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by drmoss_ca
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Coconut Custard Pie
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Coconut Custard Pie

Butter would be fine, and is actually in the original recipe. I just find oil easier to work with.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Coconut Custard Pie
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Coconut Custard Pie

Custard pies and custard tarts are favourites of mine, but the cooking of them is tricky, as egg custards can separate if the oven is a little too hot. Here is a completely easy and simple cheat, that makes a custard pie with ingredients all mixed together that automagically separate in the dish int...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: "Premier" razor?
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: "Premier" razor?

I think it has turned out that we have far fewer rules about honing than we thought when everything was decided by Lynn's edict. You can lead with the heel, the point, or keep the razor square if the hone is wide. Smoothest results come from keeping to the same attitude throughout the honing - don't...
by drmoss_ca
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Summer Sales are already here!
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Summer Sales are already here!

It says 'Shaving Soap' in French.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Kubota Garden in Late October
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Kubota Garden in Late October

I suspect I wasn't the only one expecting pictures of orange tractors in this thread!
by drmoss_ca
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 23
Views: 3380

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

Yes, there's a certain unfairness in the fact that one can learn to cook from scratch, from basic ingredients, nothing pre-prepared, frozen, no additives, colourings, trans-fats, HFCS. And then you get fat. Despite the 'healthy' diet where you know every ingredient. Despite the fact that meat is som...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 23
Views: 3380

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

Amazingly, there was always one kid at each table who wanted the skin. Thick and chewy and nasty as it was. My school custard came in four varieties, the pale yellow stuff being commonest, but occasionally it would be chocolate, pink, or white. Whilst we talk of fake custard, I'll note that the tinn...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Soupe au pistou
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Soupe au pistou

Our basil didn't grow this year, but I still have bottles of home made pesto in the freezer from last year. Surprisingly useful to cook with as well as being eaten on bread.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Five Days in October
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Five Days in October

It just occurred to me that a single week in October holds the anniversaries of three rather important battles. 21st - Battle of Trafalgar (1805), still celebrated by the RN each year as Trafalgar Day with toasts to "The Immortal Memory" of Admiral Lord Nelson. 23rd - Second Battle of El Alamein (19...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ancient North American cultures
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: Ancient North American cultures

You don't even have to do that, Gary. You can figure it out by using the complex mathematics developed by evolutionary biologists. People imagine that since we have two parents, four grandparents and eight grandparents etc that we are related to more and more people as we look further back, but the ...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: When We Were Young
Replies: 10
Views: 3772

Re: When We Were Young

I've had good luck with some cheap scanners from Pacific Image - I think the last one was a 3650u. But I've been lucky enough to have some nice ones too. Konica Minolta 4500 MkI and MkII, and a Nikon 9000 which is still my backup scanner for negatives and what I would have used for mounted transpare...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Paper Negatives
Replies: 21
Views: 6283

Re: Paper Negatives

The only pinhole camera I've ever had was one I made from a shoebox and some tracing paper for looking at a solar eclipse. My 10x8" camera is now sold, and the 4x5" is up for sale. Have to clear things away. :(
by drmoss_ca
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ancient North American cultures
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: Ancient North American cultures

To add to Louis' remark, if you haven't read Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond, you should. Diamond has his faults and is susceptible to finding evidence that suits his arguments (as are we all), but I can't find much to criticise in GG&S. The books starts with the observation that societies/cu...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Alcohol and Rhodium British Aristocrat
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Alcohol and Rhodium British Aristocrat

I've no experience of that combination, but chemically there should be no issues. I'd go so far as to say the mechanical scrubbing would be more of a threat than the alcohol. Metals do not dissolve in alcohols.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1517

Re: Cobra Conversion

I'd go for the General rather than the Cobra if I had to have just one.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1517

Re: Cobra Conversion

It's the blades - Feather blades are sharper than those from other manufacturers, both in the case of DE blades and shaper blades. Many people say they are too sharp, but if tamed with the right geometry razor, or a very careful hand if the shaper blades are used in the Artists' Club, they provide v...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Older guys and mild razors
Replies: 13
Views: 904

Re: Older guys and mild razors

While I can do it happily with a straight, any attempt at going ATG on my neck with a safety razor causes ingrown hairs. Presumably the hair exits the skin at a very small angle, and when the cut end is sharp it tends to dig in. So I stop on my neck after the first downward pass. Perhaps a Mennonite...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Sharpening Kitchen Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: Sharpening Kitchen Knives

I have done that, using the steel edge first with usual pressure, then edge trailing with very light pressure. I agree it can add an extra level of sharpness, but one that is really for knife geeks rather than a chef. Sharp enough is what I need, rather than the sharpest!
by drmoss_ca
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1517

Re: Cobra Conversion

No, but then I have a large stash of Feather Professionals left over from the days of the Artists Club. These I can use in an unmodified Cobra and the General.
by drmoss_ca
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Sharpening Kitchen Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Sharpening Kitchen Knives

I have a set of Porsche Design knives , which are elegant but not so easy to sharpen, being stainless. After a bit of experimentation, I have settled on the following method. 1. If really dull, I use a pair of combination Norton stones 220/1000 and 4000/8000, freehanding the desired angle. Generally...