Sunday, January 17, 2010

E-book for Haiti

Like everyone else on the planet, my thoughts have been with Haiti. It's impossible not to feel compassion, sadness, and horror in the face of the ravages caused by the earthquake. And it is equally impossible to imagine the sorrow, pain, and fear which the victims are going through.

Cash donations are said to be the most efficient way to help: organisms like the Red Cross and UNICEF are well-organized and know what is most urgently needed in Haiti right now.

But once the donations have been made, there are other ways to help. A fellow blogger, the wonderful Lauren from Celiac Teen, has come up with a worthwhile idea: she is putting together an e-book, with blogger recipes of their favourite dish, the one that evokes "home" more than any other.

I will be taking part in this endeavour. If anyone reading this wants to contribute, I urge you to read Lauren's post here. But here is the basic information you need to know:

Lauren from Celiac Teen writes:

"[I]f you're a blogger, send me your favourite, most loved recipe that makes you feel at home with an email subject line of "Haiti Ebook" to mail (at) celiacteen (dot) com {replacing the (at) and (dot) with applicable characters!}. Please also include a picture! The recipe does not have to be gluten free. It can be a baked good, a meal, a breakfast, a treat, anything. Whatever it is though, make sure it makes you think of home. They lost theirs, so a comforting dish is the best way in my eyes!

I would like to have the submissions by January 24th, in order to get it out relatively quickly!

I'm looking into the best charities to use, but am thinking it will have something to do with food? The Canadian Red Cross and Doctors without Boarders are also likely candidates =D. Thoughts on that would be wonderful as well!"

Don't hesitate to circulate this and get the word out.


  1. Thank you so much for spreading the word!

  2. O what a great idea! I am gonna check it out on Lauren's site and will definitely participate!

  3. what a great idea for a great cause, i'll look into it, thanks!