Can you have too many recipes? As an inexperienced, self taught cook most of the things I cook/bake are other peoples recipes. I am always finding recipes and thinking "I must try that sometime" and yet I never get round to it or forget where I saw it. This no doubt has something to do with the huge (an forever growing!) number of recipes I find.
- I watch a significant number of cooking programmes (Market Kitchen, Jamie Oliver, River cottage, Rachel Allen - to name just a few of my favorites I watch regularly),
- I buy at least one monthly food magazine (sometimes 2),
- I read the food section first in other magazines and newspapers,
- I keep up with an ever growing list of food blogs and food related websites,
- I have a constantly increasing shelf of cookbooks and regularly borrow cookbooks from my local library!
Is it any wonder I can't keep up? I can't help it though I just love cooking and reading and watching shows about it. For me reading recipe books/magazines is not just inspiring but also relaxing. From reading other food blogs I know I'm not strange (although a few people do seem to think it is).
So how do you all organise yours?
Now you see why I started a food blog! Today I have added a section to my blog to record recipes I want to try. I am also hoping that this blog will inspire me to keep trying new recipes and making sure I don't fall in to the trap of rotating the same 7-10 recipes.
I am also adding a new feature this week of adding my meal plan for the following week. Mostly this is for my benefit as I always write a basic meal plan on the back of my shopping list so I know what I need to buy and my OH does the shopping and often loses the list. We shop on Thursday nights most weeks and by Monday I'm often struggling to remember what I had planned! Publishing my meal plan should also motivate me to include new ideas.