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by Rufus
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: One of many favorite songs from the past
Replies: 38
Views: 8423

Re: One of many favorite songs from the past

Frank Ifield and “I Remember You”...I’d almost forgotten both. Brings back memories of Hank Snow and “I’m Moving On”. Thanks for the memories.
by Rufus
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 177
Views: 44086

Re: Acquisitions thread

Not seen this brand before. Like the guillotine logo.
by Rufus
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting article about Trumper and the hairdresser Mr Crisp (including wonderful pictures)
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Interesting article about Trumper and the hairdresser Mr Crisp (including wonderful pictures)

Thanks Olle. That’s a great article, but, then, I’m a Monarchist. Whenever I’m in London I make a point of visiting Trumper’s shop at 9, Curzon St (along with a visit to TOBS on Jermyn St and Harris on Piccadilly)
by Rufus
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 28
Views: 1416

Re: Fountain Pens

ditto on what gary said, but for me red is an instant backtrack to being a boy watching teachers scribble all over my homework with a bit of caning thrown in for good measure now and then LOL. so red is a colour i could never use clive Clive, looks as though you and I went to the same type of schoo...
by Rufus
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 2172
Views: 113387

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Today and yesterday: Trumper GFT shaving cream.
by Rufus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 546
Views: 109207

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

Gareth wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:43 am
We still use good old Imperial Leather in this house.
Pour nous aussi.
by Rufus
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 23
Views: 3379

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

The closest I come to custard at home is the tin of a Bird’s Custard Powder my wife keeps in the larder. I save the creme brûlée, creme caramel, soufflés, etc for dining out.
by Rufus
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 23
Views: 3379

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

... All I ever knew for custard when young, it came from the Birds Co in a tub and required mixing with milk and careful slow warming. I was fascinated with it as the cornflour in it made it non-Newtonian as you stirred; runny if poured, but stiffened up as soon as you stirred. .... I drink this st...
by Rufus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 23
Views: 3379

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

Along with poutine two of my favourite Quebec treats are tarte au sucre Francaise and eggs in maple syrup (oeufs dans Le sirop d’erable).
by Rufus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 23
Views: 3379

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

I never thought i would eat things like biscuits and gravy, but when i go down to SC im at the wafflehouse or similar nearly every morning doing just that :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Yup. Culinary opinions can change. I used to think that the very idea of gravy on fries was gross, are you out o...
by Rufus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 23
Views: 3379

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

I never thought i would eat things like biscuits and gravy, but when i go down to SC im at the wafflehouse or similar nearly every morning doing just that :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: btw, a $1 tip is a bit stingy :D :D /jk clive I lived in Texas for 10 years where biscuits and gravy are a big c...
by Rufus
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

My favourite pork pie is the Melton Mowbray pork pie. Although not from Yorkshire, it’s from Leicestershire, it’s jolly tasty. My Yorkshire nan is turning in her grave as I write this; sorry nan. :mrgreen:
by Rufus
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

I have had an American version of bangers and mash - that's pretty goo. Heard about bubbles and squeak - don't know that that is, though. I am sure most are good. Traditional bubble and squeak is made from left over cabbage, mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts mixed together and fried in butter/goo...
by Rufus
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Not sure about the pudding, but the rest sounds delicious. The Brits - funny food over there: Black pudding Spotted dick Dover sole (Yes, I know it's a fish - but every novel I think I have ever read about England includes at least one reference to them.) ??? There’s a whole raft of other “weird” d...
by Rufus
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1517

Re: Cobra Conversion

I’m intrigued. Several years ago I stopped using a DE and a Schick injector SE because I wasn’t getting a satisfying shave with either: I couldn’t get a close shave without significant irritation and in some areas I couldn’t remove much stubble and had to clean up with a cartridge. As a result I rev...
by Rufus
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Gene, a full English breakfast comprises eggs, bacon, sausage, black pudding, grilled/fried tomatoes, grilled/fried mushrooms and baked beans. It’s colloquially called a “fry up”, and for good reason. Another English breakfast delicacy is toast fried in bacon grease. It’s all artery clogging, but da...
by Rufus
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Don't laugh too hard when you read this -- best doggone meal ever was a Ploughman's at a somewhat obscure pub called The Black Dog outside of Blackburn, Lancashire. Yup it was seriously. My food pleasures are pretty simple and I don't go in for anything terribly fancy. It's all about flavour for me...
by Rufus
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1158
Views: 131016

Re: What are you reading?

“The Silk Roads- A New History of the World” by Peter Frankopan.
by Rufus
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Well, trip to the Internist for yearly physical and...
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Well, trip to the Internist for yearly physical and...

When I wanted to lose a lot of weight, 20lbs, I went on Weight Watchers. It worked well for me and was easy to follow and stay on because there are no banned foods per se: each food is prescribed a certain number of points per serving and weight loss is achieved by not exceeding a pre-determined num...
by Rufus
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Most recently, for our youngest child turning 30, the three of us drove 280 miles west on I-40 to Amarillo. That's where the Big Texan is located. They brew around 12 of their own beers. Our daughter and I ordered a flight of our choice of any 4 of the house beers and for $6 we each received four g...