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Aug 7, 2017 3:19 PM CST
|Are there any plans to expand the Plant Database further into applicable Recipes and Uses? Currently, we have numerous recipe threads scattered throughout the forums.. . If we had some way to store the recipes & uses, we could reduce the number of threads getting lost.
For example, let's say we have an interesting dish idea submitted...
Malabar Spinach Gumbo
White or Brown Onions
Salt & Pepper
The central feature of the site seems to be its Plant Database. If it also had a Recipe database attached, it would draw more members from culinary backgrounds. If it had a database on uses of plants (first-aid, cosmetics, etc.), it would draw in more naturalists.. though I think recipes demonstrate a more immediately recognizable connection between plants and human use.
Is there a better way to handle submitted recipes and uses than random threads?
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Aug 8, 2017 5:39 AM CST
|I do see the above idea has merit. I can also say that with certainty people look. Although my thread is in The Garden Photos Forum, I do post recipes and pictures. I only give my recipes that I created.They generate conversation and replies. The one that generated the most conversation was my picture and the recipe that I had to send them to another site to get. Due to copyright issues I could not give that recipe. Some places will allow you to if you credit them, but not many. People try to circumvent the copyright by changing two ingredients. A 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper become season to taste. They rewrite the directions. If the original recipe was for 4 servings, they write the recipe for 2 servings. Is it legal? As long as no one challenges them. Recipes could be a big police department with a lot of copyright checking. I do not think it is as easy as it sounds.
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Aug 8, 2017 6:50 AM CST
|It's funny that you mention this because just a few days ago @Trish was in my office promoting her idea that we should make a place for recipes on garden.org. It's on my TODO to give thought to the best way that we might accomplish this!|
Aug 8, 2017 7:21 AM CST
|so would this just involve recipes for eating, or recipes for soap, lotions, or herbal uses or teas or such.
I see a can of worms here of trying to figure out where to 'end' it, and what may be one man's idea of a good idea is another man's idea of poison. Here take this herb to cure your ails! There has to be a way to sort it all somehow.
Aug 8, 2017 8:43 AM CST
|Perhaps something similar to 'tagging' landscape photos. I'd utilize both eating recipes and herbal lotions/potions.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Aug 8, 2017 8:50 AM CST
|I think it's a GREAT idea
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Aug 8, 2017 3:34 PM CST
|Okay, how about this.. we keep it simple (KIS).. just associate thread to plant database.
New Function: Associate Thread/Discussion
Please indicate Plant to which this thread association is proposed. (Up to X Plants Only, please).
+ Click to Add another Plant
Food Recipe - Thread pertains to plant application for food purposes
Landscaping - Thread primarily addresses landscaping or related application of this plant
Usage - Thread primarily addresses non-food application of the plant
Please upload or input applicable photos
Please provide comments/links to assist with moderator review.
Thread ID 12345 "Malabar Spinach Gumbo" will be associated as Recipe with:
Plant ID 12345 Malabar Spinach
Plant ID 12346 Cayenne Pepper
Please Review Submission. Do you want to proceed?
Recipes for Malabar Spinach:
Malabar Spinach Gumbo - 55 Likes - Click Here
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Bamboo Gazebo & Reception Area feat. Malabar Spinach & Vine Jelly & Citronella Tiki Torches - 121 Likes -Click Here
Aloe Vera & Malabar Spinach Poultice- 31 Likes - Click here
Joe's Malabar Gardening Rope - 75 Likes - Click here
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