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Mennonite Girls Can Cook

The Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog, www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca

In 2008, British Columbia-based Lovella Schellenberg began a blog where she intended to post her mother’s recipes. She soon welcomed recipes from nine other women from British Columbia, Manitoba, and Washington State with Mennonite backgrounds.Today, the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog has received over 6 million visitors -- with 7,000 faithful readers coming back to this blog daily.

In 2011 they released their first cookbook Mennonite Girls Can Cook, and in May 2013 their second cookbook Celebrations will be available across Canada. Early on in the blogging and book publishing process, the women decided that they would extend their gift of hospitality to feeding hungry children and giving back to the organization that helped their ancestors in Russia and the Ukraine. The overwhelming success of the first book allowed the women to donate a greenhouse to the Good Shepherd Shelter in the Ukraine. All book royalties for the new Celebrations cookbook will be disbursed through Mennonite Central Committee to provide clean drinking water for people in Africa.