I’m getting ready to take a break from the daily grind, so after today, I will be away from this blog until Tuesday, February 12. But rather than let the blog go dark or schedule recipes to post every day, I wanted to try something new.
The last time Weather Journal blogger Kevin Myatt was out storm chasing , he had a guest blogger take over his blog. I’m going to do the same thing, except instead of having one person blog the whole time, I’ve asked several different folks from the community to each write one blog entry while I’m away.
The guest bloggers will be Virginia Egg Council spokesperson Mary Rapoport; an avid home brewer named Michael Quonce (who also happens to be the public relations/advertising manager for Hotel Roanoke); the very talented chocolatier Bayla Sussman, who owns Baylee’s Best Chocolates on Electric Road in Roanoke County; and Darla Mehrken, a graduate of the Culinary Institute at Virginia Western who is now a chef with Carilion Clinic.
You’ll still see my column on Wednesday and a restaurant review on Thursday, as well.
And lest you think comments will not be checked and approved, I have secured a very capable babysitter for the Fridge Magnet blog. My colleague, Caitlin Saniga, who works on the copy desk here, is also a great cook and has her own food blog outside of work. She shares the blog with her longtime friend Sarah. It’s called So Hungry I Could Blog, and you can check it out here.
Caitlin will keep an eye on this blog, approving comments, passing along tips and occasionally joining the conversation herself. She may even post a blog entry or two while I’m away.
I hope you enjoy this special occasion on the Fridge Magnet blog. Happy cooking (and reading). I’ll see you soon!