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Old 11-10-2013, 10:51 AM   #51
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We had baby spinach cooked with oil and garlic with our fish last night. It's really much better that way.

I love the shrinkage you get with spinach. I bought a huge tub of it. So much that I had to wash it in two shifts in the OXO salad spinner and probably should have done it in three.

Then it had to be packed to fit into a 4-quart sauce pan. After it cooked down there was enough for two servings. Each serving fit easily onto a small bowl.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:03 AM   #52
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I'm not a fan of the shrinkage. I bought regular spinach, not baby, and was actually taking some out of the pot and putting back into the bag. Then of course after it cooked I wish I had left it in.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:30 PM   #53
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Bit confused why my date was added to ....it was fine .

I know I joke about it but we can all understand the date whatever format is used can't we ? it is a global site so we should use the format the poster is comfortable with to embrace all nations surely ?
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I think the problem is, it looks like last September's Dinner Thread.

How about 9, Nov 2013?
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:38 PM   #55
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It depends who is looking at it though surely it doesn't look like September to me .

9th nov 2013 is of course fine, but as I say we can understand it can't we , it just takes a small brain adjustment as I do with the US dates ( and I do have a small brain ) .
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Bit confused why my date was added to ....it was fine .

I know I joke about it but we can all understand the date whatever format is used can't we ? it is a global site so we should use the format the poster is comfortable with to embrace all nations surely ?
We can understand various date formats, if we have some hints, perhaps day of the week?

I've gotten so used to seeing the dates here in US format, that I thought an old dinner thread from September had been bumped, and English Canada uses the same format as the Brits. Any format that only uses groupings of one or two digits is ambiguous.
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It depends who is looking at it though surely it doesn't look like September to me .

9th nov 2013 is of course fine, but as I say we can understand it can't we , it just takes a small brain adjustment as I do with the US dates ( and I do have a small brain ) .
But I can't make the adjustment until I see who started the thread and check where they live.
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I think the problem is, it looks like last September's Dinner Thread.

How about 9, Nov 2013?
Yes. When I first saw it, I thought the same thing, and was totally confused.

The website rules do state that dates are to be posted MM/DD/YY. Written out works too, as PF stated, for European.
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It's dead easy to see who posted and where they are from usually though isn't it , especially when the poster is a regular like little old me . Am happy to write it out in full though as in 9th nov 2013 . Not a problem .
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I think the thing is, while the Internet may be international, this forum is American based, hence why you don't see a UK or AUS in the url.
I often search for a past dinner thread using the date. And switching formats to day then month does nothing to help matters.
There's a saying, "When in Rome..." It's only proper netiquette to adapt. That's why you also don't see recipes posted here in many of our members' native tongues.
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