September 6, 2011 | 6:00am
Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?
This week join Valley coffee shops raise money through social media for the Phoenix Children's Hospital to help out kiddo's with cancer during CoffeeWeek 2011. Here's how it works - all this week, pick a participating coffee shop ( Echo, Fair Trade, Press) to host your very own "coffee break" for a $10 donation. Next, invite 24 of your generous friends down for a cup of joe on the house, then encourage your friends to throw a couple dollars down for the cause. Every penny of every dollar raised will go to the children's hospital. Each coffee shop will also have a social media command center set up for live tweeting and other social media related excitement. Sound confusing? The CoffeeWeek website explains it all. Click here to for all the details.
Garlic, Tomatoes and Basil -- Yes, Please!
Since we are still not on speaking terms with our oven and we are just a bit worn out from the weekend, we sought out a super simple yet satisfying Bruschetta recipe -- no oven needed (as long as you have a toaster oven handy). The perfect light and lazy meal!