just a sample from my cookbook collection

It must be because it’s the start of a new year, but there are a lot of challenges going on in blogland.

For instance, Hip Mountain Mama started One Small Change to challenge folks to make one change each month until Earth Day for the environment. Rebekah asked crafters to put their idea books to use. Even one of my favourite yarn shops, The Purple Purl, has issued a challenge to knit through an entire book or magazine (which I would personally love to do, but this would require a larger investment in yarn than I’ve allowed myself this year).

Since I don’t own many “idea” or craft books, aside from my collection of knitting books and magazines, which I draw inspiration from frequently, I decided to twist Rebekah’s idea to make use of my dusty cookbook collection. I’ve got a shelf full of cookbooks, most of which I’ve only made one or two recipes from.

I love cookbooks, especially ones with glossy, colourful photos that make my mouth water. But most of the time, when I’m in need of an idea for lunch or dinner I turn to the Internet instead of my bookshelf. Funny how that is, huh?

So I’ve decided to challenge myself to make use of my cookbooks and choose a recipe from one of them at least once a week. I think I’ll start with the prosciutto lamb burgers from Giada’s Kitchen: New Italian Favorites this weekend.

Stay tuned for the post about the results after the meal! I hope mine looks as mouth-watering as this photo below!


5 thoughts on “challenges

  1. That is an excellent twist on the idea book challenge. I’ve got about 200 cookbooks (no lie) in an antique cupboard that I hardly ever look at. It’s easier to stick with one cookbook instead of trying to find an elusive recipe. I really like this….Can I join in?

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