Search found 7576 matches

by drmoss_ca
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Corn Nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 176

Re: Corn Nuts

I'm sure you're right, Gary, if you happen to live in those places! I imagine both are more easily available south of the Mason-Dixon line. But in NS? Not so easy.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Corn Nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 176

Re: Corn Nuts

I'll see if the calcium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide do the trick, first. This would let me use up the kernels I have in the basement. I could use them in the hot air popper but for two problems - I used it for a while for roasting green coffee beans and it will make coffee flavoured popcorn (m...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Corn Nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 176

Re: Corn Nuts

Seems I'm looking to boil the corn in a pH 11-12 solution for an hour, then let it steep in the same liquid for a day, then wash it and manually remove any remaining husk. When the skin grows back on my alkali-burned fingertips I deep fry it. Popping corn is not going to be the best for this as it h...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Corn Nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 176

Re: Corn Nuts

This is what 'maicitos' should look like - far from my product!
maicitos.jpeg
maicitos.jpeg (122.61 KiB) Viewed 134 times
I'm not going to find hominy in NS, so I'd better start thinking about how much NaOH to use....
by drmoss_ca
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Corn Nuts
Replies: 20
Views: 176

Corn Nuts

I've been trying to recreate the snacks I used to buy in Spain, and I think they might be the equivalent of 'corn nuts' in the USA. You take hard dry corn kernels, as you might buy for a hot air popper, soak them in water for a few days and then deep fry them. They are then salted and eaten. So far,...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 740
Views: 86956

Re: Joke of the Day

I had to have a quick check once you put the thought in my mind...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Asian Movies
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Asian Movies

If you can get into them, the classic works of Kurosawa are well worth exploring. Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood (based on Macbeth) etc.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I made this soap
Replies: 37
Views: 7324

Re: I made this soap

My son was on a visit to us when we all agreed that he would be safer staying here for now rather than going back to Toronto. He ran out of soap - well, turned out I could help with that! Made him a half dozen bars of my olive oil hand/bath soap, which is good for frequent washing as it isn't too dr...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Breadknifing before honing
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: Breadknifing before honing

Welcome, Bob!
by drmoss_ca
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: An Interesting Razor: C-Mon Wedge
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: An Interesting Razor: C-Mon Wedge

Sadly a decent workshop has not been something I've ever had, and I guess I'm not likely to have one now.
by drmoss_ca
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 260
Views: 52980

Re: What's for supper?

Last week I made a traditional Italian Easter dish a bit early - torta pasqualina, a pie with spincah, ricotta and eggs cooked inside it. Rather than make the layered pastry, I did it in hot water crust pastry, which proved strong enough for the deep pie. Worth the effort! This sis pretty much the r...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1197
Views: 140519

Re: What are you reading?

Just finished Antony Beevor's Stalingrad, and started Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France. Then it will be The Mirror and The Light, Hilary Mantel's third book about Thomas Cromwell.
by drmoss_ca
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: simpson's have improved
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: simpson's have improved

It's true that Simpson's lost some experienced employees just before their sale to Vulfix, and had an issue with shedding at the time. Brushes before that period, and those made since the sale, have been fine. Of course, the quality of the hair has changed, but that isn't, perhaps, the fault of Vulf...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FTC blocks sale of Harry's to Edgewell (parent company of Schick)
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: FTC blocks sale of Harry's to Edgewell (parent company of Schick)

Harry's is a me-too company, hoping to follow the trajectory of Dollar Shave Club, which was bought by one of the giants. Maybe the FTC was asleep at the time, but it allowed a successful minor player to be bought by a giant. Now it says the next successful minor player cannot be bought by the other...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Buster Keaton
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: Buster Keaton

Well spotted!

C.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Specs For The Newbie?
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Specs For The Newbie?

I always used to recommend the half hollow Super Gnome from TI as an easy beginner's straight. I'm more catholic about it now, and that might be just because I'm better at honing. If you want a stiff blade that comes sharp enough from the maker, I'd still say a Hart is reliable, and the 6/8 is not o...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP - Jack Scott
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: RIP - Jack Scott

I think there might be some hyperbole in that "undeniably"!
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1197
Views: 140519

Re: What are you reading?

I remember my brother chewing on chocolate flavour Wate-On when he was an impossibly tall and skinny teenager in the late 1960's. Essentially an excuse to eat candy for your health. Just finished Guy Sajer's The Forgotten Soldier. Ostensibly autobiographical, it was probably a mix of fact and fictio...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Heated Razor
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Gillette Heated Razor

Makes you wonder if it cuts the hair or removes it by electrolysis. Not that I care; Gillette has become a joke.
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Breadknifing before honing
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: Breadknifing before honing

I remember being sent a razor for honing once that had been honed and honed until there was around 2/8" left of the original 5/8" - all without ever getting sharp. I sent the guy a new razor rather than trying to make that right.