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Old 01-13-2007, 04:18 PM   #11
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Charlie - you and others might find this site useful ... for several things - OnlineConversions.com
Thanks, Michael, for the referral. I use different conversion sites for a variety of applications. It's nice to have one that seems to encompass any I'll need.
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Old 01-13-2007, 05:44 PM   #12
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I can joke about this subject for very short time it is just too painful for me.
I've been advocating move toward metric all alone. Something that is simple, easy to learn as 1 2 3, and the rest of the world (the only time when it is a good thing coming from the rest of the world) uses it. Even British, that came up with the darn system, are moving away from it.
So, thank you for the idea, but I do not like fishing, I like cooking.
It's a question of practice, Charlie - like everything else. There comes a stage in your "cooking" lifetime when you know the ingredients are flour, water, cornstarch, salt , and maybe an egg... and you just whack them all in there, mix them together and know the results will be fine.
Practise, practise, practise!
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:05 PM   #13
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I do not like practice either. In metric you do not have to practice.
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:49 PM   #14
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Hey Charlie - give this a try. I use Allrecipes.com to search for recipes often and when I find one, it lets me reconfigure amounts for whatever quantity I need. It also lets you change from standard to metric measurements. You can sign up there and enter recipes for your own personal use in your private recipe file by going to this link. All recipes – complete resource for recipes and cooking tips

After you sign up and become a member, you can put your own recipes in and then resize them to the quantities you need, and change to metric at the same time! It works very easy and well; good luck!
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:52 PM   #15
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I do not like practice either. In metric you do not have to practice.
LOL - yeah Charlie - but you stilll have to measure and if you want to increase a recipe - you have to do a little calculating!
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:34 PM   #16
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I agree, Michael. Plus, if you are short on an ingredient, it doesn't hurt to know how to calculate ratios. Served me in good stead many times. But, then, I'm a math person.
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:29 PM   #17
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Again it is not so easy to multiply 1/2 of tspoon, or 3/4 of a cup, or 4 table spoons incomparacing to gramms or kilogramms. It is only a number multiplied by 10, doesn't get any easier than that. My point is simplisity of matric mesuring.
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