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Bake It Forward with Zoe Nathan

Today’s #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is Zoe Nathan, award-winning baker and author of Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes from Our Kitchen.  Having worked at famed spots both on the East and West Coast (including savory positions at Lupa in New York and pastry positions at the celebrated Tartine bakery in San Francisco), Zoe returned to her hometown of Santa Monica where she met, fell in love, and married restaurateur Josh Loeb. She and Josh are co-owners of the Rustic Canyon family of restaurants including Rustic CanyonHuckleberryMilo & Olive, and Sweet Rose Creamery.

Zoe is baking it forward for Mel, David, and Roosevelt, her yard waste, recycling, and garbage men.

"Last year, our son Milo became obsessed with garbage trucks and decided to put his mom to work making muffins that we would bring out and give to the garbage men every Tuesday," she said. "The only challenge was that they start picking up at 6 a.m. sharp, but that didn't seem to deter him or us."

Inspired? Pull out the muffin tin like Zoe did and bake a second batch of treats for a local charity or someone who means something to you. Deliver the treats and show them how much you appreciate them. Snap a photo and tag it #BakeItForward for a chance to win $500. Learn more here.

Check back tomorrow to see who else is joining us to #BakeItForward.