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« on: September 19, 2010 09:10:37 AM »

Thanks so much for everyone's encouragement!  We just picked up our fair entries, and brought home 36 blue ribbons, 11 second place ribbons (including the big one for second place antique quilt) and 9 third place ribbons!  We earned the largest check of this year's fair.  



Here are a few of my blue ribbon canned goods in close up.  I am particularly proud of the canned tomatoes and dill pickles, those are the categories with the most entries.  Now to start planning for next year's fair...



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This morning was turn-in for the county fair.  Here are my baked goods, canned goods and garden entries.  I brought home 23 blue ribbons and $97 last year, am hoping to break $100 this year.  Smiley



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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010 09:25:39 AM »

Wow MW, you have been super busy!

What are the two items at the front of the table full of canned goods? Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010 09:39:45 AM »

Looking at the photo, I think you must be talking about garlic and a super wonky sweet potato I dug up this week.  It looks like a snake about to strike.  I almost put some clove eyes in it but thought that might tick the judges off.  Better safe than sorry.   Wink
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010 11:33:07 AM »

I see loads of blue ribbons in your future, MissingWillow! I'm drooling over those cookies with the chocolate kisses. Yuuummmmmy!
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2010 01:04:27 PM »

A sweet potato! Shocked

Let us know how you did with your goodies!
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Can you post what the items were that you canned? I'm interested to know!
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2010 01:47:55 PM »

you deserve many ribbons for that haul
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2010 02:02:29 PM »

Can you post what the items were that you canned? I'm interested to know!

Well, let's see... honey with and without honeycomb, pickled carrots, dilled green beans, BBQ sauce, peach BBQ sauce, salsa, tomatoes, pickled beets, dill pickles, mixed pickles, lemon pickles, picked peppers, vinegar peppers, dill relish, blackberry, blueberry & peach jam, candy apple, blackberry, peach, strawberry, cherry, apricot & hot pepper jelly, cherry, fig, peach, pear, strawberry & honey peach preserves, plum sauce, chili sauce, kasoundi, peach rum sauce, pickled zucchini, peach puree and chocolate raspberry jam.  I think that's all of them.  I can a lot and always set aside the prettiest jar for the fair.  I dropped a box of 6 jars on the floor this AM, so submitted the second prettiest jars for those categories.   Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2010 09:06:33 AM »

A sweet potato! Shocked

Let us know how you did with your goodies!

I updated my original post.  We got the largest check from this year's county fair!   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2010 09:18:42 AM »

Congratulations!! Look at all those ribbons!
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2010 09:32:05 AM »

Well done! we knew you'd do great!
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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2010 09:55:21 AM »

Thanks so much!  I'll have some awesome holiday gift baskets to give this year.
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2010 02:06:23 AM »

Congrats, you totally deserved it!
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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2010 02:24:50 PM »

Wow! Canning on a small scale wears me out- you are amazing! I've never heard of lemon pickles or kasoundi, so I guess I have some google-ing to do.  Smiley

So far I've had bad luck with my refridgerator dill pickles. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2010 09:28:31 AM »

Incredibly well done. Congratulations on all of those well deserved ribbons! Very impressive!
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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2010 10:19:53 AM »

Thanks very much!  We tried the lemon pickles last night, they aren't very tasty.  Kasoundi is a tomato and cayenne pepper based condiment with lots of Indian spices.  I don't have any experience with refrigerator dill pickles to assist when_im_sixty4, does anyone else?
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2010 03:01:25 PM »

Jeezy Creezy! You make me feel like a slacker! Great job, congratulations on all those ribbons!
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2010 04:03:42 PM »

Thanks so much!  I'm recently retired, so that helps!   
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