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by EL Alamein
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Back to Thiers Issard
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Back to Thiers Issard

Dr. Moss, great response. IMHO singing has nothing to do with performance. I get what you're saying though with regards to twanging and singing razors. Remember though that TI advertised these razors as "full singing hollows". And they do sing but I believe for a different reason. When I run my palm...
by EL Alamein
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Back to Thiers Issard
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Back to Thiers Issard

For the past few months I've been having a dalliance with my German lady from Boker. She is truly great and gives a superb comfortable shave. Last weekend though I came home to the Lady of the House, my Thiers Issard razor of many years. I've remained with her since. I don't know what it is but the ...
by EL Alamein
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: ShoeboxShaveClub
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: ShoeboxShaveClub

Gary, I got that email too.

Sad to hear of the events but hope the new venture goes well.

One thing I was disappointed to see is there are no Alpa products. I loved their Alpa Fougere and hope they will carry it again one day.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 39061

Re: What's for supper?

Brian, got it. Maybe just try one yolk? I don't know. When I made my most recent mayo it was following a clone recipe for Hellman's (and it seems pretty faithful in terms of ingredients) I only used one egg - the whole egg, white and all. It was raw and the mayo turned out much like what you'd make ...
by EL Alamein
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which straight razor did you use today?
Replies: 538
Views: 77010

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

drmoss_ca wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:04 pm
TZ damascus mammoth ivory, Coates Lime, L'Artisan Parfumeur Al Oudh:

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Ah, Coates, the good ol' days.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Beau Kreml Hair Tonic
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Beau Kreml Hair Tonic

Gary, it's identical to Vitalis in performance. Just the scent is different. After applying I can't smell it after ten minutes.

Probably a repeat of what I've said but just to be clear that it's not better in terms of performance.

Hope that helps.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 39061

Re: What's for supper?

Brian you might want to try hard boiled egg yolks. I seem to remember that Julia Child mentioned in her book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" that they make a very thick mayonnaise, so much so that you have to make it by hand otherwise it clogs a blender etc. Never tried it myself but offer it ...
by EL Alamein
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 39061

Re: What's for supper?

Gary, sounds scrumptious.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Crock pot stock
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Crock pot stock

Well, I de-greased the stock today and reduced it to a syrup. Put the syrup in a small Mason jar and put it in the fridge. Tonight we had roast beef with homemade gravy and I used my syrup to make the stock for the gravy. What I found interesting is that my syrup turned into a rubbery texture. It wa...
by EL Alamein
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 39061

Re: What's for supper?

Brian, sounds delicious.

I will say that homemade mayo is the best, made a small batch this weekend myself.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Crock pot stock
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Crock pot stock

I made brown stock this weekend in conjunction with the Crock Pot method. It's in the garage fridge now and I'll remove the fat tomorrow and boil it down to a glaze. The intention is to use it for sauces etc while cooking. We've been buying Minor's beef base for years and it's fantastic so I thought...
by EL Alamein
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: pots and pans
Replies: 25
Views: 2507

Re: pots and pans

GA Russell, you may want to consider Mauviel steel frying pans instead of cast iron. You season and maintain them in the same way but they are lighter in weight. They are not cheaper than cast iron from what I've seen but still very affordable. I am considering one of their larger frying pans as a b...
by EL Alamein
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: pots and pans
Replies: 25
Views: 2507

Re: pots and pans

+1 to what Clive posted. Le Creuset pots are awesome. We received two as wedding presents - a braiser and a dutch oven. We use them often (used the dutch oven tonight to make French chicken in a pot). To update what I wrote a year ago I wound up buying an All-Clad 4 quart D3 frying pan. Couldn't be ...
by EL Alamein
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col Conk revisit
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Col Conk revisit

Thanks, guys, great responses.

A lot of guys can get on well with a Conk-like soap and more power to them.

I'm just in the lot who don't care for it. Many roads to Rome.

Use what works best for you. Enjoy the road you're on.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col Conk revisit
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Col Conk revisit

Today I was in a mood to revisit Col Conk shaving soap just out of curiosity. Well I lathered the cake and shaved - one pass only and I knew straight away why I had abandoned it decades ago. No cushion whatsoever. Applying Bay Rum afterward reinforced the error of my experiment. I do feel it's good ...
by EL Alamein
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: I'M BACK !
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: I'M BACK !

Welcome back!

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 39061

Re: What's for supper?

Last night it was sauteed rib-eye steak (rare treat) and homemade Bearnaise sauce with Provencal sauteed green beans and scalloped potatoes au gratin (Jacques Pepin style, which is my favorite).

I was in Heaven.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Need help!
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Need help!

Great advice so far. I will say this from all that you have posted it seems like you're drinking from the fire hose of recommendations. First and foremost get your honing down, worry about everything else later. Get your hands on the old blades you're pursuing and use them as experimental blades to ...
by EL Alamein
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Need help!
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Need help!

Follow Dr. Moss's good advice. You will get there, don't be discouraged. When I first read this last night I thought long about how to respond. Thought I'd come up with something today but Dr. Moss beat me to it and his response is excellent. There is so much to learn, take your time and ask questio...
by EL Alamein
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Croissants
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Croissants

Mmm, good stuff. Great video and it follows the basics. I've made them myself using Julia Child's method (very similar) and they are wonderful, though much smaller in size. For me they are also a once or twice a year treat due to the labor and time constraints involved. Sometimes I just make mock cr...