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by EL Alamein
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lather While Traveling
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: Lather While Traveling

Just got back from another mission. This place had air dry as a bone but the accommodations definitely had softer water than I'm used to. I felt it immediately when using the given hand soap to wash my hands. Very slick with less residue from a true soap. What was interesting was that I needed very ...
by EL Alamein
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 260
Views: 52980

Re: What's for supper?

Had meatloaf tonight and added the mushrooms. Instead of chopping them (those in the family that dislike mushrooms would notice straight away that they are in there) I turned them into a paste in the food processor. No one noticed. It went over well with most saying it was delicious (sans one daught...
by EL Alamein
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 260
Views: 52980

Re: What's for supper?

Clive, thanks for the mushroom suggestion it sounds wonderful! I'm going to give it a try next time I make meatloaf.

I love meatloaf and usually just omit the breadcrumbs but meatloaf doesn't get much respect around here so this is a great alternative.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Specs For The Newbie?
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Specs For The Newbie?

I forgot to mention grinds, they are a whole other rabbit hole. You have to try them to see if you like them. They can be harder to hone the thicker the grind. Guys have to be really into it to maintain such razors. The thinner the grind the easier it is to maintain and that can make or break a fell...
by EL Alamein
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Specs For The Newbie?
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Specs For The Newbie?

Mark, great to see you! I do have some experience with non-vintage razors as I own some recently made Bokers. That said I really don't think such experience is germane to the subject. Just my personal opinion and not intended to impugn any reasons you have. So IMHO if a newbie wants to try straight ...
by EL Alamein
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 260
Views: 52980

Re: What's for supper?

Pizza and shrimp scampi with zucchetti.

No leftovers (sorry Clive).

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 45
Views: 10226

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

I thought Crabtree and Evelyn discontinued their men's line a while back. I was under the impression everything still available was old stock just getting cleared out.

It's a shame if it's true.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1197
Views: 140519

Re: What are you reading?

In the middle of "From Russia With Love".

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Breadknifing before honing
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: Breadknifing before honing

Honing really is a walk in the dark without some way of knowing where you are! This is not addressed to Chris, who knows his onions, but to others with less experience: When I first learned it was all guesswork, applying some guy's technique and seeing how it turned out. Mostly it was awful, and oc...
by EL Alamein
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lather While Traveling
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Lather While Traveling

I'm back to traveling for assignments. One thing I've noticed this last trip is that even though I make very hydrated lather that in this environment when I made a pass the skin was dryer after the pass a lot quicker than at home. There was no residual slickness that I'm used to. I compensated by ma...
by EL Alamein
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Breadknifing before honing
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: Breadknifing before honing

Dr. Moss, this sounds like a good solution. I have wondered with this phenomena if I'm doing something wrong and making my edges toothy in some way. I thought perhaps maybe I'm stropping with too much pressure or something like that. Also maybe my crox strop (my finisher) is not quite as flat as it ...
by EL Alamein
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso at Wegman's
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Proraso at Wegman's

Took long enough . . . ;)

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso at Wegman's
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Proraso at Wegman's

A local supermarket in the suburbs of Philadelphia is selling Proraso products - the pre/post shave, the cream, and the aftershave. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw them.

Anyway, just passing it on for anyone in the area.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 14
Views: 3666

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

Murry and Jarmo, great input and great observations. I'm left with the question of what causes a tallow soap to loose it's goodness. For the record the Taylor's isn't tallow based but postassium stearate based. I don't know if that makes a difference or not. Is water itself the culprit? I don't imag...
by EL Alamein
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 14
Views: 3666

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

I can't believe I missed this post that's years old now. But I've also experienced this phenomena of soap going non-latherable. I've seen it with Yardley when one gets to the dregs of the bowl. I've also seen it with my beloved Taylor's lavender, but to a much lesser degree. I've always chalked it u...
by EL Alamein
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

I'm still working on it. :)

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Duff Pastry?
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Re: Duff Pastry?

Never heard of it but it looks delicious.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Colonial Drug...The Cabinet of Curiosities
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Colonial Drug...The Cabinet of Curiosities

Great post, Buzz, thanks.

Good to hear from you and hope you're doing well.

As an aside, and not to hijack the thread, thank you for advocating of Peet's coffee. I am enjoying their offerings.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

Clive, it can be used either way. It's exactly a seasoning method as you're polymerizing the pan. I've read it's just like seasoning cast iron. After it's done you can wipe out the pan and re-use or wash it and re-season. I like to re-season it as it's very easy and sometimes with scrambled eggs it'...
by EL Alamein
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

All Clad cookware. D3 to be specific. Chris, i was thinking of you the other day when ups rolled up with a 12" d3 pan. Rumour on the www is that its the beez neez so of course i had to get one. What was a surprise is the weight....very light. A few months ago i treated myself to a carbon steel pan ...