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Old 05-22-2006, 10:58 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. I just found this site last night and this is exactly what I'm looking for. I consider myself a beginner, skill wise anyways, and I'm looking forward to learning about different cooking techniques. I know there's lots to learn, but it should be a fun journey.

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Old 05-22-2006, 11:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC. There are lots of people here who are always willing to offer advice. It's always nice to see someone from the Great Pacific NW.
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Old 05-22-2006, 11:16 PM   #3
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Welcome to you, aaron. I'm up north in Bellingham. How's the weather where you are? It's been pouring rain here, all day.
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Old 05-22-2006, 11:20 PM   #4
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Hi! I live in Kent, work in Renton. It was raining most of the day, but I think it stopped around 4:00.
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Old 05-23-2006, 12:24 AM   #5
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Yesterday, in Eugene, we got 1/2" of rain in less than 15 minutes. I just moved from Ellensburg--the dry side of the state. I'd never seen such a thing!
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Old 05-23-2006, 12:54 AM   #6
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welcome a-k, I'm pretty new here as well - but just a bit further north than corazon in a suburb of Vancouver, BC
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Old 05-23-2006, 07:19 AM   #7
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welcome on board, aaron! ;o)
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Old 05-23-2006, 07:45 AM   #8
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:25 AM   #9
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:10 AM   #10
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So nice to have you here, a-k~!
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:14 AM   #11
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Hi! Welcome to the group.

I'm right up the road from you in Issaquah. We were in Renton this weekend... Hubby had to go on a field trip to FRY's.
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:11 PM   #12
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. pdswife, Fry's is just around the corner from where I work.
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:19 PM   #13
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I've prbly driven by your place of employment a million times then Arron... cuz, Fry's is Paul's favorite place to spend the afternoon. lol.
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:40 PM   #14
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Fry's is a pretty popular store in Renton. I'm surprised that their parking lot always seems to be full. I work south of Fry's at PACCAR (same area as the Kenworth plant).

pdswife, this is kind of a broad question, but where do you like to buy your food? I've only shopped at the big grocery store chains, but eventually I'd like to try out other places. There'll probably be a time where I'm looking for something that I won't be able to find at the grocery store - like meatloaf mix, but I think I'll just stick to making my own.
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:48 PM   #15
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My son works at Safeway.. so I do most of my shopping there.
When I need Feta and olives or other Greek treats I go to a small family shop called ... Parr's Market. It's in Bellevue.

I don't do a lot of fancy cooking so between the two of those I can find what I need. I do like walking through Larry's Market once in awhile they always have FUN things to try.
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:39 PM   #16
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Aaron, it's great that you've joined us here
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