This cookbook is by Joel Maxuel from Laing House, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Welcome to the KB1!
In case you don’t know already, KB1 stands for “The Kitchen Bitch, 1st Edition”
This project started as an idea from Laing House, to collect and manage recipes from Community Kitchens, Peer Support Networks, Lunch @ Laing’s, et cetera. Because I will soon be graduating from the house, and would like to continue to have control of the project, Laing House will not be a contributor of this (with the exception of some Laing House members).
This book is freely distributed over the internet. For those interested in a print version, I have received an estimate from Staples to print and bind for a little over nine bucks ($9.07 + HST). So if you paid more than $12 for this somewhere, then you got screwed. If you wish to distribute this for sale, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss terms. Also, if you are in a donating mood you can do this via my PayPal or to the Laing House website: email@example.com (PayPal) www.lainghouse.org (http://www.lainghouse.org/donations.asp)
(Although donations to Laing won’t help this project, I feel it is still a good donation)
So what’s the deal with the info in the top right corner you may ask? Trying to determine the complexity of a recipe, each recipe has a rating between 1 to 5 on how uncommon the ingredients are (“C ■■□□□ U” would represent a 2 of 5). What is also listed is the appliances needed to complete the recipe. This hopefully will make it easier to browse through looking for the “right” recipe.
Another thing list for most every recipe is “Alterations”, giving you what ingredients and/or methods have been substituted. Of course, if you have your own changes, there is a “Notes” section for you to pencil those in as well.