We got this note from Menlo Park-based baker Patricia Kline, whose ipies we raved about in an October post:
“In Indiana where I grew up, baking was often the language we used to communicate with each other.
“Owe someone an apology? Bake them brownies. Someone you know not feeling so well – a nice pudding would make them feel better. New job? Baby announcement? Almost any occasion called for hauling out the mixing bowls and butter.
“And now, if only I could bake ipies for the people of Japan to feed their hunger and their souls I would do it.
“I can’t of course but perhaps indirectly I can make it happen. Well, you can.
“ipie is teaming up with a growing list of food bloggers to raise money for Japan via an online bake sale. The auction is the brain child of Sabrina Modelle who writes the tomato tart blog .
“The bake sale will be held, auction style, on her website on Wednesday, March 30. We will be donating to Second Harvest Japan, a food bank in Japan.
“Sabrina has a list of participating food bloggers on her site. So, please check out her site and on March 30, please bid on ipies or some other yummy goodie.
“Here is more information about ipie and what I will be offering for the auction: ipie will offer six ipies with either a classic apple filling or a pear honey filling. I can’t ship out of my local area, but I would be happy to deliver them to you if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
Photo by Scott R. Kline