BISCUIT TOURNAMENT 2017! Round 8!

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On the sweet side of the competition:  

YOUR MAMA'S HOUSE (YMH) by Paulcat Kirkland: Grape Jelly and Banana biscuit with Jet Puff, cinnamon sugar and hazelnuts
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MINT-TOBE (MTB) By Carla Taconi: Spearmint biscuit with Chocolate mint Fluff and chocolate mint shavings

On the savory side of the competition:  

CARROT LIVE WITHOUT YOU (CLWY) BY Maddie Martinez: Corn and cumin biscuit with BBQ carrots and Purple Cabbage
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QUINOA FIESTA (QF) by Meghan Angelina: Onion and pepper biscuit with quinoa, goat fluff and corn salsa

HERE IS WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THE BISCUITS:  

CLWY: Both were quite strange...but the "carrot" was the winner!

YMH: This tasted like the kind of sandwich the fat kid in third grade would bring.  I'd trade a week's worth of snack packs for this

MTB: FTW

QF: Amazing! The goat fluff is so yummy, i could eat this all day long

YMH: So surprised by this favorite as I usually stray heavily from banana anything!

MTB: I am a chocolate-lover, so mint to be pulled ahead for me.

QF: The goat fluff and Quinoa together are excellent in taste and texture

MTB: Very minty and the chocolate was rich and yummy!

CLW: I can really taste the love put into the thought of this biscuit, almost as if the creator can't live without ME! Plus the BBQ is awesome 

YMH: Hands down, the best biscuit ever.  I never need to eat another.  It could want the whole tournament!

QF: Oliver twist: "please sir, quinoa have some more?"

CLWY: BBQ Carrots? Who'd a thunk?

MTB: I was "mint" to be here for this biscuit today! 

YMH: This biscuit is soooo A-peel-ing.

QF: Quinoa get that Meghan's phone number?

CLWY: I like how the cumin came through on the back end

MTB: Mint to be was the perfect end to my cup-o-tea!

CLWU: Yum

YMH: This biscuit is Bananas!

MTB: Minto to be was mint for me!

QF: A great breakfast for after you fiesta way too hard

YMH: Its almost cheating to put marshmallow on something.  It becomes the obvious winner

MTB: More like mean too be on the menu permanently!

CLWY: I can see again

MTB: So silky and delicious!

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

YOUR MAMA'S HOUSE  and QUINOA FIESTA!

 

 

Biscuit Tournament 2017! Round 7!

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On the sweet side of the competition:  

BLUEBERRY CAKE DONUT (BCD) by Susannah Snyder: Blueberry Lemon Biscuit with lemon fluff and powdered sugar snow
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MATCHA MADE IN HEAVEN (MMH) by Olivia Lestrade: Matcha Green tea biscuit with goat fluff and dar chocolate shavings 

On the savory side of the competition:  

REUBEN (R) by Jay Meadows: Swiss and Rye biscuit with corned beef, sauerkraut and thousand island fluff  
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GULF COAST COWBOY by Bryan Ashmore: Spinach, artichoke and parmesan biscuit with ranch fluff

HERE IS WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THE BISCUITS:  

WE ASKED FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND THEY WERE GREAT!  ( WE WILL USE THE INITIALS OF THE BISCUITS THAT ARE BEING COMMENTED ON)

BCD: This tastes like the best part of a tea party

R: Reubens are life.

GCC: YEEHAW!

MMH: Cant go Wrong with Tea! I could've eaten matcha more!

GCC: So good I wish it was dinner sized!

R: The Reuben was EXCELLENT!

GCC: Ranch fluff needs to happen all the time!

BCD: Honestly, this lemon fluff was on point and would make anything taste delicious---ANYTHING.

GCC Like a super bowl party tray in a tiny biscuit form

BCD: Love that blueberry cake!  Very much a little bite of heaven!

R: It TASTED like a REUBEN, The GCC was also Bomb AF, I just really like reubens

GCC: Gulfcoast cowboy thundering into the finish line

MMH: The Matcha was heaven because if science has taught us anything, Goats love chocolate

MMH: The Matcha was delicious, never would have thought to put green tea and dark chocolate

R: Reuben Popped! Loved the Fluff, Tasty Biscuit!

BCD:Blueberries baked in the blueberry cake biscuit plus lemon fluff was clutch!

R: The Reuben was BURSTING with flavor!

MMH: Matcha biscuit has my vote because of its subtle sweetness and unconventional  flavor that just works with the goat fluff and chocolate.  IT caught me off guard at first, but grew on me by the time i finished

GCC: The GCC has the warm, fluffiness of Memo's biscuits, infused with a unique, memorable flavor!  Each bite was a pleasure!

 

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

BLUEBERRY CAKE DONUT and the GULF COAST COWBOY!

Biscuit Tournament 2017! Round 6!

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On the sweet side of the competition:  

PUT DA LIME IN DA CHOC-O-LAT  (PDA) by Keith Wooten:  Dark chocolate chili & lime biscuit with sweet lime fluff. 
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VANILLA BOURBON CHERRY (VBC) by Spencer Buskirk:  Bourbon soaked cherry and lemon biscuit with vanilla fluff. 

On the savory side of the competition:  

THE LONG SHOT (LS) by: Mike Aukhertz: Sardine and olive biscuit with mayo, voodoo Zapps and capers.  
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MESS-A-CAN (MAC) by Julian Brunt:  corn, poblano and sun dried tomato biscuit with queso fresco. 

HERE IS WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THE BISCUITS:  

WE ASKED FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND THEY WERE GREAT!  ( WE WILL USE THE INITIALS OF THE BISCUITS THAT ARE BEING COMMENTED ON)

We normally do not publish negative comments, but the Long Shot was so polarizing... we couldn't resist mixing a few of those in here.  

PDA:  Love the surprising flavor combos in the chocolate lime. 
VBC:  Just beautiful.
LS:  A very BRAVE recipe.  Even if it is a little overwhelming
PDA:  Loving the lime fluff and the biscuit has a nice bite from the chili.  Perfect aftertaste! 
LS:  An unlikely, yet quite harmonious marriage.
VBC:  Perfect amount of sweet and tart!
MAC:  I've never had a mexican - style biscuit.  I could eat a whole meal consisting of this.  
PDA:  Love the spice of this!
MAC: *Yum yum yum*
VBC: The subtle bourbon flavors played wonderfully with the vanilla and lemon
LS:  Who is this Mike guy?  Is he single? <3 <3 <3  (for the record... he is totally taken!)
VBC:  Oh Yeah Yeah!
MAC:  Wakes up your mouth while your tongue does a the happy dance. 
PDA: I could taste distinct flavors.  The tart of the lime, sweet earthy chocolate then the heat of the chili!
LS:  The texture of the sardine biscuit was perfect and the level of saltiness was divine!  
MAC:  YAAAAAASSsSSS!
VBC: Perfection!
PDA: Hands down Delicious -  loved the combo of flavors!
LS:  The melding of saltiness of the sardine, olive, zapps, & Capers was perfect--one did not over power the other.  
MAC:  bright pops of tomato & just the right amount of spice.  
VBC:  Anything w/ bourbon is automatically better!  Amazing job!  Moist and the vanilla fluff compliments the biscuit perfectly!
PDA: Cool spicy/sweet combo.
MAC:  This corn bread just broke the "side" mold!  Taste like the old west (the good parts)
LS:  I really dislike sardines but the capers & other stuff camo-ed it well.  
MAC:  This may be corny but it stood out in its field. 
LS:  There is something fishy about this. 
MAC.  It was an a-corn-mplished biscuit. 
VBC:  The bourbon soaked cherries revive my alcoholism.  Thank you
VBC: Always choose alcohol!
MAC: BOMB
VBC:  A little swag on the pallet with some notes of baller sauce. 
LS:  So much good in a biscuit!  
VBC:  This biscuit reminds me of cherry garcia ice-cream.  So good.
MAC: Sweet and salty! The Sun dried tomatoes are my favorite part about it. 
PDA: Very pleasant!  Hidden fun!  I like the sneaky heat.  All the flavors work well with each other.  
PDA:  I'm a sucker for chocolate.  The chili had a nice refreshing punch.  
MAC: My favorite through out the tournament so far.  
LS:  From memory, it is the worst flavor I have ever had in my mouth, including the 1/2 worm I ate in a boiled peanut!  No! Mike, No! 
LS:  Josh aint right! :(  (who's josh?, his name is mike? or is it?)
PDA:  I usually don't like chili in chocolate, but this biscuit;s flavors are so well done. 
VBC:  The vanilla, cherry and lemon are just lovely together
VBC:  Brings me back to NOLA days!
LS:  It actually made me gag!  The worst flavor i've ever attempted to eat.  I feel sorry for the prep team that had to touch and smell those nasty fish!
LS: This biscuit had a seafood taste that i loved and the Voodoo chips definitely made it for me. 
VBC:  Lovely fresh taste and the slight hint of lemon really had me sold.
LS:  It really did seem like a long shot that I would choose this biscuit, but the taste was so unique, I was undoubtedly swayed by the end of it!
LS:  3 different flavors all hit me in perfect harmony.  Capers/mayo initially peaking with sardines and tapering off with olive!
MAC:  Delicious!  No more sardines -  ever -  Please!
LS:  I feel like I was transported to england for some fish n chips!  Funky & Delicious! 
LS: A lot of complex flavors to offer.  
VBC:  Bourbon cherries, Yum!
LS: The worst thing Ive put into my mouth since last weekend.  Don't want to do that again!
 
 

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

Vanilla Bourbon Cherry! and Mess-a-can!!!  

 

Biscuit Tournament 2017! Round 5!

Photo by lizzybrou on instagram!  

Photo by lizzybrou on instagram!  

 

On the sweet side of the competition:  

EAT A PEACH (EP) by by Jason Agostinelli:  Honey almond biscuit with caramelized peaches, sweet fluff & mint pesto.
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POPPIN' BISCUIT (PB) by Rachel Reynolds: Pop Rocks biscuit with sweet fluff and Pop Rocks.

On the savory side of the competition:  

BESTO PESTO (BP) by: Mary Ann O'gorman: Parmesan, herb and pine nut biscuit with garlic vinaigrette.
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IN A PICKLE (IP) by Jacklyn Wrigley: Dill pickle biscuit with come back sauce and fried onions.

HERE IS WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THE BISCUITS:  

WE ASKED FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND THEY WERE GREAT!  ( WE WILL USE THE INITIALS OF THE BISCUITS THAT ARE BEING COMMENTED ON)

EP: Very distinct flavors with good complexity.  
EP: = Perfection.  
PB:  My collar popped while eating this.  Being such a rare resource, I'm glad to enjoy hard to find Pop Rocks
PB: Such an amazing throwback to my childhood.
IP: This is what dreams are made of!  The only thing that could make it better would be 2 of them.  
PB: Strange!  It totally works! Yum!
IP: Fried pickles and blooming onion all rolled into a biscuit!!!!
EP:  All of these flavors mixed so well!
PB: Pop Rocks are the classy garnish that we never knew we needed.
IP:  Pickles are good.  Thanks for feeding me a pickle biscuit.
EP: Love the Mint!
BP: you guys should serve this on the reg. 
IP: the comeback sauce sold it!
PB: Mom never let me have pop rocks, now I know why!
IP: It brought back memories of little league and 5cent pickle pops!
EP:  I wanted more! the combination of sweet peaches and mint pesto was so refreshing and divine!
BP:  Lovely!
PB: My childhood dream come true!
BP:  Don't usually like pesto, but this biscuit made me a believer!
EP:  loved the mint pesto! It was refreshing and paired well with peaches.
PB: The nostalgia in ever bite made me change my mind on this one and vote for what ten year old me would like. 
IP:  #TeamPickle
PB: MMmMMMMMmmmm BOP! This popping biscuit rocks!
IP: You're killing me smalls!  This is delicious!
EP:  Two words: MINT PESTO
BP:  The garlic vinaigrette was heavenly!
IP: Who knew?!?!
PB: Just something about this made it so, so, so pleasing!
PB: Thank you for introducing me to this amazing fusion!
BP:  These were both good but the pesto was the BESTO!
PB:  Im shocked at my choice of these biscuit!  That popping biscuit was great, perfect textures together.
EP: delicious & fresh; well balanced.  Loved the subtle mint pesto flavor. 
PB: I hate to be an 8-year-old but the popping biscuit was just so good!!!!! That sweet creamy fluff <3 <3 <3!
EP: Mint to be!
BP: <3
EP: complex goodness
BP: This was a little Italian heaven in my mouth
IP:  AMAZING!  The comeback sauce and fried onions, not just the taste but the texture!!  Huzzah!
EP:  It wisely incorporated almonds... a perfect paring.  The mint pest added the mystery.  
BP: Loved these flavors together.  Pine nuts are the bomb!
IP: add  this to the menu :)
THEY WERE ALL SO GOOD!!!
PB: loved the taste of the cream mixed with the pop rocks!  Amazing
IP: Perfect!  Great flavor!  I would eat this every day!
EP: Elegant combination of flavor with a subtle touch of mint!
IP:  Just vinegary enough!  How can you go wrong with comeback sauce?!?!
EP: Should be served regularly! i hope this one wins it all! 
IP: Come back and give me some more!
EP:  Oh my! A new favorite!

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

Poppin Biscuit! and In a Pickle!!!  

 

Biscuit Tournament 2017! Round 4!

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On the sweet side of the competition:  

HUMBLE PIE (HP) by Mark Houck: Peanut butter biscuit with grape jelly.
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APPLE DUMPLING (AD) by: Becca Niolet: Cinnamon biscuit with roasted apples and vanilla ice cream fluff dusted with powdered sugar.

On the savory side of the competition:  

CHEESY BAKED POTATO (CBP) by: Mary Sukiennik: Cheddar baked potato biscuit with sour cream fluff and chives
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I THINK IM TURNING JAPANESE (ITJ) by Jordan Buhay: Furikake biscuit with wasabi fluff and sesame seeds

HERE IS WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THE BISCUITS:  

WE ASKED FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND THEY WERE GREAT!  ( WE WILL USE THE INITIALS OF THE BISCUITS THAT ARE BEING COMMENTED ON)

HP: I was pleasantly surprised with the flavors.  I am not a fan of peanut butter but would definitely eat this again on purpose.
CBP: Can never go wrong with sour cream & chives.  All around great flavor. 
AD:  Tastes like fresh apple pie <3
ITJ: Just the right amount of wasabi fluff!  Delicious!  One of the best I have tried!
CBP: This should be served at a steakhouse :)
AD: Vanilla ice-cream fluff <3 <3 <3.  Cinnamon <3 <3 <3  Be still my heart <3
AD:  I hate cooked apples, but this was awesome!
CBP: Cheese and potato trumps all!!!
ITJ: I just turned a little Japanese. 
HP:  Simple & Sweet!  I could see myself eating it over and over!
ITJ: Subtle and brings an unexpected explosion of flavor!  I wanted more!
CBP: Nice lingering after-taste.
ITJ:  Because, I love wasabi!
AD: OBSESSED with this apple dumpling, super yummy!
CBP: Tasted spot on, truly a baked potato in biscuit form!
HP: Simple & comfort with good balance of all American taste.  
ITJ:  Hello wasabi!  I loved the punch of spice! Plus it is unexpected!  100 A+++
CBP: Potatoes > everything
AD: The vanilla ice-cream fluff and apples takes the cake/biscuit!
AD: Nom nom nom.  Loved the roasted apples, contrasted nicely with the vanilla 
ITJ: Holy goodness-> wasabi fluff is the million dollar idea I never new I needed!  Im obsessed!
AD: Might have to start a gang for these apple dumpling biscuits!
ITJ: Domo Arigato, Jordina Buhay!
HP: like a warm peanut butter cookie with grape jam on top.  Maybe my favorite biscuit in all 3 years of competition.
AD: So good! made my tastebuds smile :)
ITJ: It is very unexpected.  kept me wanting more!  Refreshing! 
HP: Classic. Takes me right back to elementary school.
CBP: Cheesy baked potato delivered! It had the taste provide DOWN! 
ITJ: Daaa-ym! That wasabi fluff tho!
CBP:  So flavorful.  Just need a side of steak
CBP: This baked potato was amazing!
CBP: Weird, but it worked!
HP:  I feel like a kid again!
ITJ: I was born Japanese!
ITJ: Wasabi fluff =  game changer!
HP: There is nothing better than peanut butter.  ya heard me?
ITJ: It's like sushi in biscuit form without the fear of mercury poising.  
AD: Perfect for breakfast or dessert! The yummiest treat! 
ITJ:  Oh wasabi!  Gun-to-the-head, give me wasabi!
 
AND THE WINNERS ARE:

Apple Dumpling and Cheesy Baked Potato!  

 

Biscuit Tournament 2017! Round 3!

Here we are in the third week and the competition is heating UP!

On the sweet side of the competition:  

SUNRISE OVER OS (SOO) by Jenny meadows: Coconut cherry biscuit with mandarin orange fluff and cherry juice drizzle
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HOT MESS (HM) by: Traci Barrientes: Spicy chocolate chip biscuit with sea salt and dark chocolate gravy

On the savory side of the competition:  

SENEGALESE PEANUT (SP) by: Heather Denison: Roasted tomato, curry ginger biscuit with peanutbutter fluff
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THE GOATAGONIST (G) by Nicolas Cummings: Dill Biscuit with Sautéed leeks and mushrooms, goat cheese

HERE IS WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THE BISCUITS:  

WE ASKED FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND THEY WERE GREAT!  ( I WILL USE THE INITIALS OF THE BISCUITS THAT ARE BEING COMMENTED ON)

HM:Loved the salt and spice in Hot mess
SO: Tastes like a shirley temple; sweet, playful, refreshing #ILOVEOCEANSPRINGS
G: The Fill Dill baby!
SP: Pretty Dang Good
SO: Balling
G: The Dill, leek mushroom and cheese was exactly what I want as a savory bite. 
HM: Not a hot mess at all, a lovely tasty mess!
SP: Senegalese, yes please!
SO: Put the cherry in the coconut eat it all up
GO: Nailed my wheelhouse!
HM: Perfect balance of sweetness, I will never grow tired of that taste
HM: Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie! Level of spice is perfection
GO: I would love this little dill biscuit all by itself
SP: Absolutely no way this biscuit doesn't become a regular at the GH.  DELISH!
HM: Fun explosion of flavors
GO: Refreshing and full body flavor
 
 
 
AND THE WINNERS ARE:

SUNRISE OVER OS and THE GOATAGONIST!

Biscuit Tournament 2017! Round 2!

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WOW! This week was so dynamic and the competition was so close.  

In the sweet side of the competition:  

AFTERNOON DELIGHT (AD): Strawberry & citrus biscuit with rainbow sherbet by Natalea Thomson
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CEREAL KILLER (CK):  Cheerios biscuit with bananas and fluff by Dani Bailey

In the savory side of the competition:  

BUNDES BISCUIT DEUTSCHLAND (BBD): Sauerkraut biscuit with cocktail weenies and German mustard fluff by Scott Leatherman
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LEBANESE MEDLEY (LM): Zatar and olive oil with cucumbers, crushed garlic and yogurt spread by Mary Ann Habeeb.

HERE IS WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THE BISCUITS:  

WE ASKED FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND THEY WERE GREAT!  ( I WILL USE THE INITIALS OF THE BISCUITS THAT ARE BEING COMMENTED ON)

LM: So light and fresh! #1
AD:  Tastes like Fruity Pebbles! Who doesn't like Fruity Pebbles?
BBD: Mustard fluff might be my new favorite thing.  May it rain down from the heavens! 
CK:  Wonderful!  Tastes like banana Cheerios.  The fluff is a perfect replacement for the milk.  LOL. 
LM:  Made me feel as if I was i a restaurant with the bread and seasoned olive oil.  Captured it perfectly.  
LM:  I typically hate all things cucumber as it reminds me of the Bath & Bodyworks craze of the 90's.  However, this was a wonderful treat without the essence of a grandma with too much perfume. 
CK: Tasted like the breakfast of champions!  Did I just eat the perfect bowl of cereal?
AD: Fruit Loops in biscuit form-- Amazing!
AD:  EXPLOSION of flavors!
LM:  Just the right amount of ingredients for the maximum amount of flavor! Very good without being overwhelming!  10/10
AD: The taste of this biscuit stayed with me even as I continued eating the others!  Just lovely and so delicious!
BBD: Reminded me of the street market vendors in Wurzberg.
BBD: As a vegetarian, I never thought I would vote for this biscuit.  Way to go German!
AD: All the sweetness in the world wrapped into a tiny biscuit. :) <3
BBD: Savory but not too harsh!  Gut! Gut! Gut!
AD: as refreshing as a Junior League garden party.  Surprisingly yummy blend of flavors in sherbet and biscuit.  
BBD:  Ach du liebe!  Das ist gut!
CK:  Loved the soft sweetness!  Extra crunchy! 
CK: If loving this biscuit is a crime, then I'm guilty as charged! 
BBD:  Ich bin ein Bundes Biscuit Deutschland! 
CK: Dani Banana came in fro the cereal kill!  Crushed it!
BBD: Ich liebe alle die keksen!
CK: I love Cheerios and banana, so this was a no brainer!
BBD: My still-living German family (my whole family is German) would be ashamed if I didn't choose this-- literally tasted like Germany in a biscuit!
AD: Delightfully surprised!
LM: One of the best biscuits I have put in my mouth!
CK: The simple flavors really came through and something I would like to have again!
LM: So much fresh flavors and was so unusual and delicious.  I would love to see it on the menu.  
LM: The crispness of the cucumbers was nice against the fluffy biscuit!
AD: Sherbet on a biscuit?! Well kiss my grits!
CK:  This 'ish' is legit.  I wanna eat a bowl full in the middle of the night watching some comedy.

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

CEREAL KILLER by Dani Bailey

LEBANESE MEDLEY by Mary Ann Habeeb

Ann Dinwiddie Madden! September Artist of the Month

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We have been fans of this Ann Dinwiddie Madden for some time now.  She is a giant spirit who is easy to admire!  Her work is gritty and whimsical at the same time.  You are going to love her, there is no doubt!  You can start by reading this interview with her!  

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Quick background, please!

My name is Ann Dinwiddie Madden and I grew up in New Orleans, went to college in Tucson, studied abroad in France, lived in DC for 10 years, went grad school in Baltimore and now I'm raising my crazy, fantastic, smart, funny-as-hell girls in Bay St. Louis with my amazingly patient and loving husband.

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Can you explain some of the method to your madness within your creative realm?

I work by instinct. Maybe it[s because I'm lazy or a terrible planner or just plain clueless, but that's what I do. Things seems to come together in the end somehow, so that's good, I guess.

You are a co-owner of Smith & Lens. What is that like? What impact does it have on your making?

Smith & Lens is a beautiful beast. It's a hell of a ride and I am so happy to be on it with the genius that is Sandy Maggio. I've learned a lot from her and the artists we show and the community who interacts with us. The gallery has afforded me many opportunities and introduced me to so many people I would not otherwise have been exposed. It's a ton of work but it's absolutely worth it. It impacts my making in subtle ways, I think. Sandy and I face constant challenges regarding event planning, curating, and the needs of clients and artists. It keeps us on our toes and it's a lesson in time management, for sure. I'm a slow learner.

The coast knows you for your maverick sense of photography and supporting of artists, but you’re also a mother. Does motherhood tie into the way you make art?

My kids used to be my main subjects but I've worn them out. Every now and then they will humor me, but posing for me has now become a form of currency. If they want something, they have to earn it and one of the ways to do that is to be my muse, like it or not. I like to think of it as a collaboration and they definitely like it better when they have some of the control. But at the end of the day I'm bossy and I'm not apologizing for it.

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If you were going to make biscuit art, how would you do it?

I have no idea, but I'm going to go make someright now and get back to you on that.

Animals! We at the Greenhouse love animals, especially cats. Do you have cats? Do they have names?

We have recently become cat people! We started out by feeding this sweet, feral almost adult, kitten. Gigi named her Prim. Then surprise! Prim had 2 kittens that she introduced to us during Tropical Storm Cindy. Gigi named them Ruby and Popper. We are in love with all of them.

What is your favorite thing to snack on when you are making?

I like my cold drip iced coffee with almond milk sweetened with pitted dates. Gross? Maybe but I don't care. Whatever leftovers are available and my favorite green smoothie made with spinach, pineapple, peaches, banana and hemp protein.

Can you tell us about one of the pieces that you brought to the Greenhouse?

The water tower piece is the first image transfer I made with mixed media in this series. I shot it from the car, through the window with raindrops blurred. I wasn't driving. Most of these pieces were shot on a road trip. Anyway, I like my landscapes slightly out of focus and I had these circles of bright, tissue that I bought for a shoot and never used. I put some on there and loved it. When I think about this series I laugh because I feel like it's some crazy version of Maholy-Nagy doing set design for a 1980s Esprit shoot. It doesn't make any sense. Does it have to?

If you were not making art as your hustle, what would you be doing?

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Everything I have ever wanted to do is art related. I have wanted to be a curator in a museum, an art therapist, a set director, a fabric designer but I've got years of experience bartending, waiting tables and working in other galleries. My first job was at Heavenly Ham in New Orleans in high school. I loved that job, but I hate ham.

A reception to celebrate Ann and her work will be held on September 23, 2017 from 6-9pm. Music by Valerie Sassyfras.  More information here!