Hi everyone! I’m happy to be back here on my blog after being gone a looong time! Today, I’m sharing with you one of my past projects: A DIY Illustrated Recipe Journal.
Menu planning is really tough to do and it helps to have a body of recipes that I can easily choose from. By the way, I love reading food magazines and cookbooks but I don’t know how to cook. I like researching for new recipes and having our helper cook prepare it for us. The food’s safer that way, hehe.
I used to have a family recipe journal but it was so well used and loved, it’s totally grossing me out now. It’s oily with a lot of food splatters. Some of the recipes have also become incomplete because the pages have faded. It really needed a revamp.
I was heavily into illustration then, so I decided to paint each dish in my own style then handwrite the recipe. I love how it’s unique and artful. All the recipes I use in this journal are from magazines or books.
This new journal will just stay on my table and away from the kitchen. The plan is to just have these recipes photocopied for the one that will actually be used in the kitchen. I decided to use a clear folder so that I can easily move the recipes around according to dish type. Keeping them in a clear folder also helps to protect it from food and oil splatters.
If you love developing your own recipes, you could create your recipe pages in this manner, bind them and gift them to your loved ones.
For a flipthrough of my recipe journal, go here.
Thank you for dropping by. Do you have a recipe journal too? Hope you can share about it in the comments section. I would love to know about it.