Is anybody out there?????

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Is anybody out there?????
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 12:50pm

I think it's only me, Tracy & Gaye ....

If you are a lurker or new to this page, PLEASE join us.... we are wanting to find new members to get to know and share with!  This is a great board with some great ladies... even if it IS only the 3 of us - we are still great!!!  LOL 

So, if you can handle the recent technical difficulties of signing in & other stuff..... what are you waiting for?????

Come on and join us!!!

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 07-16-2013 - 5:53pm

Hey, we had another Aussie on here too.   She's in Canada now though.   We're used to the cultural differences.

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Registered: 11-07-1998
Tue, 07-16-2013 - 4:33pm

Thanks Tracy, "simple cooks" sounds good to me.  Smile 

I will probably need to take up your advice of asking about ingredients, being in Australia we sometimes have different names for the same ingredients, capsicum/bell pepper for example,and there are some ingredients, such as grits, that I don't even tnink we can buy here.  We use metric measure too, but I can easily find an online converter.  To be honest, I'm not totally "metricated" anyway.  I'm in my mid fifties, I basically grew up with Imperial/Standard measure, then in the 1970s we began the change to metric.  Some things I think of totally in metric, others, for the life of me, I just can't think of in anything else but the "old" measurements.

You asked about which boards I used to frequent.  The main board was "Window on the World", which was a small but very close knit group, we had been together for many years.  Some of the babies who were born on the board so to speak, are now teenagers, some of the teenagers from back when I started posting are now parents themselves.  Last December we all moved to another format.  We had lost valuable members in the previous iVillage change and didn't want to lose any more, which was what was going to happen.  I used to post on another board too, not a lot, but in the end there were just two of us and the CL posted yesterday that she was leaving, very sad.

Thanks again for the warm welcome.

Elaine

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Registered: 11-07-1998
Tue, 07-16-2013 - 4:19pm

Thanks Daisy, I actually tried to post here a few days ago but just got caught up in the usual merry-go-round of trying to log in and failing so I gave up.  Then when I was able to log in yesterday (I'm in Australia, so it is Wednesday here now) I thought I would try again.  I've been on iVillage a long time, it is hard to let go, I guess I still hold out hope that one day they will sort themselves out and get the technical issues fixed, although as each month passes that hope seems to fade a bit more.

Looking forward to getting to know you too.

Elaine

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 07-16-2013 - 8:55am

YAY!  Company.   Please, bookmark us, Elaine.   We'd love to keep you around.   We are simple cooks around here, using basic things you likely have on hand in the kitchen.   If it's an ingredient you haven't heard of, chances are we haven't heard of it either. 

Yes, the tech woes are still brutal.   I tried to log on from home yesterday to no avail.   Ditto this morning.  When you keep entering your credentials over and over, constant refreshing, and it just doesn't take, that gets crazy frustrating.   Been there.  And I do not blame anyone for giving up and moving on to formats that work. 

Which other boards did you frequent?   Back in the iVillage heyday there were so many that I visited and/or lurked.   There was a resource for everything.   I don't know what's still out there as getting here is such a hassle that the only other places I step over to are the Help board and In the Kitchen.  

I'll start doing our daily what's for supper thread again here.   That was always great for inspiration.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Tue, 07-16-2013 - 7:14am

Oh Elaine!  Thank you for taking pity on us...Laughing  Yes, it is very sad what is happening to the boards... Cry  But, I am so glad that you are fighting the fight with us! 

BTW, it is NEVER too late to improve our cooking abilities!  We have some great recipes in the threads below and over the years, we've encouraged people to write reviews in the same thread as the recipe so while you check them out, if you see a recipe with a lot of replies, be sure to read all of them because that recipe is either a keeper or a dud. 

Well... come to think of it... a lot of replies could also mean that thread went to the gutter which used to happen a lot of the time... lol.

I do hope that you will check in with us as much as you can... it will be good getting to know you!

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Registered: 11-07-1998
Tue, 07-16-2013 - 3:45am

Hello, I found this board through the iVillage Help page, I've been reading there since October, hoping that the technical problems  might improve, and have been reading Tracy's posts about the loss of her boardies, so here I am.  I don't profess to be a very good cook at all, and maybe it's too late for me, lol, but we did get a new oven last week and have a new cooktop to be installed, so maybe I can get some help and inspiration here.

I'm not sure how long I've been an iVillage member, but it is at least 15 years, and it's very sad to see what has happened here.  I feel especially bad for all the wonderful Community Leaders hwo have put so much time and effort into their boards, only to see them fade away, through no fault of their own.  Very sad.  Like most other people, I have log in issues, so I'm not sure how often I will be here, but I hope to join in when and where I can. 

Elaine

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Fri, 07-12-2013 - 2:27pm

Oh goody! 
Renee's our 4th Muskateer!!

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Fri, 07-12-2013 - 8:23am

Yay!   Renee is here.   I love it.   I am convinced we can get this place back.   With some tech improvements that is.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Fri, 07-12-2013 - 7:14am

OH Renee!!!!  I am so happy to see you.... I miss all of you too!  I am just now starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel here at work.... until the next tunnel!  LOL 

I hope you have a great day at work... glad it cooled down yesterday... but I heard it's supposed to get hot again Sunday.  I know you're hot at your work, my hubby comes home exhausted!

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Registered: 10-10-2003
Fri, 07-12-2013 - 4:03am

I miss you Daisy !!

Got  a new computor and downloaded Chrome and all my favorites were there so I logged in and here I am !

Darn all my crap is in small font and if I make it bigger it just goes to the left side of the screen and not really much bigger.. Have to work on it..

But now I gotta jump in the shower....

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