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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #16020 on: January 22, 2020, 12:30:45 am »
Great shopping Judy. It will all be new and bright for you. The Paspaley earrings sound lovely Chookie. I bought some pearl earrings when we lived in Broome in the 70ís.  They were from the Dad of one of my students who was a diver. I donít think they are particularly valuable and they donít match perfectly but I love them.
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« Reply #16021 on: January 22, 2020, 03:06:29 am »
Bought a pair of spoon/spatulas from Alyce Alexandra - I got one at forum fest Melbourne several years ago but somehow it ended up with a chunk nicked out of of the edge of the blade so decided to get a couple to replace it ... just to be safe  ;)
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« Reply #16022 on: February 03, 2020, 03:26:29 am »
DH went shopping this morning and bought a new whipper snipper.  A larger one than the once we already have.  He is going to cut down the  grass and ivy etc behind our back fence.  It's a job for the shire really but they always leave this part because it is so hard to get to.  Hopefully we can avoid any more snakes.   
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« Reply #16023 on: February 03, 2020, 11:17:59 am »
Cookie, those earrings could be quite valuable.  I looked at  some at Chadstone that werenít a good match.  They were still expensive.

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« Reply #16024 on: February 04, 2020, 06:16:38 am »
Quite possibly Chookie. They are over 40 years old. DD likes pearls much more than I do. I will tell her to take good care of them when I fall off the perch.
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« Reply #16025 on: February 04, 2020, 08:14:51 pm »
Got a copy of Jack Munroe's book Vegan(ish), thanks to the recommendation of Cookie's DD (by the way, which was the recipe she said she really wanted to try?).  I have sworn that I would not get any more cook books, but I couldn't resist this one.  The recipes look lovely and very 'down to earth' so I am looking forward to more experiments.
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« Reply #16026 on: February 04, 2020, 10:47:16 pm »
I have more recipe books (both print and as ebooks) than I could possibly ever need but it is hard to resist some that I see now and then.  I think most of us are like that Cuilidh.  :D

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« Reply #16027 on: February 05, 2020, 12:08:29 am »
Marina, Jack Munro is a most interesting person.  Several of here recipes were posted recently.  They looked good.

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« Reply #16028 on: February 05, 2020, 07:29:58 am »
Marina it was a peanut butter biscuit I think. I will ask her tonight and I'm sure she has a photo.
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« Reply #16029 on: February 06, 2020, 12:51:54 pm »
I would like to get rid of a book case in my lounge room but itís full of recipe books and how could I possibly get rid of them even though Iím not using them at the moment due to a dietary change. It is so easy to look recipes up online than search countless books for a specific recipe but then I want to print them and that creates more files for storage.  A never ending problem we all have.
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« Reply #16030 on: February 06, 2020, 08:21:22 pm »
I haven't opened my carton of recipe books since we moved, Judy, it's a scary thought as I know I really should cull them, but it is so hard to do.  Like you, I also print out hard copy of recipes and have piles of them to sort through as well ... is this what they call an obsession?
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« Reply #16031 on: February 06, 2020, 09:05:03 pm »
Passion or obsession.  Not sure, but I also have it.  When we shifted to Invermay, we turned one room into a Library. It is a lovely light filled room with books covering one wall. I removed the heavy curtains so there is filtered light and there is a reclining chair. 

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« Reply #16032 on: February 06, 2020, 09:55:47 pm »
Books books books. Wow. I was able to dispose of  all my books when I moved to Cairns. Books do not do well in the Wet Tropics! I took to kindle but not for my cook books. But then I downsized and realised I really use the Internet more  as Judy says. I now am eyeing off getting rid of th e8 of the 10 I have left. I will never get rid of  my Thai cookbook as it is a direct translation in English from Authentic  recipes and is pretty rare. I have had it for 40 years. Maggie Beer is the other one.

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« Reply #16033 on: February 06, 2020, 11:44:50 pm »
I also have lots of recipe books and couldn't bear to get rid of them even though I rarely open them.  I even have some of my grandmothers books and I do love looking at them.  Like everyone else I use the internet if I want a recipe quickly.
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« Reply #16034 on: February 07, 2020, 02:12:09 am »
Naturally Iím like everyone in relation to cook books.  I spend hours looking for a recipe as I get waylaid checking out other things.. ;D
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