Baking with Leslie & Guatemala Village Health

Receive the perfect Mother’s Day gift and contribute to the health and well-being of Mayan villagers’ lives! Sign up by April 20th for the baking demonstration April 28th

In her 20s, Leslie Mackie worked in Los Angeles with many Guatemalans. She fell in love with their big hearts and generous souls. Her daughter, Olivia, now 23, was born in Guatemala City. A few years ago, Leslie learned about Guatemala Village Health from her daughter. Through education, empowerment of local leaders, and development of local health providers, this fantastic non-profit gathers people to help improve village health and prosperity in Guatemala. When they asked us to team up for a fundraiser to support their efforts in improving Mayan villagers’ lives, we couldn’t say no!

For each $75 donation to the Guatemala Village Health fundraiser, you will receive a tote bag containing a Macrina Chocolate Raspberry Cupcake Kit, a jar of Project Barnstorm Raspberry Conserves, and a Macrina tea towel. Donate $120, and you’ll also get our most recent cookbook, Seasons, signed by Leslie.


In addition, all donors get to join Leslie on April 28 for a Zoom baking demonstration from her Vashon Island farmhouse kitchen. She will demonstrate how to bake our Chocolate Raspberry cupcakes, assisted by her daughter Olivia. “I will demonstrate the mixing, baking, and making of the filling,” says Leslie. “We will also demonstrate how to sugar some edible flowers for Mother’s Day.”


Our Seasons Cookbook includes some of our customers’ favorite Macrina kitchen recipes, from brunch dishes, to summer desserts. Celebrated local photographer Jim Henkens spent days on Leslie’s Vashon Island farm to create the vivid images that illustrate the well-tested recipes.

By participating in this fundraiser for Guatemala Village Health, you can make a valuable contribution, learn how to bake delicious chocolate raspberry cupcakes, and discover new favorite recipes in our cookbook.

Register Here:

May 1st, 2022 Update: 

Thank you to everyone who made this a successful and amazing fundraiser! Here are some photos from the event:

Leslie Mackie, assisted by her daughter Olivia Mackie
Leslie and Carolyn Bain, Executive Director of Guatemala Village Health 
The lovely cupcakes!