Have you heard of Pinterest? It has revolutionalised the way I save recipes, ideas, inspiration and generally cool things I find in my many hours of internet searching. It is a virtual pin board where you can stick a photo of something you want to save with a short description and it will then ‘pin’ that photo to one of your boards (you can name them for different categories) along with a link to where you found it. I use it to save recipes, sewing ideas, clever DIY and it has been brilliant for wedding planning. Even for something like finding a musician – instead of writing down the details of each one, I just ‘pinned’ them to my musician board with a few notes and had them all in the one place to compare.
My biggest board at the moment, with 231 pins and counting, is my recipes board. It’s where I save all the fabulous looking recipes I come across and is so much more user friendly than when I used to copy each one into an email with a link at the bottom. I’ve recreated heaps of Pinterest recipes recently so I thought I’d do a little bit of a run through with the originals and my version. The image on the left is of the original and a link to the website is in the text below the image.
Hot dogs on the barbecue are a regular Saturday lunch item in our house so when I found an easy recipe for hot dog rolls over at Annie Eats, I just had to give them a go. The verdict – even better than the store-bought version.
I couldn’t let the last Harry Potter movie release go by without celebrating it with food. I found a photo of these gorgeous owl cookies on Flikr and just had to recreate them as Hedwig the owl cookies.
What about you, do you use Pinterest and if so, have you brought any of your pins to life?