The Great Biscuit Tournament of 2018 Round 5!

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On the sweet side of the competition:  

TASTE OF THAI (TOT) By Jenny Meadows: Sweet and Spicy Peanutbutter biscuit with coconut milk fluff and toasted pecans
VS
THE RISE OF THE KRISP (TROTK) BY Summer Bat: Dark Chocolate Biscuit with marshmallow fluff and toasted rice krispies

On the savory side of the competition:  

THE CARMEN (TC) By Kaitlyn Church: Plain Biscuit with Ancovies, Green olives and Capers
VS
ISNT SHE LOVELY (ISL) By Sallie Walton: Honey Wheat Biscuit, toasted with almond butter and topped with Ricotta and an Apple and Pepita Salad

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)

TOT: The subtle Spiciness of the PB biscuit won me over!

ISL: Loved the combination of almond butter and ricotta! the Apple gave it a nice crunch and the wheat biscuit was so fluffy!

TC: Great flavor!

TROTK: Love Chocolate, so an EASY choice!

TOT: Really enjoyed the spicy combined with the sweet!

TC: 100% LIT

TROTK: Wow! the biscuit must have been designed by an actual angel

TOT: The best. EVER.

TC: Who would have thought? Loved it!

TROTK: Best in the whole world

TC: :)

TROTK: I simply love chocolate

TC: Wasn’t sure about the anchovies but the combination was DELICIOUS

TROTK: Absolutely Incredible

TOT: Interesting

TC: Extra good!

ISL: Best combo, EVER! MORE APPLE!

TROTK: Fun combo! loved the Marshmallow fluff and the dark chocolate biscuit

TOT: The subtle Spice was just enough to make this biscuit interesting but accessible.

TC: The carmen had a great olive, olive OLIVE flavor.

TOT: Great creativity!

TC: Bold FLAVORS!

TOT: Toughest decision ever made!

TC: Would pair beautifully with Salami and red wine

TC: This was definitely more of a breakfast biscuit for my taste. Very buttery and very good flavor

TOT: Delicious blend of peanutbutter flavor with coconut milk fluff!

TC: Like a morning muffuletta

TOT: Nice Spice!

ISL: AMAZING

TOT: The peanutbutter flavor was perfect with coconut milk fluff

ISL: Loved the flavor combination of ricotta, apple and pepitas salad with the biscuit

TROTK: Theres nothing spooky about this bat!

ISL: Love the apple, perfect little addition

TOT: The subtle spice was tamed quite nicely by the Peanutbutter

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

THE RISE OF THE KRISP by SUMMER BAT

and

THE CARMEN by KAITLYN CHURCH

 

AND! THE WINNER OF THE FREE BISCUIT TOURNAMENT IS……

JENNIFER PARKER!

2018 BISCUIT TOURNAMENT ROUND 4!

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On the sweet side of the competition:  

LET ME NUTELLA YOU SOMETHING (LMN) By Corey Christy: Cinnamon Biscuit with Nutella Fluff and Roasted Apples
VS
DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE (DCT) By Anna Cofer: Dark Chocolate Chip Biscuit with Salted Caramel Fluff

On the savory side of the competition:  

SMASH DA JERK MON (SDJM) By Heather Denison: Jerk Biscuit with smashed black beans, pineapple salsa Fluff and Cilantro
VS
CHEESE CRACKER ATTACKER (CCA) By Mary Sukiennik: Rice Krispy Cheddar Biscuit with Green Onion Parmesan 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)

DCT: the flavors worked well together and you can taste each flavor individually. Texture was soft, but not Crumbly.

CCA: Who is this Sukiennik Woman?! Employ her!

LMN: Tasted like a hip apple pie

SDJM: The only thing missing was a bottle of Rum

CCA: Took me to sitting on the couch watching my Favorite classic movies and chowing down on crackers and cheese!

LMN: One of the Best biscuits I ever had!

DCT: It was like eating a cookie! I WANTED MORE CARAMEL!

SDJM: GREAT BLEND!

DCT: Nice Subtle Chocolate Flavor

CCA: Tasted like a 60’s cocktail party in the delta in my mouth!

SDJM: Im just not Jerky

DCT: YUM!

LMN: Awesomely Delicious!

CCA: OMG! Absolutely loved the cc attacker!

LMN: Best biscuit EVER. You should sell it to Paula Dean

SDJM: Pineapple salsal fluff was amazing!

DCT: Dark Chocolate Truffle salted caramel fluff is the BEST!

DCT: Salted caramel makes me happy

CCA: Delicious: the topping went great with the rice krispy!

LMN: You had me at Nutella but the apples sealed the deal!

SDJM: No Boom becloud here! this was a perfect balance of heat/sweet /savory

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

DARCK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE by ANNA COFER

and

CHEESE CRACKER ATTACKER By MARY SUKIENNIK

 

AND! THE WINNER OF THE FREE BISCUIT TOURNAMENT DRAWING IS: 

TRAVIS NO Last Name!

BISCUIT TOURNAMENT 2018 ROUND 3!

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On the sweet side of the competition:  

DONT STOP TILL YOU GET ENOUGH (DS) By Natalea Thomson: Vanilla and smashed oreo biscuit with white chocolate fluff and oreo crumbles
VS
AN APPLE A DAY (AAAD) By Susannah Snyder: Apple Cinnamon Pecan Oatmeal Biscuit with Lemon, honey peanutbutter fluff

On the savory side of the competition:  

SUSHI ROLL (SR) By Jay Meadows: Seweed and Ginger Biscuit with Cucumber, lox and soy wasabi fluff
VS
PEACEFULLY PROVINCIAL(PP) By: Zabe Premo: Herb de Provence, Lemon zest, Currant biscuit with Lavender and Chive goat 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)

SR: How can a biscuit taste just like a sushi roll?!

AAD: Apples and peanutbutter together is the best. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT!

PP: So much goodness all together. YES!

AAD: Lemon and Honey got this peanutbutter feeling light and nice!

SR: Compliments to the chef. Ginger and wasabi can be so strong but this was the perfect delicate balance!

DS: Good balance of sweet and complimentary chocolates. the white chocolate fluff was well executed and mingled nicely with the biscuit and cookie topping

PP: Clever use of ingredients. Well balanced and the pop of currant mingled will with the strength of the chives and goat fluff

DS: OMG The unexpected Oreo was AMAZING. Kudos to Apple a day, ALSo SO GOOD!

SR: Lox and bagel gone, Japanese and Southern!!? Whats not to like?!

DS: Oreos are always good

SR: Extra Good with Extra Wasabi!

SR: I would order this every day.

AAP: All about the fluff!

PP: Delightfully Herby

DS: SO GOOD! not overly sweet, perfect

PP: The most delicious thing ive eaten in forever!

AAP: Lemon and peanutbutter…who knew?

SR: This combo was surprisingly delicious. Just enough heat from the wasabi

PP: Provincial was delicious

AAP: Lovely combo, P’nut butter fluff made it

DS: Oreos win with me every time

PP: Great! Chive Goat fluff is amazing!

SR: Was subtle and savory. Pleasantly surprised!

SR: Weird, but good

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

DONT STOP TILL YOU GET ENOUGH by NATALEA THOMSON

and

PEACEFULLY PROVINCIAL by ZABE PREMO

 

AND! THE WINNER OF THE FREE BISCUIT TOURNAMENT DRAWING IS: 


Biscuit Tournament Round 2!

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On the sweet side of the competition:  

THIS S#*% IS BANANAS! (SHIB)  by Christi Hardy: Banana Nilla Wafer Biscuit with Sour Cream and Cool Whip Fluff, bananas and Nilla Crumbles
VS
OATMEAL RUM (OR) by Susan Snyder: Oatmeal, Raisin and Pecan Biscuit with Rum Fluff

On the savory side of the competition:  

PEPPER SAYS ME! (PSM) By Cathy Colquett: Sesame Biscuit with Sesame Peppers and Soy sesame pepper sauce
VS
SHRUTE FARM SPECIAL (SFS) by: Maura Worch: Beet and Rosemary Biscuit with Arugula and Goat fluff and Honey

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)

SFS: A+ Goat fluff! best of the four!

TSIB and OR: Bananas: thought this would be my favorite - but NOPE! Loved the Raisin Pecan Combo!

PSM: Great flavor Balance!

TSIB: The banana was like banana pudding biscuit!

SFS: Beets Me.

TSIB: B-A-N-A-N-A-S

SFS: Beet biscuit is beautiful AND tasty!

OR: The FLUFF! So yummy altogether!

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

This $#*% is Bananas by: Christi Hardy

SHRUTE FARM SPECIAL by: Maura Worch

 

AND! THE WINNER OF THE FREE BISCUIT TOURNAMENT DRAWING IS: 

BOBBY BARICEV!!

Biscuit Tournament 2018! Round 1!

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On the sweet side of the competition:  

MISSISSIPPI MUD (MM) by Malena Packard:  Chocolate Pecan Biscuit with Icing and Pecans
VS
FRANGIPANE BISCUIT (F) by Melissa Johnson: Sweet Almond Biscuit with Frangipane Fluff, Passionfruit Jam, Mango & Mint

On the savory side of the competition:  

COOL AS A CUCUMBER (CC) by Becca Niolet: Green Onion Biscuit with Cucumbers, Chickpeas, Tomatoes & Sour Cream
VS
IS IT A BISCUIT (IIB) by Mike Aukhertz: Peanut Butter Biscuit with Roast Beast & Kimchi

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)

IIB:  Strange Brew
CC: Like a cool summer picnic in your mouth!
MM: I'll get down and dirty for this biscuit any day! 
F:  Frangipane!  More like " Fran, gee, (my) pan (ts) are off! 
IIB:  What the heck was that?!  I mean, whaaa? Its complicated, but I  like it!  Didn't think peanut butter & kimchi would work.  
CC:  Better than the other option. 
F:  What a surprise!  The Mint was a perfect touch!  
MM: Wow! Just the right amount of chocolate!  And this TX girl always loves a good pecan! 
CC:  Tastes like spring. Very Good!
IIB:  Such a delicious unique flavor!  I'd have never thought kimchi would work so well on a biscuit.  Creativity that tastes good.
F:  I really loved the balance of flavors.  When I ate it I felt like i was transported to a tropical Island.
MM:  It tastes like a good fancy brownie! 
F: Great combination of flavors!  Even baby Lolo liked this one!  
IIB:  Too weird for me!
CC: I looooooove cucumbers and the biscuit was very refreshing.  
F:  Just pure yummies
CC:  Surprisingly tasty!  What a creative combination of ingredients!
F:  Left me wanting one more bite! 
CC: Memories of Greece...
F: Probably my one of my favorite sweet biscuits i have tasted in the three years I have been coming to the tournament! 
CC:  Very refreshing!  Plus that little kick of heat was BAM!  Put it over the top!
IIB:  A beastly delicious kimchi experience!  11/10
F:  My tastebuds couldn't stop tangoing with mango & mint! 
MM:  Delish! Like I imagine the bed of the MS River. 
F:  Would eat this on the regular! 
IIB:  WTF.
CC:  A refreshing mouthful of summer.
MM:  Rich as a brownie!  Could be dessert!
F:  I'm not going to lie. No false Modesty.  That frangipane biscuit is bright and elegant! 
CC:  Yummmmmm!  The perfect savory bite in a biscuit! Very cool!!!!!
IIB/CC:  The kimchi biscuit is sneaky ugly delicious, but that green onion biscuit is killer. 
F:  Ive already decided this is the best biscuit in the tournament. Yum!
MM: Perfect ending to a meal
F:  The jam and mango/mint was amazing.  I wanted to lick the mango off the paper it was that good  
MM: Fudgey like a brownie!

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

FRANGIPANE BISCUIT by Melissa Johnson

COOL AS A CUCUMBER by Becca Niolet

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?