Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Recipe organisation

I spent ages looking for a particular recipe the other night. I wonder why?


I've been getting frustrated with my recipe 'storage' but couldn't decide how I was going to organise it. In the past I've had recipe books and card indexes, but somehow neither seemed to work long term. For a while, I kept a folder, but it was too large and I couldn't find anywhere to store it.
Then the other day I was walking through Whitcoulls and saw these on the shelves:


They're A5 size ringbinders with dividers and little plastic pages protectors inside. Like this:


I pulled out all those loose recipes I've downloaded and torn out of magazines, culled them and saved the best. And my recipes have gone from this:


To this:


And this:


Now I can actually find what I'm looking for, and if I decide I don't like a particular recipe after all, I can just remove it and replace it with another one. Bon appetit!

1 comment:

  1. Anne, this is terrific, I have been wondering what to do with same problem. I love the outside tea pots, they look great. and the plastic pages are so good, can be wiped off is needed. this good for gifts as well. All of us ladies like new recipes from friends. Well organized. Think i had better get busy....good idea...and well done.
    PS: are the filler pages 8 1/2 by 11 sheets? thinking I could use computer paper for the filler pages....have a good day.