Cambridge-based Fitzbillies Bakery has won the Business category of the World Chelsea Bun Awards.The second annual awards took place online because of the Covid-19 outbreak, with 56 entrants from around the world.Judging was based on photographs of the buns, and judges included Michelin-star chef Phil Howard, owner of Elystan Street in Chelsea; Hélène Frost, chief executive of its chosen charity The Children’s Surgery Foundation; and John Shepherd, owner of event organiser Partridges.The winners were:Adults and Supreme Champion: Alex Parker with Marmalade, Golden Raisin and Pistachio Chelsea Buns.Businesses: Fitzbillies Bakery in Cambridge, with a Chelsea bun recipe going back 100 years.Children (under 18): Angelique Bass, a five-year-old toddler model, who baked Chelsea buns with a Cherry on the Top with her mother.Bonus Prize for a Standout Entry: Lisa Tan of Lisa Tan Millinery with vegan Chelsea buns, made without eggs, due to her supply running low.“The winners in all groups should deliver buns that have proved and merged together, that look like they will ultimately be light to eat and have a great sticky glaze,” said Howard.Entrants were requested to make a donation to The Children’s Surgery Foundation, helping support children undergoing treatment at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.
Testing is underway at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and results are expected in a couple of days, the health department says. “The reality is that EMS and the Broome County health system and the hospitals are well aware weeks, if not months, in advance and are putting things in place,” said Morris. He says while it is a foreign virus and it’s best to remain cautious, he says take a moment before panicking and assuming. The health department says these are not confirmed cases. They say when the patients arrived at local medical facilities with respiratory symptoms, staff carried out protocol, maintained proper infection control, contacted the health department, and obtained specimens for laboratory testing. Meanwhile, local EMS crews are ready to take on any possible cases of the coronavirus by keeping up on their training with the CDC. Jim Morris of the Union Volunteer Emergency Squad says he’s been a part of ambulance services since 1999 and has seen different strains of the coronavirus in the early 2000s. He says they train well in advance and have all the equipment on hand to assist patients as well as keep the workers safe from the illness. (WBNG) — According to the Broome County Health Department, two adults are being tested for infection by the coronavirus. County officials say both patients recently returned from China. The Broome County Health Department said it “will provide an update on the results of the coronavirus tests once they are available.” County officials say the patients are no risk to the general public. Both patients have been released to their homes under isolation. “At the end of the day, routine care, routine vaccinations, and following up with your primary care is the best way,” said Morris. read more
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +8 Vote up Vote down Su. Co. Res · 218 weeks ago We’ve been cutting since Saturday! Report Reply 0 replies · active 218 weeks ago -5 Vote up Vote down james day · 218 weeks ago Come on rain Report Reply 0 replies · active 218 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down Puzzled Kansan · 218 weeks ago I would be very surprised if anyone harvested wheat yielding 10 to 15 acres per bushel Report Reply 2 replies · active 217 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Sheepdog · 218 weeks ago Averaging 40 bu/acre in most places right now. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 217 weeks ago Surprise!!!! Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” The wheat harvest should be in full swing later in the week, and this year should be better than the previous two, which were not very good.Wellington Farmers Co-op Manager Curt Guinn said the elevator in Wellington has been getting about two trucks a day so far. The tests have been good so far with the weight of wheat at 61 pounds a bushel and 13 percent moisture.“We are still a couple of days away,” Guinn said. “It’s still a little wet and the farmers are busy at the moment planting soybean.”The price of soybean is at $10.61 while the price of wheat is $4.24 a bushel. Granted it costs more to raise soybeans, but many farmers are hedging their bets on a more profitable soybean crop since the price of wheat is low.Guinn said he expects that to change quickly and he expects his operation will be busy by the end of the week.He said he had not seen enough wheat to know the condition locally, but regionally reports say the crop is in good shape.Sumner Extension Randy Hein said he had heard some people were ready to start cutting, and so far itÂ looks good.â€œIt looks pretty good. There are a few problems but there are some problems every year,â€ he said. â€œUnless there’s a bad storm or some hail, it should be good.â€The wet and cool weather in the spring helped the wheat fill out. The dry winter was a concern, and has caused some area to be thin, but the rains came in time this year, he said.Last year,Â drought took its toll. And then there were untimely hard rains, heavy wind and even hail that had a detrimental impact on the crop.Â It was one of the few years that the overall crop was damaged by drought and flooding in the same year. And that was the second consecutive bad year. 2014 was less than half of what 2013 had been, but 2013 was a very good year for wheat in Sumner County and the rest of the state.There were a few good areas last year, but there were a lot of places that got 10-15 acres per bushel, and some felt that was not even worth cutting.For the entire state, there was 321 million bushels harvested, compared to 246 million in 2014, which was the lowest in 25 years, according to the Kansas Wheat Association.Â In 2013 there was 310 million bushels harvested in the state.In May the Kansas Wheat Association had its annual tour, surveying 655 fields across the state. They are projecting an average of 48 bushes per acre, 14 percent more than last year, across the state.Follow us on Twitter. read more