Friday was a fun day! Ann and I went to the Aldergrove Fair to judge the baking, canning and vegetables. It is an annual event that I look forward to, like a kid in a candy store. I secretly hoped the lady that cans the most delicious beets I have ever tasted has entered again this year, just so I could taste them, seems weird to some, but to me, it’s heaven! There are many age categories for entries from 3 years old and up to give a fair chance for ribbons. This year we enjoyed the rice krispie treats shaped to look like flowers on tall sticks in a colourful pot with broken chocolate ice cream cones to look like dirt. Very creative! We tasted the best banana bread, dark, moist and so flavourful, a blue ribbon for sure. Another blue ribbon favourite were Chocolate Mousse cookies. Ann and I had to remind one another we were only “tasting” not eating those gems! The canning tastes begged for more, but again we had to refrain. Some of the blue and red ribbons were so very close it was hard to decide. Some of our favourites were a peach and gooseberry combination jam, along with the basket of freshly picked vegetable and farm fresh eggs. Already we are looking forward to next year and maybe we’ll taste something that you and your children make! Thanks to Karen Long who organizes the entire process of entries, it’s a huge job and we’re so thankful for her.