Menu-ready index a recipe for excess?

I established this blog site about six years ago by copying & pasting a small collection of posts that I had written on a previous site which, vexingly, had a dysfunctional host. Most of those posts have been superseded, then deleted; just two remain.

For various reasons, I didn’t add any new posts until the beginning of 2014. Since then, I have written posts at a rate of about two each week, with a ratio of cooking stories to travel of about 5:2.

Towards the end of 2014, I created a page, now titled ‘Index of recipes”, which proudly listed all the recipes that I had published, and which, helpfully, provided a hypertext link from each recipe name to the relevant blog post. Not so helpful was my decision to list the recipes in order of posting, from most recent to the oldest. Why? Bone-laziness is the most plausible explanation.

Anyway, during this past week of wintry weather, I have used some of the hours of my confinement to reorganise the recipe index into eight groups, according to the categories that Maggie and I use for the collection of all our favourite recipes which we print out and keep in a folder in our kitchen. So, the Index of recipes is now much more user-friendly.

Most of the recipes are structured, ie Ingredients, followed by Method. Several others are presented as a piece of prose, so, looser, but still informative.

Bon appetit!

About rmgtravelsandfood

Maggie and I are both in our late 60s and live in Melbourne, Australia. This blog is devoted to our shared passions for travel and fine dining at home. As cooks, we are skilful and adventurous within a framework of mainly traditional ingredients and techniques, and we aim to prepare nutritious food that looks good and tastes delicious. Our evolving repertoire is influenced by both our travels and Melbourne's vibrant food culture. From 2008 to early 2020, our priority travel destinations were overseas, although we have always spent a bit of time each year exploring parts of Australia. Our first overseas journey together was to Italy in the northern autumn of 2008. We later travelled in France (2009), Spain (2011), Singapore and Cambodia (2012/13). Most of our international adventures from 2014 to 2020 are covered in this blog. We have now reached a time in our lives when the prospect of long flights to distant places are unappealing, so we will travel mainly within Australia or to countries that are close to home.
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