As I was thinking about this post, I debated whether I consider myself as having another hat or just another title. It’s somewhere in between, like I have a hat-le. I’ll explain.
There’s a local, weekly paper in central New Hampshire, The Hippo. It covers all things fun- local events, music, theater, food, and more. I have been reading this paper every week for years. It’s a nice way to find fun things for the weekend. Plus, they have puzzles, and I do love completing crossword and sudoku puzzles. (Yep, definitely am a geeky sort of person)
Of course, as a food person, I also read the food section in its entirety. I enjoy the chef interview, weekly food highlights, and recipe column. This summer I noticed that the weekly recipe disappeared. Since it was summer, I assumed that the writer was on vacation. After several weeks, I decided to send an email and check on the status of the recipe column. I also offered my services.
Imagine my surprise when I received a reply asking to schedule a phone call and discuss the possibility of me (ME!!) writing the recipe column. The call went well, and I am now the new recipe columnist at The Hippo. With that in mind, it does sound like a new hat, but there’s a slight twist.
Because I already create and write at my own blog, Think Tasty, I wasn’t sure if I’d have time to do this twice a week. Thus, an agreement was struck. I create one recipe each week. It publishes at The Hippo on week one and then publishes on Think Tasty on week two. The column that goes with each publication is original, but the recipe is the same. Which is why it feels more like a hat-le than a full hat or just a title.
Either way it’s kind of exciting to see my name in print, along with having a new column. If you live in New Hampshire, be sure to grab a copy of The Hippo and look for column, Try This At Home. If you’re not in the area, go online and read it there. Then do what the column title suggests, and give the recipe a try.