Rating System

As of autumn 2010, I've instituted a "starred" rating system.  Some of the older recipes will be grandfathered in over time, but not all, as I won't remember exactly how well we liked some of the recipes.  The rating system is as follows:

***** 5 Stars: Excellent. A favourite for both of us, I will make this repeatedly
**** 4 Stars: Very Good. Enjoyed by us both, I will make this frequently
*** 3 Stars: Good. At least one of us liked this enough for me to make it again, but not often
** 2 Stars: Acceptable. At least one of us liked this enough for me to make it again, if I make changes
* 1 Star: Not Too Good. Neither of us liked this enough for me to bother making it again without complete overhaul

Most recipes on this blog will fall into the 3 or 4 Star categories.  For a recipe to attain 5 Stars, it has to be something special and cannot require many (if any) adjustments in order to accommodate my dietary restrictions. One of the big differences between a 4 Star dish and a 5 Star dish is the last word in the description for each.  A 4 Star dish will be made "frequently" in that it will be made more often than a 3 Star dish.  A 5 Star dish, being a special favourite, will likely be saved for when we're treating ourselves, but I expect to still be making it in 10 or 15 years' time, as it will be a permanent fixture.