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by Blue As A Jewel
Wed May 30, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 41
Views: 8201

Re: For Marmite lovers only

My three favourite (in no particular order): 1. Buttered toast, marmite and marmalade 2. Buttered toast, marmite, scrambled eggs with cilantro 3. Cheese sandwiches* - white bread, butter, marmite, old cheddar, raw white onion slices * consume only when you know you will be solo for at least 48-hours...
by Blue As A Jewel
Sat May 26, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: How did you discover wetshaving?
Replies: 21
Views: 5483

Re: How did you discover wetshaving?

Pinched my Dad's electric*. Tried it, and didn't really do well with it - face felt dry and raw. Switched to Gillette cartridges and got caught up in their upgrade ladder. Finally, Googled how to get the best shave and found you lot. BTW would have to say my favourite cartridge was the Atra. *return...
by Blue As A Jewel
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving News...dollar shave club
Replies: 10
Views: 3823

Re: Shaving News...dollar shave club

Holy schmoly! Good for Dubin - I do enjoy their ad humour!
by Blue As A Jewel
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's cooking?
Replies: 78
Views: 17792

Re: What's cooking?

ShadowsDad wrote:I had to cook them this afternoon.

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I had an incredible sushi dinner tonight.... now I'm hungry again.
by Blue As A Jewel
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sigh...
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Sigh...

fallingwickets wrote:Ravi, listen to the girls :roll: :P :P :roll:

clive
Always the girls clive... always the girls :lol:
by Blue As A Jewel
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sigh...
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Sigh...

I've been wet shaving with cartridge razors since I was 16 years old and then found you lot in 2005. This obviously upped my game while simultaneously downing my wallet! I've never, ever had a beard in my life. Ever. However, last year around this time I decided I was going to grow one. Eight months...
by Blue As A Jewel
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I did it ---
Replies: 15
Views: 2180

Re: I did it ---

On days when I don't feel like shaving, I employ a radical solution. I don't. It doesn't happen often, but it means an extra close and enjoyable shave when I gather my wits and return to the sink. C. I agree. We went to Italy last year for two weeks and I packed my full kit, which included a Feathe...
by Blue As A Jewel
Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Chickpea Curry
Replies: 5
Views: 3544

Re: Chickpea Curry

fallingwickets wrote:nice to see you out and about ravi...next time youre at your mom's for curry, feel free to fedex leftovers LOL

clive
Get in line Clive! :D
by Blue As A Jewel
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Searzall
Replies: 13
Views: 4469

Re: Searzall

I've just gotten into sous vide and saw the Searzall but in spite of being a gadget freak I couldn't bring myself to buy one. It just seemed it would take too much time to sear 4-steaks for a family dinner. My preference is to simply sear in my beloved Lodge. Check this out http://www.seriouseats.co...
by Blue As A Jewel
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Chickpea Curry
Replies: 5
Views: 3544

Re: Chickpea Curry

For a guy named Ravi, I'm absolutely cr*p at making Indian food (I go to mum's house) - so very much appreciate some of the neat twists you've suggested Chris - also VERY impressed you use ikan bills! I was born in Kuala Lumpur and love the anise flavour of a Malaysian curry!
by Blue As A Jewel
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Smoothie Blender
Replies: 37
Views: 13258

Re: Smoothie Blender

Good to know and good to see you, Ravi! This sweetener is based on fructose, which we tend to get way too much of in our diets. As I understand it, fructose is metabolized by the liver, rather than the pancreas. As such, insulin is not involved, but we tend to get so much fructose from processed fo...
by Blue As A Jewel
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Smoothie Blender
Replies: 37
Views: 13258

Re: Smoothie Blender

and a tablespoon of blue agave syrup. It just works. I'm a great believer in the health benefits of agave myself. Most Agave sweeteners sold today are made by treating the sugars with heat and enzymes, which destroys all the beneficial health effects of the Agave plant. The end product is a highly ...
by Blue As A Jewel
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: GPS Nav for I Phone
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

Re: GPS Nav for I Phone

I use Google Maps as well with no issues - I had the Garmin app but found it slow and bloated...
by Blue As A Jewel
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: getting used to the new smf2 look
Replies: 21
Views: 2198

Re: getting used to the new smf2 look

fallingwickets wrote:for me, looking 'right' for poster info takes time to get used to

clive
Agreed. My eyes are left-handed... :wink:
by Blue As A Jewel
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Seascapes
Replies: 7
Views: 1845

As always... amazing.
by Blue As A Jewel
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Straight razor shave video
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

Don't understand the two-handed grip or what appears excessive force?
by Blue As A Jewel
Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coate's Sold!
Replies: 28
Views: 6003

Sad news indeed, but not entirely unexpected I suppose given his past behaviour of ignoring your attempts to contact him.
by Blue As A Jewel
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: New Badger Acquisition - Input Requested
Replies: 30
Views: 5388

I have the full BK range and love all of them. Very soft tips with an incredible facility to generate lather. The only concern might revolve around your need for a brush with backbone - these decidedly don't! That being said I fully concur with Squire's observation that the BK4 is "just right". I ju...
by Blue As A Jewel
Sat May 26, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Somerset Simpsons Manchurian CH3 SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

What's "SPF"?
by Blue As A Jewel
Sat May 26, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Turning Creams into Soaps
Replies: 32
Views: 6853

I have a variety of creams in different states - some have remained in cream form, others appear to be in transition and still others have aged gracefully into wonderful fully functional soaps. I did try to keep my creams hydrated however I couldn't keep up and grew impatient/lazy which led to a lac...