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by drmoss_ca
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tobacco Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Tobacco Anyone?

Ex-pipesmoker here. I don't regret any of it, even if it does me in. I do wonder about our priorities: first they tell you that you have cancer and it will get you, then they tell you to lose weight, cut back on fats and salt and alcohol, definitely don't smoke and how about some aerobic exercise? S...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Drop Scones
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Drop Scones

I think it's a lot thicker and more concentrated, by which I mean not sweeter, but more tarry, rather as if scraped off the very bottom of the vessel in which the syrup was boiled. I suppose, thinking wildly here, it might be different as it might be made from sugar beets rather than sugar cane. Her...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Drop Scones
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Drop Scones

These small, thick, miniature pancakes were known as 'girdle scones' in my family. It's typical in north east England to call a griddle a girdle. The 'scone' part is debatable - for many people a girdle scone (or griddle scone) is a bready, crumbly affair, a pan-fried equivalent of an oven-baked sco...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 23
Views: 1336

Re: Williams Redux

As you please. I'll keep the Williams.
by drmoss_ca
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Tortas de Aceite
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Tortas de Aceite

In my view, carbs are the devil: tempting, yummy and filling. Given that agriculture began just a few thousand years ago, I don't think we cope with a lot of carbohydrates well - hundreds of thousands of years of evolution had only had to equip us to cope with the occasional ripe fruit, not a full d...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 39
Views: 1679

Re: For Marmite lovers only

We ought not to confuse Marmite beginners with other uses. Toasted wholewheat bread, butter and then a thin but even smear of Marmite will tell you if you are worthy.* C. *For certain values of 'worthy', no doubt related to the ability to relish the taste of concentrated and somewhat fermented yeast...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 23
Views: 1336

Re: Williams Redux

Gee, I'm sorry I tried to offer merely a pointer on how to make this soap work. I'm done. :roll: Oh, don't be daft! Your pointer was welcome, even if we'd heard and tried it before. Think of it like this: if glycerine could make a soap wonderful for shaving, would we not all be choosing glycerine s...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: For Marmite lovers only
Replies: 39
Views: 1679

Re: For Marmite lovers only

It's used in an almost microscopic layer. :) OK, maybe not quite that thin, but I exaggerate to make the point. It's not used like butter. A little goes a very long way. I wonder how a small amount would work in soup or gravy as a flavor enhancer? When I was first cooking with Pippa (>40 years ago)...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Can't reach site when using VPN
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: Can't reach site when using VPN

I suspect this means that when Vince set things up he included blocks of banned IP addresses that are associated with spam activity.
by drmoss_ca
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Can't reach site when using VPN
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: Can't reach site when using VPN

Using the same VPN, I can connect to SMF (I generally use the Montreal connection), but not to another favourite forum - macintouch.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Boots for heavy rain
Replies: 20
Views: 761

Re: Boots for heavy rain

I use Blundstone boots from Australia for wet and inclement weather, some nice soft Mongolian camel skin boots for comfort when walking excessive distances (I bought three pairs from marks.com as they were so fantastic, but are no longer available. I can walk comfortably for hours in them), and almo...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 23
Views: 1336

Re: Williams Redux

Rather like the noxious (for me) Mitchell's Wool Fat.

Sad, but true.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Redux
Replies: 23
Views: 1336

Re: Williams Redux

I have one or two of these pucks, now about 13 years old. How much glycerine shall I need? L1000435.jpg That was 2005. Probably half a dozen have been scattered here and there as washroom handsoaps since. Likely 36 left. No rational person ought to shave with this voluntarily, and it might qualify a...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Tortas de Aceite
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Tortas de Aceite

I don't know if these delicious olive oil biscuits/cookies ever came across to the Spanish-influenced culture of the southern US, having first met them in Andalusia. Sugary, flaky and aniseed flavoured. Delicious with an aperitif, perhaps as the last bite of your tapas. They are also easy to make, i...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 26
Views: 2193

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Sounds to me as if you should be ceremonially stripped of all your straight razors and banned from posting in straight razor forums! I have a General too. I agree it is a lovely safety razor. I still feel there is some point - some satisfaction - in trying to attain perfection by my own hand. If you...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Texas Moss vs. G20 Scuttle
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Texas Moss vs. G20 Scuttle

That constitutes an adequate reason to changes wives in most states and all shaving forums.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 26
Views: 2193

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Still having fun? Sort of, I suppose, in a technical kind of way. Certainly not in the quality of the shave. After reading carefully several times and making notes, here's what I did this time: 1000 grit stone (Norton) 20 edge trailing laps; 4000 grit stone (Norton) 20 edge trailing laps; Denim str...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 26
Views: 2193

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

The Friodur did very well today. I did not eschew the linen, but did 60 strokes (or 30 passes) on it as per normal, followed by 60/30 on the Red Russian, and then for good measure, another 60/30 on a resurrected Old Dog. I got as good a shave as one can get from a full hollow razor, which means exac...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 26
Views: 2193

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Your prediction, Chris, was pretty much on. The Wacker shaves, but not very well. The two Dovo stainless razors, did better, and the TI damascus did very, very well. I think the issue is the recommendation to avoid the linen strop after using paste, as so often sharp edges feel better after a bit of...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 26
Views: 2193

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Coarse diamond > metal polish > diamond spray doesn't sound like a test of the method described, Gary, but I hope you have a nice shave!

C.