Julia Reyes - April 2018 Artist of the Month

Julia Reyes owns a wonderful gallery in Biloxi called Almost Circle, but she is an amazing artist in her own right! Her paintings and sculptures create a strong sense of nostalgia, even if it isn't for your own past. Scenes with things of Mexico, back yards, youth..... her paintings bring a feeling of wonder and thought.  

Reception:  April 28, 2018, 5-9pm.  Music by Thomas Jackson

The reception begins with a quick artist talk/question answer session. Then, the amazing Thomas Jackson will play. It will certainly be a delightful night that you do not want to miss!  (Facebook Event)

Tess G.- Greenhouse Staff

Tess has been with us for over a year now.  She has her fingers on the pulse of the Greenhouse world. She also has so much going on in her life.   She is finishing her schooling in American Sign Language and is an active member of the theater community, most recently directing the wonderful musical Heathers for Downstage Productions Theatre in Gulfport.  She will be moving out west soon, but before she leaves, we made sure to save a little piece of her here!!  

 Tess!  She is always laughing!

Tess!  She is always laughing!

What is your favorite biscuit/snack?

I could never just pick a favorite biscuit so my favorite sweet is a choco chip with peanut butter fluff and my favorite savory is corn biscuit with fluff and collards.

What is your favorite coffee?

My favorite coffee is Alabama snakes.

What is the Greenhouse to you?

To me the Greenhouse is community. Yes the building itself is a greenhouse and it’s very memorable. But the people are what make the Greenhouse stand apart. The customers and staff make the Greenhouse.
Do you have a favorite Greenhouse moment?
I have a couple of favorite Greenhouse moments the few that stand out in my mind are the Mardi Gras parade rolling past the Greenhouse and Sunday mimosa/Bloody Mary bar with Black Water Brass playing in the greenhouse.
What have you learned working at the Greenhouse?
The Greenhouse has taught me a new love for the community that I grew up in and that a job doesn’t have to be “work” if you love what you do.
 Still laughing! 

Still laughing! 

The Regulars: Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson has been a regular at the Greenhouse for a few years now and we are so thankful for her diligent presence in the shop.  She is always so cheerful.... that is unless something stupid has happened on the news.  She is a delight.  Here is our quick interview with her.  

Thank you so much for your presence Melissa!  Would you like to see more Greenhouse videos?  

THE FINAL RESULTS ARE IN! WHAT A TOURNAMENT IT HAS BEEN!

As the Great Biscuit tournament of 2017 comes to a close we are all grateful for all who came and ate and voted and for all who submitted their creative biscuit ideas.  Each of you is a constant reminder of why we do what we do, but its all of you who keep the magic alive.  NOW.  This tournament has been quite a rollercoaster! We've had some very exciting biscuits, from the Pickle biscuit (who would have thought?) to the Chocolate key lime!  And all of you have come, eaten, discussed and voted.  

LETS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS!

On the sweet side of the competition:  


ROSEMARY STRAWBERRY (RS) by Melissa Johnson: Sweet Rosemary Biscuit with balsamic strawberries, honey fluff and crystalized ginger

On the savory side of the competition:  


GULF COAST COWBOY (GCC) 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!  

Rosemary Strawberry:

The aromatic rosemary biscuit, the marriage of the sweet strawberries and deep balsamic topped with the honey honey fluff and exotic ginger.  This biscuit is satisfactory all across the palate!

You can never go wrong with Rosemary!

KNOCK OUT!

Aromatic and naturally sweet!

Loved it the first taste i had last week, but not its even better because of the larger portion!

It was SOOOO hard to decide! but i think the sweet, no, the savory, no no no, it was the sweet!

I love all the complex variety of flavors!

Love the Ginger!

Sweet Rosemary strawberry is a delicious combination!

Sweet! great balance strawberry come through! Delish!

Too Cool for school!

So this week, I am the winner because these are two amazing biscuits!  Can we just extend this years tournament until the start of next year just serving these tow biscuits please and thank you management.  JK.  but please

GULF COAST COWBOY

It is the best biscuit ever! so delicious!

I like the mix a lot! It was delicious.

The Flavor is not too strong, just the right amount of the veggie.  Who doesn't like ranch?

I like this biscuit because it is very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very good!!!!!

Flavorful but not over powering , its unfair to compare the two (sweet vs. savory)

BOMB AF

I love It.

The parmesan on the biscuit and the ranch fluff on top really did it for me.

The savory was delicious!

I like savory better.  It was hard to decide though.  They were both SO delicious!

I LOVE BOTH BISCUITS! BOTH DESERVE TO WIN!

I loved the ranch fluff

Loved the creamy ranch on top!

Love the ranch fluff

Savory was the perfect place for this biscuit and won my vote!

the gulf coast cowboy is y fave! Its a perfect blend of tastes.

Both great! the savory had just a bit more lunch to it!
I am just more fond of savory in general!

Both of these were too delicious, and I wish I lived closer so I could eat them every day!  But the savory was perfect with a fresh cup of sweet coffee!

Cowboys are Bae

Great Combination!

AND!!! THE WINNER IS.........

 

GULF COAST COWBOY!!!

Thank y'all so much! 

 

SEMI-FINAL BISCUIT TOURNAMENT RESULTS ARE IN!

This race was so close we had to count 6 times.  6 TIMES.  It makes us nervous, but the Biscuit eaters have spoken!  

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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
VS
ROSEMARY STRAWBERRY (RS) by Melissa Johnson: Sweet Rosemary Biscuit with balsamic strawberries, honey fluff and crystalized ginger

On the savory side of the competition:  

GREMOLATA LIKE IT (GLI) by Barbara Goosetree: Garlic sweet potato biscuit with feta fluff and lemon garlic oil
VS
GULF COAST COWBOY (GCC) 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)

GLI:Garlic is AMAZING!

BCD: Because because because because.......of the wonderful things it does! Homey, earthy and oh so delicious!

GCC: It was like eating spinach dip in the biscuit form

RS: Each bite is a different experience!

BCD: Delish! I could eat 10!

GCC: Amazing, so much flavor in such a small bite!

RS: Crystalized ginger was the bomb! put it on everything!

RS: Stoooooopid good

GLI: This is in my to 3 favorite savvy biscuits. EVER

BCD: Classic

GCC: Love the ranch fluff

RS: Rosemary gives sweet biscuit extra punch

GCC: Hardest decision of my life

GLI: SO MUCH FLAVOR!

BCD: WHOOP WHOOP! Not too sweet! just right!

GCC: Artichoke was light with the spinach adding a great flavor punch, parmesan and ranch gave just enough kick to add the savory taste I was looking for

RS: Strawberries and honey fluff married so well with the rosemary. Ginger gave a freshness to it with just that measure of sweet.

GLI: The feta fluff was to die for! 

BCD: I loved the blueberry lemon combo!


 

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

ROSEMARY STRAWBERRY

and the

GULF COAST COWBOY!

 

BISCUIT TOURNAMENT 2017! Round 14!

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On the sweet side of the competition:  

VANILLA BOURBON CHERRY by Spencer Buskirk (VBC): Bourbon soaked cherry and lemon biscuits with vanilla Fluff

VS

BLUEBERRY CAKE DONUT by Susannah Snyder (BCD) : Blueberry lemon biscuit with lemon fluff and powdered sugar snow

ON THE SAVORY SIDE OF THE COMPETITION

GULFCOAST COWBOY by Bryan Ashmore(GCC) : Spinach artichoke and parmesan biscuit with ranch fluff

VS

IN A PICKLE by JaklynWrigley (IP): Dill pickle biscuit with comeback sauce and fried onions 

Y'ALL HAD SOME THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THE BISCUITS THIS WEEK:  

IP: The biscuit's flavors danced in my mouth!

VBC: Who can ARGUE wit Vanilla Bourbon Cherry?

BCD: Love the lemon fluff mixed with the blueberry lemon biscuit!

IP: Favorite savory biscuit! Love the comeback sauce mixed with Dill

VBC: Loved the Bite of the Cherry with the sweet vanilla

GCC: Lots of veggies makes this biscuit rock!

GCC: Had subtle underlying flavors with the inch being the ranch fluff

IP: Much better than I expected!
 

VBC: I never thought cherry could taste soooooooo good!

BCD: Shout out to spencer's biscuit but BCD is the real MVP!

IP: Pickles, comeback sauce and onion! My LOVE!

GCC: YEEE HAW! I tell you whut!  That Cowboy biscuit was well crafted and scrumptious!

 

 

 

WINNERS WINNERS BISCUIT DINNER!

BLUEBERRY CAKE DONUT

AND

GULF COAST COWBOY!

ROUND 13!! And these Biscuits are DELICIOUS!

Just three more weeks until the FINAL! 

 

On the sweet side of the competition:  

Sunrise over OS by Jenny Meadows (SOO):  Coconut Cherry biscuit with mandarin orange fluff and cherry juice drizzle

VS

Rosemary Strawberry by Melissa Johnson (RS): Rosemary biscuit with balsamic strawberries, honey fluff and crystalized ginger.

On the savory side of the competition:  

Gremolata Like It By Barbara Goosetree (GLI): Garlic sweet potato biscuit with lemon garlic oil and feta fluff

VS

The Goatangonist by Nicolas Cummings (Goat): Dill Biscuit with sautéed leeks and mushrooms and goat cheese 

Y'all had some things to say about the biscuits this week:  

RS: Hands down the strawberry just as a fresher, natural flavor!

GLI: The Feta was the deciding factor for the win!

GOAT: Both were good, but of  a savory, that leek n mushroom is fantastic!

SOO: Wins for creativity, originality and flavor!

RS: Strawberry biscuit, all the flavors worked well together!

GLI: the feta fluff really st it up! the flavors blended perfectly!

RS: Both sweets were fan-bloody-tatsick...sunrise soon visibly delectable and evocative...BUT Rosemary Strawberry (BALSAMIC!) and ginger was just over the moon!

SOO: Happy Biscuit!

GOAT: Ok. I just have to say THIS IS THE BEST! The flavors are perfectly balanced and melt in your mouth.  I could eat this everyday!

RS: Candied ginger was everything

GOAT: I cannot stop thinking about the sautéed leeks one!

SOO: Tastes like cereal, milk and a buttery biscuit had a baby! SOOOOO GOOD!

 

 

 

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

ROSEMARY STRAWBERRY

and

GREMOLATA LIKE IT!

THE GREAT BISCUIT TOURNAMENT ROUND 12!!!!

YALL! THIS TOURNAMENT IS HEATING UP!  I was on edge the whole time I was tallying votes, because they were so dang close.... by close I mean one of you snuck ahead by a mere 2 votes!

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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

VS

YOUR MAMA'S HOUSE (YMH) by Paul Kirkland: Grape jelly and banana biscuit with jet puffs and cinnamon and sugar and hazelnut.

On the savory side of the competition:  

QUINOA FIESTA (QF): by Meghan Angelina: Onion and Pepper biscuit with quinoa, goat fluff and corn salsa

VS

GULFCOAST COWBOY (GC) by Bryan Ashmore: Spinach, artichoke and Parmesan biscuit with ranch fluff 

HERE IS WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THE BISCUITS:  

YMH: Good! but Paul, how do you know about my mama's house?? AM I missing something here?!!

GC: One of the best savory biscuits I've had! I can see this as a greenhouse staple!

YMH: Pairs great w/loud!

BCD: Yummy! Not too sweet! really like the crispy!

YMH: Marshmallow Fluff might be cheating 

GC: Ranch fluff for the win!

QF: The Quinoa fiesta tasted like it had american flare!

BCD: The Combination of blueberry and lemon is delightful and reminds me of home.  

YMH: Last time I voted for the blueberry cake, but has been dethroned in the house of your mama

GC: The best food item I've EVER put in my mouth

QF: Quinoa Corn salsa and goat fluff hits mouth immediately, tender biscuit favor of onion/pepper comes through after.  Salsa has pleasant heat

BCD: Creamy lemon fluff hits your mouth with delightful citrus flavor.  rise, sweet first bit with tender blueberry burst

QF: THE VERY BEST!

BCD: Love the Blueberry lemon Combo!

QF: I like the explosion of flavor from the corn salsa

YMH: Your mama's house probably gives out full sized candy bars on halloween.

QF: seriously, Can i get Meghan's number?

 

 

 

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

BLUEBERRY CAKE DONUT 

and

GULF COAST COWBOY!

 

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