The compilation process is simple. When I find a cookbook recipe that I like for a certain vegetable, I photocopy it and add it to the proper section of my notebook (the recipe above is from "Betty Crocker's" Cookbook and is a perfect use of our bell-peppers). If I find one online or in an Ebook, I print it up and add it in there also (the recipe below is Barefoot Contessa Online and is tasty for our broccoli harvest). If there is a family favorite, I handwrite it on recipe paper and include it in the binder as well. There is no rhyme or reason where they come from, just so that everyone in the family loves it and that it uses up what we are growing.
For example, with our eggplant harvest the family favorites are eggplant parmigiana, eekra (a Persian eggplant and tomato spread passed down from my husband’s grandmother) and a tasty Italian-inspired eggplant and rice dish. I'll list some of our other favorite recipes (with links) in each category in another post in case you'd like to try some.
What about you, do you have a garden style cookbook which rotates gently through the seasons? If not, perhaps you would like to prepare one?
- three ring binder
- plastic sheet protectors (protect your recipes from spills and stains, just wipe clean)
- adhesive divider tabs (to make your vegetable sections convenient to find)
- free printable (includes a cover insert page, spine insert page, cover sheet, vegetable divider pages and back cover page insert)