Monday, August 24, 2009

Reading Corner for 201 At Risk Argentine Kids

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I have written about Fundación Leer quite a bit before. Now they are taking part of the Global Open Challenge 2009 and specifically fund raising for a reading corner for 210 at risk children.

Click here to see pictures of the targeted community and learn more about how you can help.

Any small amount would help too, don't think that you are limited to the predetermined amounts on the page. You could give as little as $1.00 dollar.

This is a picture of some of the kids from the school that will benefit from the reading corner:

The following is a picture of some home made shelves holding some of the very few books that the school has.

The town they live in is called Uquía in the province of Jujuy. The link I provided to the town is actually a googlemap link if you would like to see just how small this town really is.

Please take a moment to visit the Global Giving site and if you can spare a little for these kids that would be wonderful.

If you would like to see the reading corner that Sugar & Spice created with Fundación Leer you could click here.

**** UPDATE *****
Having gone through the donation process, I wanted to let you know that the minimum donation is $10.00

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sugar & Spice in Fortune Small Business

Ian Mount, a local journalist who also has a blog called goodairs, wrote a story for Fortune Small Business and he included Sugar & Spice.

There are many other local expat success stories in the piece and I am happy to know and admire some of their handiwork.

The big story of the piece was written on Martin Frankel's Areatres.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Journal for my Daughters

I received a journal as a gift and right away I thought that I might write it for my daughters. My oldest (7 years old now) found it and started to ask me to read it to her at bedtime. It's not quite what I had in mind, but she really likes it.

She picked one entry as being the best of all. She decorated it with a hand-drawn star.

Yes, it's very personal, but I thought I would share this one with you as well...

As a boy I remember my local corner store with the creaky wooden floors and that corner store smell that every corner store had in Chicago. When I would go there I would yearn for a treat, 'cause that is what you went there for, as well as for milk, tape, or even batteries.

In the fall, when I would step outside to go to school, I would breath in the smell of the air. That was the smell of Canada, igloos, and polar bears. Snow would follow soon thereafter.

I remember the magical smell of the local public library, especially in winter. The smell of the books and the warmth of the room cradled me as I lost myself in the stories, some of which I have shared with you.

I loved the smell of pancakes and eggs from the local pancake house where I would occasionally sit down to a stack of blueberry pancakes (and sometimes banana pancakes). I still remember sitting in the waiting area with my parents. I remember being anxious and wanting time to pass quickly so my mouth could catch up to what my nose had been taking in.

I also loved coming home from a hard day of playing to be greeted at the door by the scent of home made enchiladas or even freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

There are many more scents, sounds and sensations that paint my memories. I hope you do the same and remember some of the little things that make up your day. Remember those things that bring you comfort and a smile to your face. You never know, one day you may share those with your own kids.

Dad (gordito)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Wine and Gourmet Cookie Tasting

Yes, Nigel and I are going to hold what we think will be Argentina´s first wine and cookie tasting event.

Familia Zuccardi will supply their Red and White Malamados (port-style wines), Sweet Chenin and Reserva Tempranillo.

Sugar & Spice will have Biscotti, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, and many more of Argentina´s finest baked goodies.

Please write to pedidos at sugar and spice dot com dot ar to reserve your spot. Their are only 20 spaces avaialable. The cost is $30 per person.

This is the second of two events planned. The first one will be held at 0800 Vinos on Thursday the 13th of August and this one will be on Friday, the 14th of August. Both events are from 7pm to 9pm.

Sugar & Spice Event on Facebook
0800 Vinos Event on Facebook


There is a date change for the Sugar & Spice event. The new date is Friday, the 21st of August.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies para el Día del Niño

Primero lanzamos "el pan dulce de tus sueños", y esta vez queremos darles una opción más, pero con nuestras deliciosas chocolate chip cookies bañanadas en chocolate.

Tienen que pedir la inicial que va en las galletas con 24 horas de aviso y tendran una galleta grande, deliciosa, bañada en chocolate y con las iniciales de sus hijos.

Nota de prensa.


Last holiday season we came out with customized Panettone; "el pan dulce de tus sueños". Basically, you had a list of ingredients to choose from and we would make it for you.

This time we are offering you the opportunity to choose the initials that will go on a chocolate-dipped, chocolate chip cookie.

The promotion runs from the 20th of July through the 10th of August. Remember, we need a 24 hour advance notice.