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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Cook Book - Food Book Video



I've made a video of my latest Remains of the Day journal which I mentioned in my last post.  Go here: ROD Cook Book Journal Video to view it.

Although I've lived in Oregon for 47 years I still have my Arkansas accent which I'm aware of only when I hear a recording of my voice. Oh well, accents are interesting.

I've decided what to do with this journal... I'll include my more personal recipes and tell how I got them and from whom. For instance, I wrote about Election Day Chicken, a verbal recipe given to me on November 8, 1960, the day I first voted. We lived in Oklahoma City at the time and various homes were opened in the city to serve as voting places. I walked to the end of the block after a day of teaching, so anxious and proud to be able to vote. The most wonderful smells emanated from the kitchen and I asked the homemaker, "What's cooking?".  The recipe was simple and the dish turned out so good that it's been a favorite ever since, one I make most Election Days.  And then there's the curry recipe I got from a friend who's a transplant from India, and Novella White's Pecan Pie which my family swears is the best ever. Novella was my best friend's mother.

I think this will turn into a family treasure which my grandkids will fight over for who gets possession when I die.

9 comments:

  1. I love your Cook Book. You did a great job with the video. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh Jo - this is beyond wonderful. I absolutely love the video and to see all of the pages you've done in very inspiring. Beautiful - and to think of all of the new photos and recipes you will get from Portland Farmer's Market. Hugs.

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  3. Your book is so fantastic! You are so gifted at journal making. If you make any more please share!

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  4. Really love your beautiful ROD journal, it is colorful and very useful, excellent to continue keeping those favorite recipes!!!

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  5. I love this idea. I have many of my mother's favorite recipes from when she owned cafes. What a great way to honor them.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Jo, what a great journal idea. Your layering of food photos, pockets and labels makes it personal and full of special recipes and family history.

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  7. Jo--just found your blog. I really enjoyed your youtube cook book. I was thinking about taking that class, Remains of the Day, but spent the winter brushing up on Photoshop. Now it will be yard work for awhile. I am an online class taking junky. So I would love to hear your recommendations.

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  8. Jo, I love your cook books and all the labels, what fun! YOu are so creative, never ending creativity.

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  9. Hi there
    I'm Delwyn from way down in Australia.
    I love journalling and have made a number so I was very pleased to see your video and gain some fresh ideas. I love the cooking theme and the favourite recipes.

    I looked at both the classes you took and will consider them for my winter activities... they both look great.

    thank you for sharing your ideas.

    Happy days

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