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RE: OT: Bragging

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all meet someplace convenient and have
a "pitch in?"  All this sounds so great, and so many of you have wonderful
recipes I'd like to taste!  Congratulations, Cyndi.  You SHOULD be bragging!


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 10:53 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] OT: Bragging

We went to the opening day of the fair to see how my entries did. Not too
Peach-Lavender Jam: Best of Division
Salsa: 1st place
Peach Jam: 2nd place
Pomegranate Jelly: 2nd place
Apricot/Date Chutney: 2nd place
Jalapeno Jelly: 2nd place
Cherry Jam: Honorable mention
Cherry-Raspberry Jam: zip
Bell Peppers: 1st place
Anaheim peppers: 1st place
Jalapeno peppers: 1st place
Okra: 2nd place
Eggplant: 2nd place

I've done better in the past with preserved foods but I'm pleased enough, it
means I got at least a ribbon on everything but one item. I also met the
woman who's been kicking my butt the last couple years in preserved foods
and we had a nice chat. I discovered my suspicions were correct: her kids
are all out to college and she's got plenty of time for her new hobby; she
said she entered 90 items (NINETY) in the Los Angeles County Fair this year.
Now, that's a lot of work!
Anyway it was fun, we'll go back a few times next week to some concerts, eat
more junk food, and spend more time looking at the other handicrafts on


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