An Open Cookbook

An Open Cookbook

9.09.2010

Turning over a new page...

Alright...here it goes. My first blog entry! After much thought, I have finally decided to start a food blog, called 'An Open Cookbook'. The title is influenced by one of my New Year's resolutions, which is to cook at least one recipe from a cookbook that I already own, at least once a week. Over the holidays last winter, I realized how many cookbooks I have sitting on my bookshelf that were staring at me longingly everytime I cooked. It seemed that every time I made something for a party, or dinner, etc. I would end up looking up a recipe online, despite having armfuls of cookbooks at home. The whole concept of opening up a cookbook was becoming obsolete...

So in 2010, I vowed to open the cookbooks and start cooking, and took notes in a recipe journal. And over time, I started taking more and more pictures. As much time that I spend on a computer everyday, I thought it would be more interesting to start posting these culinary adventures online, for more people to see.

So..wonderful online world...here is a start to this lovely project!

5 comments:

tara said...

I love this! Your photos look really professional too. I'm gonna try these recipes. I'm always looking for new stuff. I know what you mean about having too many cookbooks. A few years ago I cleaned out and kept only about 3 that I really love. They have hand written notes in them. About 10 years ago a friend and I traded cookbooks for a while and wrote each other notes on what we liked, didn't like, what worked, what we modified. Then we traded back. It's really neat to look at the things we wrote. I'm glad you've kept yours and are actually using them!

Alli S said...

Such a good idea to trade cookbooks. And put notes in them...I will have to do that! It can be so overwhelming to look at a stack of cookbooks, but having a newly borrowed one would be fun!

Ruth said...

Love this, Alli! Looking forward to reading more recipes. Great job!!!

jenn said...

Alli, This is wonderful!! Everything looks so delicious! I want to try them all. I think the Kale chips sound neat....I may venture out and try those. Will have to let you know!! Nice work. Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Love the great ideas and beautiful photos! Very inspiring to continue to try and be more creative in my every day cooking; I look forward to more posts and recipes to try!! (PS - I have had the shredded brussel sprouts and they are soooo good! Gotta give Mr. Hamburger credit for introducing me to that one;-))