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In Memory of Rosie

Dear friends,

I am really moved and can’t write too many thing about Rosie.

On the 19th May 2010, a dear friend Rosie, of Baking Cakes Galore passed away.  Most of you have probably heard about this and then maybe some of you haven’t.

Maria, one of her dearest friends has written a beautiful post about Jules, which was her real name and I am quoting here a few words.

“Today I have lost a good friend. You all knew her under her blogging name of Rosie from “Baking Cakes Galore”, her real name was Jules. I received the sad news this morning from her husband to say that Jules had passed away this morning in hospital. They believe it was a heart attack. I cannot express the sadness I am feeling right now and I know that this will be felt by all of you who had come to know her as I did.”

I wanted to write this post earlier but each time I began writing it, tears would flow from my eyes and looking back at older recipes, I find some of her wonderful comments and get emotional each time.

I follow a lot of blogs and have a lot of other friends, who like Rosie are passionate about baking.  A few days ago when I was reading a friend’s post, I wanted to warn her and tell her that it’s not good for her health to be making cakes all the time and using all the fatty ingredients which are included in a cake.  I thought of e-mailing her and tell her that she should take more care about her health, but I didn’t know how she would take it.  Then there are so many other friends doing the same thing and I can’t begin sending e-mails to each one of you and tell you that you should take care of your health.

I decided that we should honour Rosie by bringing Awareness about Heart problems and what causes them.

What Is Coronary Artery Disease?

Coronary artery disease (CAD), also called coronary heart disease, is a condition in which plaque (plak) builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply your heart muscle with oxygen-rich blood.

Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol (ko-LES-ter-ol), calcium, and other substances found in the blood. When plaque builds up in the arteries, the condition is called atherosclerosis (ATH-er-o-skler-O-sis).

What Causes a Heart Attack?

Most heart attacks occur as a result of coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is the buildup over time of a material called plaque on the inner walls of the coronary arteries. Eventually, a section of plaque can break open, causing a blood clot to form at the site. A heart attack occurs if the clot becomes large enough to cut off most or all of the blood flow through the artery.

National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute

Please my friends, change you cooking habits and enjoy food, eating healthier.

In memory of Jules, Cook or bake something you have previously cooked but this time find a way and make it healthier.

Some Guidelines to Follow:

1. Prepare a dish that you have cooked or baked before and provide a link of that recipe.   Cook it or bake it again and post it on your blog by the 28th June, 2010, explaining why it is healthier.  (If your recipes are already healthy just post a new healthy recipe).

2.Inform others by tweeting it or reposting it on Facebook (optional).

3.  If you knew Rosie, write a few words about her.

4. Include the logo for this event and please make sure to place a link back to this announcement page so that more people may find out about it.

5.  In your post please quote the 2 paragraphs about heart disease, so that your readers  will also be informed.

6. E-mail your entry to ivyliac [at] gmail [dot] com, quoting In Memory of Rosie, as the subject line with the following details.

* Your Name and country of origin

* Blog Name

* Blog URL

* Recipe Name

* Old Recipe URL

* New Recipe URL

* Photograph of final dish (not bigger than 400 pixels wide). If you don’t know how to do that don’t worry, I shall do it for you.

5. The deadline for this event is midnight (in whichever part of the world you live in) of 28th June 2010. The round-up will be posted on the 29th June, which will be 40 days after her death.  You may read why I chose to post the round-up on the 40th day here.

Rosie continues to Live in our Hearts and Minds.

May she rest in Peace,

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25 Responses

  1. Will definitely send my entry for this beautiful event in memory of our beloved Rosie, i participated with her events for Sweet and simple bake,missing her much..Very great information useful for many of us..
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  2. I heard about her passing away. I didn't knew her well but visited her blog… A beautiful way of honoring her.


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  3. Such a touching post and very informative too Ivy. I miss her a lot too. The last day i ws looking for a recipe in my recipe file here and i saw few of her recipes which I had printed out from her place and I didn't wan't to look to them as I still can't believe that she is gone.
    I sure will take part in this event.

  4. I jus wrote a comment hop that worked.
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  5. Cakelaw

    Hi Ivy, what a lovely tribute to Rosie, who was dear blogging friend to me as well. I will see what I can come up with.

  6. This is such an amazing idea you have thought up Ivy! And a very sweet tribute to Rosie. I look forward to being a part of it.

  7. A wonderful way to honor Rosie … it will be my pleasure to participate.
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  8. sorry to hear this! hope you'll be okay! she'll be looking over you!! !!!

  9. That is sad news.. I never knew of her blog but I checked out her blog just now. She was a wonderful cook/baker.
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  10. Sorry to hear the sad news 🙁

  11. Lazaro

    Beautiful post. My condolences for the loss of your friend. We will get you something for your round-up. Be well.


  12. momgateway

    I just learned about her through your blog. So sorry about this news …my dad died of a heart attack too, about 10 years ago…will do a post on this.


    • I am really sorry that you found out about this from my blog and also sorry that your dad died of a heart attack. Thank you for being a part of this.

  13. Ivy

    Thank you all for your kind words and for wanting to contribute.
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  14. What a beautiful post, Ivy. Please count me in on this. I didn't know Rosie that well but I was saddened when I heard the news. High cholesteral and heart attacks also run in my family (my dad's side of the family). I think this is a wonderful event in remembering your dear friend, Jules.
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  15. Such a loss … I wish and pray her famimy strength in this sad time. May her memory live forever in our hearts and throu her beautiful creativity online.

    Ivy, thank you for your kind words and also a nice way of remembering Jules!

    may Jules rest in peace in the highest level of heaven!

  16. This is such a sad thing to hear… but what a lovely way to pay tribute to her.

  17. je ne connaissais pas son blog mais ça me fait vraiment de la peine d'entendre une si mauvaise nouvelle et je trouve votre initiative très remarquable
    bravo à toi mon amie
    bonne journée

  18. Ria

    I am defiantely participating in this, Ivy!
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  19. good event..will send my entry..

  20. It's just sad to hear a friend suffering from certain illness……Let's live healthier lifestyle and happier!

  21. PJ

    What a loss Ivy…I don't know Rosie but through ur words I can understand what a wonderful person she was.Its a very fitting tribute to a dear friend.I will definitely participate…

    • Hi PJ. Welcome and thank you very much. You did not leave your URL but I will be waiting for your entry, so that I may visit your blog.

  22. I………… I …do no what to say … no words.I don't know her by person but I know her recipes for cakes. I can just close my eyes and fallow her recipe.. i made few recipes from her space.. will sure send some for your event.. may her soul rest in peace…

    • Thank you very much rekha.