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isabel95's picture

Wasn't sure which folder to put this in, but I'd like to introduce myself.

From the pre-tv time when as a child I sat on a stepstool and listened to the Lone Ranger on the radio while the onions were sauteeing for my tomato sauce, I've loved cooking.

Nearly 30 years ago we adopted two Korean siblings and my love of Asian cooking began.

My other and honestly more passionate interest is digital photography.

I moderate a Yahoo group for the digital photography of pets and have a gallery for our members photos, which also includes one for our favorite recipes. Please visit: http://www.pbase.com/digipets/myfavoriterecipe

I just subscribed to Fine Cooking today after seeing it recommended by many people in the Cooks Forum at Compuserve as the best cooking magazine published.

Through the years I've always found the Taunton Press publications to be superior.

I am very happy to have discovered this list!

Isabel

ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #44036, reply #1 of 21)

We have a lot of fun here!   Welcome!

isabel95's picture

(post #44036, reply #3 of 21)

Thank you for the welcome!
Isabel

Wolvie's picture

(post #44036, reply #2 of 21)

welcome to CT, Isabel !


that's a nice site you have, btw. :-)


If, 2 1/2 years in, you don't control the only road linking your military airport to your headquarters, you don't control much of anything


Lewis Simons

 

isabel95's picture

(post #44036, reply #4 of 21)

Thank you, Lewis!
Isabel

Wolvie's picture

(post #44036, reply #5 of 21)

ROFL!


Lewis the the writer of my litte tag line.


My name is Sue - how do you do? ;-0


If, 2 1/2 years in, you don't control the only road linking your military airport to your headquarters, you don't control much of anything


Lewis Simons

 

isabel95's picture

(post #44036, reply #6 of 21)

I do fine, Sue...nice to meet you...between Wolvie and Louis...the only two names I think I saw, I decided on Lewis. I'll try to remember Sue when I see either!
Isabel

Wolvie's picture

(post #44036, reply #9 of 21)

:-)


Easy to do - used to be Wolverine back in the old days of the forum - shortened, as most things are nowadays, to Wolvie. Can be a bit confusing.


If, 2 1/2 years in, you don't control the only road linking your military airport to your headquarters, you don't control much of anything


Lewis Simons

 

AJ12754's picture

(post #44036, reply #7 of 21)

So nice to meet you!


I am an adoptive parent as well -- two Russian sisters who entered high school yesterday -- time flies by doesn't it?


Italian cooking is my comfort zone but I have a goal this year of expanding my Asian repertoire -- so I am especially happy you are here!


Welcome!


AJ


 

Cave obdurationem cordis

isabel95's picture

(post #44036, reply #8 of 21)

Nice to meet you, AJ!

My kids were 5 & 2 when they arrived. How old were yours?

By the way, if you are a cookbook addict, as I am, there is a WONDERFUL series of cookbooks on the sales rack in Waldenbooks, several of them Asian cookbooks...and they're only $2.99 each.

They're the "step-by-step" series.

This is one of my favorite recipes from this series:
http://www.pbase.com/digipets/image/34638900

Isabel

AJ12754's picture

(post #44036, reply #11 of 21)

My girls had just turned 4 and 5 when they arrived -- greatest joy of my life.  They are 13 and 14 now and I can honestly say that every age has been fun.


One of my current projects is developing a "Cook's Notebook" to pass on to them as they grow older and will move out on their own.  I am nowhere near as experienced as most of the cooks on this site, having come to love cooking fairly late (I love that Julia Child came late to it as well -- she inspires me), so I figure that my learning process will be a good thing to share with them.  Having that notebook has almost doubled my pleasure in the meals I make and the entertaining I do.


Perhaps I should start using my digital camera to illustrate the notebook :-)


Thank you so much for the recipe and the tip-off on the books at Walden Books.

Cave obdurationem cordis

isabel95's picture

(post #44036, reply #13 of 21)

One of the great joys in my life is the fact that both of my kids enjoy cooking. I know when I leave this earth my cookbooks won't be thrown away or sold by the pound!

By all means get a digital camera and start taking pictures of everything you do with your daughters. They will treasure them when they get older, although if it hasn't happened yet they will soon turn the other way when you point a lens at them.

When my daughter graduated from college I brought my picture to the ceremony and often received a dirty look while clicking away. After she received the CD with all the pictures in the mail she thanked me profusely for being persistent.

Just last week I scanned some childhood photos of my daughter and her brother to send to their birth mother. Being over the age of 18 they sought her out through the adoption agency and she was found. Only one problem - she never told her second husband (theirs had died of a heart attack) about the two children who went to America!

Isabel

MadMom's picture

(post #44036, reply #14 of 21)

Welcome to CT, isabel.  FYI, almost any thread can be used to "introduce" yourself, although this one is normally reserved for some of our "urban legends" and CT stories which we didn't want to forget, and Tried and True is reserved for those recipes which have been tried and liked by at least three members.  No harm, no foul, Li can move this thread if she wants to.  Anyway, I'm anxious to visit your site, and second your love of digital cameras.  They are so wonderful;  my younger DD takes pictures of her boys and dogs all the time.  It helps the grandmas and grandpas and aunts and uncles keep informed and aware of how much they're growing.  My DSIL is in the Army, and fortunately, right now they are only 3 hours from us, but the other side of the family lives in Ireland, so the photos are priceless to them.


BTW, finally got a chance to look at your site, and it is excellent.  Is Kaylee your baby?  She looks so little, was she a preemie?  Our youngest grandbaby weighed 3 lbs, 3 oz when he arrived, and she doesn't look too much bigger.  Who did the sketches?  Sorry for so many questions, but I could spend hours looking through your photos.




Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!


Edited 9/7/2005 9:33 am ET by MadMom

isabel95's picture

(post #44036, reply #15 of 21)

Thanks for the welcome...I just learned something about this list. If I click on the "back" arrow to check the original message and then arrow back to my reply I lose what I've typed in! So I've pasted your message below to make sure I answer your questions!

Glad you liked the Digipets recipe gallery. The immediacy of digital photography is addictive. My film cameras have been sulking in the closet for a long time.

Kaylee is the granddaughter of one of the members of the Digipets forum. My kids are 29 and 32. I have three grandbunnies, and an occasional grandmouse...oops, I almost forgot: I have a grand kitty - a Sphynx (bald) because my daughter is allergic to cats. Since the Sphynx don't groom themselves there is very little exposure to the saliva, which is the source of the allergen. They do have to be bathed once a week...and are actually very dirty cats because they don't self-groom. I think the reason for that is they have no fur to protect them from the barbed tongue. It must actually irritate their skin to lick themselves.

That's probably more than you wanted to know. I'll stop!

Nice to be here...this seems to be a very active forum.

Isabel

MadMom's picture

(post #44036, reply #16 of 21)

Interesting about the kitty.  Welcome again.  Yes, this is a very active group.  We have young mothers, old grandmothers, and a few grouches thrown in.  Plus, some men who are great cooks.  Everyone shares advice and insight (when it becomes political, some people would say we share too much, but you can ignore that!) 



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

AJ12754's picture

(post #44036, reply #19 of 21)

Oh -  I have a digital camera that is well-used -- I just never thought of using it to photograpgh my culinary endeavors!

Cave obdurationem cordis

VAgardengirl's picture

(post #44036, reply #10 of 21)

Welcome, isabel95 !  I enjoyed your site and will visit more as time goes on.  I am fairly new to this site but will assure you that you will certainly appreciate Cooks Talk and the great group here.  Nice to meet you.

When the miseries strike and you're down in the dumps, food transformed by love and memorey becomes therapy.

When the miseries strike and you're down in the dumps, food transformed by love and memory becomes therapy.

isabel95's picture

(post #44036, reply #12 of 21)

Thank you for the welcome and thank you for visiting the Digipets Favorite Recipe gallery!
Isabel

assibams's picture

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Welcome, Isabel! Very cool site you have! And I love the fact that I can get the recipe with the food pictures, neat idea. Your pet pictures are awesome, guess I'll have to pull out our digicam more often, especially since we fulfill the cat requirement for photographers (fat cat Fritz).



Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

isabel95's picture

(post #44036, reply #18 of 21)

Thanks for the kind words about the pictures.

They aren't all my pictures. Digipets is a list I run on Yahoo and many people upload to that site.

My personal site is: http://www.pbase.com/isabel95
LOTS of cat pics there is you love cats. I only became own by a cat five years ago and each day learn more about how utterly fascinating and marvelous they can be...especially if you have TWO!

Isabel

helena's picture

(post #44036, reply #20 of 21)

HI Isabel!  Welcome!

isabel95's picture

(post #44036, reply #21 of 21)

Thank you, Helena.
Isabel