Recipe Book - Circa Style

I made a recipe book using the Circa pda set up, but it includes a "stand" so you can read the recipe while baking/cooking. I posted two pics in the DIYPlanner pool on Flickr...

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Love to see

I'd love to see it, but I didn't find it in the thread after several pages. Can you give a straight link to one of the images?

Thanks,

Jason
-- Coffee and Books, the pleasures of life

weird

I can only see it if I login - cannot see it if I just go to the DIYPlanner group... anyway, here is the link when I am logged in - not sure if it will work. Does it take a while for pics on flickr to show to the public?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20481940@N00/2120054727/

Wonderful!

That's a really great idea. I just started printing some recipes at junior size for my upcoming holiday cooking. I will have to try this out soon since it has the added bonus of standing up on it's own.

Thanks!

Looks great!

Thanks for the posting.

Jason
-- Coffee and Books, the pleasures of life

I was planning to try...

laminated Classic/Junior size pages with disc binding.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Oh sure you were.......

J/K ygor! You better get to it then and post some pics!

Laminated recipe cards would probably be VERY smart!

Coal for Nay Nay...

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Ho ho ho !
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Bulk of laminated cards

Wouldn't laminated cards end up being very bulky if you had lots of them in a circa notebook?

In my case, I have over 1000 index cards, so if I start keeping recipe cards, the method has pretty much been set. Of course, most of my recipe ideas go like this: So.. uhh.. we have potatoes in, we have ground beef in... hmm.. cook them both, add some spices/seasoning (picked according to whatever I fancy from the spice rack), put them on top of each other... oh! I found some gravy! in it goes... put some cheese on top, and throw in the oven and hope it doesn't burn before everyone arrives home for dinner. It works pretty well, but doesn't require much in the way of actually following a recipe from a card. Oh well.

That's part of the experiment...

I can get laminating pouches from 3 mils up to 10 mils (a mil is 1/1000th of an inch). This is per side. A guide I found here says

If you laminate a [letter-size]sheet of copy paper in a 3 mil 9" x 12" pouch, then hold it up by a corner, it will flop down over your hand

I would stick to the 3 or 5 mil thickness for doing the recipe pages. We shall see.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Context notebooks!

I wouldn't dump all of my recipes in a single notebook, though. There's "holiday cookies" that only get pulled out one a year, "desserts for school functions", "quick dinners", "elaborate meals" etc.

Who said anything about one notebook ? :)

If one Circa-fies their recipe collection ...

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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Yep, that describes my cooking technique

I have a bunch of cookbooks and recipes I get online. Yet, my cooking goes something like this: ooh, I have tofu, spinach and mango... you can throw anything in a stir fry, right?

You could also make a stack

You could also make a stack of cards with one ingredient on each, shuffle them, and make a meal out of the top three! :-D

Actually, sounds more like a game or a reality show contest... hmm...