I am still reeling from blueberry and sugar overload from yesterday’s Mug Up Blueberry Bake Competition. In addition to baked entries by Deb Shradieck, Joanne Souze and Joy Kasmer, there were also blueberry crumb cake and blueberry pie donations (thanks Violet Gray), as well as blueberry deviled eggs (unexpectedly good – it was Ed Collard’s idea) and the always delicious non blueberry contribution by Paul Morrison of Latoff Farms Monkey Bread. Madfish Sushi god, Jordan Ruben’s father Greg was visiting and joined in the fun, and long time no see friends Pete and Joyce Chamberlain were in the house. Of course, H.A. Lind was there with her beautiful exhibit of new Cape Ann focused paintings, here at the gallery through August 30. If you missed her well attended opening yesterday afternoon, she will be having a meet the artist reception on Sunday, August 26th from 2:00-4:00.
The Winners of the Blueberry Bake Competition were:
#1 Best Overall Entry – Deb Schradiek’s Blueberry Cake
#2 Best Presentation and Most Unique – Joanne Souza’s Blueberry shortbread squares with fresh mint
#3 Best Blueberry Pancake You ever tasted in your life – Joy Kasner’s awesome huge blueberry pancake. In addition to being a great blueberry pancake maker, Joy is also an amazing psychic and is still giving angel readings at the gallery, by appointment or evenings Thursday through Sunday.
The Esteemed Judges were major foodies Ed Collard and dapper looking in paisley, Paul Morrison, and Maine born and bred blueberry expert and Wendie Demuth’s squeeze, Langley Willauer.