Saturday, February 13, 2010

RECIPES UNDER CONTROL: check!


I enjoy cooking--really enjoy it. I love cooking for friends and fam and I even love cooking for myself when alone. I just like good food! One of my personal aims for this new year was to continue roping in all those recipes--you know, the bits of paper, the clippings, the email, the on-line printouts, etc., etc. After poking around online for expert advice last year, I came to one conclusion: no one, not even Emeril himself, has this under control. It's a very individual thing, not a one-size-fits-all solution. Then, without constant diligence it can easily get out of control again. Add to the mix the challenge of having two home bases on either side of the world...well, something had to be done. So, here in UB I did the following: I bought notebooks and plastic sleeves. I can pull the sleeves out and put on a clipboard while I cook. Fantastic. I still have my card index, but have purged it a few times in the last few years--cooking styles and tastes change a lot over the course of 30 years!
Now for the other side of the world. Hmm. Some on the computer. Duplicate favorite cookbooks? I'll think about it....tomorrow :)
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