Tuesday, February 10, 2009
You have a recipe collection to organize, you want to keep your paper recipes - but recipe boxes don't appeal to you. I've noted a number of options before (here and here) but it's been a while, and of course I've found some nice new products. One of my favorites is the Back to Basics Recipe Divider Organizer, from Meadowsweet Kitchens.
The Recipe Nest from Recipe Relish follows a similar approach, with a more elaborate product.
Corban & Blair, in Australia, has some interesting recipe journals bound with binder rings. These have blank pages where you can write your recipes (or paste them in), a few plastic sleeves to store clippings, and dividers to organise recipe sections. They come in two different sizes.
Another recipe book with binder rings comes from Beth Bee Books.
And this recipe notebook is a 2-ring binder. Update on Feb. 15, 2010: I'm no longer seeing the recipe notebook shown above, but the same publisher has another one.
Other places offering binder-style recipe journals are C.R. Gibson, Bottman Designs, and Williams-Sonoma. Check to see what they come with (blank pages, recipe pockets, magnetic pages, etc.) to see if they'll fit your needs.
And then there are the bound recipe journals. I wouldn't normally feature one like this, which can be found all over - but the cover picture is so lovely I couldn't resist. There seems to be a fig version (see here and here), a lemon version (see here and here), and a pear version (see here, here and here.) Note: Those links include sites in the USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, and India.
And then there's a the whole world of recipe scrapbooking, and the places that sell supplies for that. Some people (like Amanda) are really into this, and the results can be stunning. [photo by kellik, licensed under Creative Commons.]