mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:43 am

I can't abide celery. :lol:
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Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:45 am

I prefer a good salary to celery. :D
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Postby meerkat » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:11 am

oooh, a stick of celery with salt! Yummy Scrummy! :lol:
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Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:20 am

But with a good salary you can buy a whole bunch of celery sticks. And salt.
Incidentally, salary comes from salt.
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Postby meerkat » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:30 am

I think I read that in a Pratchett somewhere...probably Jingo! :lol:
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Postby pip » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:48 am

Poor soldiers paid in salt :roll:
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Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:53 am

At least they wouldn't fall on their bums in winter :D.
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Postby pip » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:11 am

:lol: :lol:
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Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:23 am

shegallivants wrote:Curried carrot is a particular favourite, as is old cucumber soup.


Old cucumber doesn't sound very appealing, but curried carrot surely is. My girlfriend makes a very nice curried carrot soup.

How do you make yours, shegallivants?

(I'm momentarily confused. Is it yours or your's? Your's looks strange somwhow.)
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:30 am

I think it's "yours", but I could be wrong. :D

Online English site wrote:Yours is already possessive, as your is the possessive form of the pronoun you, so you don't need an apostrophe to make it possessive.



examples in sentences:

The coat rack is full, so just put yours on the chair next to it.

The Christmas presents are under the tree. Yours is the one in the silver wrapping.
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Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:53 am

Thanks Tony. I'm positive now that it's "yours".
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:34 pm

What a brilliant little thread. I was only talking to my 24 yr old the other day about it... She is an amazing cook (stood on a chair next to me when I cooked when she was two... on the other side of the bench... refused to let kids inthe kitchen proper tilthey were over 5... barricades and stuff). All my girls are good cooks.

A parents job is to raise an adult. I have a g/f who's 14 yr old can't butter a slice of bread! Having siad that; both my parents were cooks; Dad from the army and navy and Mum from out west for shearers teams... then they went and had 12 kids, 11 to raise and so they tended to cook in ENORMOUS amounts; they also had a hard life as kids so let us kids have an easy time chore wise... so I left home unable to cook. :roll: Though through constant lecturing each and every one of us KNOWS the rules of hygiene in a kitchen to the miniscule point.

So I was telling my oldest daughter that we had a few young ones on here doing for themselves and how they might like a "How to not starve" guide. SHE suggested teaching hygiene as a prerequisite. Good idea.

Yesterday my teen (who has cooked me lovely meals before... and who has completed two years of cooking at high school in a restaurant line kitchen.... asked me "How do I know when to put the pasta in the water" ?????? Heres the rub... in school, they put the pot on and did other things in preparation then were instructed to put the pasta in the pot (now boiling). :roll: Simple basic things huh.

My youngest, because of her disabilites, went to a SEDU (Special Ed) school the two years of her school and every day they were taught basic cooking. Did you know a child (a "regular" "Normal" child) should be capable of making a sandwich and getting a glass of milk at age 3?

mC.... you are on your way to a treasuretrove of wonderment when you start learning to love cooking. Your last recipe? Laughed til my sides split :lol: (take a cup... I used a DW one one Sjoerd gave me.... let the corn and peas get to know each other) :lol: :lol: :lol: I would buy your cookbooks!

I have "meals that can be made in five minutes" "meals I slave over just because we love them" "instant meals that just appear" and of course we love salads alot here and we eat so much asian food that takes time to prepare but a few minutes to cook... not bad living here, we get exposed to most foods from around the world on a daily basis.
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:47 pm

meerkat wrote:oooh, a stick of celery with salt! Yummy Scrummy! :lol:


Celery with Philly cheese spread down the centre of the stick! And if you really want a treat you can put tiny bits of anchovies on too... or damn what s the names of those salty tiny seedy things... my kids eat them like candy... about quarter inch..... ummmm.
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:50 pm

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Postby deldaisy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:55 pm

YEEESSSSSSSSSSSS! CAPERS! :lol: :lol: :lol:

They even wanted capers on thier birthday cakes! I had to explain to them that not everyone liked capers.... but then we had the oldest daughter over and her b/f who love capers too ... so we put capers on the birthday cake.... tasted quite nice actually. Salty chocolately.
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