Saturday, 10 September 2011

Little Eaton Produce Show 2011


The day dawned bright and I was in the kitchen early to make some cheese scones, an apple pie and a lemon drizzle cake. Today was the viallage produce show. A gathering together to show off prized onions, tomatoes, beans, potatoes, home-baking, flowers and a whole host of other competitions. The children from the village school painted pictures and showed off their talent. The entries for all the competitions had to be in the hall by 12.00 noon. My kitchen was hot and I really enjoyed the baking session (even though I had been at work all week). So I loaded up my basket and off I went to enter my produce. At the last minute I decided to take a jar of Blackberry Jam, Orange and Ginger Marmalade and a rather large courgette which had decided it was a Marrow. The hall was bustling with people all eager to display their wares. I placed my entries and left them to it - the judging takes ages and the villagers were asked to return at 3.00pm. A pleasant afternoon looking at all the entries, chatting and drinking tea. What better way to spend an afternoon. It is all good fun and for me its a bonus to win.
This year I had three 'Firsts' for my cheese scones, lemon drizzle cake and apple pie and a'Second' for the marrow.
Take a look at the slide show to see what everyone entered. I just love the flowers.

1 comment:

Pondside said...

Well done! I'd like a slice of that cake - or the recipe...