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TIP 4 – KEEP A COPY OF WHAT YOU WANT TO TRY, AS SOON AS YOU SEE IT
With all of the information that we have access to nowadays, it’s easy to get overwhelmed: –
- Recipe Books
- Magazines and newspapers with recipes in them
- Cookery shows on TV
- Websites and blogs
You could easily see hundreds of recipes a day – so it’s no wonder we feel bombarded at times. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve searched several cookbooks because I knew I had a recipe for something specific, but couldn’t remember where it was.
What a waste of time!
The easiest way to curb this frustration is to enjoy reading/watching the recipes and make a decision right there and then as to whether you want to try it yourself at some point, and then make a copy for yourself so that you will be able to find it when you are ready to cook it.
By this I mean: –
- Tear pages from a magazine/newspaper (or if you prefer digital, then take a photo or scan it) and keep in a “TO TRY” file.
- Write an Index of recipes you want to try and keep that list in your TO TRY file.
- Mark the pages of a recipe book (post it notes work well for this) so you can easily see where to find them.
- Look online for a recipe you have seen on TV – and save the link somewhere that’s quick to find. A lot of recipes can be found using a quick search of the TV programmes name and the recipes name.
- Recipes from blogs/websites can be saved digitally by copying their links, or you could print them out and save to a paper file if you prefer.
I have my favourite blogs and TV programmes that I always go to for recipes, with loads of inspiration every week – and I find what I need online and print them off to try.
It’s really easy but very effective because it takes a little time to print it off so it makes me really think about what I am doing, and I only do it if I really REALLY want the recipe!
The next couple of tips take organising to the next level, to things that you may not have thought of as yet, so I hope they help!