Laura the Blue Ribbon Lady at Rolla's Farmers Market
Over the years, I have toyed with the idea of entering something into the local county fair contest. I have been a judge at fairs, and since then have enjoyed seeing winning entries when I was visiting communities with fairs. I can honestly say I have never met someone with so many blue ribbons!
I didn't catch her last name but her first name is Laura. She was talking to a couple of customers when I stopped by so I took the time to look at what all had won the coveted blue ribbons. There were the standard salsas, pickles, relish and jams next to the unusual pickled eggs and pineapple salsa.
After carefully perusing each and every jar, I selected a jar of her mild salsa. I like to use salsa on my summer salads, I told her.
Most definitely, she said. And do you add onions to your scrambled eggs?
Of course, I said, along with green peppers and tomatoes at the end to add color.
Don't forget the mushrooms, Laura said.
Did I forget to mention the cute floral hat she was wearing? Hard to miss, channeling comedian Minnie Pearl even with a price tag on the side.
Not sure if it's polite to ask for a favorite recipe or not but it did cross my mine.
I may have to try some more of her jars. The pineapple relish looks interesting!