Tuesday, February 3, 2015

It has begun!

I have received my first donation. YAY! *applauds* I am so excited that this has started. I hope that I can get some traction and sharing happening. I am waiting to hear back from CBC as to when they will talk about this fundraiser. :) It is very exciting.

I posted on the campaign site that I have selected my weekend to go. (Still need to let Chris know, lol) but I want to head there for the first weekend of August. It will be the best time, I will be able to watch the demo they have and hopefully participate in the experimental part as well.

There is still lots of logistics that need to happen, and I want to clarify what exactly I will be able to do at HCP, but it takes time.

On another note, I have been very lucky to be corresponding back in forth with Tudor Tailor guru Jane about some items we talked about at the workshop in Chicago. When I have more information, I will let you know. Maybe I can try and meet up with them at their shop when I am in the UK. Sigh...it would be wonderful!

Just a quick update, I am hoping to have a video up by the weekend to help promote the fundraiser. 

Thank you everyone!


Monday, February 2, 2015

The Reason I am Here!


I raised $3310 for the Ottawa Food Bank in 12 days! In return, I’ve been invited to fulfill my dream of cooking at England’s historic Hampton Court Palace this summer. Please help me raise the money I need to get there.

Read below about how I met CBC Radio’s Food Fantasy Challenge, and the fundraising I did for the Ottawa Food Bank. It’s a great cause, but my new challenge is raising the money needed to accept the palace’s special invitation.

I will need a budget of $5000 to travel to Hampton Court. This will cover the economy flight and train tickets from London to Hampton Court, and basic accommodation/food.

In my current situation I could not possibly afford this dream trip on my own. It will be necessary to raise all the funds I need to travel to Hampton Court.

Help me make my fantasy a reality. Please make a contribution—any amount, no matter how small, is welcome and deeply appreciated. Each donation brings me closer to my goal.

I will give good karma back into the universe in return for this unique experience. (that is what this blog is for!)

I believe it’s important to give back. To show my gratitude for your support I will:

  • Write to this blog about my journey that contributors can follow and stay in the loop
  • Share my favourite recipes and pictures of my trip online for all
  • Teach a class in my community (and beyond perhaps!) about the experience and what I learned, possibly with a hands on cooking demonstration
  • Apply what I have learned at Hampton Court Palace by cooking a Tudor feast for my community sometime in the year following my travel
  • Encourage my community and my contributors to continue their support of the Ottawa Food Bank (see link the button on the right side) and the many people who rely on their generosity. I will do this by promoting the Food Bank on my blog, at my classes and at my feast

Please help me make my dream come true!