It got me thinking, my mum is not one for keeping things or writing things down. I learned to cook her recipes from watching and helping her in the kitchen and I have never watched either of my grandmother's cook or bake.
I am a sentimental old thing so after the programme I decided to start a recipe book that I hoped would be handed down through the generations. What started out as a lovingly handwritten keepsake has, over the years, become a rather stained book with lots of loose papers, post it notes and crappy handwriting. I hope my great grand children will be able to decipher my scrawls.
I nabbed a book from work, one of the many marketing materials we use to get on a daily basis. I liked the ribbon tie on it and the sturdy wipe clean cover. See I can be practical.
Post it note and printer paper recipes.
A print out of recipes from the Wee Man's dietician, recipes torn from magazines and some more scrawls on printer paper.
A recipe from a Pret a Manger sandwich box!
One of the first recipes I wrote in the book. Written in 2004 and check out the neat handwriting.
Recipes from the Big Man's Mum. She wrote them out and my father in law typed and printed them for me. Very sweet of them.
I need to transfer all these recipes into the book but the thought of hand writing them all scares me. I don't do hand writing, as you can see from the spidery scrawls.
Do you keep recipes? Where do you keep them and what do you keep?