but one of them is the sight of my mum in the kitchen baking. She is a fantastic baker and the cake tin is always full.
I remember as a little girl looking through her recipe book, scribbles on lined paper, pencil revisions and loose newspaper clippings. There are photocopied recipes from magazines and ideas scribbled on scrap paper, passed on by friends.
In the summer when I was heading off to uni I realised that I needed to write down some of those favourite recipes. Recipes that Mum knows by heart. Recipes that have lost their original name and are just called "sylvia's" because of the lady who first made them.
So I sat there with a little notebook and a black pen and copied my favourite ones out.
As the term has gone on the notebook has become splattered and a little bit dog eared.
Just like my mums recipe book, bits of paper stick out all over the place.
Recipes I have scribbled down from the internet and revised. Recipes I have pencilled across old bits of diary whilst on the phone to home.
Recipes titled "chicken and rice" which are actually a lot more than just chicken and rice.
I'm so excited to see this little book filling up. In one book, memories of home and my mum and housemates and university piled together through a shared love of food.
Where do you store your recipes?