Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Real Recipe Cards

When a friend asks for a recipe, do you still write it out on a recipe card?  I think you should. 

I treasure the few recipe cards that I have in my grandmother's hand writing. 

And when I sift through my recipe box and see cards written out by my friends, I remember everything...when we ate that dish; what made the party so fun etc. I don't feel that way when I find a page Xeroxed from a cooking magazine. I often don't know who gave it to me or why. 

There are so many cute recipe cards available in gift shops or you can download free ones online. So the next time someone loves your "pineapple salsa," take a little extra time and give a bit of yourself when you pass the recipe along. They will be glad you did.

2 comments:

Nancy said...

How sweet, Anne. I feel the same way about my grandmother's recipe cards. It's just not the same looking at a computer printout or photocopy from a book or magazine. There's something special about having it in handwriting. It's as if that person is right there along with you in the kitchen as you make her recipe.

Anne Reeves said...

I have dreams of scanning & printing my grandmother's recipe cards on fabric. Then I want to make a garland of recipe cards! Wouldn't that be cute?