Sunday, March 29, 2009

Update: My Recipe Book

Back when I first started this blog, I wrote about my relentless recipe collecting and a little thing I like to call My Book (pronounced Mah BOOOk; this is important, so get it right!). Last week I realized that I had been neglecting my recipe cataloguing—the stack of recipes ripped from magazines and printed from the internet started to take over a section of the kitchen counter—so I got out my tape and scissors and got to work.

My Book has now grown into three: the original is now for main courses and sides; one notebook holds recipes of appetizers, soups and salads; another is for desserts and sweets alone. I have a peculiar feeling of accomplishment that my recipe collection is growing so rapidly. I know that this is probably not something to be proud of. Most likely this is an early warning sign that I will one day end up with some compulsive hoarding illness, surrounded my many cats and volumes of recipes.

And yet, I am proud. I just hope I don’t end up on Intervention or some surreal BBC documentary.


LoveANewIdea said...

You are doing faaaar better than I am...mine are still a stack of torn magazine pages, newspaper clippings, and website printouts (including yours!). Some day I hope to get them's always so hard to find what I want when I have to rifle through the whole stack. But that stack has some of my favorite recipes!

Blair said...

I'm flattered you printed out some of the recipes from my site! Good luck getting everything organized. For me, the bigger the stack got, the harder it was for me to get motivated. And now, it's a week or so later and I already have another stack going! It's a never ending project. :)