Winning Wish Farms berries from #hashed Food and Wine Conference contest

Two weeks ago, I attended the Food and Wine Sunday Supper Movement Conference. On the third day we had classes at the Rosen School of Hospitality and part of the day included a #Hashed contest which involved using CK Mondavi Wines, Wish Farm Berries and Cabot Cheese.

Our groups and we were challenged to make a cocktail with the ingredients  and also taking photos of it.

We were thrilled to win the contest with our Summer wine spritzer.

In addition to getting a ticket to next year’s conference, we also received a Wish Farms Berries Prize package. Wish Farms is based in Plant City, Florida, and has been growing berries since 1922.

So I’ve been waiting patiently for a week or so to receive my Wish Farms berries. They are actually the berries that we usually buy at local grocery stores here in Tampa Bay.

Blueberries on a plate from Royal Tudor Merry Old England.
Strawberries on a pink Willow plate from Churchill.
When I get berries, the first thing I think is How will I present them, and which plates will they look best on? Fortunately, I have many colors.
Fresh from the fields: All three berries from Wish Farms.
Summer means berries… And a time to celebrate.
















I have several recipes I want to make…  blueberry pie, strawberry ice cream, blackberry sorbet… But I made a mulled berry Sangria first.

For two weeks since the Food and Wine Conference by Sunday Supper Movement in Orlando in May, I’ve been waiting for the prize berries. I’ve been saving recipes on Facebook… What did I make first? Mulled berry Sangria.