Monday, January 9, 2012
Recently I've done a little reorganizing of my cookbooks
and came across this one I had forgotten.
It was my grandmother's and copyrighted in 1933.
A real "vintage" cookbook...
...with "vintage" ideas.
Can you image this spread as a morning's baking???
I have to admit I never reach for this book when I'm
searching for a recipe.
When I moved into Buttermilk Cottage
I did a MAJOR downsizing.
One of the things to go was a
huge cookbook collection.
I was recently divorced, Kate had gone off to college,
I was starting a new life in a smaller home
and decided the cookbooks could go.
However, Grandma's book stayed with me.
Here are a couple I have used a lot over the years,
which were also spared the cut.
You can tell by the torn cover,
this is a very well used one.
My high school home economics class
sold these as a fund raiser.
The recipe book I most often reach for today is this one.
It's a red, loose leaf notebook that holds all my "keepers."
Rather than a bookcase full of reference cookbooks,
I now seem to get new recipes from friends, blogs,
cooking shows, magazines, and the newspaper.
Once tried, if I think I'd ever make the dish again,
the recipe gets typed up and added to my red notebook.
It's a "keeper"!
I know this looks nice and tidy,
but I have to admit the number of recipes that inspire me
come along much faster than I can get them cooked or baked.
Tucked in under my notebook is a file folder with all those,
"I want to try that...someday" recipes.
So many recipes, so little time.
Do you have a favorite cookbook
for which you most often reach?
This week I'm linking to a vintage cottage cooking party at