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Chef John from Food Wishes, on camera

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I enjoy the YouTube videos on the Food Wishes channel, and so far every one I’ve tried has been excellent. One does get curious about Chef John, and this brief video is a way to know more about him.

Written by LeisureGuy

13 February 2021 at 1:20 pm

Posted in Food, Recipes, Video

And now for something completely different: First Night on Planet Earth, with the Starcraft and the Game Changer

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The Starcraft seemed appropriate to the soap, which seems already to be sold out (thus no link). It has the (un)usual CK-6 goodness and a very nice fragrance:

Top Notes: Raspberry, Pine Resin, Lavender, Basil, Bergamot, and Sicilian Cedrat
Middle Notes: Carnation, Leather, Sandalwood, Patchouli, and Geranium
Base Notes: Leather, Tonka Bean, Amber, Benzoin, Oakmoss, and Bourbon Vanilla Bean

I went for it because of the vanilla promise, but in fact the vanilla does not stand out clearly alone, but is just a note in the olfactory chord. Altogether a very nice experience indeed, particularly when combined with the marvelous lather CK-6 produces.

As I commented earlier, I now make a side label for any soap I use whose maker has neglected that basic convenience. (Presumably, makers who omit a side label hope or expect that none of their customers will buy enough soaps that they will stack the tubs.) In the photo, the little “First Night” label is from me, and one by one each of my un-side-labeled soaps will get a similar treatment.

The Game Changer .84-P does a fine job, and I will say again how much I like RazoRock’s Barber Pole handle. Three passes left my face smooth, undamaged, and (thanks to CK-6) soft. A splash of First Night aftershave will carry hints of the fragrance about me through the (snowy) day. 

Phoenix Artisan’s aftershaves are listed as “aftershave & cologne,” and that is about right: they are formulated to serve as aftershaves with ingredients like Aloe Vera and Vegetable Glycerin, but the fragrance lingers, long-lasting, as does a cologne. Many aftershaves fade fairly quickly.

On the left is the view from my window when I awakened. I realize the accumulation is not all that remarkable for some — when I lived in Iowa, this would be nothing out of the ordinary for a winter morning — but is unusual for Victoria. (I remember a friend in Iowa showing up at work one snowbound morning commenting, “I just shoveled 10 inches of partly cloudy off my driveway.”)

Written by LeisureGuy

13 February 2021 at 9:53 am

Posted in Daily life, Shaving

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