Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Virtual Bake Sale to Benefit the Japan Earthquake Victims

It’s devastating and heartbreaking to watch the news and videos about the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  I can’t quite comprehend what the Japanese are going through now.  How frighten and helpless to watch their houses, their towns, and their families being swept away by the waves and nothing much they can do about it.  It reminds me how fortunate I am to sit comfortably at home, sharing a hot meal with my family and loved ones.    

 Picture of rescue workers searching for Japan earthquake victims
Instead of sitting here, thinking of another recipe and cook up a storm, I want to ask something of you, my readers and friends.  My fellow blogger Sabrina from The Tomato Tart is organizing a virtual bake sale to help the victims over in Japan.    

All proceeds will go to Second Harvest Japan. There will be an auction for items over at her website on March 30, 2011, and the winner will have their baked goods shipped directly to them from the producers. Won’t you help her out by participating in the bake sale?

You don’t have to be food blogger or baker to participate. You can either bid on an item or donate a baked good. Just contact Sabrina over at The Tomato Tart and tell her that you want to help out. She’ll send you the details. Or simply by spreading the words about this bake sale, I truly appreciate your help.

To participate, please contact Sabrina at the address below.
Bakesale Address
I’ll be baking the famous Triple Chocolate Almond Cookies for the bake sale.  If you’re interested in the recipe, please click here.

Triple Chocolate Almond Cookies

It’ll be a long journey for the Japanese to recover.  My prayers are with the victims and those who are affected by this natural disaster in any way.  Yes, they might have lost their personal belongings and properties, but let’s not lose hope.  Please lend a helping hand and show that we care.  I hope you’ll join me in the bake sale.  Thank you for stopping my today and have a wonderful rest of the week.



  1. I was so sad and shocked when all that happend, and it is such a tragedy... I'll be spreading the word for the bake sale and think about maybe entering the bake sale!

  2. Thanks for letting us know about this opportunity to help. I sent her an e-mail.

  3. I'm going to get involved. Thanks! I'm also going to link this post on facebook.

  4. Thank you so much for participating in the bake sale and help spreading the words around. I truly appreciate your kindness, time and efforts in helping out.


  5. Amy,i agree , its heart wrenching and my heart goes for the people there.
    It is v thoughtful of Sabrina and u too.
    It will take awhile , a long while.

  6. How nice of you to participate in this, Amy. It really is heartbreaking and I am so sad for the earthquake and tsunami victims. I am not much of a baker but I can surely be a buyer to help out. Thanks for letting me know.....Christine

  7. What a wonderful idea. I will check it out for sure. Your cookies look absolutely wonderful.

  8. Such a great idea! I hope it is a huge success.

  9. This is a wonderful way to reach out and help.
    I'll definitely go to her site now! Bless you for posting this and I continue to pray for their recovery and future safety!
    p.s. your cookies look fabulous!

  10. Posted this to my FB, best of luck!

  11. ...trying to catch up on some of your past posts...and thank you for sharing about this bake sale...I will be checking it out!

    Blessings & Aloha!