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by ShadowsDad
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Soupe au pistou
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Soupe au pistou

On the breadcrumbs... you might also keep fried breadcrumbs in a container in the refrigerator. These are made by frying b'crumbs in oil or butter until they are golden and crispy. Do NOT use high heat and don't walk away from them. As the water is driven off from them they will become golden and be...
by ShadowsDad
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

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

It might be more than you're looking for, but you asked for best meal... Now good food meals are plenty. But the best means the best and there can only be one. The best I ever had was a buffet at The Manor in (west?) Orange NJ. The buffet was huge and had all high end dishes on it. That's the best I...
by ShadowsDad
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 686
Views: 77249

Re: Joke of the Day

:D

Yeah, I give money and a picture of a (for instance) shirt. Let them buy what they want the first time.

I enjoyed the Heizenberg uncertainty principle joke, but it did take me few seconds. That's the best type of joke IMO.
by ShadowsDad
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Sharpening Kitchen Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Sharpening Kitchen Knives

Murray I have the Trizor XV. It sharpens to the 15° angle but also will sharpen an edge for the easiest cut in veggies or meats. I ignore that and just get the knives as sharp as possible. One doesn't want to touch the edge because the slightest pressure will cut the skin. Ask me how I know. It'll a...
by ShadowsDad
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Sharpening Kitchen Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Sharpening Kitchen Knives

Gary awhile back I asked for a Chefs Choice XV sharpener and after testing the new sharpening angle on a few knives decided to resharpen all of them to the 15° angle. I'd never go back to the European sharpening angle. The sharpener took off a lot of metal initially to get them to 15° but after that...
by ShadowsDad
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Well, trip to the Internist for yearly physical and...
Replies: 13
Views: 260

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

Sam, the new data, done with real studies, shows that dietary fats and cholesterol have no effect on cholesterol in the blood. There is evidence that it might even have an overall lowering effect. Here's why. The liver makes a comparatively huge amount of cholesterol every day. Studies suggest that ...
by ShadowsDad
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Well, trip to the Internist for yearly physical and...
Replies: 13
Views: 260

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

Clive if by "diet" you mean a weight loss diet you'd be correct in stating that they fail, as in "The Keto Diet". But I don't recall anyone other than you, and now myself, having used that word in that context. I specifically stated that I put myself into ketosis which is the original diet of mankin...
by ShadowsDad
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Well, trip to the Internist for yearly physical and...
Replies: 13
Views: 260

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

I stopped drinking too Chris. Ketosis and alcohol don't mix IMO. Too many calories that don't come from fat and that's just the alcohol w/o considering any mixers. Now my before dinner drinks are lime juice sweetened with monk fruit extract and a TBL of cider vinegar, seltzer to fill the glass. It m...
by ShadowsDad
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Well, trip to the Internist for yearly physical and...
Replies: 13
Views: 260

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

Good luck with your weight loss. I goes on lots easier than it comes off! Since you're exercising you could be building muscle so don't only go by weight loss since muscle is heavier than fat. Instead go by waist size, etc. I was plateaued after losing 20 # but my goal was losing an additional 40#. ...
by ShadowsDad
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: razorpit with SE razors?
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: razorpit with SE razors?

I didn't know what it was so I watched a video. I liked the line, "It's patented so it works.". I got quite a laugh over that bit of absurdity. FD, I use a SE safety razor for facial shaving and have for years. I got the blades in bulk (you can buy in bulk too) for about $.25 per and get an average ...
by ShadowsDad
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Alum Blocks?
Replies: 58
Views: 16942

Re: Alum Blocks?

Crystal deodorant works great. I use blocks from somewhere in the mid-east (Pakistan maybe?). Nothing as fancy or as usable as the sticks pictured. I've used it for years. One thing some folks might not like... mine have no scent. If it's a true crystal I don't think scent can be present in the crys...
by ShadowsDad
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: boars for soaps, synthetic/badger for cream?
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: boars for soaps, synthetic/badger for cream?

I read that also and it didn't click initially. Or maybe I thought it was being overly dramatic. Like Murray I just use a gentle swirling motion, no extreme moves that abuse the brush. John, if what you write is accurately represented by the description, have you tried blooming the Williams? I'm not...
by ShadowsDad
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: boars for soaps, synthetic/badger for cream?
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: boars for soaps, synthetic/badger for cream?

When I was using a cabinet full of products I paid no attention to any of that whether it was triple milled soap or a cream from out of a pump. Now that I use my products exclusively I still pay no attention to any of that, I use the brush of the day, in the rotation when it comes up with my tub soa...
by ShadowsDad
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Libraries
Replies: 8
Views: 1671

Re: Libraries

Our local Maine library does much the same thing John. But I must confess I don't use it very much. If I want to read something I generally buy a copy so that I can make notes in it. I just don't have time to read for pleasure anymore other than the odd entertainment that I find in my subscriptions ...
by ShadowsDad
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thank Goodness
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Thank Goodness

Clive, you're not alone in having spares of critical gear. The only time I don't is when it's a very expensive piece of gear.
by ShadowsDad
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: glycerine soap lathering
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: glycerine soap lathering

When I was using other manufacturers soaps I can't say that I noticed a huge difference and I always melted them into tubs for loading. It's been years since using them. Have you tried using less water for loading?
by ShadowsDad
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: when is a blade dull?
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: when is a blade dull?

I can't help you with the latest and greatest (as advertised on TV) razors. But in DE you'll know a blade is dull when it bites and draws blood. In SE they just stop giving an efficient shave, no biting involved. Others will come in to the discussion eventually who can. Never have I ever heard of a ...
by ShadowsDad
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Cooking with power outage
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Cooking with power outage

Gary, as I mentioned you don't need to do what I did. A much smaller system designed to only power the range will suffice. It would require a 12v deep cycle lead acid battery (kept on a trickle charger 24/7/365), and an inverter (find out how much power the item consumes and size the inverter approp...
by ShadowsDad
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: In search of a good synthetic
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: In search of a good synthetic

It's been awhile since I've been in the market but when I was the biggest problems I had was that there was no grading system as there is with badger. Maybe that has changed? Here are some names for you that I give high recommendations for, Simpsons, Muhle, and Plisson. All good synthetics. Note: Wh...
by ShadowsDad
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Cooking with power outage
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Cooking with power outage

Yeah, our homes are designed for an electrical connection and when it's not there they don't function all that well. Gary, we experienced an ice storm 20 some odd years ago. There was, with no exaggeration, 4" of ice coating everything after the 3 day period that it took for that buildup. It was rai...