Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Forks and Corks -- A Taste of Fort Scott

Nine years ago, Husband Jim and I 
came up with the idea of a food and wine tasting fundraising event
in our little town.

That first year we named it,
A Taste of Fort Scott
For not only would be sample wine
but our restaurants would be showcased as well.

The Taste of Home
came to Fort Scott
and it got really confusing.

And so, four years ago, we changed the name

To Forks and Corks -- A Taste of Fort Scott

The Forks

Are the restaurants and caterers from our little town

Brought sugar cookies and

Bacon Maple cupcakes, among other things

Not only were there offerings tasty but owner Rebecca has been on Food Network Cake Challenges (and won!) and daughter Sarah's wedding cake and Andy's Magically Delicious Lucky Charms Castle of a groom's cake came from Sugar Creations

And there was 

from Marsha's Great Plains Deli
A favorite place to lunch.

The Corks

Came out of the many bottles of wine

That were sampled during the evening.
My job, as it has been for the last several years
Is pouring for the guests.

Into these souvenir wine glasses
We had several people tell us that they had a whole set!

It was a fun evening, the proceeds from the event go to our 

The Executive Director and Staff did a great job putting the event on.
And the volunteers from the community who gave of their time and talents
to make the event a success.
The Liberty Theatre is the perfect venue for the event and all but the first two have been at the Liberty.

And at the end of the evening . . . .

The boxes were not of full bottles but of empty ones.
If success is measured in "dead soldiers"
then the 2012 Forks and Corks
was a rousing success!

We're looking forward to the Tenth Annual 
next year.

We know it will be even bigger and better.


Rebecca said...

Congratulations on the successful event. The fruit tray was especially attractive to me (although I'm sure I would have indulged in a sweet or two...).

On Crooked Creek said...

You and husband Jim are such a vital and contributing couple to the town and the Chamber!!! Loved seeing all the "forks" featured for the event! Have a blessed day, dear friend!!!

lindaraxa said...

Martha what fun...would love a bite of those maple bacon cupcakes!

Martha said...

Those maple bacon cupcakes were wonderful! But Rebecca just isn't an outstanding cake decorator she is an outstanding baker as well -- her cakes are delicious as well as being pretty!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

It always sounds as if you have a great community there in Fort Scott, one you and your dh are right in the middle of.

Michelle said...

Fort Scott sounds like such a great place to live. If we ever have a weekend without soccer games, we need to head south and check it out. I loved your post on walking at the fort. How cool to live so near to a place with that kind of history!