Category Archives: Events

Lobster Roll Project


Sci-Fi Food


I just started a movie event. It is kind of like, but for movies You pick a movie to screen and set a time and date. If enough people buy a ticket, the local theater will screen your selected film.

I have selected Comic-con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary about the San Diego comic festival that attracts 140,000 fans.

What: Comic-con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

When: May 10, 7:30 P.M.

Where: Quality 16, Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI

Who: Comic, Fantasy, Geeks and Sci-fi Fans from the Land over, and their dates

How: Go to and reserve your ticket ASAP. We need to sell 40 tickets to make this happen. There will also be a costume contest. Please share, tweet, facebook, and tell a friend to help make this happen.

Why: To have fun watching a indie film and dress up like your favorite Sci, comic, zombie or an original character (costumes Optional)

As for food, maybe we can have some Romulan Ale

Selma Holiday Cookie Party

The first annual Selma Holiday Cookie Swap and Bake Sale was a success. Six of us baked the night away, and several others generously donated their time and baking skills and brought some cooke to swap and for the bake sale. The cookie featured were the decorated beauties shown above, my sugar cookie dipped in chocolate glaze and candy cane dust, swedish butter cookies, classic chocolate chip, chocolate crinkles cookies, chocolate chocolate chip, fruit bar cookies,  pecan bars, and praline candy.  In the end we ended up with more then twenty plates of assorted cookies for the bake sale.

Thanks to everyone who participated. Happy holidays.


Holiday Cookie Making Party: Cookie Swap and Bake Sale to benefit Friday Mornings@SELMA

Come Wednesday, December 16, 7:00-9:30 PM, for a holiday cookie making party, and cookie swap (located at 722 Soule Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI The home of Lisa Gottlieb and Jeff McCabe)

Bring your recipes, ingredients and a listing of what is in your cookies for people with allergy or diet restrictions.

Have enough supplies to make at least two dozen cookies, or bring cookies made at home. Please no store bought cookies. Feel free to make more.

One dozen cookies will be for the Holiday Cookie Swap where we will trade cookies with each other to leave with a fun holiday assortment.

The other dozen will be donated to Friday Mornings@Selma for a holiday bake sale.

If you plan to bake your cookies at SELMA RSVP is appreciate so we can organize. contact: or

Come join the fun and spirit of the holidays.


Sugar Cookies with Chocolate Peppermint Bark

It is the holiday season again, which means cookies.

There was a Christmas cookie contest at the Waterloo Farm Museum, in Waterloo, Michigan. This gave me the idea to combine sugar cookies with chocolate peppermint bark in one. The Waterloo Area Historical Society runs the farm museum and features a number of events like civil war reenactments, blacksmith demos, and farm house tours. The event that I am going to is Christmas on the Farm which features music, a blacksmith demo, christmas decorations, gift shop, and a cookie contest.

The sugar cookies recipe I used was from Cooks Illustrated, Baking Illustrated book. For the topping, I melted a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips with some half-and-half and powdered sugar in a double boiler. I dipped the cookies in the chocolate and coated them with candy cane pieces and candy cane dust. I think the next time I do this, I will put most of the dust in with the chocolate. It can also be made with white chocolate.

News Update: My cookies won 2nd place.

Rolling out and cutting the cookies with a tree shaped cutter

Cookies ready to be Baked

Cookies ready to be Backed

Candy cane about to be smashed

Candy cane pieces and dust

Chocolate ready for cookies to be dipped

Baked cookies ready to be dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with magic dust

Finished Cookie

Finished Tray very festive

Waterloo Farm Gift Shop

Candle Lanterns

Decorative Gifts

Prepped food in the wood fired bake house

Hearth Stove

Farm Baker

Decorative foot stool in the main house

Weavers Tool

Weavers Tool

Rag Rug making on old fashion Loom

Rag Scraps

Bake sale

My Cookies donated for sale

Pickle Contest: DownTown Home and Garden

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Ann Arbor Food

It was the first Annual Pickle contest at DownTown Home and Garden. I entered the contest with my Spicy Dulse Sauerkraut. I did not win and the top three winners were dill pickles. Like the Jam contest, the most popular, and familiar items per contest like raspberry jam and dill pickles, tend to win. I wanted to win for my offering, but feel that for the most part my offerings were great, but not as popular to win these contests. The positive reactions overheard from the taster of my jam and kraut were reassuring.

One thing I would say is bring something to drink. They did not offer water, or bread with the pickle tasting, and after 30 salty pickles you will need something to drink. I bought some bread. They sell zingerman’s bread and pastry at Downtown Home and Garden.

Apple Daze: Dexter Michigan 2009

Apple Daze

It was raining today, but that did not stop me from going to the Apple Daze in Dexter, Michigan. The event was hold on the park downtown Dexter. I got there as they were having the pie eating contest. There were craft vendors, animals for a petting zoo, apple doughnuts for sale, and of course apple pie. Here are some pictures.

Rainy Sign

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Feed for Llama’s: I bought a cup and feed the Llama, they are gentle and cute.

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Baby Goat

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Pie Eating Contest: Kid with his face in a pie

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Fresh Apples for sale at the place I bought apple doughnuts from.

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Apple Pie by the Slice

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Sign on Main Street

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