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Introduce Yourself / Re: A NYC "Hello"
« on: August 07, 2010, 01:50:00 am »
Shoot! He's due tomorrow so there's no time. Actually, Indian is one I wouldn't do because there are a slew of Indian restaurants from different regions of India <1/2 mile southeast of me and I make it a point not to bother trying to duplicate ethnic cuisine if I can easily get it cheap, good, and prepared by natives (for an expensive city, there are a lot of excellent cheap eats to be found).  ;D What DOES interest me is the vegetarian cookbook and some of the booklets. It's all premature because I don't think I'll be acquiring this machine for a while but being prepared is good! I wanted my juicer for SUCH a long time and read so much about it and comments by so many owners that my learning curve's slope was very gentle when I finally got it.

The Queen visited a small English garden in the Financial District that's dedicated to the UK subjects who died in the 9/11 attack and that's where I saw her (I've avoided Ground Zero since the attack and I don't think I could have seen her there anyway). It was the last stop on her visit and I was a bit disappointed that I didn't catch a glance at the Duke of Edinburgh but her-ladies-in-waiting looked to be a sweet, down-to-earth group. The Queen is a lovely lady and I admire her tremendously. Hers can't be an easy job and it's a testament to her character and intelligence that she does it so well.

Introduce Yourself / Re: A NYC "Hello"
« on: August 06, 2010, 08:59:27 pm »
Hi, C.C! I'm eagerly awaiting a visit from a London friend...well he's actually a tax exile now and bought a house in Thailand, but he's at home in London at this moment. I got to see the Queen when she was here last month! In fact, her head of security and his assistant came over and chatted with us. It was a great thrill.  :)

Introduce Yourself / Re: A NYC "Hello"
« on: August 06, 2010, 07:31:10 am »
Oh, yes--this would be perfect for a Manhattan kitchen! It's just setting up for a demo that could be somewhat problematic. Well, we'll just have to see.
Cream Puff, you're right about conversion although it would be convenient to have avoirdupois equivalents for oven temperatures shown for recipes. Other than that, we're all sorta "bi" here because liquid measuring utensils and cooking thermometers show both so it's not a big deal to read one side of the cup rather than the other and in fact, sometimes I combine elements of both systems simultaneously, e.g., when making kombucha, I use liters for the liquid and level dry measure for the sugar. And with your wonderful machine, one needs only to follow the recipe as written anyway--easy!

Introduce Yourself / Re: A NYC "Hello"
« on: August 06, 2010, 04:46:21 am »
Hi, Jan and Cookie!
Yes and no to becoming a consultant if and when--"yes" because it might take off here, especially given that we have a lot of foodies and/or people with money who'd appreciate such an appliance and "no" (or "we'll see" if I want to be cautiously optimistic) because living space tends to be on the small side and hosting in-home parties to sell stuff kinda goes against the way things are done here (I've never even heard of a Tupperware party being held). We'll see. I really DO think it would fun to introduce this but even if it never happens, I'll have fun with my own when I finally get it.  :D
Yes, it's wonderful that we can converse! Do any of you use Skype? It's amazing to be able to see and and talk to people overseas for free!

Introduce Yourself / Re: A NYC "Hello"
« on: August 06, 2010, 02:13:13 am »
Yes, that's right. I live in Midtown, diagonally across the street from Macy's--a busy area.  :o
I only recently learned of the Thermomix's existence so I'd have to say that you're right--it's not all that well-known where I live although I can't speak for the rest of the country. I'd like to introduce it to NYC at some point (I think being a consultant/demonstrator would be a lot of fun) but Vorwerk has run into red tape because of our regulations, plus the machine uses metric measurements--not really a big deal except with respect to oven temperature. So we'll just have to see. In the meantime, finances permitting, I'll have no qualms about purchasing from Canada or Mexico when the time comes, given that we all share the same grid.

Introduce Yourself / Re: A NYC "Hello"
« on: August 06, 2010, 01:44:08 am »
Hi, judydawn and please call me Karen--I notice you have a number of them here.  ;)
My mind's made up, it's just a matter of finances at this point. Thanks for the welcome!

Introduce Yourself / A NYC "Hello"
« on: August 06, 2010, 01:16:39 am »
Hi, all. I don't own a Thermomix yet but I like to do lots of research prior to a purchase anyway (and given how out of my range this is at present, it'll be a LOT of research) so thought I'd join. I probably won't kick in often but it somehow seemed less than polite to just lurk, especially given that this seems like a really nice group. Thanks for having me.

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