OK, so I start a separate blog on cooking and the first post I do here is on cooking. Yeah? So?
This is really a non-cooking question. Sort of.
Nowadays we are bombarded with recipes - magazines, websites, emailed stuff, newspapers, TV programs, the sides of most packets of food.
I have books, magazines, folders of physical clippings, databases of e-clippings.
There is a niggling worry I have with this - there are some recipes I have kept making from my Grandmother's collection. Things she used to make time and time again. Things that take me straight back to her kitchen every time I make them. I can 'see' the lino, the table, the curtains, the dresser, the old stove...
Smell. It is like a time machine.
Nowadays, I am forever trying new recipes. I don't dare make the same thing for visitors twice in a row.
Have I robbed my children of their memories?