The Oregon State Fair is up and running.
Have you been to a state fair recently?
It is still about flowers and home canned food, but on a smaller
scale than I remember as a young girl.
There were tablescapes too, which many of my tea friends would have enjoyed.
There was judging for the best from the orchards and gardens.
Quilts made an appearance in all their beauty.
I was there as a judge for scones.
A contest sponsored by King Arthur Flour.
If you remember from previous years I have done this along with a couple friends.
Well there ended up being just the two of us judges and 36 entrants.
We have never had so many enter or so many good scones to taste.
We had to read each recipe, taste, and score, not a particularly easy job.
It took us 2 full hours to do this as those that entered waited nearby.
There were two categories: adult and professional.
We would have loved having children enter, but there were none entered.
In the bottom photo, the shiny scone on the plate was the adult category winner.
It was a wonderful sharp cheddar cheese with a honey glaze.
It was quite delicious and I actually took a second bite just to enjoy.
It was a fun morning, but certainly no lunch was needed after
enjoying scones at the State Fair.