When I was 10, I had index cards and a box. And one recipe.
Fast forward nearly two decades (eek!), and things are a wee bit more complicated. This blog is a great reminder of good recipes, but we haven’t been going long enough to be that much of a resource.
Which leaves me with my modest stack of well-thumbed cookbooks, and the rest of the internet. I’ve read some really complicated systems for managing recipes online, but I’ve found my Google Reader to be innovation enough for me. I just add a ‘recipe’ tag to anything that looks promising in my reader, and can import anything else I find online. However, I don’t actually cook from my computer, so I either have to print a recipe out or jot down some notes I can use in the kitchen. Which means I now have a stack of recipes stuck to my fridge, bookmarked recipes online, and books.
How to integrate? Do I go old school and print/copy recipes to put in a binder? That seems even more old lady than Anna’s grandma shopping cart, and I’m not sure I want to take that title from her.
What do the other cheeseclothers do? I’m hoping for inspiration in particular from hyper-organized, menu-planning Meatulewicz.