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by dubsola
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 791955

Re: Today I Made:

I made risotto for the first time. It was delicious, and not nearly as difficult as its reputation. Basically just a lot of stirring and paying attention. I managed to fry smoked tofu at the same time without burning anything, so the constant stirring is apparently not strictly necessary. There's t...
by dubsola
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Groooovy
Replies: 16
Views: 5883

Re: Groooovy

Can't stop listening to this. I'm not familiar with Portico Quartet but have been a big fan of LV since day. So damn funky!

Portico Quartet - City of Glass (LV remix)
by dubsola
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Groooovy
Replies: 16
Views: 5883

Re: Groooovy

If it's Swedish cutesy jazz you like, then I present: Koop - Summer Sun. Perfect song to drive in a convertible through an Italian village wearing a chiffon scarf.

Some of you might remember the singer, Yukimi Nagano, from Little Dragon.
by dubsola
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 791955

Re: Today I Made:

Not to mention all that butter
by dubsola
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28469
Views: 3017136

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Yeah, when it's like that you can just cut it up with a knife much more quickly. It doesn't really matter, as long as the cheese is reasonably distributed throughout the lasagne. I made lasagne when drunk once, which was silly. I was dipping the sheets in very hot water to soften them, which was tim...
by dubsola
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What am I supposed to do with *this*?
Replies: 98
Views: 23342

Re: What am I supposed to do with *this*?

I made a complicated salmon breadcrumb dish once, and while it was nice enough, I didn't love it. My favourite thing to do with salmon is to roast it with soy sauce. You need a heavy bottomed roasting dish of some sort, salmon fillets and soy sauce. Turn the oven on to 180, when it gets hot put the ...
by dubsola
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 124664

Re: Men's Fashion

Good point
by dubsola
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1241664

Re: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt

I tried on a fedora the other day. It suited me. I should think about getting one.
by dubsola
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 124664

Re: Men's Fashion

Samik wrote:"The Sockwa was designed as a beach shoe and the intended purpose was for sandy beaches, so for this purpose, the material is perfect

I don't get this. The last place one would need shoes is on the beach.
by dubsola
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7788050

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

*gasp*!
by dubsola
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 791955

Re: Today I Made:

That really is pretty cool, and makes me want to expand my own culinary borders.

I just made some dal, I used a few carrots and some garam masala as the main flavours. It was pretty good.
by dubsola
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1241664

Re: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt

Who buys three hats at a time? Kids these days.
by dubsola
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 791955

Re: Today I Made:

I was pretty happy with how it turned out, considering I had to either omit or substitute half the ingredients. I suck at grocery shopping. I don't like buying lots of small ingredients unless I know I can use them in other recipes, so the more obscure ones (eg green peppercorns) will get substitut...
by dubsola
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1241664

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

Here are some (reasonably priced-under $60) hat's that are weather resistant and either made of wool/wool felt/waxed cotton and more of a shape than just "bucket": I need to get a new hat, summer is coming, but for some reason I don't like any of those. I wish I knew why. I have worn hats...
by dubsola
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1241664

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

PhoenixEnigma - it's the change I don't like. When I was a kid, I had real thick hair. To the extent that it could clog even the best brands of hair trimmers. I always mocked my brother for have a high hair line, despite him having thick hair too, because his forehead has always been much larger th...
by dubsola
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1241664

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

SecondTalon wrote:That's the fanciest looking barbeque I've ever seen.

Yeah, but where this place is located, they have to dress it up a little bit - it's in a pretty touristy area with loads of restaurants. They also do a roaming wagon operation which is much more low key.
by dubsola
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)
Replies: 51
Views: 15557

Re: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)

Zamfir wrote:EDIT: apologies on the mild necroing, I didn't watch the dates properly

Not at all, that was a good post. Along with the VAT increase I can totally see why they're priced the way they are.
by dubsola
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1241664

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

by dubsola
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?
Replies: 139
Views: 69390

Re: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?

Yep, McD's fries are pretty good. I've been smashing some gourmet burgers lately: Bar Bouloud 's Yankee (beef patty with pulled pork and slaw on top) and Frenchie (beef patty with pork confit and salad with dijon on top), both excellent - cooked medium rare, perfect meat, and the extras were great a...
by dubsola
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 250583

Re: The Liquor Thread

Went to a tequila bar last night. I've been keen, lately, to learn at least *something* about this drink. The bartenders were incredibly helpful, giving me an overview and letting me taste / smell a few. I quite liked what I tried: Started with a Sieta Leguas reposado, which was pretty smooth, then ...
by dubsola
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1241664

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

The cordless drill I snaffled from an old job (I was allowed to snaffle it, I didn't steal it!) was good, but not especially powerful. Have you considered rigging some sort of V8 engine attachment?

What are you planning to build?
by dubsola
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 250583

Re: The Liquor Thread

Just one required drink in the cabinet: sipping rum. At the moment I'm drinking XM's Millenium. I do like having a few other drinks around and so at the moment I have some interesting Scotch Whiskey, some Campari, some vodka and two other kinds of rum. I never considered Jager especially expensive, ...
by dubsola
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New York, New York
Replies: 18
Views: 3182

Re: New York, New York

I would say that the empire state platform can be just as busy as Grand Central. In fact I found Grand Central to be not *that* busy, certainly no busier than Victoria or London Bridge station in London. Plus, you could climb up the steps at one end and look out and have a good chance of seeing the ...
by dubsola
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 320117

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Guinness Extra Stout (Original): What you get at a decent bar in the US, or the 'right' bottles. It's typically considered a solid mid-quality and rates fairly evenly with the Murphy's we get over here. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout: This is the real stuff, and is widely considered world-class. But ...
by dubsola
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 320117

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Deuchars is a macro? I was going to mention Budvar but it's not really western Europe, is it? I forgot about Guinness. A good Guinness is a joy. http://www.independent.ie/national-news/obama-and-queen-elizabeth-visits-to-guinness-storehouse-helped-boost-visitor-numbers-by-10pc-2981198.html
by dubsola
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Uncockable Alfredo Ree-cype
Replies: 5
Views: 4270

Re: Uncockable Alfredo Ree-cype

I made this last night, it turned out very, very well. It tastes like the way sex feels. Being a person who treats recipes as a guideline, I made a few modifications: Firstly, I reduced the amounts drastically. I used 300ml of cream for four large servings, and about 80 grams of butter. I could have...
by dubsola
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)
Replies: 51
Views: 15557

Re: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)

maybeagnostic wrote:So organizing books on the kindle is a nightmare.

I agree with this.

I also can't help but feel that kindle books could be a bit cheaper. They cost about the same price as a physical book, or maybe 10% cheaper at best. It's turning me off impulse buys.
by dubsola
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1241664

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

Felstaff wrote:nhân con ngông bay sriracha hot chilli sauce (??)

This stuff is liquid awesome.
by dubsola
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Android phone recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 11265

Re: Android phone recommendation

I've got an HTC Desire HD, and am very happy with it. Fast, nice screen, excellent camera, pretty great microphone, very few bugs that I've noticed. Only downside is, like the other phones being recommended, the battery life. I charge it once a day, but I use it all the time for music, browsing, and...
by dubsola
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 320117

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Brew Dog really know how to open a pub. I'm slightly annoyed in that I used to work around the corner from this place. I have always found Camden a barren wasteland for food and drink, and now that I no longer work there or have any reason to go there Brewdog have opened this pub up. Guess I'll hav...
by dubsola
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Angua wrote:Anyway, apparently you should make sure you're looking down when someone takes a photo of you - just a slight tilt downwards so you're below the plain of the camera

My wife always tells me to hold the camera higher so that it's looking slightly down on the subject. Seems reasonable.
by dubsola
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Groooovy
Replies: 16
Views: 5883

Re: Groooovy

I like lots of grooooovy music. Starting off slow, I recently bought this compilation of New Orleans funk , one of the standouts is this ridiculously funky song - The Meters - Just Kissed My Baby . It is impossible not to strut to this song. If you want something a bit faster: Curtis Mayfield - Move...
by dubsola
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 122102

Re: Tea Snobbery

I had so much chai in India. I didn't like it before then, but it's a soothing balm for a dusty traveller. It's served up on the roadside, they simmer up milk, water, tea, spices and sugar in a pot, and serve it in small terracotta type cups, which are then discarded. Key things to note: lots and lo...
by dubsola
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 71161

Re: Breaking Bard

Yeah.

Gus was on Reddit today.
I am Giancarlo Esposito. I've had a few people tell me reddit would be a great place to have a discussion with fans. And what does a man do? A man provides.
by dubsola
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What am I supposed to do with *this*?
Replies: 98
Views: 23342

Re: What am I supposed to do with *this*?

Very similar.
by dubsola
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What am I supposed to do with *this*?
Replies: 98
Views: 23342

Re: What am I supposed to do with *this*?

Whatever you do, obsessively rinse them. Lentils can tend to come out gritty tasting. Hmm... I never rinse my lentils and haven't noticed any grittiness. Strange. They cook up easily in about 20 minutes or less, in about their own volume of water or a bit more. They tend to become an undifferentiat...
by dubsola
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2511
Views: 210617

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

I found it interesting. Back on topic, Occupy London seems to be petering out a bit. I went there a couple of days ago and there are a lot less people about. But one really great thing to come out of this movement is the bank of ideas . I really want to go check it out, it seems really cool. The Ban...
by dubsola
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 122102

Re: Tea Snobbery

At the moment I am just using a teapot. Pouring very carefully I don't get many leaves until the bottom of the pot.
by dubsola
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Interesting Recipes
Replies: 5
Views: 2892

Re: Interesting Recipes

I have a delicious, fluffy cake recipe that uses mayonnaise. And a brisket recipe made up of a cane of Coca Cola, a can of enchilada sauce, a packet of onion soup mix, and some other stuff. It's probably my favorite recipe for brisket. Bakemaster (another forumite) has spoken of this mayonaisse cak...
by dubsola
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 122102

Re: Tea Snobbery

I got the medium: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I68NCS/ The mugs I use it in are about 12oz (355ml). This cursed thing! Amazon.co.uk don't stock it, Amazon.com won't ship it, there's a couple of tea shops in the UK that list it, one is sold out, the other wants me to buy £15 worth of stuff b...

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