Monday, November 17, 2008

My Cozy Kitchen

At my house there are recipes in cardboard file boxes, recipe boxes, file cards, notebooks, cookbooks, scraps of paper, newspaper clippings, magazine pages, and computer files. They are everywhere! I love recipes! I'm sure some of you can relate. Think about it: recipes are inexpensive to collect; they represent traditions and family history from generation to generation; and they inspire and add to the tastebud experience. Resolving to organize them (and false starts and finishes) has taken place many times in the past thirty years. But I never give up. Instead of putting them all into one place (as I used to think I should do) I've found that little collections here and there works best for me. So, homemade recipe notebooks by theme grace my bookshelves. And file boxes with handwritten recipe cards sit on a countertop. Scraps of paper are gathered in a folder, each with a recipe written in the hand of grandma's, aunt's, and mother's. And last but not least, I'm compiling some of my favorite recipes on a blog I've called "My Cozy Kitchen". You're welcome to browse through my collection and see if there is anything you'd enjoy. The collection is eclectic, mostly gluten-free, all plant-based, and adaptable to the needs of the cook who prepares them. Please stop by -- you are welcome there!

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for being willing to share your recipes.
    Happy Thanksgiving to your family!

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  2. Great idea! And a great title, too.

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  3. It looks wonderful! Love the colors and the photos...handily organized. It will become a valuable resource. Thanks!

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  4. I love your blog with the wonderful recipes! I would like to put a link on my blog for it, too! WOW! I am excited!

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  5. oh I can certainly relate to the well loved, well worn recipe cards. Even though I am systematically documenting the recipes on the blogs. . .I will never part with the handwritten recipes that are from hands that will never write me another note again.

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  6. Recipe collecting definitely takes on a life of it's own. I finally feel like I have alittle control of it, but just alitte.

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  7. Hello,
    I love recipes too. I have sorting mine out the past few days. I love hand written recipes.
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  8. It's now on my Bloglines. :)

    Love the colors!

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  9. I just visited your new blog - what a great idea! It looks especially beautiful with all the lovely pictures you've posted. I'm looking forward to browsing through on a regular basis. :)

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  10. We are two peas in a pod my dear friend. I have the same collections at my house. I am hosting Thanksgiving so I was researching about a week ago and left a huge pile of cookbooks, recipes boxes, magazine pages, and newspaper clippings out on the table. My husband's eyes got big and he said, " We are only having one Thanksgiving dinner, right?" lol.

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