Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice. Fifteen Girls go to School.

Thanks to hungry bargain hunters who flocked to the Glebe for the annual Great Glebe Garage Sale, this year's bake table was a smash success despite the grey, humid weather that put the whole event in peril.  Luckily the rain never came.
Breakfast on a Stick
When the dust settled, $1,500 worth of carrot cake, cookies, caramels and fudge were consumed, old friendships were renewed and new ones were made.  By 1:00, nothing much was left, aside from some crumbs that the squirrels eagerly snapped up after we folded up the tables and retreated inside to count up all the coins.

Old favourites like "breakfast on a stick" Rice Krispie treats, carrot cake, ginger snaps, brownies, lemon loaf and banana cake were all scooped up.  New this year were lemon Madelines, bittersweet chocolate hazelnut fudge and the fun but ever practical sugar cookie necklace that you could wear proudly and then eat when hunger hit.
Early in the day, customers eagerly bought all of the jars of marmalade that I made myself from our fruit trees in France, many of whom had enjoyed it in the past.

All in all it was a great day and well worth all the pleasurable work considering that 10 girls will be rescued and sent to school thanks to Olga and NYF's Indentured Daughters Programme.
Thanks go to my sister Patty, the charming Sophia and her fabulous mom who all generously pitched in to make the day a success.  

I can hardly wait until next year!
Sugar Cookie Necklaces.  

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