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Old 12-05-2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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Hi from the Far North - Cairns, Australia

Hi, my name is Annette and I am a stay at home mum to a 13mth old boy named Tobias. I am looking forward to checking out the forum as I am wanting to begin to make everything from scratch much more that buying packet stuff.

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Old 12-05-2007, 11:14 PM   #2
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Hi, Annette. Welcome to DC. There's no doubt you will get plenty of help finding "scratch" dishes for you and your family. Stick around and become part of our friendly family. We're glad you've found us.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:14 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to DC. I assume your from England, or maybe Australia? Lots of great info on here, so just explore each of the forums and ask questions.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:26 PM   #4
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Hi, Nette, where in the "far north" are you. Cooking from scratch is very satisfying. I am presently making my own sour dough starter, without any yeast. But when I had small children, I was too busy to go quite that far.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:26 PM   #5
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I am from Cairns, Australia - sorry didn't make that clear I am used to Aussie forums
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:31 PM   #6
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So, far north means warm to you! I am in Northern Ontario, Canada, which is a far cry in temperature.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:53 PM   #7
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yup warm we go swimming for Christmas warm, on the weekend it was 37 deg cel and about 95% humidity we have had beauty summer thunder storms but this type of weather doesn't normally happen until January so am worried about what January will bring
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:56 PM   #8
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Welcome Netti from frigid Iowa Us my back ground is Scotch English I am retired Chef so make yourself at home we are a bunch of friendly foodies
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:22 AM   #9
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Hello Nette and welcome - this is a bunch of scratch people, you are in the right place!
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:50 AM   #10
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Hi Annette and welcome to DC! I'm in Perth, WA. There are a few other Australians and New Zealanders on here as well. You will find lots of info here but you will find you never have any time to make anything because you will become so absorbed in all the posts to read and respond to!!! LOL
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:12 AM   #11
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Welcome to DC, Annette!
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:29 AM   #12
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Welcome to DC Miss Annette.....


Have Fun & Enjoy!
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:26 PM   #13
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Welcome, Nette!

Do post a photo of your dear Tobias when you have a chance - we love seeing the "little chefs in training" around here :)
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:54 PM   #14
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Greetings Annette and welcome to DC... it's great to have you!
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:54 PM   #15
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'helping in the kitchen' by eating BBQ sauce

I was going to add a couple of more photos but couldn't do - not sure why
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:59 PM   #16
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What a cutie! Looks like the barbecue sauce received his stamp of approval.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:17 PM   #17
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Hurray for you. Scratch cooking is so rewarding, and as far as I'm concerned the best way to go. I've learned through my 55 years of cooking, I can turn out a gourmet meal in as quick a time as a package cook and sure faster than someone who runs out to the deli or the Colonel's for their dinner. And it sure is fun to create with what you've got at hand. I call it "cooking from the larder" .
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:32 PM   #18
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Scratch is the way to go, and it is addicting, as well. Monday, I will be baking my first loaf of sourdough bread, made with my first batch of sourdough starter. I didn't use any yeast at all.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:51 PM   #19
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Hello and welcome from Michigan, USA
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:08 PM   #20
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Hi Nette, Is the place in Australia that I saw on the news the other day - something about Santa Clause being fired for saying Ho, Ho, Ho because the store manager thought it to be insensative or something like that? I hope Australia is going as crazy as the US. :)
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