Lifestyle

A pumpkin pie takes the prize

Pumpkin pie contest winner Shannon Seath Meyer shows off her winning creation. - Ralph Moore photo
Pumpkin pie contest winner Shannon Seath Meyer shows off her winning creation.
— image credit: Ralph Moore photo

Despite an autumn chill, some 200 Islanders gathered Saturday to sample 16 pumpkin pies and desserts at the Village Green — with four discerning judges determining the winner in the annual contest. This year, there were two categories — traditional pumpkin pie and non-traditional pumpkin dessert — with bakers asked to focus on local ingredients. Grabbing the title for best traditional pie was Shannon Seath Meyer, above, who used a home-grown sugar pie pumpkin in her concoction. Nancy Foster-Moss took first place in the non-traditional category with her “Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake” — described by Beachcomber blogger Karen Dale as “gooey-piggy-creamy-lush-scrumptious.” Judging this year’s contest were Island farmer Jasper Forrester, Island farmer Karen Biondo, Lisa Cyra, a pastry chef, and Kate Baehr, principal of Chautauqua Elementary School. Read more, including Meyer’s winning recipe, at Dale’s blog, “Garden On, Vashon,” at blogs.vashonbeachcomber.com/gardenon.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Nov 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates