One of the things I usually forget to document are my recipes. However, recipes are a great way to include tradition and family history in your documentation. This past weekend, we celebrated Canada’s 150 anniversary and made a few new recipes along with some old favourites, and as I was putting together my pages I wanted to include the recipe in my spread for the week.
When you include a recipe, I recommend taking a photo of the finished product. I love looking at recipe books that include photographs and take some inspiration from my favourite cookbooks on tips for photographing my food.
If it is a simple recipe you can use a journaling card for listing the ingredients. If you are lucky it will fit on one card, but my recipe had a few additional steps that I wanted to include so I used two cards. Both these cards are from the Lemonade set. If you have more ingredients or more steps, the lovely thing about the journaling cards in the shop is that there are other orientations included, if 3×4 is too small, try 4×6!
When you have good photos and great cards, the need for embellishments is low, so I just added a small rubber lemon (with red line tape, on the outside of the pocket) and my insert is ready to go in my album next to my Canada Day photos.
My challenge to you is try to include a recipe in your documenting this month. Maybe its a traditional recipe that you make at this time of year ever year (hello blueberry cobbler…) or a recipe that has meaning as it’s been passed down through generations. Or like me, maybe you found something great on Pinterest, gave it a try and loved it.