Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I'm an Organizing Junkie - organizing Recipes

"Thought is the organizing factor in man, intersected between the casual primary instincts and the resulting actions."
Albert Einstein

My friends call me organized. Admittely my Swiss upbring rubbed off and I like my "stuff" in order. I am a big lover of containers. I have silver metal tins, floral print hat boxes, leather trunks, white cardboard boxes, pink wicker baskets, plastic storage fold-ups, OXO kitchen cubes just to mention a few. These also come very handy when moving around the globe, although the movers aren't always happy since MY boxes don't fit in theirs....but that is their problem, frankly!

Anyway I came across this fantastic site this morning which I just had to share with you. It is full of fun, easy, effective organizational ideas. It's called: I'm an Organizing Junkie.

One post that caught my attention was how to gather online recipes (from different sites) in one place rather than just tagging them on every single host website.

Laura uses Microsoft's OneNote but Springpad and Evernote are two free alternatives. OneNote enables her to keep notebooks for endless topics. She has a personal notebook with a section for recipes. When she finds a recipe she wants to try she can either print the entire page to OneNote, so that it looks just like the website or do a simple copy/paste of just the recipe. With either method the original website link is also included so you know where the recipe came from. OneNote also lets you make notes about changes or record how you actually cooked the recipe and how it turned out.

Now, I think that is a brilliant alternative to printing and binding every recipie that tickles your fancy online. Thank you for sharing Laura. Needless to say, I do also love my recipe binders full of printed, stained recipes sitting on my kitchen shelves looking organized! ;)

For MAC users there is a similar programme called "Notebook" by Circus Ponies. Also take a look at It’s a new social bookmarking site that focuses on recipes. Really easy to follow your friends and see what they’re cooking. Happy cooking everyone!


Made in Suisse said...

Thanks for sharing. I looove boxes too and although my home isn't quite a reflection of it (thanks to my other half) I am an organisation junkie at heart too!

Hockey Wife said...


I randomly found your site and wanted to say a quick hello. My husband plays professional hockey (in Germany, most recently) and we have a two year old little boy named Linden.

A friend of a friend played hockey in Lugano last season - their photos were BEAUTIFUL!

Can't wait to catch up on all things 'Expat with Kids'!

Expat with Kids said...

Made in Suisse: Wow, I like your 6 month list. Need to think about that one HARD!!! where do I start?
Hockey wife: I am fascinated by the idea of a life as Hockey player's wife. Ice hockey is VERY big in Lugano, so I'll be following you!

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