This year will be my third year doing the AIDS/Lifecycle. If you're not familiar with this 7-day long bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angelese, I invite you to read my blogpost: www.medium.com/@ulibilke
From June 3 to June 9, I will join over 3,000 other cyclists & volunteers in their efforts to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. It is my personal goal to raise $5,000.
I'd love it if you could support me.
Donate $25 or more
While Art, my dear husband, would not participate in the AIDS/Lifecycle (he can't bear the thought of using porta-potties for one week), he supports me in many other ways: one of them is to create the wonderful thank-you cards I sent out to all donors at the end of the year. I am already looking forward to the design he creates this year.
Donate $50 or more
I am always curious to expand my repertoire of fermented condiments and sauces. Last year, I attended a free miso-making workshop at the Mill Valley Library during which we learned the basics of koji-based fermentation; tasted pickled vegetables; and - most importantly - learned how to make miso. The miso I am offering you will have fermented for a minimum of 6 months, but you can store it for much longer.
Donate $75 or more
My co-workers not only know me as the German who sports Birkenstocks around the office, but also as the guy who always has a stash of differently-flavored sauerkrauts in the office fridge. You will get to choose from these flavors: traditional caraway sauerkraut or Indian-spiced sauerkraut.
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Some people need a good-night story read to them before they can fall asleep; others need a nightcap or a glass of hot milk. Art and I, on the other hand, need a dose of Maangchi, the popular Korean YouTube blogger, before we can drift of to sleep. Last year, I followed Maangchi's recipe for Gojuchang (Korean hot pepper paste) and it was a big success. My hot pepper paste first fermented for 2 months on our deck (where it soaked in the fall afternoon sun) and then for another couple months in our kitchen.
HOMEMADE CHUTNEY AND A LOVELL LOAF
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We live on Lovell Street in Mill Valley and so it seemed only fitting that, when I developed my very own sourdough bread recipe, I named it Lovell Loaf. One of my favorite ways of eating this bread is to dress it up put a thick slice of aged cheddar cheese and top if off with my homemade spiced-apple chutney. I think you ought to experience this flavor combo as well!
HOME-SEWN TOTE BAG
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Last year I promised hand-sewn cloth napkins with mitered corners...not ever having sewn mitered corners before. But YouTube was a great help and eventually I had sewn several sets of colorful napkins. This year, I want to learn how to sew a foldable tote bag so that I can stuff it with goodies for friends who donate $250 or more.
Donate $500 or more
This is my signature offering and I encourage you to consider signing up for it: According to the Uli-dictionary, a "Kaffeeklatsch" is a get together of several more-or-less desperate housewives in any given German village. Every once in a while, they will meet for some freshly baked cakes and serve them up with a generous side of gossip. And I want to give you the opportunity to host your very own Kaffeeklatsch: all you have to do is invite your gossipiest friends and I will take care of the scrumptious cakes, tortes and other sweet delights! (Alternatively, I host a Kaffeeklatsch for your colleagues at the office!)