Therefore, I have decided to start blogging about food in general. Local food that I find and love, new recipes I discover and, of course, news of my state fair prize winnings.
I have won state fair blue ribbons the past two years for my Bread & Butter pickles. Anyone who tries them says they are the best they have ever eaten. I had high hopes for a repeat ribbon this year. I entered my Bread & Butters, Deli Style Dills and on a whim, I also entered my organic Blueberry Jam and my Cherry Marmalade. I was really busy during the time the fair was here so I didn’t get a chance to go and find out if I had won again but a friend called me to let me know that, unfortunately, my Bread & Butters did not win a ribbon this year. I was a bit crestfallen but I had a good run for a couple of years so I was fine with the loss. The final day of the fair rolled around and I had to go pick up my entries, and get one of those state fair Italian Sausage sandwiches. I had my sandwich and made my wat to the agriculture building to pick up my canned goods. I gave the attendant the receipts for my entries and off she went to retrieve them. The first jar she put on the counter was my Blueberry Jam and, much to my surprise, it had a big blue ribbon hanging on it. It appeared that my friend who reported my lack of ribbons was unaware I had entered jams and didn’t check for winning entries in that category. I was surprised and delighted. I had made an end run and my winning record remained unsullied!