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In addition to this being my regular What's Cooking Wednesday recipe, this is also my attempt to publicize an important blogging event/fundraiser:
This is an appeal on behalf of a group of food bloggers who are friends of Briana Brownlow @ Figs With Bri.
Bri was diagnosed with breast cancer two and half years ago. A mastectomy, chemotherapy and two years of relatively good health later, the cancer is back. It has metastasized to other parts of her body. At the age of 15, Bri lost her 41-year old mother to the disease. Now, she’s waging her own war against breast cancer. More about it here.
She is going through intensive chemo and other treatments and needs to focus single-mindedly on healing and finding what treatment works best for her. Her health insurance, unfortunately, does not cover holistic alternatives which she would like to try. Bri and her husband Marc have enough on their plates right now in addition to worrying about her medical bills.
The team organising the JUNE edition of CLICK at Jugalbandi has organised a fundraiser to help Bri and her family meet her out-of-pocket medical costs for ONE YEAR.
CLICK is a monthly theme-based photography contest hosted by Jugalbandi. This month’s theme is: YELLOW for Bri
Yellow is the colour of hope. Through the work of the LiveStrong Foundation, it has also come to signify the fight against cancer.
The entries can be viewed HERE. The deadline for entries is June 30, 2008. The fundraiser will extend until July 15, 2008.
The target amount is 12,000 U.S. dollars. We appeal to our fellow bloggers and readers to help us achieve this. Bri deserves a chance to explore all options, even if her insurance company thinks otherwise.
There’s a raffle with exciting prizes on offer. After viewing the list, you may make your donation HERE or at the Chip-In button on any participating site.
Your donation can be made securely through credit card or Pay Pal and goes directly to Bri’s account.
This month’s photo contest also has some prizes. Details HERE.
You can support this campaign by donating to the fundraiser, by participating in CLICK: the photo event, and by publicising this campaign.
I don't think I'm actually entering because I've had too much difficulty figuring out how to resize the photo, but here's the recipe I created for Yellow for Bri:
1 lb. of whitefish fillets or the equivalent (somewhat firm, thin fillets) cut into four pieces
2 cups course ground cornmeal, preferably local and/or organic
3 baby yellow squash or yellow zucchini, sliced in half and then cut into slices
2 cups chopped, fresh asparagus (about 1" pieces)
3 green onions with bulbs attached (sliced thin and chopped)
2 TBS olive oil
1 cup white wine (I used chardonnay)
1/4 tsp of dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat 1/2 TBS olive oil in large skillet on medium. Saute onions until fragrant and soft.
2. Add squash and asparagus. Cook until asparagus is bright green and squash is softer, but not mushy.
3. Remove from heat and sprinkle with oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
4. Heat 1 1/2 TBS olive oil on medium high in large fry pan.
5. Wash fillet pieces and pat dry. Pour cornmeal into a shallow bowl. Pat fillets into cornmeal, covering them thoroughly.
6. Cook fillets on both sides until golden brown (NOT dark brown). When outsides are crispy, pour in wine and cover pan. Cook another 5 minutes or so until fish is flaky.
7. Place a generous spoonful of vegetables on a plate, top with a fillet and garnish with lemon.
Enjoy with white wine, orzo or rice and a fresh salad.