Madison or other?
@Parker, I think there’s an annual bake sale in our future!

Winnie May 4, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Wow- somehow I missed these stunning photos until now…looks like a great trip!

the naked beet May 7, 2010 at 4:11 pm

@Winnie, Thanks. We’re already thinking about our next trip out to the Southwest; the landscape is just so unique.

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