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ImageCandyce
Jun 2, 2010 5:42 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
As I was preparing dinner this evening - chicken again - a stray thought flew through my brain. What if we had a thread or a database of 366 different recipes for chicken? No, not that I would populate this thread or database all by myself! Heavens!

But, we all have a lot of chicken recipes. So, let's 'pool' our chicken recipes and put them somewhere convenient here in Homemakers. What do you think? Thread? Or database?
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 3, 2010 9:57 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
I would hate to see any of us have to re-invent the wheel, so to speak. We already experienced that at Yum . . inputed over 900 recipes in forums and then did it again once the database was in place.

I had wondered if Dave might build a Cubits master recipe database like he did for plants. Then all cubits owners could do the entries in the master to link to recipes in their cubits.

Some of the non food cubits are already having recipes pop up in discussion threads and will (like on DG) get lost in chats. That's a shame.

There are already over 60 chicken recipes in Yum.

Yum Chicken Recipes

If you want to start a recipe database, you are welcome to put an entry over there with a nice description to entice the reader to want to make it and just a link to your entry here. That way, you would get more exposure for HH. In most of the recipes there . . you will find links in the database to where the recipe is being discussed in "Our Kitchen".

You could also have a Recipe Discussion forum . . . people could talking about what they are cooking and have just a link to where the recipe is . . ie Dea's cubit, Kats, Salsa Garden Cubit, etc . . even a recipe buried in a thread on a non food website.

In my opinion, inputting recipes into a database is more time consuming than entering plants.
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 3, 2010 10:11 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B

Edited to say it was me . . . no glitches in the system . . I forgot that I needed to use BB code.
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 3, 2010 10:47 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
I have posted in the Cubits Owners forum about this linking challenge; maybe someone will figure it out.

http://cubits.org/cubits/thread/view/24695/
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ImageCandyce
Jun 3, 2010 11:48 AM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
Oohhhhhh! I like your idea Arlene! I was gonna ask, but I knew, and know, how busy you are with your own database. I didn't want to add to your burden.
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Imagevic
Jun 3, 2010 12:16 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I think it's a great idea too.

I hope the link gets fixed soon. I know it's frustrating when things don't work.

No cooking for me tonight Thumbs up Leftovers Rolling on the floor laughing

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ImageCandyce
Jun 3, 2010 12:29 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
I'm off to a Pot Luck with the community this evening, so no cooking. I'm just taking a veggie plate.
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 3, 2010 6:30 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
http://cubits.org/homemakers/thread/view_post/249329/

Only read the above if you want to enjoy a good laugh at my expense.

Where is my brain? Grumbling
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 3, 2010 6:46 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Example of a forum thread where you would discuss a recipe you were planning to make for dinner:

http://cubits.org/YumYum/thread/view/579/

When you clicked the link and it took you to the recipe, you would see this:

http://cubits.org/YumYum/db/yumyumrecipies/view/10597/

And note that if you found the recipe before seeing the thread, there is a link in there to the forum discussion thread.

I could also add a checkbox choice which would indicate it is a Homemakers' Haven contribution and it would look like this:

http://cubits.org/YumYum/db/yumyumrecipies/view/10504/

You'll have to scroll about halfway through the page to see the credit.

Sorry the ' is in the wrong place, Candyce.
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
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ImageCandyce
Jun 3, 2010 7:35 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
That's absolutely cool, Arlene! I love the way it's set up. You made it so easy - dare I say "now"? I'm still laughing!!!
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Imagevic
Jun 3, 2010 7:38 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Thank You Arlene!

We can just "run our world" with Cubits, eh?

Keep things clean and organized with Candyce, cook wonderful meals with Arelene, etc.,

I LOVE Cubits Big Grin

v
NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION Purslane & Portulaca ~ Garden Art
ImageCandyce
Jun 3, 2010 7:47 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
I thought we already DID run the world? Rolling my eyes.
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patrob
Jun 3, 2010 7:57 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
I have quite a few chicken recipes too and would be happy to participate in a group effort/database.
Patricia
ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 3, 2010 8:28 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Cooks Unite!

Pat,
You are welcome to participate in any way you wish.

Recipes are nothing without discussion around them. . . it makes them come alive!

A database is very orderly and easy to find what you want with searches but very sterile . . nice to have a link to discussion about the recipes.

Tell me how I can help you or what you need.
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 3, 2010 8:43 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
It might even make it easier on our members; I know I have trouble getting around to all the cubits I belong to with regularity.

But if a person had one database to go to for just food to find what recipe they are looking for it would be easier on them. Then they could click on the link to the respective cubit to ask questions or read of the experience others have had with the recipe.

It is really much like the idea of Dave's to have a Master Plant Database but instead of linking to say, the hosta database, it would link to discussion of the recipe to make more foot traffic in your cubit.

It would work really well for you, Pat, because you have kept your recipes in forums.

Those that link from Yum database to another database would give the recipe but no chat . . and well, we all like to chat about our recipes.

For Yum, I am resigned to the fact that there will be very little chat. As long as the traffic report shows activity I consider it a success. And I am fine with that.

I just ask anyone that post a recipe to give credit to where you got it even if you have to say it's been in the family forever and I don't really know. That's where most of our recipes came from.
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
patrob
Jun 3, 2010 8:48 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
I'm all for helping Cubits grow and have a very strong internet presence. My little cubit, however, is primarily just for fun and sharing recipes with family and friends.
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 3, 2010 8:58 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
I, too, wanted to have a place on the internet to put up recipes . . period. But now that I got over the stage fright I really enjoy writing articles. . . I've found my niche. That was a surprising plus for me.

You know, 50 years ago people were better trained at cooking. My first training was my mother, then 4-H and after that cooking classes and chef schools. But my passion for it pushed me along.
While I was practicing Chiropractic in Southern CA, I was lucky to have access to so many learning opportunities and teaching opportunities.

I still love it when someone holds up a bulb of garlic and says simply, 'What do I do with this?"
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
patrob
Jun 3, 2010 8:59 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
I have all my recipes in my database too, but I have left the forums up. I think I may be too focused on organization and not paying enough attention to the social aspect of recipe sharing. I did not realize until Cubits was about to be shut down how many people were actually visiting my cubit and using the recipes. A few are sharing their own recipes, but not many. I'm not discouraged or unhappy as I am maintaining my cubit for myself and a few family members who are interested. My niece, who does NOT cook, actually found a recipe in my cubit and cooked something recently that she and her husband liked.
ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 3, 2010 9:03 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
You know, even when you have the money to eat out, you still don't necessarily want to spend it on that.
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
patrob
Jun 3, 2010 9:06 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
And after a while, the same old, same old, gets really old.

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