Not only did he build the table for me but he loaded it with plants that I’ll repot as soon as the cold snap passes this weekend. He also went to the woods and brought me this beautiful bouquet of trillium. The blossoms are so delicate and elegant, don’t you think?
I love to cook and have collected cookbooks from all over the place and from everyone. Finding the storage for all of them has become a challenge. Hubby made me an adorable recipe box from some barnwood and I’ve started taking my favorite recipes from all of my cookbooks and giving the books to my daughter, granddaughter and friends.
The recipes I have won’t even begin to fit in this little treasure so he made me this one.
I’ve only went through about half of my cookbooks and I’m only putting my favorite, tried and true recipes in this box. As you can tell from the following picture it’s going to be a work in progress for some time. The wooden box at the end of the books on this shelf are recipes that hubby’s aunt had. I have a couple cookbooks I won’t give away because they belonged to my Mom and I would love to have a cookbook that my grandmother’s used but I seriously think all of their recipes were in their head and hearts.
I also have a stack of written recipes I’ve collected over the years that have never been in a book. The more I think about this, I’m wondering if I shouldn’t write my own cookbook and maybe name it “Country Girl Cooks” or something simple like that!! That might be quite fun but very time-consuming. My recipe cards are all hand-written and in print not cursive writing.
I guess I could make enough room on top of the pie safe for another one. Hubby is getting really creative on the project ideas I come up with. My recipes come from friends, family, family cookbooks, old cookbooks and concoctions I come up with myself. I do love to cook!