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jeanniepep
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Registered: ‎12-05-2010

Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

Okay, so today was my first attempt at using the NC in the kitchen! I took it out of its sturdy pink book cover and put it in the box-stand (which I never would have known was a stand if this message board hadn't tipped me off, so thanks!!). I set the screen to stay on for an hour instead of 2 minutes, and pulled up one of the recipes in Food Network Magazine. Article View was just the PERFECT size for reading across the countertop, and the stand kept it high enough off the counter so it was a) comfortable viewing and b) out of range from my generally sloppy kitchen skills. It was a GREAT experience!!! It was easy to see, hardly took up any room on the countertop, and didn't need to be propped open with salt shakers and butter dishes. I loved it and was instantly ready to download every cooking magazine I could get my hands on!

 

However, I was afraid to download anything else because I checked last night and it looked like my memory status was 4.39GB used out of 5.00GB available! I only have about 2 dozen books on there and some magazines, but I've read on here about people having memory issues so I was afraid mine was screwed up too.  Very dismayed, I cleaned my Nook Library out of everything I wasn't using, deleted archived magazines (who keeps Star anyway, I mean really), removed any downloaded files that I didn't need right away...and it said I was now at 4.40GB used!! Oh no!! So as I was explaining this to my husband and reading the screen out loud, and realized...it was 4.40GB FREE, not used! DUHHHHH!!! So now of course I can go back to my original plan of downloading every cooking e-magazine ever. Life is sooo good.

 

The recipe in question was Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with smoked turkey, and it's almost done. Stay tuned for results!

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cindylee60
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

ooo I LOVE Split Pea soup!

 

What box-stand are you talking about??

 

Will you pass around samples to everyone like on Oprah? :smileywink:

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MiniMischief
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

Don't feel bad, Jeaniepep.  It's not completely clear (at least it wasn't to me) if the numbers on storage refer to used or free.  It figured out that it is what's free, finally, but not after I had the same feelings of "I'm and idiot" too.  :smileyhappy: 

 

Don't forget you can get an SD card too to help your storage.  I have a 4GB one on my nookcolor now and that's where I have my movies (both of them, lol), but I will be getting a larger SD card.  I just happened to have the 4GB one in my wallet so it was convenient.  Don't ask.  It just ended up there from another one of my devices at some point.  The 32GB ones seem to be in the $65 range last I checked, although I'm sure some nice person on here will send me a link to a much better price, so I'm holding off for the moment.

 

Glad your kitchen experience was so great with the NC!  I was checking into culinary school this morning to discover the program I'm interested in is around $31k.  Umm. . .  never mind.  Guess I'm sticking to the "coming soon" interactive cookbooks for now!

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SamanthaDP
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

On the second subject:  290 posts in 45 days?

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jeanniepep
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

 


cindylee60 wrote:

ooo I LOVE Split Pea soup!

 

What box-stand are you talking about??

 

Will you pass around samples to everyone like on Oprah? :smileywink:


 

YOU get pea soup! and YOU get pea soup! :smileyvery-happy:

 

The box it came in also folds back to become a very useful stand for the NookColor - I thought that magnet was a little to clever to just be simple packaging.

 

I have an 8GB card in there right now for movies & TV shows only, but am going to get a 32GB eventually too - mainly so I can bring hilarious movies with me on vacation. I don't watch them often on the NC at the moment because I have several full-size TV sets at home.

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MiniMischief
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)


SamanthaDP wrote:

On the second subject:  290 posts in 45 days?


Hmmm. . .  At face value that doesn't sound very nice.  Did you mean something else?

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withfeeling
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

@ jeanniepep

My only comment is, you

cleaned my Nook Library out of everything I wasn't using, deleted archived magazines (who keeps Star anyway, I mean really), removed any downloaded files that I didn't need right away

And, all you got rid of was 10MB (4.39GB to 4.40GB)?

 

LOL, that sounds like me.:smileyvery-happy:

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CasperAZ
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

jeanniepep, I enjoyed reading about your cooking experience and that the box-stand bracing your NOOKcolor worked out splendidly.  Your NOOKcolor will be able to hold a myriad of wonderful cooking recipes for you. :smileyhappy:

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Desert_Brat
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

 


cindylee60 wrote:

What box-stand are you talking about??


 

Take a look at the picture here, the top folds back:

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nookcolor/features/techspecs/index.asp?cds2Pid=35607

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Doreenpv
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

Great post. (another advid cooker here)

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03FLHT2
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

I wonder what the box designer was smoking that night.  From everything it looks like they meant for the box to be a stand.

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sassyreaderva
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

I NEVER knew about the box being a stand.. VERY clever.. I just keep falling in love with this NC:smileyhappy:

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riffrafff
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

That's the way they were displayed on the counter at my local brick & mortar B&N store.

 

 

 

 

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sixhotpeppers
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

This was all soooo good to hear! Thanks for the post and info. I bought my NC about 4 weeks ago and had completely forgot that one of my main 'goals' for my new toy would be to keep recipes on it... duh! Thanks for reminding me. I didn't know about the box being a stand either (so glad I saved it!) I have an 8 gig sd card in mine, almost 1000 books, and the 'used' space on the card has barely budged!

 

I LOVE MY NC. It's the best purchase I've made in many, many years! They did a spectacular job in making this gadget. :smileyvery-happy:

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jeanniepep
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

I did want to do a "cookbook test" with one of my magazines before downloading any full-size books, just in case it turned out to be a potential danger to my Nook (mess-wise, mainly) or was hard to see. Now I liked it so much that I'm wondering if using a regular cookbook will be as eyeball-friendly as Article View! Either way it's going to clear out some space in the kitchen! BTW the pea soup was amazing...

 

Yeah, clearing out all my "unnecessary" books & magazines didn't result in much extra space, I don't have a whole lot on there yet. I have like a dozen books in my queue (not counting all the free arts/crafts books from Artist Daily & Quilting Arts) waiting to be read so I hate to drop TOO much more $$ on my wish list just yet. Okay, the truth is, I'd love to buy my whole wish list right this second but my husband might object! I'll just wait til he wants to buy more Xbox points before I bring it up...:smileywink:

 

Thanks MiniMischief for having my back! XOXO

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MiniMischief
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)


jeanniepep wrote:

 

Thanks MiniMischief for having my back! XOXO


Any time!  :smileywink:

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frantastk
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

I really really need to stop reading the nook color boards because now I want one even more!! I don't think I can justify the expense just for cookbooks and knitting patterns, though. Can I? Especially since I have the wifi nook and just bought a new netbook to replace my dear departed laptop.

 

How does the note taking work on the nook color? It's pretty lousy on the regular nook, but I think I'd want to annotate my knitting patterns and I have to adjust all my recipes to be gluten free since my little one has celiac. I'd be so much handier to do that on the nook than all the little bits of paper and post it notes that is my usual system. :smileyvery-happy: Oh, wait, I'm not supposed to be justifying a nook color.  Crap!

 

Fran

 

 

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leo0704
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

Ok .... I love this board as much as I love my Nook! I kept wondering about that nifty Box! THANK YOU!
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MrBanballow
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

 


Desert_Brat wrote:

Take a look at the picture here, the top folds back:

 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nookcolor/features/techspecs/index.asp?cds2Pid=35607


What form of witchcraft is this?!

 

Currently reading: The Complete Sherlock Holmes Vol 1, Grimm's Fairy Tales
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sixhotpeppers
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Re: Cooking with Nook and Why I'm an Idiot (2 subjects)

[ Edited ]

I was going to say, wouldn't it have been so cool if they would have made the box hard plastic? But, then I saw these:

 

 http://shop.ebay.com/_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=nook+color+stand&_sacat=See-All-Categor...

 

$10.99 free shipping isn't too bad, although it IS just a piece of foam. It would be a nice back-up if that box stand gets worn out eventually. Has anyone noticed any other Nook Color stands anywhere?

 

I still learn something new about my NC almost everyday. I didn't realize until yesterday, that I can press the power button one quick time and it puts it to sleep... nice for when I have to go do something, or slide it into my pocket case.  :smileysurprised: