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by dosco
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Corn Nuts
Replies: 22
Views: 3656

Re: Corn Nuts

... 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 (might not be bad!), ... For the popping corn, put 1/4 cup of kernels in a r...
by dosco
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Milk Street Recipes ...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: Milk Street Recipes ...?

Sam:
Would be interested in your results.

The recipes I've tried have turned out well, and were reasonably simple and fast.

Cheers-
Dave
by dosco
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Asian Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 1670

Re: Asian Movies

Matt Damon ... lol ... I joke with my officemate about "Team America."

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by dosco
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Gold Dollar Straight Razor - $25
Replies: 0
Views: 2091

Gold Dollar Straight Razor - $25

I have a few straights I'd like to sell, unlikely I'll have the time to really get into them. First one for your consideration is a Gold Dollar for $25. Buyer pays shipping. I don't have an electronic method to accept payment (I could possibly be swayed) ... so a check or MO would be best (for now)....
by dosco
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Milk Street Recipes ...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: Milk Street Recipes ...?

I've tried several of his soup recipes, as well as the "steamed chocolate cake" and tahini roasted cauliflower.

I've enjoyed them all, as has my wife.

One of these days I'll be trying a meat dish.

-Dave
by dosco
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Milk Street Recipes ...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Milk Street Recipes ...?

I was on a business trip in February, and was up quite early one morning getting ready for the day ... turned on PBS and "Milk Street TV" was on. It was interesting and compelling. I visited the website and downloaded the free PDF with 10-something recipes therein. Of note, the website has many/most...
by dosco
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 22
Views: 7762

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

Sorry for the thread necromancy ... I can't find Williams anymore. I used to be able to buy at Wegmans and CVS. Not anymore.

:(

-Dave
by dosco
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: I made this soap
Replies: 34
Views: 11227

Re: I made this soap

Nice to see this. I have some tobacco scented stuff I made back in the 2014 timeframe, that was something like 60-40 KOH-NaOH. The scent is quite nice, and the lather is excellent. I only use it infrequently now, I've settled on Bic Sensitives and bar soap (although since this COVID-19 stuff has sta...
by dosco
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Autumn days and ex-wives
Replies: 47
Views: 11543

Re: Autumn days and ex-wives

Interesting stroll through this thread ... I haven't perused this board in awhile (variety of job changes over the last few years), and I don't recall reading this thread back in the day. My marriage has been a sh*t show from the beginning, mostly a result of my profound immaturity (that I've only r...
by dosco
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil
Replies: 82
Views: 18568

Re: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil

Many thanks. I'll keep my eyes peeled ... might be worth a few sheckels to try them out.

-Dave
by dosco
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil
Replies: 82
Views: 18568

Re: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil

Today was my first use of this blade that comes to us as an off-the-shelf local retailer item. In my favorite razor the final product was silky smooth and baby soft. No complaints, it's a keeper for me. Now to determine how long the edge holds up in everyday use. Let me see if I understand this pro...
by dosco
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables
Replies: 79
Views: 14797

Re: BIC 1 Sensitive single blade disposables

It's been awhile since I've posted here. Since my 2015 post, I've been daily shaving with a Bic Sensitive. 2 pass seems to be best for me, as a 3 pass irritates my neck. I did screw the pooch a bit with soap ... I stopped using proper soap and a brush, and about 2 weeks ago I nearly lost my mind wit...
by dosco
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums
Replies: 28
Views: 7491

Re: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums

3. Settling on a few shaving setups and sticking with them helps your shaves and wallets. This is, of course, not news to anyone here, but something very few of us can actually follow through on. The simplicity of just a few variables can help the quality and consistency of your shaves so much, it’...
by dosco
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tim's Soap - so long
Replies: 18
Views: 3689

Re: Tim's Soap - so long

Where did Tim announce this news?

I appeared to have missed it...

-Dave
by dosco
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Liege Waffles
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Re: Liege Waffles

The pearl sugar wasn't really a big deal ... I ordered some online and it was reasonably inexpensive. Kneading it into the dough was also quite simple. As I mentioned the only problem was that I waited too long after kneading in the pearl sugar ... it mostly dissolved. Other than that, it was rather...
by dosco
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Liege Waffles
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Liege Waffles

Made some Liege waffles the other day using this recipe. I deviated from the recipe by using some starter instead of commercial yeast. I made a stiff preferment and after it doubled in bulk I scooped out a generous tablespoon full and went forward with the recipe. The bulk fermentation was about 8 h...
by dosco
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Royal Bank of Scotland: Sell Everything!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2667

Re: Royal Bank of Scotland: Sell Everything!!!

CNBC says a lot, much wrong. dorco is right, humans are poor predictors. Do your own homework and check on the success rate of alleged gurus. Those who got ONE right (by luck) will not tell you about the dozens of times they got it wrong. dorco? Is that an insult or a Fruedian slip? :) (actually, i...
by dosco
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1266
Views: 156206

Re: What are you reading?

Graduate Engineering students know a lot of technical stuff but are befuddled by the simple principle of shoving unburned bits into the coals and adding more wood. Just goes to show you the difference between thinking about it and doing it. Something that seems to be lost on most academics. Ah well...
by dosco
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 274
Views: 62985

Re: What's for supper?

Beneficial oil ... ?
by dosco
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: razor aggressiveness help
Replies: 30
Views: 7111

Re: razor aggressiveness help

Don't forget there is no real way to measure the blade quality at the factory before packaging, . . . . Yes there is and yes they do Nic, DE blade manufacturing technology has been around for more than 100 years now and these people are not fools. Perhaps his point is that every attribute of the bl...