Greetings to All

Discussion in 'New User Introductions' started by mdcpool, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. mdcpool


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    At home cook
    Hello, I found this forum when, once again, looking how to substitute sugar when cooking.  I grew stevia in my garden this summer and dried and ground it.  But I have yet to make an extract.  I also enjoy vegetarian exploration, but must avoid soy as it upsets my stomach. Food takes us on such an amazing adventure doesn't it?
  2. mezzaluna


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    Welcome mdcpool! I've never heard of someone growing stevia at home but we have a good many gardeners here; others may want to learn how you did it.

    I'm a home cook myself and have found the CT community to be helpful and respectful of what I know and great about teaching me. I knew little about baking when I came here and now I bake quite a lot and do pretty well with it. Others have learned some things from me about my family's dishes, so it's all good. Along the way there've been a LOT of laughs, too. 

    Have a look a the forums and you'll see some of them are for the pros. Everyone is welcome to read in those forums, but those of us who aren't professionals in the industry should think of them as "read only" and do our posting in the general forums only. Everyone posts there, including the pros. Don't miss the other features here beyond the discussions: cooking articles, cookbook and equipment reviews, photo galleries, etc. If you come upon a discussion that's pretty old, I suggest starting a new one. Some of the participants may have moved on, or some information may need updating.

    I hope you enjoy being part of the community. 


  3. nicko

    nicko Founder of Staff Member

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    Welcome to ChefTalk! That is pretty cool that you grew stevia I did not know that you could do that. If you feel up to it you should post a how-to in our articles section on growing and harvesting stevia I would be very interested in seeing the start to finish process. Again welcome and thanks for joining.