Every year, just for fun, I enter some of my jams and baked goods into the Oregon State Fair. I have always thought it was fun to peruse all of the crafts and home arts that are displayed at the fair. There are so many creative and talented people out there, and it is a great outlet to showcase the best of the people of Oregon. One year I thought, hey why not put my hat in the ring, what’s the worst that can happen? And each year I have been fortunate enough to walk away with a few ribbons (you can see a complete list on my Awards/Features page). This morning I received the results of this year’s entries and they are as follows:
Best of Class Award – Linzer Cookies
1st place Blue Ribbon – Linzer Cookies
1st place Blue Ribbon – Apricot Almond Scones
1st place Blue Ribbon – Lime Pound Cake
2nd Place Red Ribbon – Orange Marmalade
3rd place White Ribbon – Oregon Berry Jam
I also won best rolled cookie this year (with the Linzer cookies), and in so doing won a free rolling pin! It is all just for silliness and fun, and I certainly am nowhere near the big contenders who have the time and energy to enter dozens of items each year. But it is nice, nonetheless, to have a little pat on the back for all of my carefully cultivated recipes. Happy Friday!