Why you need to own a Recipe journal

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” 
― Laurie Colwin
I remember when I was in collage a friend of mine told me about her family recipe book. It was an old book that her grandmother had written for them, with instructions and recipes for her daughters, which was then passed down to each generation. My friend told me of how much they loved the book, they would take special care of it, each generation would write down their own recipes. I was inspired.

I loved the idea of preserving something so special, leaving something for your family behind, assisting them along the way with some incredible recipes.
I myself am not much of good cook, I like cooking, I love watching cooking shows. But not the best cook, others assume I am, and I play along. Fake it until you make it right? I may not be good at it, but it won't stop me from making my own journal to help me along the way. Even though I may not be a good cook, I am passionate about dinner parties or lunch parties, or just any get together with sisters and food, plus I am fond of hosting these little gatherings. So discovering and jotting down cuisines is important to me.
Going along with my friend's idea of a recipe book, I bought myself a moleskin recipe journal and started jotting down my mum's recipes, friends recipes and recipes from books and magazines that I like, also who can forget Pinterest recipes.
Recently I  found out that friend of mine has now started a cooking blog. Now I am sure a lot of her recipes will end up in my cooking journal. You can find her blog here
The journal has a very organized system, and formative pages of conversions, food facts, and measurements, plus cute stickers. Even though I haven't used the stickers nor do I know if I will use them. All in all, I like the journal.

Now you can tell by my pictures, I have my own unique way of cooking, and writing down my recipes, please don't judge haha. Its a method of mine to write how I think, so it is not necessarily understandable to any other reader but myself, hence the name recipe journal. 

Do any of you guys own a recipe journal, and how is it for you? You can get the journal here.


  1. Love the idea of a recipe journal I definitely need to start my own!

    1. Of course you have to get when. We need to share recipes.

  2. This is such a cute idea! We've been typing out all of our Grandma's recipes to print out into a book later but the hand written is sooo much cuter and more special!

    Gem+Elli | gemandelli.com

    1. Thanks Julie. Its true there is something about the hand written version that is more special. x

  3. I looove this idea so much. I'm always bookmarking recipes and then printing them out to use, and the thought of writing them out in a pretty recipe journal is soo cute and special.

    1. I am the same, I always book mark recipes, and rip them off magazine pages, but then they pile up and I forget to use them. The recipe journal really did make it easier because I now can keep them all in one place.


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