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[personal profile] commodorified
Solicit or offer ideas, cheer each other on, ask for or offer data or resources, team up and do a group-authored post or a mini-carnival cluster of posts, find a beta, be a beta ...

I would like to say: I am not at all worried about avoiding duplication, and suggest that nobody else be either.

If eight people do posts on How To Cook Eggs, they will all be different, they will all be right and useful, and each of them will be somebody's absolute most useful and favourite post of the whole carnival.

Carry on!

Date: 2011-12-16 09:32 am (UTC)
kake: The word "kake" written in white fixed-font on a black background. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kake
Hurrah! I am probably going to post something about how to cook when you have money but no time/energy. I'm hoping it'll be useful to people who are trying to switch from takeaways/ready meals to simple cooking.

Date: 2011-12-17 08:41 pm (UTC)
kake: The word "kake" written in white fixed-font on a black background. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kake
Ooh, yes, that would be good. I reckon there will be some intersection between the things you and I talk about, too — one of my main strategies for low time/effort cookery is to keep shelf-stable stuff on hand that is almost, but not quite, ready-to-eat.

One of the products I plan to mention is Merchant Gourmet ready-cooked Puy lentils, because they keep for ages without refrigeration, they're versatile, and they don't take up vast amounts of space in the cupboard.

Date: 2011-12-27 03:00 am (UTC)
laceblade: Mitsuki of Kyoukai no Kanata anime, in school uniform, looking at viewer, uneasy (Default)
From: [personal profile] laceblade
I could have used that last year for sure, but it would definitely be useful in the future, too.

Date: 2011-12-16 02:52 pm (UTC)
kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kaberett
Thank you, yes.

Date: 2011-12-17 08:43 pm (UTC)
kake: The word "kake" written in white fixed-font on a black background. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kake
Would you be up for beta-reading/copyediting my post? No worries if not, but I thought you would be a good person to ask!

Date: 2011-12-17 09:07 pm (UTC)
kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kaberett
Sure thing :-)

Date: 2011-12-17 09:14 pm (UTC)
kake: The word "kake" written in white fixed-font on a black background. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kake
Hurrah, thank you!

Date: 2011-12-16 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] indywind
I'm thinking another along those lines, cooking for people with some money but lacking time, energy, organization, info --basically suffering from "I don't know where to start it's all too overwhelming!" inspired by the pleas for help from my mother-in-law who was never very organized about food to start with and still isn't now that she's primary caregiver for 2 school-age grandkids and has assorted cognitive and mood disorders which occasionally escape the control of medication.

Betas who have personal experience of cognitive/emotional state interfering with food security would be very much appreciated, because my personal experience of being mentally or emotionally unable to deal with obtaining food has been much, much smaller than my experience of not having time or money or access. (Except inasmuch as not having had access or permission fucked up my mental/emotional state; that's a separate thing.)

Date: 2011-12-16 06:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] geeksdoitbetter
i don't know how to be a beta, but i would love to help out with this!

i can always tell the trajectory of my depression by a quick look at my kitchen

Date: 2011-12-16 06:27 pm (UTC)
geeksdoitbetter: (Default)
From: [personal profile] geeksdoitbetter
also! shopping on the same night as cooking = disaster

Date: 2011-12-16 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] indywind
What I'm thinking is along the lines of: read a draft of my post before it goes live and give me feedback about it based on your personal experience.

Date: 2011-12-16 06:58 pm (UTC)
geeksdoitbetter: (Default)
From: [personal profile] geeksdoitbetter
~claps~

i can totally do that

Date: 2011-12-17 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bemused_leftist
Yes! Or even 'how to make easy stuff nutritious even if not delicious'.

Date: 2011-12-17 09:14 pm (UTC)
kake: The word "kake" written in white fixed-font on a black background. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kake
Good idea, thank you — I'll try to cover that aspect too. Obviously what is "nutritious" varies from one person to another, but I can certainly talk about easy ways I've found to add the sort of thing I need to eat to the things I cook. My personal wonder ingredient is ground almonds.

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