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Old 12-19-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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Hi from Preston, UK


My name is John and I live in Preston, UK. I am 22 and am a musician by trade and I also enjoy cooking. The problem is that I dont know a whole lot of recipes and am not very economical or efficient when it comes to thinking up ideas for new dishes!

I am usually left it a situation where I decide I want to cook a specific meal and then end up with miscellaneous items for the next day which I have no ideas for!!

anyway thanks for the coming help


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Old 12-19-2007, 11:20 PM   #2
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Hi John and welcome!
I love to experiment with new stuff too, it's a lot of fun. But I know what you mean about extra ingredients! I have a bottle of apple cider vinegar in my pantry that has been sitting there forever and I can't even remember why I bought it in the first place! lol

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Old 12-20-2007, 06:34 AM   #3
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Welcome to DC, John. There's lots of great ideas on this forum!
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:52 AM   #4
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Welcome to DC John!! John, as you make your specific meals, post your leftover ingredients in the sub-forum "What can I make with these ingredients" (or similar) and you will very quickly be inundated with new ideas! Otherwise, make double of a recipe and freeze one of the dishes when you can. That will help reduce your leftovers and also give you a spare meal ready to rock!

Shani, you should check out my cupboard sometime - I have eight or nine vinegars with most barely used except the normal malt brown and balsamic vinegars!!
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:14 AM   #5
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Welcome John.

I've read most of the posts. They'll give you great ideas.
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:08 PM   #6
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Hi John!
Welcome to our group.

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