I have certain things that bug me about the way some recipes are put together. They are little annoyances, but they just get under my skin – a lot. Yes, a lot. So maybe not so much of a ‘little’ annoyance.
Titling your recipe as such, “Creamy Chicken Pasta Casserole Recipe.” Recipe is not necessary there. At. All. It is implied. Please do not do this. It makes my brain hurt.
Wasting space by saying “ingredients” before the list of things needed to make the recipe. I really think that is self explanatory. Also, drop “procedure” or “method.” That should, again, be self explanatory.
Numbering the steps of a recipe. Again, do things in the order they are listed – we don’t need numbers. We are not in kindergarten any more. Nope.
Describing what you are about to do – especially in bold, and then just telling us how to do things. See:
To make the crust: Pulse together …… etc. Ditch everything before, and including, the colon. Just tell me what to do without telling me what you are about to tell me. That is just damn stupid.
Can we see I have a problem? Yes.
We will not get into the problem I have with grammar in general, or maybe I will. This past year in particular it was “gifting.” Please shoot me. It almost as bad as “signage.”
Gift is a noun – not verb, even if Victorians used it as a verb on occasion, that is not excuse because I am pretty sure most people did not know Victorians used the word that way. You give someone a gift. You do not gift them anything. It just sounds ignorant. I am pretty fucking sure the Victorians also did not have “signage.” Another stupid word that does not exist in the real world. Yes, I also know how quotes work.
Wow, this rant has gone on for way more than I expected. But it makes me feel pretty good. Sweet. But the sad thing is, I could just go on for about ever about stupid grammar things.
And I think that makes me a prig. But, truth be told, I know I can be a prig when it comes to grammar and language. Well, enough said. Perhaps.