And the plan?
Well that was to do with the making of a Recipe Binder.
"One of the beauties of a Filofax is that it is a ring binder. I could just take out the page that I wanted and leave the rest in a safe place. It would not matter if the page got splashed and my precious Filofax would remain in a clean condition. I could have sections for Cakes, Pies, Meals, Drinks etc. "
My Lilac Original A5 was requisitioned, the contents to be recycled, and off I went - cutting out the pages from my tatty recipe notebook, slicing them straight, hole punching them and placing them on the rings - all while listening to the Podcast on the Philofaxy blog.
I'd just stuck the collected recipes in the notebook in any old order so I set about ordering them into 2 sections - one for Savoury and one for Sweet. Next I made some index pages on the computer putting the different recipes under the following headings. (The recipes I had, dictated the headings.)
PARTY / BBQ
PICKLES / CHUTNEYS
How many people collect recipes and then don't bother making them? Many of the recipes I had collected I'd never made. Now there's no point in keeping them if I don't try them so my next task was numbering the pages. I didn't put any numbered pages on my index/contents page though. I'm going to number the page when I've tried the recipe. That way I can see what I've made and what I haven't - a sort of tracking of my trying new recipes.
My final task was to make a front dashboard which is just the original transparent dashboard with some magazine pictures behind. One can be seen in the pic below but there are about 6 others which I will swap each time I try a new recipe. On the back of some of these pictures I've stuck the recipe for the dish in the picture.
My first tryout will be Egg stuffed Peppers and Tomatoes, a page marked with the Filofax ruler.