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by ThePossum
Thu May 19, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: "As Seen on TV" frying pans
Replies: 16
Views: 2739

Re: "As Seen on TV" frying pans

Just stay away from the As Seen on TV junk. Yes, it is junk for the most part. You want good cookware then go the Cast Iron route. Solid conductors of the heat and also heat retention. Once seasoned properly they will be pretty much non-stick. Like razors the best CI cookware is vintage Griswold, Lo...
by ThePossum
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gonna be gone for about a week - Honeymooning
Replies: 25
Views: 3891

Re: Gonna be gone for about a week - Honeymooning

Congrats Sam. Hope that you are lucky enough to say someday that you get the better end of that marriage deal just as I do. Only been 44 1/2 yrs since I got really lucky. Enjoy the honeymoon and sharing the ups and downs in your life together. Oh, and when you come home be sure to check under the be...
by ThePossum
Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: brush condition, brush health
Replies: 10
Views: 2800

Re: brush condition, brush health

I can't believe how little water that lady used in her rinses. I run the water much faster and I rinse more times. I also don't believe in conditioners for shave brushes. They work by depositing a layer of emulsified wax which is melted by hot water and deposits on ones hair. I don't want that on m...
by ThePossum
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: brush condition, brush health
Replies: 10
Views: 2800

Re: brush condition, brush health

Here is a link to a video and directions at Em's Place showing the procedure for cleaning a brush. Does not say when you should do it other than seeing deposits at the base of the knot.

Brush Cleaning Video
by ThePossum
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Saint Charles Shaves Scents
Replies: 1
Views: 2342

Re: Saint Charles Shaves Scents

When I first got back to wet shaving the traditional way I bought and used quite a few of SCS products. The soaps and creams were just okay and I have moved onto the 3Ts. Did also use and still do abit a few of there EDTs. Oakmoss & Lavendula, Very V, Savory Rose, and my favorite Smoke and Beads whi...
by ThePossum
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: A New Low!
Replies: 15
Views: 3316

Re: A New Low!

A kitty or two willl help as well. And the kitties are fun to watch and play with and can make great lap and bed buddies on cold winter nites. Our 4 kitties keep us rodent free and provide many hours of amusement.
by ThePossum
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Anyone interested in taking surveys?
Replies: 16
Views: 5189

Re:

Oddly, no. I receive several e-mail invitations a day to complete surveys for cash. As an 'umble family doc they can be worth $25-100 (I understand my wife gets offers far higher and she does fill them in to put the money towards Pippa's Place . The thing that has burnt me is the sheer cleverness o...
by ThePossum
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Steak knives
Replies: 12
Views: 3921

Re: Steak knives

Sam,

I have a set of 4 of these: Chicago Cutlery Walnut Tradition Steak Knives. Not something that you would put in the dishwasher. In fact I do not put any knife in the dishwasher other than the regular table knife. Got to treat those wonderful cooking implements gently.
by ThePossum
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A Strange Use of a Shaving Brush
Replies: 6
Views: 2667

A Strange Use of a Shaving Brush

Check out how a shaving brush can be used to open a bottle of wine.

If this should go to another forum would the admins please do so and accept my apologies for posting it here.
by ThePossum
Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Leica M2
Replies: 8
Views: 5756

Re: Leica M2

Through the shop window is indeed a fine image. A little bit of the old and some of the new and of course the cool reflections. Well done Chris.
by ThePossum
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Royal Bank of Scotland: Sell Everything!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2667

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

Sell everything? Including SWMBO? :lol:
by ThePossum
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Chicken nuggets
Replies: 5
Views: 2459

Re: Chicken nuggets

Sounds very much like the chicken nuggets I make. One difference is I use panko bread crumbs and add some garlic powder and garlic salt to the recipe. The panko bread crumbs make for a much crisper breading. Glad you have found something that works fine for you. Enjoy.
by ThePossum
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat
Replies: 46
Views: 10687

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat

The more you get into it the wool fat seems a rather good thing to try. The lathering issues I think are more related to time of loading and type of brush used. Time of loading I agree with. But the brush type I don't know. I have found success in making great lather using best badger, silvertip ba...
by ThePossum
Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 274
Views: 63032

Re: What's for supper?

Saturday, grilled marinated portabello mushroom on toasted bun with balsamic aioli and arugula for the wife and a regular burger with the aioli and arugula for me. Grilled some hobo potato packs, those yukon gold potatoes cut into pieces and doused in olive oil, salt, pepper and some fresh thyme and...
by ThePossum
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 802
Views: 103055

Re: Joke of the Day

Husband asks the wife: Shall we try a different position tonite?

Wife replies: That's a good idea ... you stand behind the ironing board while I sofa and fart!
by ThePossum
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Is SMF losing its vigour?
Replies: 139
Views: 42203

Re: Is SMF losing its vigour?

Squire wrote:
drmoss_ca wrote: . . . . I think smoke-free pubs are like bacon without eggs.

C.
I'm a little amused over getting life style advise from people younger than my shoes.
Squire, that is a GREAT one. Older than your shoes. Love it and laughing really hard. Will remember that one and you too for it. Thanks!!
by ThePossum
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Sole en Croute
Replies: 15
Views: 5098

Re: Sole en Croute

I wonder how it might taste with lamb instead of the beef or fish? Maybe add a bit of oregano and mint to taste with the lamb? Wow this is becoming an interesting thread.
by ThePossum
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Sole en Croute
Replies: 15
Views: 5098

Re: Sole en Croute

Sounds good as is for myself. I think beef would substitute nicely in that pastry. That would make the wife happy. I can't think of any substitute for the mushrooms though. She'd just do without. But first we need to get our new oven which should be here within 2 weeks or less. I never realized how...
by ThePossum
Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 2279

Re: Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich . . .

I have a recipe similar to yours, except the gills are not removed. The outcome is delicious and makes a tasty alternative to beef burgers. One thing we've found is that they are a bit messy to eat because of all the juices that are released; would removing the gills make a difference in this regar...
by ThePossum
Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Sole en Croute
Replies: 15
Views: 5098

Re: Sole en Croute

Chris, Sounds yummy except for the mushrooms. I have this great inherited from my dad aversion for mushrooms. And my daughter shares that aversion with me. But your comment on puff pastry being hard to work with. Got to agree but I found phylo dough even harder to work with when I make spanakopita. ...