Picture of Ingredients. How important is it to you? Answered
Do you count on seeing a picture of the ingredients or do you rely on the actual "List of ingredients" in a recipe?
I frequently make recipes up as I go along, taking fastidious notes of what was added along the way and taking a lot of pictures. Because of this proclivity, I've found taking a picture of the ingredients (before the recipe is completed) is a total waste of time.
That wouldn't be so bad, except that I often run out of an ingredient used in the recipe and have nothing to take a picture of.
For example: I'm making an peach pie and the voice in my recipe box shouts "Baja! Remember the fresh strawberries you have in the frig? I bet they would taste great with those peaches!"
So, of course I listen to my exuberant recipe-box-voice and add the strawberries... but now I'm out of fresh strawberries... and the closest grocery store where I might be able to find them is 2 hours away. UGH.
All opinions appreciated... unless you want to criticize my loquacious recipe box. It happens to be very close friends with my tool box, who is fiercely protective and carries a blunt, heavy
weapon object at all times. It could get ugly, so please don't say I didn't warn you. ;-)