Re: Cohousing Cookbook
From: Rick Gravrok (
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 17:33:36 -0800 (PST)
Here's a surprisingly easy recipe for peanut butter cookies: one cup
peanut butter; 1 egg &1 cup sugar - this recipe from my mom would
probably work with less sugar.

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Rick Gravrok
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On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 1:31 PM, Catya Belfer <catya [at]> wrote:
> I work most often out of "Moosewood Cooks for a Crowd", if i'm using a
> particular book...
>      - cat
> Catya Belfer   -
> Technical Director   -
> Cohousing in MA -
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 2:03 PM, Heather Carver <tierrabodhi [at]>
> wrote:
>> Most of the recipes on have serving sizes of 4-6, so anyone
>> wanting to use them for a community meal would need to do some arithmetic.
>> A former resident here once showed me a cookbook from a retreat place she
>> used to visit--it had the type of grid mentioned, each column showing the
>> quantity of each ingredient to use for that number of diners. I use a
>> recipe program (MacGourmet) in which I can scale the ingredients of any
>> recipe to a specified number of servings. Some recipe websites have this
>> feature as well. However, that only changes the amount of the ingredients;
>> it does not offer any help with adjusting pan sizes or cooking times. (When
>> I first started cooking community meals, the biggest surprise was how much
>> longer it takes to cook large quantities!)
>> I'm certain Sean could come up with good, user-friendly ways to do all
>> this, if enough people are interested. I'd be happy to contribute recipes.
>> Heather Carver
>> Columbia Ecovillage
>> > My ideas for the " program" for  a Cohousing Cookbook would include:
>> >
>> > It would need to include grids for each recipe to adjust the number of
>> > servings.  Pan sizes for baking - how to go from 8x8 to 1/2 sheet pan
>> > sizes- that may limit the " adjustability"
>> > It should indicate time needed to prepare, and Cook or Bake, and tips on
>> > serving, how well it freezes.
>> >   sub heading - would more than one cook speed up the prep time?
>> > It would need to include Vegetarian, and Vegan and Gluten free recipes.
>> > Also meat based recipes, Recipes that can be split-
>> > ( for example: prepare and saute veggies and add meat to only half of it)
>> > It should not include recipes calling for a lot of prepackaged
>> > ingredients, altho sometimes pre-packaged makes a dish practical.
>> > What dishes can Children help prepare?
>> > Might indicate relative cost of the ingredients.
>> > Nutrition information, usually available on the on-line recipe sources.
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