I was all set to post about an organic farmer's market in Paris, heirloom tomatoes and a scrumptious Tomato Tatin recipe. But then one of my favorite blogs, Eating Rules, 'pinged' my inbox and everything changed.
|Heirloom Tomato Tatin|
Andrew speaks of the food blogging community and Jennifer Perillo, a food blogger and mother of two young girls who's husband, Mikey died suddenly of a heart attack.. no warning, no goodbyes.
As a (mostly) single mom of 3 grown children and the close friend of a mom who, many years ago suddenly lost her husband in a similar fashion, this story struck a chord. Like Andrew (and many others, I'm sure of it) this story made me cry.
|Jennie and Mikey|
The community response is inspiring. So many people across the globe, coming together in a virtual community, reaching out to help Jennie and her girls through this difficult time. Better than casseroles? Who knows. But I want to be part of the net holding this young woman up.
I am donating 4 nights in my 1 bedroom vacation apartment in Paris. You can check the place out HERE. The way it works is this: Between now and Monday, Aug 29, post your bid in the comment section below. Bidding starts at $250.00 (a SCREAMING deal) You can also post it HERE or you can email me: Zabie@me.com. I'll let everyone know who the winner is on Tuesday, Aug 30th.
|La belle Tour Eiffel|
Not able to come to Paris? That's okay, visit Bloggers Without Borders, a fund for Jennie. Check out the many interesting and yummy things being offered, some for very little.