06 January 2011

recipe organizing gone wild!

Part of the fun of having free time is getting stuff done. Or it is for me anyway. Sure, relaxing and doing nothing is part of it too, but I feel pretty good when I'm organizing, tidying, and getting rid of things-- and I've been feeling pretty good lately!

Spinach and Matzoh Pie
Photo from Epicurious.com
Mediterranean Rice Stuffed Escarole
Photo from Epicurious.com
Begrudgingly, I tackled my ever-growing recipe collection. Early last year, I bought an accordion file to hold all of the loose recipes I clip out of magazines, are sent to me by my mom, and the occasional recipe I've scrawled on a scrap of paper before it's out of my head.

It took me several days and several hours each go, but I got through all of the recipes in the file and through a good stack of back issues of Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Edible, Veg News, Saveur, and Gourmet (R.I.P.) that I've had sitting around for a couple of years and digitized as many of them as possible. I looked up all of the recipes I liked, tore out photos from the magazines that I loved (to be framed and displayed in the kitchen later).  I still have quite a few in that accordion file, but one of the best things about it was rediscovering some interesting recipes. I found quite a few I'd like to try for myself and/or clients.

Salumi with Grape Mostarda
Photo from Epicurious.com
Goat Cheese Stuffed Grape Leaves
Photo from FoodandWine.com
Roasted Cauliflower and Sesame Spread
Photo from FoodandWine.com
Iced Maple Cream with Berries
Photo from Epicurious.com
Thai Ceviche with Coconut
Photo from FoodandWine.com
Grilled Chard with Fava Beans and Mint
Photo from Epicurious.com

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