I live boldly in ritual. For me, it’s drinking morning coffee, getting outside, cooking with friends, exercise. It’s playing a record, baking a favorite banana bread recipe, hearing a special song on repeat, or taking in the salty air at an oceans coastline while proceeding with an impulse instagram shot of my cute running shoes on the sand, obviously right? You get where I’m going with this :) We can rely on these minutes and activities to find strength, to get us through the weird and uncertain. Not just routine, rituals reinforce our life and what matters to us most. They define our sense of self, the feelings we find having for others, and they bind our connection to the world. Our surroundings. They define values.
This Saturday, my plans are to start a new ritual actually, in hopes of it becoming an annual one, I will be in the company of some fantastic bakers and food bloggers from the San Diego area as we participate in the Share Our Strength Bake Sale at Great News Cookware and Cooking School in Pacific Beach.
And lucky are we the ones with an opportunity to support the fight against the childhood hunger epidemic. The San Diego Food Bloggers Bake Sale is hoping to raise atleast $2,500 to help give some hope to the lives of children who have faced this sad struggle. And we can’t do it without the help of our family, friends, and community.
In the meantime, take a peek at the official website for the San Diego Branch of the Food Bloggers Bake Sale. There you will find a menu of the items we are selling and also some of the lovely people behind the event. I want to give a quick thanks to Marie—of Meandering Eats for your coordinating work. You’ve been so great :) And to Kelsey and Shaun —of Happyolks for the strawberry scone inspiration :)
So, crazy cool people of San Diego, come over and say hey, see our smiles, and pick up tasty things! Join me in a new ritual, and make a difference this weekend. Hope to see you :)
I’ll be there with these strawberry lemon sugar scones. First come, first serve.
Strawberry Lemon Sugar Scones
Makes 8 large scones
2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tb granulated sugar + 1/2 tb to macerate strawberries
1 tsp salt
1 tb +1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tb lemon zest + 1/2 tb to add to macerated strawberries
4 tb unsalted butter, cold
1 tb lemon juice
2 1/2 cups strawberries, quartered
3/4 cup heavy cream, whipped to stiff peaks