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    What's Cooking 2017

    Certainly, there is a school of thought espousing duck-fat fries as the highest & best use of duck fat (and they're on the menu at a pub near my place of employment :) ).
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    Rooney 3/1 'replacement' recommendations?

    Hi folks - It's been close to a decade, and my Rooney 3/1 (22mm knot, 46mm loft) is showing its age. Looking for something comparable, having a decent backbone, strictly for soaps & face lathering. Slightly smaller is preferable to slightly larger. Not overly concerned about price, as long as...
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    What's Cooking 2017

    Extraordinary photos.
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    What's Cooking 2017

    So ... this just happened. I'm not a vegan, nor do I play one on tv, but every now & again ... Sauteed some onion & garlic in olive oil. Squeeze of lemon & splash of white wine. Tossed in some thinly-sliced green pepper. Then some garbanzos that I pressure cooked yesterday. Then it got...
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    Going Minimalist

    It seems that in the past year or so, if I'm fresh from the shower, I often don't even lather. Just a Gillette New with (lately) a Wilkinson bladge gets the job done.
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    What razor/ blade did you use today

    Gillette New w/ an Israeli Platinum.
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    Safety Razor of the Month, March 2015 - Gillette NEW

    As a reformed Gillette Atra cartridge shaver who later dabbled with several 'butterfly' models (Gillette's Fat Boy, Thin Boy, Red, Black & Blue), I've been shaving exclusively with my New (w/ Platinums/Personnas) for about 5 years now. I've found its precision & elegant simplicity to be...
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    modern 'replacement' for Gilette New ?

    Base is failing -- twisting the bottom 'pole' just rotates without tightening.
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    BOTD - Beer Of The Day - 2015

    Flying Dog's Snake Dog IPA. Gentle hop, smooth taste and packs a wallop.
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    modern 'replacement' for Gilette New ?

    Hi folks - My trusty Gilette New (for me, the best shaver I've used, and I've tried a good number) is on its last legs. I'd welcome recommendations for a modern simple, 3-piece, open comb 'replacement'. Thanks kindly, - Richard
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    What are your favourite non-biblical quotes?

    I first read it in a Byte column by Jerry Pournelle, in the form "Better is the enemy of good enough."
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    Pants...cuffed or not?

    On dress pants, cuffs & pleats for me, please & thank you. It's just the way I've always worn them. On jeans & khakis -- hell, no. - Richard
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    when no plan comes together - lentil mushroom soup

    Thanks. It was rather tasty. The highest & best use of those odds & ends, I think. And I like that one could easily replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock to make it vegan.
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    when no plan comes together - lentil mushroom soup

    About 2 hours ago, SWMBO asked "'What's for dinner?", as is her wont. Hmmm. What do we have? Oh look. Green Lentils -- let's get a half-cup of those going in the rice cooker (on the porridge setting), cooking in chicken broth (a half-box leftover in the fridge), a splash of white wine, a tsp...
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    What Aftershave did you use today?

    Aftershave? A towel, I suppose ... .