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Your recipes--do you feel ownership?


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Your recipes--do you feel ownership?

sueatmo | Aug 8, 2011 05:25 PM

I'm in the middle of taking recipes I've collected, and transferring them to Gmail, using their label system, in order to have the collection all together and, well,--- collected. Even though I've not baked much in a long time I find that I want to collect my old baking recipes. I feel they are 'mine' in some way, or perhaps that are part of 'my' collection of recipes. Perhaps they represent some way I felt about how I cooked for my family.

At any rate I wonder if how I feel about my little collection is typical. Do you treasure your recipes? Have you collected them, or simply gathered them? Do they have meaning for you beyond simply being a recipe you cooked a few times a decade or so ago?

How did you keep your recipes 10 years ago? 20 years ago? 40 years ago?

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