Wednesday, January 28, 2009

W.I.P. A project started long ago !

I don't even remember when exactly I started this needlepoint ! I'm afraid it was in the prekids era but I took it back last summer in Sicily ! I 'm afraid I'll be able to finish it when we'll be again on holiday !!!The needlepoint comes from this book which is available only second hand but it is very beautiful and rich of wonderful ideas !
Please check Shel site to view more crafter's works.

Let’s write a Cookbook … because we can help!!! (in italiano a seguire)

Val of More Than Burnt Toast, Giz of Equal Opportunity Kitchen and Ivy of Kopiaste, unveiled an ambitious project for the Social Network Bloggeraid to launch a cookbook. Food is our medium and taking a role in alleviating world famine is our mission. Their wish is that you will share our excitement and help make a difference to our world by joining us on this journey.

We have announced our largest fundraiser to date ever!!!! With the help of Gloria Chadwick from Cookbook Cuisine , a member of Bloggeraid, we will be publishing a cookbook with 100% of the profit from sales being directed to our chosen agency. The funds we raise will be directed to specific programs of The World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations frontline agency. The needs are great and choosing a specific effort is currently being negotiated.

Who will contribute to this cookbook?

The cookbook is targeted for sale on Amazon by November/December 2009. There is a great deal of work involved in delivering this project and we will rely on you to help in any way you can. We will keep you informed every step of the way on Bloggeraid !!!!

1) Submit ONLY ONE recipe in English. The recipe must be written in the format given. You will find the Recipe Style Format to be used in the forum page of Bloggeraid. You MUST use this format to make it easier for us to edit and itemize each recipe for the cookbook. Send your submission to bloggeraid AT gmail DOT com with your e-mail, subject being one of the categories below. Please include your URL to your recipe, a photo of your dish, your e-mail and your country of origin. (Only your Name, Blog Title and country will appear in the cookbook)

Choose one category:

  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Main: Eggs, Meat, Poultry & Seafood
  • Vegetarian Dishes
  • Soups & Stews
  • Sides
  • Salads & Dressings
  • Appetizers & Hors d’oeuvres
  • Beverages
  • Desserts
  • Cakes & Pies
  • Candy & Cookies
  • Jam & Preserves

2) It’s also very important to write your recipe as a plain text Word document, with no codes or formatting and to submit your recipe as an attachment to our e-mail address bloggeraid AT gmail DOT com. (The person who will typeset the recipes will thank you from the bottom of his/her heart for this). One little wayward code can throw the whole thing out of whack.

3) It MUST be an ORIGINAL recipe to avoid any copyright issues. The cookbook will have an international flair so represent your country if you so wish. We are a group of bloggers from almost every country of the world!!!!

4) In one or two months you agree to receive a recipe chosen randomly to TASTE TEST for the cookbook. We will of course take in mind any allergy, product availability and vegetarian issues. To taste test a recipe would mean to verify that all measurements and instructions are accurate and that the recipe works without glitches.

5) This is critical!!!!! Do NOT post your recipe on your blog. The recipes will be unveiled in the final product where the cookbook itself will be considered the roundup. You can post a photo of your dish to create visual appeal on your own blog with a description of the final dish. The photo submitted must be clear and in living colour!!!! The deadline for submitting the recipes is the 12th February, 2009.

6) Please mention this event with a link back to this post on your site as well as a link to Bloggeraid so more people will be aware of what we are trying to accomplish.

7) You DO NOT have to be a member of Bloggeraid to submit a recipe and join in.

8) By submitting a recipe, I give BloggerAid permission to publish the enclosed recipe for its cookbook project, understanding that the proceeds of the cookbook will support the programs of the World Food Program. I further understand that no royalties will be awarded to me for my recipe submission. I also understand that all recipes and photos submitted will be considered but may not be published in the cookbook and I undertake that I will not publish the recipe anywhere else (blog, forum, social network, magazine, newspaper etc.), before the publication of the cookbook.

All submitted recipes become the temporary property of BloggerAid and will not be returned.

Submit your recipes and let’s get this party started!!!!

Our vision is a world which provides for and protects the welfare and human dignity of all of its people. A world in which all children can grow, learn and flourish, developing into healthy, active, caring members of society.

“Because we can help”: BloggerAid

BloggerAid è un Social Network nato il 6 dicembre 2008 dalla volontà esplicita di tre food blogger:

che si sono unite per dare vita a questa comunità virtuale unita e determinata nella sensibilizzazione di una grande piaga che ancora affligge gran parte del mondo: la fame.
Proprio l'amore per il cibo che tanto unisce nella grande comunità blogghista può essere la spinta per farci uscire dal nostro mondo ed aiutare quelli meno fortunati di noi: queste le parole testuali nella homepage di Val, Ivy e Giz.
Chiunque può iscriversi liberamente, la comunità è in continua crescita, e dare così il suo piccolo grande contributo con idee, suggerimenti, proposte e iniziative.

La prima grande iniziativa in corso per raccolta fondi è la pubblicazione di una grand libro di ricette. Questo libro verrà pubblicato in autunno e messo in vendita su Amazon. La raccolta di ricette è a partecipazione libera, senza la necessità di essere iscritti a BloggerAid.
E' una grande opportunità offerta a tuttiper tutti per poter vedere una delle proprie ricette pubblicata e finalizzata per una giusta causa.
L'intero ricavato sarà devoluto al World Food Programme (agenzia umanitaria di spicco delle Nazioni Unite) che lo indirizzerà verso i bisogni più urgenti.
Le regole per partecipare sono qui, e la ricetta deve pervenire entro il 12 febbraio. La cosa più importante è partecipare con una ricetta nuova che non andrà pubblicata sul blog fino all'uscita del libro, anche se se ne potrà parlare e postarne la foto, senza però rivelarne ingredienti e procedimento.

Un altro evento in corso è il "Culinary Tour Around the World" di Joan, che settimanalmente ci porta a visitare località diverse attraverso la loro storia e la loro cucina. Le regole per partecipare qui.