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Archive for December 25th, 2013

Things that occupied my day

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First: bought The Wire (5 seasons) on DVD for The Wife who has not seen it. We are binge-watching and almost through Season 1. I had seen it before but in this viewing I am much more aware of highly tightly interlaced are the various plots. It’s an incredible series. She’s loving it. So blogging will be light for a while

Also, I made the standing rib roast: almost 7 lbs, took about 6 hours at a very low temperature (about 175ºF), then it rested for 30 minutes tightly tented in aluminum foil, then 10 minutes at 500ºF to crisp the exterior (without overcooking any of the interior). This time we took it out of the oven when it reached 150ºF in the interior, which turns out to be very good. I did the horseradish sauce I’ve blogged. While technically not a vegan meal, I did cook a lot of potatoes (fingerling potatoes that I boiled until tender), with the leftovers to be refrigerated with an eye to roast-beef hash, recipe blogged earlier.

The wine was a Ravenswood Zinfandel from from a few years back: wonderful.

Altogether a highly successful Xmas.

Now, back to The Wire.

Written by LeisureGuy

25 December 2013 at 7:10 pm

Christmas Eve at the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford

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Thanks to LMC for pointing it out.

 

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25 December 2013 at 9:59 am

Posted in Video

A fine Xmas shave

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SOTD 25 Dec 2013

Very fine Xmas shave this morning. The little Omega boar brush made a fine lather from the Saint Charles Shave sample of shaving soap. I do like the flat thin disk format for shaving-soap samples.

That’s an Edwin Jagger head on a UFO handle, and the blade this morning is a Lab Blue. Three passes, very smooth.

Someone was asking on Wicked_Edge this morning about a vanilla+tobacco fragrance for an aftershave. I know of none, but it occurred to me that a little Paul Sebastian (vanilla-y) mixed in my palm with a little Alt-Innsbruck (tobacco-y) might serve the purpose. So I tried it. Not bad.

Best wishes to all for a fine Christmas and a happy holiday season.

Written by LeisureGuy

25 December 2013 at 9:55 am

Posted in Shaving

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