I have a few obsessions. Nothing strange about that, I am sure we all do. My obsession with props isn’t a secret. I came clean to you all about that addiction earlier this year. I may have mentioned another obsession of mine a while back. I’m a rather sad compulsive recipe clipper.
I have a display folder which has been stretched way past it’s designed capacity, filled with clipped recipes. You know those display folders, often found rattling around the back of the stationery cupboard at work. Plastic coil bound, about 20 clear plastic sleeves, hard plastic back and front. They come in a variety of colours and are A4 in size. My particular folder is green (note, not nicked from the work stationery cupboard).
These folders are slender little suckers, when new, probably about 3mm thick. I have managed to fatten mine up to nice and chunky 13cm. That is equivalent to around 24 copies of Gourmet Traveller stacked one on top of another. I have estimated that this folder contains at least 2000 clipped recipes.
I won’t make you do the math, happy to do it for you. If I was to make every recipe clipped, one a day, I would get through that folder in five and a half years minimum. And that is only if I don’t obsessively add to it, which is bound to happen.
Decision was made last weekend, CULL! Read more →