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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11910 on: April 09, 2014, 10:36:26 pm »
Luckily I am a bilingual cook....
Pounds and Ounces
And metric

So are my children... We have bilingual scales too and cup measurements...
DD rang for a recipe today... An old favourite... In ounces... We laughed... She is 26 and only learnt imperial cooking with me.

Is buying scales which have both on cheaper?
Just don't mix the two 'languages' mid recipe as they are not quite the same... LOL

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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11911 on: April 10, 2014, 02:03:14 am »
Gosh $60 is a tiny bit expensive. I do like Jo's recipes though.
CP don't buy another book. I have a conversion sheet from a very early Margaret Fulton book and can copy it for you. I used to have it on my pantry door in the other house, but am ok now.
DJ, like you I am bilingual for cooking.
I did have scales that weighed in both metric and imperial but they died. My new ones are metric only.
As DJ says, just use one or the other, don't mix them.
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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11912 on: April 10, 2014, 02:31:31 am »
3 serving platters, 30cms, but I am going to use them as dinner plates for us. Ha ha managed to sneak them in as anniversary dinner plates.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2014, 02:33:07 am by Halex »
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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11913 on: April 10, 2014, 03:16:17 am »
They're gorgeous, Hally! Where did you find them?

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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11914 on: April 10, 2014, 03:17:24 am »
Love those plates Hally, where did you get them from?
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« Reply #11915 on: April 10, 2014, 03:45:14 am »
I love them too, tney have mugs, larger platters square and round & a jug.

Matchbox Garden city, which is where I am heading now :)

Brand is Maxwell Williams.

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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11916 on: April 10, 2014, 03:53:24 am »
Cp, just type "convert xx oz into gram" etc into good ol' google and you'll get the measurement. I used to bookmark conversion pages on my browser but can't be bothered remembering which page was easiest to use 😁

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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11917 on: April 10, 2014, 05:14:42 am »
Ooo Hally, might have to have a look at the lge square platter.
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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11918 on: April 10, 2014, 05:16:14 am »
Lovely plates Hally, are they like a normal sized dinner plate?
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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11919 on: April 10, 2014, 05:59:12 am »
JD its bigger than a dinner plate.

Nearly bought more items today, had to stop myself :)
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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11920 on: April 10, 2014, 06:08:57 am »
They are lovely Hally. I'd better not even think of it as I have plenty of china.
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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11921 on: April 10, 2014, 06:13:25 am »
Oh you girls are so sensible and right  :D I probably shouldn't (even though it's so much easier...) I should be able to find a conversion in a book somewhere. I wonder if the ingredients are known by "different" names for overseas stuff
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« Reply #11922 on: April 10, 2014, 07:11:03 am »
Oh you girls are so sensible and right  :D I probably shouldn't (even though it's so much easier...) I should be able to find a conversion in a book somewhere. I wonder if the ingredients are known by "different" names for overseas stuff

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« Reply #11923 on: April 10, 2014, 07:24:29 am »
I had intentions of buying a little black dress for our anniversary dinner at Rockpool on Saturday night but not to be, I thought it would of been a simple shopping trip ::)

nice plates hally :D

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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #11924 on: April 10, 2014, 07:41:26 am »
Well I finally did it, I went out and bought a sunbeam vacuum sealer. Have wanted one of these for some time now so can't wait to use it.