When I became editor of this magazine nearly five years ago, my first self-imposed goal was to never print a recipe with incorrect ingredient amounts or incorrect ingredients. I blew that goal with December’s issue. The recipe for Rebecca Howard’s cinnamon candy incorrectly stated 12 cups of sugar instead of the proper 2 cups. This was a copyediting error — not Rebecca’s — and I apologize, especially to those of you who had a difficult time stirring that much sugar into so little liquid.
Thank you to our readers who brought the error to my attention, and thanks to Victory Electric member Andrea Stegman who presented a sample of the resulting red slab resembling cement to her co-op’s office in Dodge City. Thankfully, she and the co-op staff had a good laugh over the misprint and resulting food fail.
I then learned of an error printed in the January 2020 issue from astute reader Joyce Miller, Goddard, who knows her history. She wrote:
“I really enjoyed the information Bruce furnished in this article. However, I think that the last item had an erroneous date. I do not believe that grasshopper plague happened in 1974. Perhaps – 1874??!!!
Congratulations on your successful contests. The photos were incredible. It was so nice that all of those with correct answers were awarded the ornaments, as well. We ALWAYS enjoy your magazine.”
Thank you, Joyce and Andrea, as we appreciate all feedback from our readers, the Kansas electric co-op consumer-members we serve. It’s our goal to cost-effectively deliver important information to you from your electric co-op each month, along with the entertaining features and industry information within these pages.
Keep on keeping me on my toes!