Since Sept. 3, 2007, I've been reminiscing about recipes, family, friends and the silly things that make up my life.
My hope was that you, as readers, would feel free to share your recipes and memories with me. Some have, but I was hoping for more.
Although the well of silliness has not -- nor will it -- run dry anytime soon in my corner of the world, I had an idea the other day that might prod a few more people into sharing the joy they have in their lives with food and family.
I would like to spotlight "Clay County's Best and Most Unique Cooks" in my blog and in future editions of The Brazil Times.
I'd like to schedule an interview with people (young and the young at heart) who live in Clay County, take their picture, get some background information and feature their favorite recipe along with the story about why it is so special to them.
This is a great way for cooks to share those recipes everyone asks for or a family member or friend can nominate their favorite cook to be spotlighted for others to see.
To participate, entries must be submitted to my attention (Ivy Jackson) by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or snail-mail (via the post office to The Brazil Times, 100 N. Meridian St., Brazil).
Please include your contact information and/or that of the nominee (name, phone number and e-mail), the entire recipe and a sentence or two about why it is special.
The interviews will take place around my work schedule here at The Brazil Times, so be patient with me.
Although I'm not expecting thousands of replies, it would be nice to have enough to spotlight a new person each week or on a monthly basis.
So put on your thinking caps, dig out those recipes -- the holidays are coming -- and prepare to smile for the camera, because I know people want to get to know more about "Clay County's Best and Most Unique Cooks."