Another fantastic Pudsey Show took place on Saturday 6 September 2014! Well done to everyone involved with the organising, a great event, fantastic feeling of community in the hall and congratulations to everyone who entered as there really were some wonderful items of local produce, handicrafts and baking. This show is run by Pudsey Allotments and Cottage Gardeners’ Association.
It is always nice to win a prize and Mr C was very proud to win first prize with his first ever show entry in the competitive category of cherry tomatoes. Well done Mr C! It’s all about perfection but also uniformity and your cherry tomatoes were perfect in size, shape and colour with perky little green caps still attached.
I was very excited to get first place in the traybake category with my fruity flapjack, a lovely family recipe that I’ve been making for over 20 years and just keep tweaking. This batch had in it dried cranberries, dried apricots, sultanas, flax seed, coconut, oat bran, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds as well as a main ingredient of oats so quite healthy too!
I also went up a place in the chocolate brownie class, I was third in 2013 and using a different recipe I gained second prize this year! Yes, next year I will be aiming for first!
As usual the handicrafts were very full classes and I didn’t get anything for my crochet items but the competition was fierce so well done to those who did win prizes. I’d entered my crochet bag, glittery shawl and flower square blanket. This is a very mixed category with many lovely items.
Always lovely to see friends at Pudsey Show especially fellow Clandestine Cake Club members. Well done to Julie and Pippa on their first prizes for lemon curd and decorated cupcakes as well as their other prizes in the baking categories! Well done to Vicky on her amazing big, long and very straight cucumber and we’re all dying to know what a purple cauliflower tastes like!! Vicky is from B Whiteley Farm based on Houghside Road in Pudsey where they have a Farm Shop and Garden Nursery, this is where Mr C’s cherry tomato plant came from! http://www.bwhiteleyfarmshop.co.uk/index.html
Great to take part in a local show and look out for the Spring and Summer Shows that will be held in Pudsey next year. Anyone can enter and you’d be amazed at the diversity of all the classes in the programme, lots of childrens classes available too which I think is brilliant to get children involved with local shows and making things themselves at a young age!
More information can be found at http://www.pudsey-allotments-and-cottage-gardeners-association.co.uk/
I have not been asked or paid to make this review, all comments are my own.