Friday, June 23, 2006

Recipe Meme

No recipes, just a meme for today. Thanks to Linda at Make Life Sweeter for the tag.

From where do you obtain the recipes you prepare?

I usually get recipes from the cookbooks I have and Canadian Living magazines. They are a staple in my house – I’ve had a subscription since 1999.

How often do you cook a new recipe?

I try to do at least one new recipe a week to post on my blog.

Where do you store your favourite recipes?

If the recipe comes from a book or magazine, that’s where they’ll stay. I don’t have a huge collection of books so I remember where a recipe comes from. Sometime I have to bookmark magazine recipes because they’re harder to find when you have so many. I keep the magazines sorted by year in Ikea magazine holders. If I print a recipe from the Internet, they go in their own file as well as hand-written ones. This doesn’t always work because I’m always finding folded recipes in the pages of my books.

How large is your recipe pile? Is it organized? If so, how?

It used to be very large but I weeded through it and threw a lot of random stuff out. Now I have two full binders of recipes arranged by author and/or book title, a lot of magazine holders and my books take up two shelves on my bookshelf.

What is the oldest recipe in your “to try" pile?

I honestly couldn’t tell you…all the really old recipes got thrown out because I knew I’d never make them.

Are you ever going to make those recipes in your to try pile?

I would like to think so but, I’ll never get around to making all the things I want to.

Do you follow a recipe exactly or modify as you go?

I follow a recipe to the letter the first time I make it and every time after that. I really like the structure of a good recipe – how it will always turn out well every time as long as you follow the instructions. With baking, you don’t have a lot of leeway to experiment with basic ingredients but I will sometimes do substitutions for add-ins.

What is one new recipe that you’re scared to try?

I’m not afraid to try anything once.

Tag at least one new food blogger for this meme (“new" as in only blogging a few months).

Tanna from My Kitchen In Half Cups

Tag at least one food blogger you visit regularly but never interacted with?

Save Your Fork
She isn’t a fan of memes but her site is fun to read, very honest and amusing.

Tag at least one food blogger you constantly visit and leave comments.

I think everyone I visit has already participated in this meme! Have a great weekend!


Ivonne said...

Great answers! I'm like you, the recipes in books or magazines that I like stay there. I too recently whittled down my printed/photocopied recipes. I have it down to about 4 binders! I don't know if I'll ever try all those recipes but at least they're somewhat organized.

Tanna said...

Liked your answers to this one.
Speachless with the tag but thanks. I'll be home next week and work on this one.
Thanks again.

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