I am so excited for this weekend. Friday and Saturday evenings are kind of like the fireworks finale to my crazy week.
I have been busy making and freezing the dough for one hundred large-and-in-charge chocolate-cherry cookies, which will be sold at the first annual Bake Olympia bake sale. The bake sale has been organized by fellow Olympia food blogger The Plum Palate, who noticed the great things King County food bloggers were doing to fight hunger there and decided, “Why not Olympia?” All of the bake sale’s proceeds will go to the Thurston County Food Bank. How cool is that? She’s planned the whole thing and, in the process, brought together a handful of people in Olympia who, like me, write about food all by their little lonesomes. I’m excited to meet everyone!
And I’m excited to meet some of you. The sale will be Friday night during Arts Walk from 5-10 pm at the Make Olympia Street Market. This will be held right around the corner from Cascadia restaurant, on the closed-off block of Columbia Street, between 4th and State. We’ll have a booth with all kinds of baked goods going for $1, or a donation to the food bank. Come see us! We even have a Facebook event page!
I will be there from 7-10 pm, and my contribution to the cause will be my chocolate-cherry cookies.
If you’ve never tasted my baking or just want to say hi, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Don’t wait too long, though; we anticipate selling-out early.
And if you, like me, can’t get enough of our Arts Walk weekends, come to the annual Procession of the Species parade Saturday afternoon at 4:30. But get there early to secure a spot along the route! I will be dancing in the Samba Olywa group as a monarch butterfly (dang that costume!), and I haven’t been in a parade since I was a high school cheerleader. Walking and cheering and walking and dancing are a lot alike, it turns out: I am pretty clutzy at both. Should be fun
Hope to see you Friday night!