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Old 01-26-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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Hi! I'm new to DC. I love cooking (and eating) and trying new foods. I'm a little rusty since I didn't do much cooking while working. Recipes, cooking tips and recommendations on kitchen gadgets and utensils are all welcome, especially time savers.

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Old 01-26-2011, 03:10 PM   #2
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Welcome.

Cooking is like riding a bike. you can take a break for as long as you want and you might wobble a little when you first come back to it..but in no time you are back on track racing around like you never stopped.

my current favorite gadget...a threaded glass canning jar being used in place of my blender container. making smaller amounts, and seem to be getting better food-blade contact..and if i make a sauce in it, the sauce is already in a jar so i unscrew the blade and screw a lid on and stash it in the fridge
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:23 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC! I agree with Josh - it definitely becomes a second nature :]

I recently took a course in Essential Knife Skills (which I've been posting on my blog) and have found those skills to be huge time-savers! I used to hate chopping my life away... but now, it seems like a breeze.

Enjoy your time here at DC! :]
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:19 PM   #4
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lots of info. here, welcome
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:59 PM   #5
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Welcome to DC! I agree with Josh - it definitely becomes a second nature :]

I recently took a course in Essential Knife Skills (which I've been posting on my blog) and have found those skills to be huge time-savers! I used to hate chopping my life away... but now, it seems like a breeze.

Enjoy your time here at DC! :]

oh man, chopping is where it's at!

prep work is my favorite part.
give me my knife and whatever needs to be done and i'll smile the whole time..granted that time never lasts long enough
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:31 PM   #6
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oh man, chopping is where it's at!

prep work is my favorite part.
give me my knife and whatever needs to be done and i'll smile the whole time..granted that time never lasts long enough
Lol!! Thats how I'm starting to feel. Now that I actually know how to chop, I'm enjoying it a lot more!
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:06 AM   #7
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:07 PM   #8
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Welcome to DC! I agree with Josh - it definitely becomes a second nature :]

I recently took a course in Essential Knife Skills (which I've been posting on my blog) and have found those skills to be huge time-savers! I used to hate chopping my life away... but now, it seems like a breeze.

Enjoy your time here at DC! :]
I could really use some technique on chopping. Where did you find the Essential Knife Skills course? Thanks, I think this forum is going to be fun.
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lots of info. here, welcome
Thank you! I'm looking forward to the experience.
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