At one point, not that long ago, I had nearly 20 notebooks and binders filled with recipes.
Recipes from friends and family, newspapers, websites, books, magazines... You name it.
It was a hobby, collecting recipes.
Would I ever try them all? Who cares? That wasn't the point.
Until something in me changed.
I no longer have the same passion for cooking and eating that I once did.
Recipe hunting, menu planning, even grocery shopping were things I used to enjoy. Not any more.
I went through all my books and binders and
pulled out the recipes I knew I wanted to keep,
or really really thought I would try, and recycled the rest.
I put them all in a box and a few months ago I did yet another purge.
Below is all I've kept, for now. A huge difference from the literal boxes I had before.
Years back there was a great website called Naughty Curry that was
both hilarious and a great source for recipes.
when the website went offline.
But look what I found in my purge!
Can I get a Hallelujah.
It was provided by Mary from Breadchick, another long gone blogger.
My whole collection now fits easily into 2 of those cardboard magazine holders.
There are some good family favorites that need to be re-made, and more exploring for new flavors that needs to be done. I am just hoping that I'll go back to that place one day. One day.
If it's not soon though, it is a comfort to know that I have some of my very
favorite and special recipes close by - my mom's cheesecake, her lasagne, a big handful
of recipes from my talented friend H - and some new standbys as well as some
not yet discovered by us deliciousness.
But I sort of hope it's soon.