Monday, June 18, 2007

Baking AND Renewable Energy?

It's true.. my favorite local bakery has gone green.. yea for Cake Love.

DC Mayor Adrian Fenty recently joined with Clean Currents to announce a new alliance of locally-owned DC businesses switching to 100% green power to fight global warming.

A group of popular locally-owned DC businesses, including CakeLove, have switched over to 100 percent wind power in an effort to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and to encourage greater energy independence.

Working through the DC Area Local Business Alliance, which is a project of the Latino Economic Development Corporation, Clean Currents brought together numerous businesses near the U Street corridor to form a green energy buying group to reduce carbon emissions into the DC region's air.

As a result, CakeLove is now 100 percent wind powered!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I know it's wrong.....

to brag.. but this is my first award for baking.. and I'm just soooo excited and giggly over it. They brought my certificate over today with a nice bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon... and I just had to post my certificate on my blog...
I apologize to everyone who is tired of hearing about it... but it had to be done.. ;-)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

My cookies are winners!


I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 Cooking for Kids Taste Off.
Participating law firms were:

Arent Fox
Bracewell & Giuiliani
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
Reed Smith
Spriggs & Hollingsworth
Steptoe & Johnson
Washington Lawyer's Committee
Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Thanks to all of the law firms and bakers for participating in this event. Our judges were:

David Dorsen, Esq., noted former Wine & Food Editor, Washingtonian Magazine;

Thomas Head, former Executive Wine &Food Editor, Washingtonian Magazine;

Melanie Parker, Pastry Chef at the award-winning Equinox Restaurant; and

Nancy Brier, Assistant to the Owner, Equinox Restaurant.

The judges picked one winning dessert from each category. From those three desserts a grand prize winner was selected. The winners are:

Pie – Elizabeth Carder, Reed Smith – Triple Berry Pie
Cake – Tonie Davis, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw – Lemon Pound Cake
Cookie – Amanda Fillmore, Bracewell & Giuiliani – Chocolate Chip Cookie

Tonie Davis, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw was awarded the Grand Prize, dinner for two (2) at a D.C. restaurant courtesy of our judge, David Dorsen, Esq. The remaining winners will each receive a bottle of fine wine recommended by our wine critic.

Congratulations to the winners and to all of the baking participants. The desserts were fabulous!! Thanks also to the bake sale coordinators and to the firms for your enthusiastic support of this activity.
Thank you to everyone for participating in today's Cooking for Kids bake sale and contest. The big winners are the students at Brightwood Elementary School since we raised $245!

2007 Cooking for Kids Taste Off!

The Washington Lawyer's Committee
Cooking for Kids 2007
Law Firm Bake Sale and Taste Off
Monday, June 4, 2007

On Monday June 4 the Washington Lawyers Committee invites your firm to participate in the 7th Cooking for Kids Bake Sale and Taste Off. Participating firms invite their employees to contribute home-baked goods for an old fashioned bake sale held on site at your firm. All proceeds go directly to your public school partner to support enrichment programs and/or activities for students. Each firm assembles a panel of judges to determine the firm’s best pie, cake and cookie to represent the firm in the afternoon competition.

In the afternoon participating firms offer up their best pie, cake and cookie to be judged by our panel of culinary
Experts: former Food and Wine Editors for Washingtonian Magazine, Messrs. Davis Dorsen and Tom Head. The competition will commence at the offices of the Washington Lawyers Committee at 4:00pm. Please RSVP if you have not done so.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The 10th Annual CSC Invitational

Saturday we went out with some friends to check out the bike race... here are a few pics... oh ya.. and that's totally what I look like on my bike too..... :)

It was a pretty fun event.. we had great seats at Whitlow's outside on the patio to see the action.

If anyone out there has pictures of female rider #255... Elizabeth Hatch ( my boyfriend would really appreciate copies ;-)

The crowd didn't seem that into it, which was kind of disappointing.... I think they needed more cow bell.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Dupont Circle Art Galleries


The Dupont Circle Art Galleries hold opening receptions (which are free and open to the public, no invitation needed) on the first Friday of each month from 5 to 8 pm.There are over 25 galleries located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, many on Connecticut Avenue and R Street. All the galleries carry Galleries Magazine which gives directions and provides maps. On First Fridays the galleries serve food and wine; there are often musicians playing; and lanterns lit -- all very festive. There are many restaurants and open air cafes -- more incentive for a lovely evening!

I'll be heading there tonight with my friend and painter Tina from

It'll be a lot of fun... hey anything with free food and wine is a lot of fun !