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« on: June 03, 2008 10:14:27 AM »

 Cheesy I love books. They are detrimental to my getting anything else done, ever.



I took a knackered sainsbury's bag, cut it into pieces, wrapped it round some old card from sketchbook covers... and learnt how to do coptic stitch. Thus a tatty mess of a recipe book was born.









aaand just because my binding is a mess but I still love it - <3



hope you like it, folks!

also, if anyone fancies offering me some easy/cheap vegetarian recipes I'd love to have 'em, I plan on filling this book with stuff I can exist on at university. already got a cupcake recipe I like (hah! the way to make friends I guess) but throw some others my way and you'll have big thanks from me and my dwindling funds.

thanks again!
& please let me know what you think of the book, of course Wink
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008 10:31:12 AM »

It's beautiful! I love how handmade it looks Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008 10:35:10 AM »

I love the tattered look of the book cover, it gives it a different feel from the usual perfectly flat and crisp edged journals.

I don't eat a lot of vegetarian meals, but I love making pasta, slathering it with butter flavoured vegetable oil and tossing in some steamed broccoli, zuchini and eggplant chunks. Yum!

My step sister once made a vegetarian lasagne with lots of riccota and mozzarella. She skipped red sauce and used some sort of white sauce. She used different veggies such as cauliflower, broccoli, squash, zuchini and carrots as filler. It was delicious!
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008 10:57:10 AM »

I love this book! 

My fave recipe - chunk up random kinds of fresh fruit ( grapes, peaches, bananas, etc) and mix with a carton of lemon yogurt.  Delish fruit salad!
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008 11:04:47 AM »

I love the book! It already looks like a well loved recipe book. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2008 11:07:43 AM »

oddly enough, this is making me crave oranges. mmm, sucks citrus season has passed.  Sad
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2008 11:17:58 AM »

Sweet book, you've inspired me to make my own even though I'm new to book binding.

So here's one of my favorite dishes for you:
Stir fry with peanut sauce!
you'll need:
1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 tsp chili paste
1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp lemon juice
2.5 tsp ground coriander
1 tbsp brown sugar
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/3 tsp ground black pepper

Mix everything in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cook and stir for about two minutes.
Drizzle it over some stir fried veggies and serve it all over rice! Yum!
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2008 11:19:32 AM »

woah, thanks folks Cheesy couldn't possibly hope to reply to you all individually, but your compliments/recipes make me well happy. fruit salad sounds fantastic and filling, in fact (my problem with fruit salads = empty stomach) and veg. lasagne is something we have the recipe for somewhere, definitely one of my favourite meals. Wink

and I tend to use old materials because that way they're already worn-in, nothing against neatness of course but I seem to be the complete antithesis! the bag I used for the cover had already spent too long dragging my sketchbooks around and had a huge hole in one corner, so I'm glad I didn't just chuck it away.

thanks again Smiley & I'm happy to answer questions if anyone's got any.
keep them tasty recipes comin...
cassette.x

edited to note: that stir fry & peanut sauce sounds wicked, thelastkodama, thankyou! glad you're inspired, you'll have to show off your efforts! x
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2008 11:28:29 AM »

This thread is making me hungry! Lol.

I actually was wondering, did you use a tut or did you just wing the stitching? Most of the coptic stitch tuts I've found are pretty confusing.  Huh
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2008 11:31:48 AM »

can you post a tute on how to make the book?
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