This morning I took it over to Alpine Bagel with Jeremy Hezlep and had me the good morning camper with cheddar, sausage and eggs all on a toasted sesame seed bagel. It was lightly browned, perfectly warm, and bursting with freshly salted cured meat flavor.
In Haiti, Charlene Dumas woke up and along with her baby boy enjoyed the buttery salty goodness that can only come from dirt cookies that She is surviving on in Haiti. Made from the finest butter, salt and yellow dirt that Haiti has to offer. She would have loved to have a bowl of rice, but that wasn’t an option in a country where food costs have skyrocketed and personal income is zero. These “dirt cookies” are the only food available to her and her son.
This past summer, the country of Haiti was hit by 4 hurricanes that stripped them of their food supply until Spring. In a country that is already destitute and desperate these Hurricanes were just a giant insult on top of the injury. I would like to use the word “dire” in explaining the circumstances but that isn’t strong enough. If someone thinks of one, please feel free to let me know.
Like me, I’m sure you want to do something about it. I’ve got great news.
On Monday December 8th, The Conduit (conduitmission.org) will be hosting a special dinner to raise funds that will go directly toward feeding the people of a mountain community that we visited, and was hit particularly hard by the storms.
You know you’re going to eat out during the week, so why not come with that group of friends, or donate your date night to a worthy cause? Seating starts @ 6:30pm, but come anytime and stay as long as you want. The cost for the evening is $10 for adults and $5 for children, and includes dinner, dessert, entertainment and a chance to relax during this hectic holiday season. We also ask that you bring one or more articles of gently used men’s, women’s or children’s clothing.
Please spread the word. If you or anyone you know is unable to attend but still wants to give, go to http://www.conduitmission.org, click on the ‘Donate’ button at the bottom of the page, and include Haiti Food in the memo. We want to enable as many people as possible to be a part of bringing the hope that Haitians so desperately need. Thanks and hope to see you there!