This blog is dedicated to my grandma, who was a purveyor of recipes. To track the quality of her experiments in the kitchen, she marked the margins of her cookbooks and recipe cards with her trademark coding system – VVG and VG (very, very good and very good, respectively). Only rarely have I seen recipes marked with a negative comment, as she was more likely to not say anything at all rather than say a bad word. If anything, she would adapt those sub-par recipes (or sub-VVG as it were) to make them more palatable to our family’s tastes. That’s my grandma – she was a wonder at making the most of every situation.
I plan to share some of my grandma’s tried and true, VVG recipes on this blog. For sure there will be no shortage of baked goods, because as my family knows, it’s not a meal if there’s not dessert. But, in keeping with my grandma’s spirit of trying new recipes, I’ll also report on some new additions to the collection that I think merit the VVG stamp of approval.
Thanks for reading; I hope you’ll enjoy the recipes. Here’s to Grandma and everything in this life that is VVG!