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Old 01-07-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Just me, another noobster :)

Hi! I have been lurking and posting some, so figured I better introduce myself instead of being that weird girl who just pops in and interrupts your convo.

I never learned to cook growing up unless you count Kraft mac and cheese (and even then I once caught the stove on fire!) I left home without knowing how to brown hamburger.. no kidding (or do laundry but that's another story). In my early 20's I was engaged to a chef in training and we were together 7 years. He taught me how to do all the prep work at the time but I never actually cooked. I did watch and learn and later when we parted ways I just started doing it on my own. I take great pleasure in cooking and think I am pretty decent at it.

When I am not cooking, I work as a occupational therapist in a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.

Other then cooking, I love to read almost anything, play games (Star wars, WOW, RIFT) < yes I am a nerd .

Nice to meet everyone, this forum has been great so far!!

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Old 01-07-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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Hi! I have been lurking and posting some, so figured I better introduce myself instead of being that weird girl who just pops in and interrupts your convo.

I never learned to cook growing up unless you count Kraft mac and cheese (and even then I once caught the stove on fire!) I left home without knowing how to brown hamburger.. no kidding (or do laundry but that's another story). In my early 20's I was engaged to a chef in training and we were together 7 years. He taught me how to do all the prep work at the time but I never actually cooked. I did watch and learn and later when we parted ways I just started doing it on my own. I take great pleasure in cooking and think I am pretty decent at it.

When I am not cooking, I work as a occupational therapist in a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.

Other then cooking, I love to read almost anything, play games (Star wars, WOW, RIFT) < yes I am a nerd .

Nice to meet everyone, this forum has been great so far!!
Welcome aboard Merlot. There are some nice "crazies" here. I am one of them. Your friend 'the chef' was no dummy. He got you to do all the prep work. Then he got all the glory with the cooking. I was married to a chef who trained in Europe at several culinary schools. I learned a lot from him. Although I already knew how to cook from my mother. She taught me on a wood burning stove. I still can tell to this day if the oven is hot enough for a cake. There was no thermometer on the door of the stove. That came later.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
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Hi Addie! Thanks for the reply. Crazies... I will fit in nicely :)

I remember him asking me to make a vinaigrette and I was just lost.. I had no idea what to do. When he got back to me I was still standing there without anything made
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:50 AM   #4
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Good evening from north Wales.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:59 AM   #5
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:10 PM   #6
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Hi Merlot,
Welcome to DC.

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Old 01-07-2012, 12:18 PM   #7
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Hi, Merlot! Welcome to DC, and glad you're enjoying!
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:00 PM   #8
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Hi Josie and Dawgluver! Thank you for the welcome :)
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:39 PM   #9
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Hello, Merlot!

Small world, I am an RN in a Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:46 PM   #10
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Hello, Merlot!

Small world, I am an RN in a Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.
Nursing and therapy is both very vital to sending people back to their homes. On the other hand, when I need to rant and rave, I know you will know just where I am coming from :)
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