Food Blogger Bake Sale time

I can’t decide which baked good to offer for the Food Blogger Bake Sale, so I’ll let you hungry people vote. Johanna Kramer (DurhamFoodie) and Matt Lardie (GreenEats) have organized the Food Blogger Bake Sale in Durham, N.C. as part of the Great American Bake Sale, a nationwide effort to raise money for Share Our Strength. Share Our Strength’s simple, yet massive, goal: End childhood hunger in America. Nearly one out of every four children face hunger daily in this country. Simply unacceptable.

Area food bloggers – including moi – plan to participate. The event will be May 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Art Market at Vega Metals, 214 Hunt St., Durham, N.C. Tickets are $3 each or four for $10, and each ticket gets your choice of one item. And we bloggers will be watching to see whose goodies sell out first, for bragging rights. It’s not too late to participate – contact Lardie.

Oh, your choices. Should I make my Spicy Pumpkin Muffins (pumpkin with a ton of cinnamon, mace and cloves) or Bananaville Bread (banana bread made with coconut, pineapple and rum)?

Filling the empty bowls

When talking about hunger, the symbolism of the empty bowl is simple and profound. Organizations nationwide empty bowlare organizing “empty bowls” events to raise money and awareness about hunger.

Urban Ministries of Durham will hold Empty Bowls ’10 on March 5, featuring soups from eight area restaurants and bowls created by local potters. Participating restaurants include Blu Seafood & Bar, Urban Ministries’ Community Cafe, Nana’s, Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse, Revolution, Rue Cler, Watts Grocery and Whole Foods Market.

For $30, you get to taste great soups and keep the handmade bowl. Tickets are $15 for the soup tasting only. The event will be at the Durham Armory from 5:30 to 8 p.m. To purchase tickets or find out more, visit here.