That’s Briana managing a smile after a sleepless night of painful breathing. She has some good days, and some really bad ones. Intense grass pollen and wind combined with deep, nagging pain in her chest and back make some days and nights really difficult.

Her mother-in-law Cynthe says: “She seems to make headway, then goes through a set-back. A bit of a helpless feeling, watching it all.”

Let’s do what we can to get Briana back to her former self. Your support and kindness have far exceeded our expectations. When Bri is confined to her room upstairs fighting for breath, your goodwill and generosity bring sunshine to her day. The Brownlow-Grey-Brush family and the CLICK team are truly grateful.

At last count, we have achieved 71% of our target. We need another $3,400 to meet Bri’s out-of-pocket medical costs for this year.

Do you think we can do it? HERE you will find details about the fundraiser and the exciting raffle prizes on offer.

SEE WHO’S BIDDING FOR WHAT. This list is regularly updated after verifying the information we receive from PayPal. This may take a day or two or three, so please be patient if your name does not show up right away. If there’s an error, please contact Shankari at

There are some exciting new prizes that have been added to our list. The prize list and bids are becoming difficult to manage and WE ARE UNABLE TO ADD ANY MORE. Thank you for your understanding.

EDITED ON June 20, 2008: This prize has been taken!

Planning a vacation in the Italian countryside? Sally has a beautiful farmhouse in Le Marche, Italy in the village of San Vittore di Cingoli. She offers an apartment located in the lower level of her farmhouse for a week to anyone who donates $500 to Bri’s fundraiser.

A one week holiday in Italy for two in an apartment with a double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and fully equipped kitchen.



Dining Area

In the garden there is also a swimming pool and a summer kitchen with barbecue.

A glimpse of the gorgeous area at Sally’s blog – Casalba News.

THERE IS NO BIDDING FOR THIS PRIZE. The first person who pays $500 and wants to use the place gets it. (The offer is for LODGING ONLY. Airfares and train fares not included.)

Offer must be used within two years and the dates will have to be arranged based on availability.

Send us an e-mail to if you are interested in this prize or want further details. Deadline: July 15.

Grains, Greens and Grated Coconuts: Recipes and Remembrances from a Vegetarian Legacy
by Ammini Ramachandran.

TWO PRIZES. Signed by Ammini Ramachandran.

Read Review

Culinary historians and cooks alike will enjoy this book, which tries to place Kerala, its history, and its family and cultural heritages into a coherent context for understanding food. Ammini Ramachandran explores the amazing range and depth in this southern Indian region’s vegetarian traditions.

Shipping: U.S. and India.
Code: Grains Greens
Bid Price: $25.

Cooking At Home With Pedatha: Vegetarian Recipes from a Traditional Andhra Kitchen
by Pratibha Jain and Jigyasa Giri.

TWO PRIZES. Signed by Pratibha Jain and Jigyasa Giri.

Read Review.

Traditional Andhra vegetarian fare from a grandmother’s kitchen. Beautifully illustrated and painstakingly documented. Winner of the Gourmand Award for World’s Best Vegetarian Cookbook, 2006.

Shipping: U.S., U.K. and India.
Code: Pedatha
Bid Price: $25.


Donated by Marija @ Palachinka. Includes Green pine needles syrup, European Cornel fruit jam, Ajvar, Mountain Rtanj plant herbal tea, a bag of dried ground red paprika seasoning, a package of Kulinat without additives (seasoning similar to Vegeta) and a handmade crocheted doily made by her grandma. All of the jarred products are premium quality, made by hand, by traditional recipes from the company Food Land line Bakina Tajna (Grandma’s Secret) with no additives or artificial colors.

Shipping: Worldwide.
Code: Palachinka
Bid Price: $25.

One Perfect Ingredient
by Marcus Wareing

Read Review.

Donated by Ivy. Details @ Kopiaste … To Greek Hospitality.

Shipping: Worldwide.
Code: Kopiaste
Bid Price: $25.

Thank you Sally, Ammini, Pratibha, Jigyasa, Marija and Ivy.

CLICK entries will be next updated on June 27, 2008.

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  1. I sincerely hope that Bri will be able to overcome her tough times and pull through! Our prayers are with you Bri, may God give you the strength!! Its simply extraordinary to see how everyone has come together to help Bri!

  2. Mala says:

    Dear Jai and Bee,

    I hope and pray to god that Bri recovers soon.. It is truly amazing to know how the blog world has come together for a friend ..

    Bri has all our wishes and thoughts to get her through this….


  3. TBC says:

    Thanks for the update on Bri. I have been thinking of her a lot lately…

  4. Bri says:

    Thanks so much for posting, Bee. I just haven’t been up to it lately. I’m recovering from pneumonia. The apartment in Italy looks like a dream. What an incredibly generous raffle prize. All of the prizes look so wonderful. Thanks so much everyone!

  5. Rashmi says:

    Thanks for the update on Bri. Bri, you still manage to look so radiant. God Bless!

  6. [...] a common bedtime practice, especially when it's been a hard day.  Bee and Jai put up a sweet update about me and included an awesome new prize that someone has offered: a week stay in an apartment at [...]

  7. revathi says:

    My prayers with Bri. Wishing her a speedy recovery !

  8. Jyothsna says:

    You are doing a great job for Bri, a pat on the back for you! Wishing Bri smooth and painless days on her road to recovery!

  9. Deeba says:

    Life can be so hard & painful at times…I’m so glad there is so much support for Bri. Thank you for the wonderful network you’ve built for her. GET WELL SOON BRI!!!

  10. Happy Cook says:

    Our prayers are with bri. Withh all her pain she still give a smle.
    You guys are one of the most nicest place in blog, doing all this work for Bri

  11. Asha says:

    Best wishes to Bri!

  12. shilpa says:

    Thanks for the update Bee & jai. Best wishes to Bri.

  13. Latha says:

    Our prayers are with Bri and her family. God bless.

  14. skribles says:

    Thanks Jai and Bee for the update about Bri. Wish her a speedy recovery!

  15. sangeeth says:

    Thanks for the update….lets hope for the best …

  16. sia says:

    best wishes to dear Bri. She is always in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Laavanya says:

    Sending best wishes and prayers Bri’s way….

  18. Kalai says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Bri.

  19. Dee says:

    We sincerely hope that Bri will overcome these hurdles . She is in our prayers and thoughts. Best wishes to her

  20. Pooja says:

    best wishes to Bri to recover soon.
    thank you J & B for keeping us updated.

  21. dhanggit says:

    you guys are all amazing!! big kisses from kitchen for all of you and my fervent prayers for Bri!!

  22. Rajitha says:

    thanks for the update..she is a strong girl no doubt..she will make it…that is mighty nice of all u guys to pull in a fundraiser for her…

  23. sunita says:

    Bri, you are in our prayers.

    Thanks bee and jai for the update.

  24. Manisha says:

    93% as of this writing. I think this speaks volumes for the spirit of the people who have donated!

  25. arundathi says:

    You guys are doing such a fabulous job. Bri is blessed to have so many people supporting her – our best wishes are with her always.

  26. [...] spread this message of help and hope. Inspired, we have also put up 2 copies of our cookbook. Click here if you want to know [...]

  27. Sharmila says:

    Good of you to keep us updated on Bri’s health. Sincerely hope that she gets better soon.

  28. arundati says:

    i hope all this goodwill channels into energy and recovery for Bri….thanks for the update….take care bri

  29. Lien says:

    How wonderful that the goal is already reached!

  30. manju says:

    Thanks for the introduction, Bee! Bri stopped by my site to say hello. It’s wonderful that the goal for the fund drive is well surpassed, I hope it goes a long way to her comfort and recovery. Still sending her reiki to support her recovery too.

  31. [...] us to protect and care for each other. I also would like to express my admiration to Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi for the heart they have [...]

  32. [...] fabulous list of prizes See who’s bidding for what (over half of the prizes have only 1 bidder!) Bri’s latest update Figs With Bri’s [...]

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