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C Is for Cookie: The Ultimate Holiday Cookie Contest Rocks Greenwich

16 Dec
From Top left to right:  Brown Butter Cookies, Mocha Surprise, Gingerbread Cookies, Cranberry, Peppermint Patties Cookies, Kour, Buckeyes, and Raspberry
From top left to right: Browned Butter Cookies, Chocolate Chestnut Cranberry Mocha Supremes, Gingerbread Cookies, Orange Cranberry Pistachio Cookies, Peppermint Patties Cookies, Kourambiethes, Buckeyes, and Double Chocolate Raspberry Filled Cookies

There was plenty of snow this weekend to make things a pain in the tookis to get around, but you best believe that didn’t stop Marcia Selden Catering, Winston Flowers, OmNomCT, a select crew of judges, 8 talented bakers, and a huge crowd of tasters from hitting up the 1st Annual Ultimate Holiday Cookie Contest!  This is true devotion, you know?  Nor rain, nor sleet, nor snow storm can stop voracious cookie enthusiasts.

When we arrived, Winston Flowers (already a beautiful shop in downtown Greenwich) was decorated so festively.  We met up with Nicole Straight and Robin Selden of Marcia Selden Catering and immediately went into the back room to meet the judges.  Chef Plum of Plum Luv Foods, Robin Selden from Marcia Selden Catering, Lisa Maronian from Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes, and John Barricelli from SoNo Baking Company were all ready to eat the cookies set upon the judging plates.  But, they couldn’t eat quite yet…

Judges and OmNomCT at Marcia Selden Ultimate Holiday Cookie Contest
OmNomCT with Judges Robin Selden, Chef Plum, Lisa Maronian, and John Barricelli

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Ultimate Holiday Cookie Contest and Party with Marcia Selden Catering

25 Nov

You know the holidays are around the corner when you or someone in your family busts out the cookie recipes.  It’s just an OmNomCT_logo.001unwritten rule:  cookies=holiday time.  And, it’s with that kind of spirit that we’re very excited to announce The Ultimate Holiday Cookie contest with Marcia Selden Catering!  You’ll have from DecemberWinston Flowers 2-10 to submit your holiday cookie recipe and photo to Marcia Selden Catering’s contest page tab on Facebook.  Then, on December 11 we’ll both pick our top 6 recipes that we’ll share with you and Marcia Selden Catering.

SLEC-20-logo-A-screenThe top 6 entrants will then prepare 5 dozen cookies for the sweetest of all holiday events on 12/15 from 2-3:30 at Winston Flowers in Greenwich.  This event is open to the public and requires you to come hungry because there will be lots of cookies toPlum Luv Foods logo taste and there will be refreshments to make it all go down smoothly.  And four awesome judges will be on hand to crown the Ultimate Holiday Cookie Champion!  First up is Lisa Maronian from Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes in Greenwich.  Both Lisa and her husband Stephen have appeared on Food Network Challenge and their creations have been featured on The Today Show and countless publications.  The second judge is  John Barricelli The SoNo Baking Company & Cafefrom SoNo Baking Company who has countless cookbooks and was the host of the show “Everyday Baking from Everyday Food.”  Third up is Chef Plum from Plum Luv Foods.  Chef Plum has become known for his Dinner Underground series, his run on The Taste, recently winning Guy’s Grocery Games, and for his brand new segments on “Better TV” from The Hallmark Channel.  And, the final judge is Robin Selden, who is executive chef at Marcia Selden Catering.  She’s got the golden touch when it comes to food and has helped to bring in countless awards, honors, and amazing meal experiences.

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CT RollerGirls Season Opener; Cupcake Derby at Two Roads

19 Sep

Amelia Tearheart

Babe Vigoda

C. Mya Rage

Cali Ripskin

Chelsea Handle Her

Crash Corpse

Egregious Philbin

Eleanor Bruisevelt

F. Scott Hitzgerald

Hell’n HyJinx

I. Harley Knewem

Puke Skywalker

Queen Stryke

These are just some of the killer names of the brutally bodacious babes that have been on the CT RollerGirls team.  With names like that, you know that you’re in for a great show when you check them out trying to rack up points for that amazing roller derby win.  So, why not check them out this Saturday at the CT Sports Center in Woodbridge (21 South Bradley Road), starting at 6? You’ll get two matches for the price of one!  Ooooooh.  We’re talking ’bout the Bone Crushers vs. Widowmakers, then men’s roller derby gets in on the action.  That’s right, the CT Death Quads will be facing off against the Ottawa Slaughter Squad in what will surely prove to be a slobberknocker.  Don’t you love that word?  Slobberknocker!

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Whose Cake Reigns Supreme at the Darien Library? We’ll Help Decide!

13 Apr

Chocolate Cake Slice with Raspberries

Have your cake and eat it too?  Yeah, we can handle that!  Especially because the Darien Library is having one of the most epic book events that has ever been created.  This is all part of their program, One Book, One Community–bringing Darien together through reading the same book.  The novel this time around is City of Thieves by David Benioff.  Erin Shea, Head of Adult Programming, explains, “Colonel Grechko tells Lev and Kolya that he will give them their freedom if they bring him a dozen eggs for his daughter’s wedding cake.”

A natural extension of this was to create their own kind of challenge…a cake baking competition.  Participants will bring in a homemade cake that will be offered up for judging by OmNomCT and a representative from CTBites.  We’ll be judging the cakes based on taste, appearance, texture, creativity, and the name.  Don’t fret, though.  There’s plenty of cake for everybody to try, too.  Did we mention that the winner will be able to snag $100?

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