Thank you so much for your comments on my last post about Reggio in the classroom. I’ve been meaning to post this project for weeks, but now that I am working again, I find I spend much less time at the computer than last year when I was at home full time. I must say, I do enjoy the balance of teaching with being at home.
When I’m at home I think a lot about two things: cooking and cleaning. Both which I come to resent at times, but I also enjoy both in the idea that I’m caring for and nurturing my family. I remember when I was growing up, that I loved my Grandmother’s home so much. She was always in the kitchen cooking and baking and she was always there to listen, visit and serve up a great batch of goodies. Thinking of my Grandma, I thought I’d love to create a collection of our favourite everyday recipes.
If you are like me, you might have a cupboard that looks like this,
With favourite recipes in it that look like this,
This made me want to have a neat, organized book with all of our favourite recipes in one place. I thought a little binder would be great so we could keep adding recipes as we go.
I thought I’d start our recipe book with one of the things we bake the most. Banana bread. We first got this recipe when Mark and I lived in Uganda and bananas (especially the small, sweet ones) were in abundance. We have continued to bake lots of banana bread, because the kids love it and it’s a great way to use up those old bananas. I’m not used to photographing food, so if you have any tips, please share…
I have been completely inspired by Molly Irwin’s style in her December Daily album and to my surprise, she has a new and very beautiful book that she just created here. Now I’m so eager to learn more about digital scrapbooking!
Here’s another page for my recipe book that I’ve created:
I’d like to show more pages as I make it and I’m excited to see how it turns out!