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Old 06-13-2014, 07:41 PM   #31
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This isn't so much a recipe as just discovering something new. If you haven't yet discovered veggie noodles, I highly recommend. I was standing in the checkout line at BB&B and the little veghetti spiralizer lured me in. That night I made zucchini noodles (or "zoodles") and had them with my home made Italian sauce and turkey meatballs. Next, it'll be lemon zoodles (fresh herbs, lemon, fresh garlic, white wine & a sprinkle of parm. with grilled shrimp and cherry tomatoes. There are only 3 small meatballs in that pic... I cut them in half.
What a good idea for those who are trying to lose weight or have to watch their carbohydrate intake. I think I might have a word with Mr Amazon to see if there's something similar on there.

Hi and welcome to DC, by the way

EDIT: Hmm, Amazon UK has spiral cutters but at nearly £30 - roughly speaking that's $45 (gulp!) - I think I could probably do without one.
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:17 PM   #32
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...and I use Arial 12 pt. so I can read it without my glasses. I'll have to go to 14 pt. soon or get stronger glasses.
I'm a big fan of increasing font size
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:22 PM   #33
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I'm a big fan of increasing font size

I find I'm wearing my reading glasses more of the time now. Mabye I can go back to 11 pt. for recipes and just stick with wearing glasses all the time I cook. I have trouble fitting a recipe on one page sometimes and reducing type size will help.
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:14 AM   #34
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I find I'm wearing my reading glasses more of the time now. Mabye I can go back to 11 pt. for recipes and just stick with wearing glasses all the time I cook. I have trouble fitting a recipe on one page sometimes and reducing type size will help.
It comes to us all in the end, Andy. Like you I live in my reading glasses these days unless I'm driving.

I fought against distance glasses for a year or so despite the optician telling me I needed them. It wasn't until I started wearing them for driving that I realised how badly I needed them! Oops!

I have two pairs of prescription reading glasses for serious reading and 6 pairs of those non-prescription "reading" glasses in places like the kitchen, my handbag, etc., for when I might just need to read odd sentences. So why is it that in a smallish 2 bedroom/2 "reception" rooms/hall/kitchen and bathroom bungalow I can never find a pair of reading glasses when I want them?
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:57 AM   #35
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MC, I have cheap reading glasses scattered about in several strengths. Weaker glasses for using the computer and reading recipes. Stronger ones for actually reading a book or tiny print labels and instructions.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:37 AM   #36
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When it became necessary for me to need reading glasses, I gave in and got them. For a long time they just sat in the drawer. I did just as well by taking my infinity glasses off and just using my eyes without any help. Then when I developed the cataracts, the surgery left me with very weak infinity lens (by request) and reading lens. I could no longer takes off my infinity glasses and see what I was sewing or reading. I needed those reading glasses. But as time has gone by, I am slowly getting back to not needing them all the time for close work. I have two pair of reading glasses. One for the computer and one for reading the very fine print at the bottom of a can. The next time I get new reading glasses, I will just get the ones for reading the very fine print. I was doing some needlework a couple of days ago. Without even thinking, I took off my infinity lens and just started sewing without even thinking about getting my reading glasses. And I have noticed that I can read some stuff without going for the reading glasses.
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Can we get anymore off topic than we have here? This is an untried recipe collection thread.
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Can we get anymore off topic than we have here? This is an untried recipe collection thread.
Yep, it's like trying to herd cats.
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Can we get anymore off topic than we have here? This is an untried recipe collection thread.
Is that a challenge?
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I'm all for "cute" veggies Janet. That's quite a gadget, and I LOVE your china! Welcome to DC by the way.
Thanks for the welcome Kayelle. I'm embarrassed to say I'm not a huge veggie eater. Much, much better now, but still limited. So this is a big deal for me. I'll definitely have that dish again. I love pasta, but love it too much. When I can get portion size under control it's whole wheat or quinoa pasta most of the time.
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