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Old 09-10-2007, 03:44 AM   #21
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Would people also be able to post in this forum, helpful info and tips about growing and using cannibis sativa?

Sorry, back to the regularly scheduled thread.
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:09 AM   #22
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what about something about it`s History and origins as well as medical usage(s), most all herbs and spices have quite a rich history and medicinal properties.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:26 AM   #23
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KE, do we want to encourage double posting of recipes? The search function will find tarragon chicken regardless of where it's posted.

YT, That could be as easy as a link. Otherwise, someone eould have to write that history into a post.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:11 AM   #24
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OK guys! We agree there should be a forum devoted to Herbs and Spices, which is basically what it will be called. What do you want to see this forum cover? Give us your input on how you would like to see this forum divided out. Some basic thoughts are for sub forums:

Growing Herbs and Spices
Tips, questions, all discussion on growing herbs and spices

Uses for Herbs and Spices
Tips, questions, all discussions on uses for herbs and spices
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Herbs, Spices & Seasonings

Herb Infusions
Oils, Vinegars, etc. Methods & Recipes

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Going off the Herb topic for a moment... Could there be an additional Dessert sub topic lumped into the catagory? i.e.

Souffle/Mousse/Flan/Pudding/Custard

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Old 09-10-2007, 11:28 AM   #25
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YT, That could be as easy as a link. Otherwise, someone eould have to write that history into a post.
True enough, but still a nice thing to Have though :)
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:00 PM   #26
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True enough, but still a nice thing to Have though :)
I agree. That would be a very interesting series of posts.
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:46 PM   #27
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Frankly, I think Kitchenelf's original proposition ("Growing" & "Uses") was just fine as is. The rest just spoils the broth & makes it more confusing.

Geez - all of THREE people even thought an Herbs & Spices forum was worthwhile when it was first suggested; now everyone suddenly wants to chime in & make it more complicated.

I'd vote for keeping it simple like Kitchenelf first suggested, then down the road if it looks like it needs more subforums, they can be added at that time.
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:11 PM   #28
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The first three to promote such a forum have as much input as every other member. Each member's input is valued. More complicated might make it better, not worse or confusing.

This thread is here to gather input from every interested person.
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:16 PM   #29
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Of course everyone's input is valued, but when you first start a forum with a gazillion little subforums, it never seems to work out. You get a few posts - many repetitive - here & there, & then the entire forum is deemed worthless & gets canned.

I'm just saying that it's best to start small & see how it goes.
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Perhaps a stickied thread with a basic spice bible? Something that just outlines the basic uses and flavor profiles?
I like this idea! It would be very handy to have a sticky that lists common (and not so common) mixtures and pairings of spices. A TNT bible of sorts that makes suggestions based on a starting ingredient. So, if you find yourself with some fresh sage and wonder what else you can throw in, the sticky would come to the rescue.

While it sounds great, it also sounds like a lot of work!
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:23 PM   #31
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I like the idea of the two sub-forums. I also like the idea of a sub-forum about spice blends, as I "dabble" in custom-formulated blends. However, I also agree that such a forum wouldn't see much traffic.
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:32 PM   #32
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KE, do we want to encourage double posting of recipes? The search function will find tarragon chicken regardless of where it's posted.

YT, That could be as easy as a link. Otherwise, someone eould have to write that history into a post.

There wouldn't be a double post though - and it was purely a joke anyway. People aren't going to take the time to post in the proper forum and put a link ONLY in a post in the Herb and Spice Forum.

When searching it is VERY helpful to have the name of the recipe in the title - otherwise people are searching through posts with no mention of the recipe they are looking for in the title, or where they are in the thread. They just have to basically search through each post.
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:34 PM   #33
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Would people also be able to post in this forum, helpful info and tips about growing?
Yes, people would be able to post in this/these forums.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:43 PM   #34
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Recipes where the herb or spice is the predominant ingredient...? I'm thinking pesto, garam masala, etc....
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:49 PM   #35
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I like the idea of a form on growing, drying and using herbs and spices. I think I am like everyone else and get into a rut using same spices all the time. I would think showing the use of common spices in unusual ways, or in different regional ways would be very helpful in helping us tweak our day to day menus.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:35 PM   #36
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Here's my two bits...
1. Forum on growing and preserving herbs
2. Forum listing herbs and typical uses...should be like a chart that we could use for reference. This could be a sub-forum under Forum #1.
3. Forum on using herbs, including recipes for which the herb is the main ingredient
4. Forum on using non-herb seasoning items, such as garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, assorted oils, etc.
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:02 AM   #37
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Constance, I think you're idea is great.
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:29 PM   #38
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sometimes I'm not sure the best way to cut my herbs when i want to use them..so maybe a section on harvesting? or maybe that would be under growing?
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:22 AM   #39
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I agree with kadesma. Could end up with too many recipes and the pertinent information could really get lost.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:27 PM   #40
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What about a help forum or something in case some-one's used a little too much of a certain spice/herb and wants to know how to tone it down so to speak with-out having to trash the whole dish and start over again. I didn't see anything on this particular area (or maybe I missed seeing it) and thought I'd mention this.
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