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Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 7:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would there have been a negative consequence had she waited and bought the flour and sugar at the same time as the milk and eggs?

Relevant what kind of cake it was? Is the size of the cake relevant? Did she have a particular reason for baking a cake? Or was it just a whim?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 7:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would there have been a negative consequence had she waited and bought the flour and sugar at the same time as the milk and eggs? yes, somewhat

Relevant what kind of cake it was? no
Is the size of the cake relevant? no
Did she have a particular reason for baking a cake? Or was it just a whim? irrel
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 7:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there rather a positive consequence of her buying the flour and sugar in the morning?
Rationing relevant?
Relevant how much money she is carrying?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 7:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the consequence for waiting have involved...
Her not being able to make the cake?
Her not easily being able to get all the ingredients?
The cake tasting funny?
The recipe not working as well?
Her car getting messy?
Some sort of mess?
Other?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 8:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there rather a positive consequence of her buying the flour and sugar in the morning? hard to say.. it's probably more accurate that she avoided a negative consequence
Rationing relevant? no
Relevant how much money she is carrying? no

Would the consequence for waiting have involved...
Her not being able to make the cake? no
Her not easily being able to get all the ingredients? no
The cake tasting funny? no
The recipe not working as well? no
Her car getting messy? no
Some sort of mess? no
Other? yes
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 8:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the flour and sugar actually go into the cake?
Was she trying to hide the fact that she was baking a cake?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 8:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would it have been raining and her flower and sugar would have turned to mush if she had waited until later?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the flour and sugar actually go into the cake? yes
Was she trying to hide the fact that she was baking a cake? no
Would it have been raining and her flower and sugar would have turned to mush if she had waited until later? no
Larry Troxler (Quackscience)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 10:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If one of the ingredients for the cake had been nutmeg, would she have faced the same negative consequences by not buying it earlier in the day?
Salt?
Ian (Image)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 10:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she buy the flower and sugar in the same place as she bought the milk and eggs?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 10:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If one of the ingredients for the cake had been nutmeg, would she have faced the same negative consequences by not buying it earlier in the day? yes
Salt? yes

Did she buy the flower and sugar in the same place as she bought the milk and eggs? not relevant, but she could have bought them in the same place
Larry Troxler (Quackscience)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would she have been pressured to give away some of the flour and sugar is she had bought it later in the day?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 11:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would she have been pressured to give away some of the flour and sugar is she had bought it later in the day? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 12:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm...seems like she needed to buy the dry stuff in the morning, is that correct?

Is the dry stuff available in the afternoon?

Relevant where Emilia lives? Humidity relevant?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 4:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmm. Gonna come at this sideways--If Emilia had needed cocoa powder, would she have bought it in the morning? or the afternoon?
what about butter -- morning? or afternoon?
chopped nuts -- morning? or afternoon?
dried fruit --morning? or afternoon?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 5:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm...seems like she needed to buy the dry stuff in the morning, is that correct? she bought the milk and eggs in the afternoon so they wouldn't go bad during the day
Is the dry stuff available in the afternoon? yes
Relevant where Emilia lives? Humidity relevant? humidity/climate irrel
Hmm. Gonna come at this sideways--If Emilia had needed cocoa powder, would she have bought it in the morning? or the afternoon? morning
what about butter -- morning? or afternoon? afternoon
chopped nuts -- morning? or afternoon? morning
dried fruit --morning? or afternoon? morning
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 5:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


Quote:

Hmmm...seems like she needed to buy the dry stuff in the morning, is that correct? she bought the milk and eggs in the afternoon so they wouldn't go bad during the day



Then what we're looking for is why she felt that she needed to get the non-spoiling food in the morning, instead of just getting everything all at once in the afternoon?

Is what she was going to be doing during the day at all relevant? Where she was going to be during the day? Who she was going to see? meet? deal with? talk to?

When she started home, did she still have all the flour and sugar that she had bought in the morning?

Is the recipe relevant at all?

Had Emilia ever made a cake before? had she ever used the recipe that she was planning on using before? Did she buy the flour and sugar with her so that during the day she could have someone verify that she had bought the right kind? Like cake flour vs self-rising vs high-gluten vs pancake? or confectioner's sugar vs granulated vs turbinado?)
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 2:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Then what we're looking for is why she felt that she needed to get the non-spoiling food in the morning, instead of just getting everything all at once in the afternoon? yes

Is what she was going to be doing during the day at all relevant? Where she was going to be during the day? Who she was going to see? meet? deal with? talk to? sorry, none of the above!

When she started home, did she still have all the flour and sugar that she had bought in the morning? yes

Is the recipe relevant at all? no

Had Emilia ever made a cake before? probably, irrel
had she ever used the recipe that she was planning on using before? possibly, irrel
Did she buy the flour and sugar with her so that during the day she could have someone verify that she had bought the right kind? no
Like cake flour vs self-rising vs high-gluten vs pancake? or confectioner's sugar vs granulated vs turbinado?) exact variety of ingredients irrel
Ian (Image)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 3:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When she bought the stuff in the morning, did she leave it in her car? Did she have a car? Did she take it in to work with her? Did someone else see/take the ingredients? Is she picking someone up/going with someone else on the way home from work? (ie. picking her children up from school?) Who is/are rather bright, and would have realised that because she was buying flour, sugar, milk, and eggs, she must be making a cake? For a suprise party or something like that? Relevant why she couldn't use the flour/sugar she had at home for the cake?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 3:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When she bought the stuff in the morning, did she leave it in her car? irrel Did she have a car? irrel Did she take it in to work with her? yes Did someone else see/take the ingredients? no Is she picking someone up/going with someone else on the way home from work? no (ie. picking her children up from school?) Who is/are rather bright, and would have realised that because she was buying flour, sugar, milk, and eggs, she must be making a cake? no For a suprise party or something like that? no Relevant why she couldn't use the flour/sugar she had at home for the cake? no, she just didn't have enough
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 5:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Emilia's recipe British (or from another country that follows the practice), so that she had to weigh the dry ingredients? And she didn't have a scale at home but there was a postal scale in the office?

I once saw a recipe for cooking rice that actually said to weigh a certain number of grams of rice, then put it into a measuring cup to see what the volume is, and add twice the volume of water!
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 11:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If she had gotten the flour and sugar after work, would she still have had to make two trips?