Saturday, 19 May 2007

PhotoHunter: Cooking

I wasn't expecting to be able to post this weekend, but the travelling has been postponed for another week so I've rushed around and come up with this: our old family recipes, mostly hand-written and passed on. There are recipes there from my great-aunt (1899-1988), my mother, my mother-in-law, my cousin, my sister. We all love cooking.

My great-aunt was a fantastic cook and obsessive recipe collector. She and my grandmother ran the Lakeview Cafe many years ago, and my great-aunt did all the cooking and baking herself. My grandmother was a good cook too but she ran the business side of things and left her sister to be the creative one.

"The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love, for those you are cooking for."
— Sophia Loren

"If a pot is cooking, the friendship will stay warm"
— Arab proverb


  1. Great take on Cooking.
    Can't cook new items without them!
    Happy Hunting :)

  2. handed down recipes is awesome!!! You have a great thing there. I sure wish I had them. I have to rely on for mine.

  3. Those are a lot of recipes! Imagine since 1899. Good thing you've kept them all.

  4. wonderful post! love must go into the pot to make it good!

    smiles, bee

  5. Wow! WHAT a collections! I'm sure it's a handy! love a quotes!

  6. Great take on the theme! Great job.

  7. I love cooking too... It must be great to have allthese recipies from your family. My mom collects many recpies and magazines about cooking from all over the world and we get to taste all these different foods and cousines...

  8. That is kind of the foundation for cooking, huh? Cool that you have all those - a little piece of history! Great take on the theme!

  9. Wonderful! I have several hand-written receipes too. I really need to scan them in to the computer to make sure they are saved.

  10. I told my mom just yesterday that she should put together a book of her favorite and family recipes for Nyssa, as she graduates from college next year.


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