KRISTIN COKER, one of the better designers in South Carolina, is back with another page…and a confession of sorts.
She had just seen my Henninger Helpful Hint for the week and decided to send along this page.
Saw your Helpful Hint this morning and decided to send you my Taste page for an example. I always try to do something special with the centerpiece recipes. For this, I just took the recipe for the Agave chicken and put it in a box with the dashed border, so that people would cut it out. Sometimes I even put them into a “recipe card” look.
By the way, I know that the column on the left jumps in the middle of the recipe; just couldn’t be avoided.
So what do you think? Like? Don’t like?
FROM ED: Don’t like.
You say that jumping the recipe “just couldn’t be avoided.” I disagree.
Next time, run the entire recipe and jump more of the story, perhaps placing a short, centered rule above the recipe and keeping the jump line below it.
The way I see it, we have to pull out all the stops to keep recipes from jumping. There’s always a way—or dream up another way!
Here’s a comment I received earlier today from Stu Nielson, Managing Editor of the Town Crier in Tewksbury/Wilmington, MA:
RE: Recipe for trouble.
That goes for lots o’ stuff. Anything that’s a keepsake. Obits; graduations; wedding and engagement notices; even legal notices.
My idea is always to think of the scrap booker. I have found things my grandmother clipped out about my mother tucked in the family Bible; mostly here, partly there. It’s always better in one piece.
Think of your posterity, not your derriere.
I think Stu is right on the mark.
Sorry, Kristin…don’t like
How about the rest of you? Should recipes, obits and the like be kept in one piece? I certainly think so. What are your thoughts/suggestions?