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by EL Alamein
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Music
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Music

John, great idea.

I rarely listen to music while shaving (rushing off to the office etc) but when I do I usually put on Pandora's Sinatra station. Works the same to put one in the proper mood.

I'll have to try that link you posted, thanks.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Crock pot stock
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Crock pot stock

Also, as an aside, I forgot to mention that for those of us who like to cook in the French method you can boil down the stock until it's very concentrated then let cool and freeze it in ice cube trays. You can then us those cubes like you would bullion to flavor sauces etc. Haven't tried it yet but ...
by EL Alamein
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Crock pot stock
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Crock pot stock

Clive, yes, set to warm. I looked into it and warm is supposedly high enough to kill bacteria so no worries there. The primary goal in most traditional stock recipes is to avoid incorporating the "scum" that rises to the top of the stock when first brought slowly to the boil. Why, I can't remember, ...
by EL Alamein
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Beau Kreml Hair Tonic
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Beau Kreml Hair Tonic

Murray, yep me too. And at this point I'm grateful.

I'd put it above most hair tonics I've used for the purpose I intend.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Crock pot stock
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Crock pot stock

Has anyone used the crock pot method of making stock? I've been finding that using a crock pot to make stock is an excellent way. Over the past few years I've always wanted to make more stock from our meals when the ingredients are at hand but it can be a bit cumbersome taking up a burner on our sto...
by EL Alamein
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Beau Kreml Hair Tonic
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Beau Kreml Hair Tonic

I came across this gem looking for something to keep my hair from becoming too wispy or in parlance "fly-away" (if I am correct). I've abandoned my normal slicked back look for a more natural hair look. The problem which has arisen since Winter set in is the hair gets too wispy and out of control (I...
by EL Alamein
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: D R Harris Arlington Milk (old)
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: FS: D R Harris Arlington Milk (old)

This intrigued me too as I have only known the the old formula watery aftershave milk from Harris. To see it again in the wild is something to behold. I'm not interested in the Arlington scent as my memory and preference is of the old rose. But if they perform the same (and the old stuff delivered) ...
by EL Alamein
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Best Pomade
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Best Pomade

Ollie, have you tried Clubman pomade? I don't know if it's available where you are but thought I'd ask. It's good stuff but maybe a bit stiffer than what you're used to. For myself, when I want a hair hold, I've settled on a combination of products: Yardley's Brilliantine and the US Groom & Clean. I...
by EL Alamein
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Experimental Pudding
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Experimental Pudding

Great post and it looks and sounds very delicious. I never knew what a traditional steamed pudding was until my post about Christmas pudding. Even though I didn't care for what I bought I am interested in trying something more genuine. Your post has my interest piqued and I may try it nut it will ha...
by EL Alamein
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ear Wax - A Novella
Replies: 50
Views: 12096

Re: Ear Wax - A Novella

Jarmo, it can't hurt to see a doctor and possibly get your ears irrigated. From my experience posted above hearing can be temporarily restored at times through a small amount of wax loosening but there could possibly be much more. And if so it will build up until nothing will help it until you get i...
by EL Alamein
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris soap reformulation
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Harris soap reformulation

Let's hope this is a trend in the right direction for all the top tier soaps.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FREE shaving soap - Taylor's Sandalwood
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: FREE shaving soap - Taylor's Sandalwood

fallingwickets wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:14 am
'free' flies off the shelves!! :D

37 thumbs up on your generosity gary

clive
+1
by EL Alamein
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: San Diego beach
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: San Diego beach

Very peaceful, an excellent shot. Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed it.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Package incoming from Pakistan
Replies: 18
Views: 637

Re: Package incoming from Pakistan

I get these all the time, it's a scam. I never even open the email and nothing ever shows up on my door.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: Mince Pies etc

Gosh, that all looks delicious. There's nothing like homemade bread and an Italian meal, so wonderful. Can't say I've ever had mince pie but I have had a hankering to try Christmas pudding, which I've also never had until yesterday. Bought a small tub of it at the local Wegman's and gave it a go. It...
by EL Alamein
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ear Wax - A Novella
Replies: 50
Views: 12096

Re: Ear Wax - A Novella

Dr. Moss, good story.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ear Wax - A Novella
Replies: 50
Views: 12096

Re: Ear Wax - A Novella

Resurrecting this old thread because I've recently irrigated my ears using a Waterpik. As an aside, while reading this I thought this topic best in the Gentleman's Forum but since it's so old here we go. For the last few years I've had instances where my left ear was nearly completely closed and I w...
by EL Alamein
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 28
Views: 3495

Re: Vetiver

It's funny how the colder months can make one nostalgic for Summer scents.

I was contemplating using Salter's French Vetiver cream last weekend just because I wanted something Summer-like. Never got around to it but I'm still bit by the bug. Maybe in the next few weeks as Winter is nigh.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New blade bad shave
Replies: 24
Views: 1049

Re: New blade bad shave

Robert, go to Nova Scotia - it's worth the price of admission.

Chris
by EL Alamein
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Return of the VLB?
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: Return of the VLB?

The Cadillac of brushes!

It's got everything anyone could want and now I want one.

Chris