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Old 10-02-2005, 11:08 PM   #11
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I guess that means when we post recipes we had better specify which countries measurements we are using otherwise it could get messy.
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Old 10-03-2005, 08:21 AM   #12
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Yes it could get messy! I would start a push to have things posted in metric but I think I might get lynched. LOL.

Brooksy, missed your post before...LOL to the shrinking thing. I made a comment that the winters here keep Canadians a bit slimmer because we shiver off all our calories. LOL.
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:00 AM   #13
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Yes it could get messy! I would start a push to have things posted in metric but I think I might get lynched. LOL.

Brooksy, missed your post before...LOL to the shrinking thing. I made a comment that the winters here keep Canadians a bit slimmer because we shiver off all our calories. LOL.
As illogical as it is, the US system is what I know and it makes sense to me. Besides, I don't want to buy another set of measuring cups and spoons that I have to find a place for in my small kitchen. I've seen cookbooks that give the measurements both ways, which is a good idea.
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:44 AM   #14
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I can't imagine waking up to snow Alix. Less than a week into Spring and we've had 30C+ days all week.

I think I'd rather be sweating than shivering, that way there's more room for beer.

A move to metric in the states would be a sight to see. I enjoy telling Americans they drive on the wrong side of the road. Always works
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:16 AM   #15
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We didn't see 30 degrees much this summer. Unusual for us. Now of course I have my fleece pants at the ready and the temp is dipping below freezing most nights. DANG IT! LOL to the beer thing. You really need to make a trip up north here Brooksy, we Canadians will show you what beer is SUPPOSED to taste like!
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:48 PM   #16
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From what I remember from cooking school was that when canada went metric they were using US mesures and they did the conversions from US mesurements to Metric but that only covered cooking for all other measurements was based on the UK. grrrrr LOL best to know where your cookbooks are from before you try to bake at times. I don't think I am very clear hope you can figure it out.
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:43 AM   #17
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I still 'prefer' Imperial measurements to metric - but can use either... most of our scales and weights are dual on things like pyrex liquid measurement jugs etc. Thankfully, we go by dry weight, not volume, so I don't go down the nightmare route of trying to convert 'cups' to imperial to metric
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Old 10-07-2005, 02:02 PM   #18
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Alix the reason it was not hot in Edmonton this summer is because I moved to Toronto Last fall. WE had a record summer here in Toronto. I do hope the weater gets back to normal for you poor Edmontonians I don't miss the city at all and i lived there for over 20 years. To bad I did not know about this list then we could have met.
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