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by ShadowsDad
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 14
Views: 3159

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

When I was using other manufacturers soaps I would shred and press fat based soaps into a container, adding a small amount of water aided in that. That included ARKO stick. Can't say I ever got an unusable mass at the bottom except for Williams. I would bloom that since it was pretty bad and require...
by ShadowsDad
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: No hablamos ingles
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: No hablamos ingles

They didn't understand the word "chocolate"? It's pretty much the same in Spanish/Mexican. Sounds like something else was going on. The Mexican chocolate I've had told me to stick with Lindt or Girardelli (sp?). It's much different than what we're accustomed to and not in a good way. It was OK, but ...
by ShadowsDad
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?

There's one of those lines seen on this map below, but it's unmarked. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Height+of+Land/@44.8385335,-70.7203573,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2b733640673500ee!8m2!3d44.8386609!4d-70.7105827 Zoom in a bit and "Appalachian Trail" appears. That makes sense. I knew it was nea...
by ShadowsDad
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?

Here's Height of Land in Maine and it's aptly named. No it doesn't help you at all. https://www.tripsavvy.com/top-maine-photo-op-near-rangeley-4064234 There's one of those lines seen on this map below, but it's unmarked. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Height+of+Land/@44.8385335,-70.7203573,15z/da...
by ShadowsDad
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: KFC Fire Log
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: KFC Fire Log

:D

I'll be sure to buy some virtual KFC chicken scented bagged logs to throw on my virtual fire.

https://youtu.be/R8gKs4jp7RU

The real fire will be burning real wood that smells like wood when I open the door to the airtight stove.
by ShadowsDad
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: The Turkey Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: The Turkey Thread

I never had oyster dressing. No way my wife would ever eat it, but I'd absolutely be up for it.

FWIW, the low carb dinner was pronounced delicious by the wife (I thought so too). The experimenting over the past few months paid off. I have a long way to go to get to where I want to be though.
by ShadowsDad
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: The Turkey Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: The Turkey Thread

It's going to be an interesting Thanksgiving Day meal for us. I'm still in ketosis so there are major substitutions I'm going to need to make. Can't thicken the gravy with roux due to the flour. So I'm going to practice with pot roast gravy. My first try is going to be using xanthan gum. I tried the...
by ShadowsDad
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: The Turkey Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: The Turkey Thread

Yup, it's that time of year.

We pretty much only buy turkey at this time of year so the flavor makes the holiday time special for me.
by ShadowsDad
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 708
Views: 82940

Re: Joke of the Day

:lol:
by ShadowsDad
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Worcestershire sauce low/no sodium substitute
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Worcestershire sauce low/no sodium substitute

Gary, I'm going to ask a question that I don't need or want an answer to. Why do you want to restrict Na (sodium) intake and to what degree? The answer is just for you but I'll tie it in in a bit. The reason I ask is because it's suggested that we restrict Na to 1000 - 1500mg. Unless you're swigging...
by ShadowsDad
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ear muffs (sound reduction)
Replies: 13
Views: 2496

Re: Ear muffs (sound reduction)

Rufus wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:56 pm
They’re vying for Darwin Awards.
If they've already bred all they can get is an honorable mention. Darwin Awards are for folks who have removed their genes from the available gene pool.
by ShadowsDad
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: when is a blade dull?
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: when is a blade dull?

I think a burn could happen with a brush if it exfoliates too much. If you're using a brush to exfoliate you're misusing it. Shave brushes are for building lather and if they are exfoliating far too much pressure is being applied. It would be much better to go to a brush used for floors or some suc...
by ShadowsDad
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Soupe au pistou
Replies: 7
Views: 742

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: 3345

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: 708
Views: 82940

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: 1122

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: 1122

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: 920

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: 920

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: 920

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...