This past Thursday, we had the peach cobbler bake-off contest with ten
contestants. The contest was sponsored by Witt’s Market in Gardendale.
The three winners were 1st prize, $50.00, Hazel Butts; 2nd prize,
$30.00, Becky Brown; and 3rd prize, $20.00, James Boston. Our three
judges were city council president, Stan Hogeland. He had to be
escorted by two police officers fighting and screaming that he didn’t
want to be there (if you believe that, I have a bridge for sale); Witt’s
Market manager, Gina Posey, who would put any judge on the Food
Channel’s Iron Chef to shame. Her attitude was, take no prisoners;
Kairos Katering, Chef James Jones, who acted like a poker player showing
no response as he tasted the cobblers. We thank them for giving their
taste buds so much work. Our next two cobbler bake-off contests are
sweet potato, Sept. 4th, sponsored by Lawrence Calvert, and apple, Sept.
18th, sponsored by Hazelrig Orchards. The prizes will remain as 1st
place, $50.00; 2nd place $30.00; and 3rd place, $20.00.
Chef James Jones, Kairos Katering, will no longer be with us for the
remainder of the season. He did state he’ll be with us next year. Bill
Woodard will be sharpening knives, scissors, and mower blades this week.
If all goes well, Suzie Burkett, The Chocolate Biscuit, will be back
from vacation selling her chicken salad, pimento cheese, and baked
The weather looks like it’s going to be a little cooler than normal, and
we hope to have a good turn-out. See you then.