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by drmoss_ca
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Cream Buns
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: English Cream Buns

All gone, I'm afraid, but if you want to drool, here's today's dessert - a lemon meringue pie:

Image

Yummy!

C.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?

No reason at all to believe in the concept of a 'gateway' drug. That's just silly.

As for any medical claim for any constituent of marijuana, just ask for the same level of evidence that is required for any drug that comes to market (and good luck finding it!) Sans evidence, don't claim you have it.
by drmoss_ca
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Cream Buns
Replies: 5
Views: 222

English Cream Buns

When there was pocket money to be spent, the choice was Southampton, lardy cake, custard pie or cream bun if it was going to be spent in the bakery. Pippa asked me to make her proper English cream buns for her birthday, so I had to get cracking. These are a rounded bun the size of a cricket ball, sh...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Home Roasting Coffee Beans

I believe there have been a couple of threads in the past from those who caught the bug. I recently decided to try it out and found a store in Toronto that would sell me green beans at around half the price of roasted coffee beans in a supermarket. Shipping was free and so I have five assorted pound...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Photos on SMF
Replies: 18
Views: 4919

Re: Photos on SMF

Sadly, that brush is till too big to fit on one screen without scrolling! I'm using an MBP 13". Not a problem, though, given my dislike of synthetic brushes. Perfectly happy to consume every part of a pig except for the squeak, as we used to say in Wiltshire, and I can't see why the most avid protec...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Geoducks
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Geoducks

Ooh, nasty! I bet the first person to eat one was very brave and very hungry!
by drmoss_ca
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 14
Views: 1157

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

I believe the Jagger/Muhle soaps were made by Haslinger at one time, but I think that might have changed.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Endeavour
Replies: 20
Views: 1209

Re: Endeavour

Second, when the young Morse got shot in the leg, they stated that he'd likely end up with a permanent limp. This explains why the elder Morse does just that, even though it's almost imperceptible. I am of the opinion that it is an artificial limb, and the writers of Endeavour were creating an expl...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper Skye
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Trumper Skye

Skye isn't so much the dark horse from Trumper's stable, but a screaming pink unicorn. One is surprised they make it; it is unexpected. It certainly would seem to fit the story of an attempt to be modern, but I don't know if that's entirely true. It does not contain whatever that evil 'oceanic' synt...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Photograph your creations!
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Photograph your creations!

This dates back many years and came from a family member.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Photograph your creations!
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Photograph your creations!

Maybe the recipe is well-known, or perhaps you can't be bothered to write it out and describe it, but it is quick and easy to snap a photo and show us! This is what I did yesterday morning - a loaf of no-knead wholewheat bread and a custard pie (not the throwing kind! A baked egg and milk custard fl...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1109
Views: 110390

Re: What are you reading?

All sorts on the go at present. By the bed is Albion's Seed , a fascinating study of four groups of English immigrants to the Americas. Characterised by religion, area of origin and their folkways, they gave flavour to different parts of the USA still seen today. For example, the New England puritan...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Straight razors meet The General by Colonial
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Straight razors meet The General by Colonial

For me, I'd say I like The General, but I love my Livis.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???
Replies: 49
Views: 3977

Re: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???

The Crown, at least so far, has got it right. A tortured and trammeled existence that one wouldn't wish upon anyone. You don't need to know much history to understand it, and I suspect some well-informed historians were used as consultants in writing the script. Even where we know there is imaginati...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Floris Rose Geranium Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Floris Rose Geranium Ebay

They certainly, maybe still do, make a bath soap in the scent. I have a couple of cakes left in the box of three I bought many years ago. It's lovely, and reputed to have been WSC's favourite bath soap.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Please Be Aware of Counterfeits
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Please Be Aware of Counterfeits

Vendor's business-related posts really ought to go in Shopping, but since I feel sorry for you I'll leave this one here.

Chris
by drmoss_ca
Sun May 27, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 145
Views: 6773

Re: "That Lather"

Turns out I have three Vitos soaps Red (Almond), Red (Coconut), and Green. I used the coconut this morning - the scent has degenerated into something rather unpleasant, but the soap performed just fine. Not gummy.
by drmoss_ca
Sun May 27, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 145
Views: 6773

Re: "That Lather"

Here's a question: did Vitos get gummy? It's the only other soap I can think of that has hydrogenated tallow in it. Couple of things I've been thinking about that could be causing the gummy factor. Gary, you've used Vitos a bunch. Chris Moss, you've used everything. Is there anything else that gets...
by drmoss_ca
Fri May 18, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 145
Views: 6773

Re: "That Lather"

Done!

C.
by drmoss_ca
Fri May 18, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 145
Views: 6773

Re: "That Lather"

You name it, Tim. I'll fill it in.

C.