Yesterday morning I awoke early, trying to steal those quiet moments before the morning bustle.
It’s my favorite time of the day, children sleeping, coffee pot percolating and sunlight filtering through the blinds. The Wild Boar and I read the morning paper….our typical ritual for many, many years.
It was Wednesday, my favorite newspaper day. This is the day the food section, or Taste as they call it, is published in my region’s major newspaper. It’s full of great recipes, wine articles, cooking techniques, seasonal food availability and restaurant information. It’s a nice break from the political theater that fills the paper’s headlines right now.
Of course this weeks Taste insert had lots to say about grilling and wine to serve with your backyard barbecue. It’s the usual custom for the impending three day Memorial holiday weekend
I kept reading, enjoying and focusing on a recipe for sweet and sour orange marinade with shrimp. Then I was distracted by a cider-mustard bourbon dipping sauce and oh lord, the strawberry rhubarb cobbler. Be still my heart.
Then I saw it, right next to the Black Velvet apricots, a blurb about Cooking on the Web and a site that was recommended to check out….you know where this is going don’t you?
It was me…me…me…”Check out the Noble Pig”, it said!
Whoa…I refocused my eyes…choked on my coffee…started laughing…jumped up and down…and did a little dance around my kitchen island.
The Wild Boar is now staring at me as if I’m some sort of freak of nature. I tell him my blog is mentioned in our regions newspaper. He laughs……..okay whatever.
The article mentions a reader suggested this site to the Senior Food Editor, Gwen Schoen. She liked it and now it’s in the paper. Yippee!!
I was ecstatic. I won’t lie, validation poured over me.
I want to thank the reader of this blog who suggested this site to the paper. Thank You! It was a great surprise.
And since I live close to the capital city of California I’m sure our governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and I read the same regional newspaper everyday.
So Arnold, if you are now stopping by my blog because you saw it in the paper yesterday, I just want you to know, I love, love, love your Terminator movies! I’m a huge fan! It’s alright if you leave a comment, I won’t tell anyone it’s you. I promise.
If anyone’s interested, here’s the link to the article that appeared in the paper. If any of you grew up watching the TV show, Eight is Enough, Dick Van Patten’s character was a syndicated newspaper columnist of this newspaper. For some reason this always cracks me up that I now read the same paper everyday. Don’t ask me why.
Thank you all for your support. Words cannot describe how much I appreciate you.