There is something special about picking up a recipe book or a handwritten recipe that is marked with fingerprints, oil splatters and the holds in it all the history of the times that meal has been cooked for loved ones.
My mum didn’t have a recipe book, she cooked from memory, she even baked from memory. She was an excellent cook and other than a few notes in an old Mrs Beeton’s Cookery book from 1959 and a Bero Book with notes in and a few pages torn out of magazines. Then she died so suddenly a lot of her fabulous recipes died with her.
So I have been writing out all of the recipes I cook on a regular basis for the boys. Yes they already have an online recipe book via the blog of all the meals we have made as a family, but I want them to have something tactile they can pick up and hold and use.
I have been writing the recipes out on cards and then Not on the High Street sent me a wonderful recipe box for Mothers Day and it made my day.
It is a beautifully unique, wooden recipe box to store all those homemade, hand written recipes.
The box features two distinct internal compartments, to separate specific cuisines, and a set of 10 hand pressed Recipe cards to record your tried and tested meals. It is ideal for preserving recipes that have been passed down through the generations.
The beautiful recipe box is crafted from Birch wood, and can incorporate a personalised, engraved design, making it totally unique.
This is not a small recipe box.It measure L29.0cm x W17.5 x H12.5 with internal dimensions of L27.7cm x W16.0cm x H11.0cm, split into two compartments measuring L11.0cm x W16.0cm x H11.0cm and L16.3cm x W16.0cm x H11.0cm respectively.
Free printable recipe card
I decided to make my own cards to pop in our new family recipe box and I wanted to share my recipe cards them with you as a free printable.
Do you have any family recipes? I would love to see them.