5/17/13

Brenda Novak's For the Cure of Juvenile Diabetes Auction

Started at the beginning of May and will run to May 31. I've been remiss about posting this, but it was in the tabs of my blog header.

There are tons of items/vacations/writerly/non-writerly/crafty/non-crafty/books stuff to bid on.

Of course, I've donated to the cause again this year.

Today is a one day auction for my truffle candies. At 6:30 AM, they already are going for $23.

Check the links for the other items to pull you to the page and then see what other stuff is available for the bidding!

Brenda Novak's 2013 For the Cure Auction is open to donations! Click the embedded link to find all sorts of goodies that will be up for auction. Plan ahead. The auction starts May 1 and closes May 31, 2013. Many of my chocolates will be up for one day auctions. I'm supposed to be notified so I can tweet/FB/Google+ my peeps!

This year I'm donating under the Art, Jewelry, Handcrafted items:
 
Currently going for a STEAL at $70. Last year this afghan raised $160!
Angels All Around afghan
Close up of angels
If you want a color other than ivory, you will have to choose it from a list of possible colors and give me 4-6 weeks to make it. 
Under For Everyone tab are my chocolates, scroll down to find them.
FIVE boxes of artisan chocolates

Molded candies:
Truffle filling flavors offered--yes, I make all my own fillings using prodigious amounts of butter, heavy cream, high quality Ghirardelli chocolate (white and dark), liquor, along with appropriate fruits and nuts.

 As of this posting, they are going for $35-38/box
 


-Amaretto—Amaretto di Saronno (almond) liquor
-Bäranjäger—a honey liquor
-Black Forest—minced cherries soaked in Kirshwasser prior to blending into a dark truffle filling.
-ButterShots—Butterscotch schnapps made into a dark truffle filling
-Chambord—Puree of blackberries and raspberries (seeds are strained out) and Chambord liquor
-Cranberry Cosmo--cranberries, vodka, with a twist of orange zest
-Frangelico—Frangelico (hazelnut) liquor
-Gingerbread--ginger root in vodka, with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and molasses
-Grand Marnier—juice and zest from oranges and Grand Marnier
-Key Lime—Juice and zest from Key Limes, and Tanqueray Gin
-Limoncello#1 favorite flavor “perfect combination of sweet, lemony tartness”—lemon juice and zest, and Limoncello liquor
-Peppermint Schnapps—Rumple Minze schnapps and peppermint oil
-Rum Raisin—Raisins macerated in Bacardi Select rum
-Strawberry Margarita—frozen strawberries, lime juice and Cuervo Gold tequila
-Whiskey Toffee—Jack Daniels black label whiskey and toffee pieces
AND
Five Boxes of Sea Salt Caramels
As of this posting, they are going for $43-50/box!

Sea Salt Caramelsseriously to DIE for—buttery, creamy caramel with a crunch of sea salt for the sweet and salty treat we all seem to crave-milk or dark chocolate dipped

Please take some time and look over all the wonderful items that have been donated to the cause. Many of them have reserves that have yet to be met. Please help Brenda raise donations for Juvenile Diabetes research.
 
Later, Peeps!

8 comments:

smalltownworld said...

Gorgeous afghan, Margaret! You do beautiful work. (Love the angels!) It should go for big bucks!
Gotta go bid now. :)

Margaret Golla said...

Thanks so much, Susan!

Cynthia D'Alba said...

the candies look SO YUMMY!

I have an autographed bag and books up. Last time I looked (yesterday) it was $165 but still a steal considering some the authors who signed it!

Good luck!

Margaret Golla said...

Thanks, Cyndi!

Twisted Sister said...

Margaret,
Your chocolate creations are to kill for--well, close. My favs are the dark chocolate sea salt caramels, then anything dark chocolate. All are delish. I hid the box, a savored each one until I got caught one night. Then I was forced to share.
You are so very talented. I'm so proud of you!

Anonymous said...

An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who had been doing a little research on this.

And he in fact ordered me lunch because I stumbled upon it for him.
.. lol. So allow me to reword this.... Thanks for the meal!
! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to talk about this subject here on your blog.


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Margaret Golla said...

LOL, Meg! Which reminds me that I need to get writing on my cozy mystery!. . . After I finish DRAGON. My fan saw me at the swim meet Friday and wondered when I would have it ready! Guess I need to write it and then search for a cover artist!

I made a batch of Sea Salt Caramels with wild flower honey--definitely NOT as good as it is with the Orange Blossom Honey. Hard to believe it would make that much of a difference.


Margaret Golla said...

Curse you, Anon! *shakes fist*

Your smooth words caused me approve your comment and the web link slipped through my radar!

. . . I don't like comments with weblinks, they are insidious.

That's what happens when I approve comments PRIOR to coffee!