Not long after we moved in together I purchased a very plain notebook from the newsagents opposite the supermarket in Sutton where we lived at the time. The notebook was to use for the recipes and cooking notes I had scattered about the kitchen.
That was in 1993 and since then I have added to the collection – those cut out of the newspaper, those that have been scribbled on a note paper by former colleagues and one or two from My Mum. In addition to recipes that I have stumbled across along the way.
The notebook is very functional, there are pencil crossings as I have added ingredients to a dish when making it. I have also added each year a note about when & where I have bought the Turkey for Christmas, how many it was feeding and the price. Now, just why I do that I have no idea, even my own Mum thinks its a bit obsessive as she doesn’t do it.