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Old 01-03-2007, 06:16 PM   #21
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JDP, in your opinion, would cooking be possible if there were no measuring cups?
Boufa in my world measuring cups didn't exist except for a carrying water to use on our house house plants, until this Fall. Then I discovered a joy in baking bread so I use them for that purpose as well as making rice. I was trying to answer the question in a simple way as it seemed everyone was trying to make it too complicated. If you are ever in Wisconsin or if I make it to Greece (which would be better) we could sit down and drink 5/8 of a cup of ouzo together... or maybe more.

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Old 01-04-2007, 02:59 AM   #22
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Boufa in my world measuring cups didn't exist except for a carrying water to use on our house house plants, until this Fall. Then I discovered a joy in baking bread so I use them for that purpose as well as making rice. I was trying to answer the question in a simple way as it seemed everyone was trying to make it too complicated. If you are ever in Wisconsin or if I make it to Greece (which would be better) we could sit down and drink 5/8 of a cup of ouzo together... or maybe more. JDP
JDP, you are on!! Happy New Year!
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:20 AM   #23
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JDP, in your opinion, would cooking be possible if there were no measuring cups?
This question surprises me coming from you, Boufa!

Out of curiousity, ask ten of your immediate neighbors in Volos. Do ANY of them own measuring cups? Then ask them if they own a scale.

I'll bet you a week's salary (don't get too excited ... that doesn't add up to much) that almost none own the former while almost all own the latter ... unless Volos is mighty different from Athens.

And yet ... they ALL cook, don't they?!
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:29 AM   #24
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Oh Ayrton, it was only meant as a joke! Don't take it too seriously
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:34 AM   #25
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Oh Ayrton, it was only meant as a joke! Don't take it too seriously
Oops, silly me!
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:39 AM   #26
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It is common sense to measure by some method. How can you pay for something that has not been appraised. Do you just assume you were sold a pound of butter or that all big containers are a gallon. My handful of packed brown sugar measures 1/4 cup; how much does yours measure?
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:42 AM   #27
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It is common sense to measure by some method. How can you pay for something that has not been appraised. Do you just assume you were sold a pound of butter or that all big containers are a gallon. My handful of packed brown sugar measures 1/4 cup; how much does yours measure?
Is this in response to a specific post??
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:16 AM   #28
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JDP, you are on!! Happy New Year!

Ooopppaaaa!!! Aryton can meet us when I get there. We can drink ouzo till we look like this .

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Old 01-04-2007, 02:47 PM   #29
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After you guys and gals finish the ouzo....all will know the diffrence between
5/8 cup 10 tablespoons 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons. Have fun...but try to measure CLOSE.
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After you guys and gals finish the ouzo....all will know the diffrence between
5/8 cup 10 tablespoons 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons. Have fun...but try to measure CLOSE.
...and 30 teaspoons
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