Friday, August 22, 2008

Skoog Farm Cook Off

Lori Skoog of the Skoog Farm Journal has a farm with horses, flowers, vegetable and organic garlic. Nice: I like garlic, and my mother loves garlic. One day, she posted a photo of her husband surrounded by strings of these plump garlic heads, and I was sold.

“Lori,” I wrote, “let me buy some of that garlic – two bags, and how about some red onions too?”

I sent the check, and shortly thereafter I received a sturdy, wrapped box with ton of beautiful cream-colored garlic and ruby red onions (I posted a picture to show Lori that her goods had arrived). I divided the spoils with my mother and niece. A heap remained, and two words came to mind: Cook off.

At work, the people on my team run from meeting to meeting all day long, and rarely have time to stop and commune. Why not have a cook off with some of Lori’s goods?

So, today we did.

Thanks to all who cooked, ate, judged and provided conversation for the Skoog Farm Cook Off!

And, the winners are:

Overall Superiority in Culinary Delight:

T1’s Romaine Salad with Red Onions Walnuts and Orange Vinaigrette

Honorable Chef's Table:

J’s Salsa

A1’s Beef and Beer

A2’s Corn Salsa

Also Delicious:

T2’s Hot Salsa

J’s Roasted Garlic and Caramelized Onion Hummus

K's Bruschetta

My Shrimp, Garlic and Feta Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

Lori’s garlic and onions received rave reviews for quality and freshness.

But, I’m keeping the rest for myself.
Thanks again for the food and the fun!


Lori Skoog said...

DO I LOVE IT OR WHAT!!!!! This is so great, I can't wait to show Gary. What a testimonial. makes me hungary. The people you work with are real sports.

Spartacus Jones said...


Few things are as good as making a meal to share, And when the ingredients come from your own garden, or from a friend's, that's just all the better.

Looks like quite a feast!


CoyoteFe said...

Lori -

I thought you'd get a kick out of it! The people I work with are terrific. Everyone looked forward to yesterday, and had a great time. And, we all were so impressed with your produce (someone mentioned a roadtrip!). You and Gary have a great thing going on up there. Thanks for being.

Spartacus Jones -
I agree completely. There's something special about a communal meal that can't be duplicated solo or in a restaurant. We were all rogether, stuffed, and no one cared that we smelled!

Lori Skoog said...

Bring it on...we would be happy to house your road trip crew...pick a weekend and lets do it. You can all get a little farm experience. We have lots of room.

CoyoteFe said...

Lori -

Ha! I'll tell my team!