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Old 05-15-2009, 12:18 AM   #11
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Hi again!

Try measuring your pinches and palms full ingredients. You'll probably be pretty close each time to an exact measurement. But I agree, it's hard to write down a recipe. Everyone wants my potato salad recipe...it's simply impossible. I can tell you the concept and ingredients and that's about all.

Hey, why don't you come here and practice and I'll take notes (and drink bubbly) while you cook? Bring Jackson...Isabella needs to see him.
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:48 AM   #12
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"some of this, a bit more of this, just a tiny bit of this, and a lot of this." Is there any good way to judge that? I never make anything twice, so I typically can't recall it, beyond the ingredients, so I'd only be able to do it while cooking the meal, kind of as I went.

Also, I'd like some ideas for interesting spices. I've worked with garam masala, ginger, thyme, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and a LITTLE tarragon, but I'd like to expand from there, as it's woefully little experience. Interesting base ingredients, too, would be fantastic.

@_@ That's a lot of stuff to ask at once. I'm not sure if that's kosher, but hopefully it's alright.
I cook the same way - so did my mother and grandmother.
I taste and taste and taste - find it fine for most cooking.
I also believe you can never make the same dish twice - the
ingredients are not the same - ie: you are not using the
same fish, or same onion etc.
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:15 PM   #13
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Hi again!

Try measuring your pinches and palms full ingredients. You'll probably be pretty close each time to an exact measurement. But I agree, it's hard to write down a recipe. Everyone wants my potato salad recipe...it's simply impossible. I can tell you the concept and ingredients and that's about all.

Hey, why don't you come here and practice and I'll take notes (and drink bubbly) while you cook? Bring Jackson...Isabella needs to see him.
*laughs* Shwaaa? Wassat directed at someone else?
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:39 AM   #14
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taste it, and then imagine what things would like it...
remember cooking came before standard measures;therefore, standard measures came from :palm size=tablespoon,etc.
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