I'm no Yellow Socks, but....

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today I showed 11 items at a local town's fall festival baking and canning contest... 

I got 1st place in bread baking for a bread sculpture of a cornucopia filled with fall harvest produce (it came out really beautifully, surprised even me!)

 

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1st place for my Wild Plum Chablis Jam

3rd place for an herb bread...

It was fun, won some embroidered aprons and gift certs to boot!

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WOW!!!!

That's spectacular!!!!

Do you use a special recipe?

I think my fair should have a competition like that, too.... it's sooooo cool!  (Dh is appalled that we don't have a decorative bread category.)

GREAT JOB and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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I have a cornucopia centerpiece with fall leaves around it that I guess it is time to pull out and put on the table.  Thanks for reminding me...

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Great job!  Some times we don't know what we can do till we do it! 

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Congrats on the beautiful bread!!

One question: Can you do it again??!!

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Yeah, I made one that was a gathered bunch of wheat sheaths with biscuits as the wheat heads, but it was a couple years ago, so I wasn't sure if I still "had it". Plus, the dough wasn't rising when I was preparing it, wasn't warm enough, I guess, I was freaking out because it was the night before and I didn't want to be up until midnight making the thing, knew I wouldn't have enough time in the morning, it didn't start rising un til I was baking something else...Hallelujah!

It wasn't a hard recipe, just time consuming and I wasn't sure how big I could really get it in my oven, didn't want it to rise in there like that " I Love Lucy" episode!

Thank you everyone!

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That is a beautiful bread!  Congratulations!

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 just want see what this one does...

oh man I thought a smiley would pop out or somethin'...

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Oops!

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PS a guest from Charlotte NC makes preserves like crazy.  I asked her about the black raspberries and she said she has not had them either.

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JunieBJones (JBJ) wrote:

PS a guest from Charlotte NC makes preserves like crazy.  I asked her about the black raspberries and she said she has not had them either.

I have black rasperries growing in my yard.  They're exquisite.  I make jam from them, and I made a black raspberry sorbet that was wonderful.  I can't get enough of them, and find myself rationing them for use throughout the year because I don't want to be without them!

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amkaylor wrote:

JunieBJones (JBJ) wrote:

PS a guest from Charlotte NC makes preserves like crazy.  I asked her about the black raspberries and she said she has not had them either.

I have black rasperries growing in my yard.  They're exquisite.  I make jam from them, and I made a black raspberry sorbet that was wonderful.  I can't get enough of them, and find myself rationing them for use throughout the year because I don't want to be without them!

What state are you in?

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I grew up with them in West Virginia

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Look here

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catlady wrote:

Look here

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Very interesting.

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The talent - ohhhhh the talent!

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Absolutely gorgeous.

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Wow!

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Wow!  that is beautiful bread!

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Congrats!! You did very well.

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Beautiful!  That is bread art

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great!

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