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  1. #11421
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Today's scran in the warm Wrexham sunshine... Just very simple food. Del's tomato salad, with fresh Burrata (best quality mozzarella cheese) and dressed leaves (lettuce from our garden, grown in one of our polytunnels), coated in a classic homemade vinaigrette:

    As you can see, I managed to get another superb (and authentic), crusty baguette from Sainsbury's! Really superb bread this.

    I had a fresh corn on the cob (again from our own produce) chargrilled on the BBQ:

    Once I peeled the skin off, and accessed the succulent sweetcorn and hot butter underneath, it tasted amazing! Massive difference in taste between this and supermarket fresh corn on the cob, or frozen.

    Followed by homemade minted lamb kebabs, chargrilled on the BBQ, with the same dressed salad leaves as Del:

    Washed down with a nice chilled bottle of sparkling rosé!

    Marco.
    Very nice, very 'Good Life' (your corn was ready early!) Felicity Kendall was very pert wasn't she...

    Stir fried beef & golden rice


  2. #11422
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    Yup, they seem to have popped up early. 'Good Life' is exactly it lol, in terms of being self-sufficient, only done right without having to live like paupers!

    Like yer stir-fry, with the Royster trademark 'centre parting'...It's second only in charm to the 'little island' you build with your curries

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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  3. #11423
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post

    Like yer stir-fry, with the Royster trademark 'centre parting'...It's second only in charm to the 'little island' you build with your curries


    Might go for yin and yang next time...

  4. #11424
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Today's scran in the warm Wrexham sunshine... Just very simple food. Del's tomato salad, with fresh Burrata (best quality mozzarella cheese) and dressed leaves (lettuce from our garden, grown in one of our polytunnels), coated in a classic homemade vinaigrette:





    As you can see, I managed to get another superb (and authentic), crusty baguette from Sainsbury's! Really superb bread this.

    I had a fresh corn on the cob (again from our own produce) chargrilled on the BBQ:



    Once I peeled the skin off, and accessed the succulent sweetcorn and hot butter underneath, it tasted amazing! Massive difference in taste between this and supermarket fresh corn on the cob, or frozen.

    Followed by homemade minted lamb kebabs, chargrilled on the BBQ, with the same dressed salad leaves as Del:







    Washed down with a nice chilled bottle of sparkling rosé!

    Marco.
    all looks good mate. Impressed by your corn. Too cold here to grow it i think.. i did try it once. Kebabs looks great too
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    “without a cause, we are...nothing! We stay because we believe. We leave because we are disillusioned. We come back because we are lost. We die because we are committed."

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  5. #11425
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    all looks good mate. Impressed by your corn. Too cold here to grow it i think.. i did try it once. Kebabs looks great too
    Lol - cheers, mate. Unfortunately, only two were good and worth eating! Be a better crop next year. Del's new 'pet project' is growing stuff in her new polytunnels, which act like greenhouses, situated at the rear of the house, but without the need for glass - and you can move them if necessary):





    Stuff growing inside (don't ask me what it is - I just eat it when it's ready!):





    The climate's not bad here, but inside those tunnels it's remarkably warm, even when the sun's not shining, which just makes stuff grow... Looking forward to the San Marzano tomatoes coming, to make the pasta sauce!



    She runs outside every morning, all excited, to see what happened, or has grown, since the last time she was in! Bless..

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


  6. #11426
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    nice.. a good few plants there. i used to love my greenhouse..
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    “without a cause, we are...nothing! We stay because we believe. We leave because we are disillusioned. We come back because we are lost. We die because we are committed."

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  7. #11427
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    Cheers, mate. There's loads of stuff, that's only some of it. Our aim is to be largely self-sufficient by the end of this year... Next, solar panels and a chicken run!

    Not sure what our current 'guardian of the garden' would say to that, though... Some nice poppies due to pop up soon:



    Ah, there he is!



    That's the fluffy one that the princess loves to cuddle, along with Gilbert!

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


  8. #11428
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    emrys is it? chickens as a group will look after themselves usually. they are fairly feisty.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    “without a cause, we are...nothing! We stay because we believe. We leave because we are disillusioned. We come back because we are lost. We die because we are committed."

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  9. #11429
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Today's scran in the warm Wrexham sunshine... Just very simple food. Del's tomato salad, with fresh Burrata (best quality mozzarella cheese) and dressed leaves (lettuce from our garden, grown in one of our polytunnels), coated in a classic homemade vinaigrette:

    .
    Lovely - I only discovered Burrata on our last trip to Italy but am a big fan of it.
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  10. #11430
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    nice.. a good few plants there. i used to love my greenhouse..
    Yeah I bet, mate. It's good for your head space...

    In terms of Del though, it's handy that she can not only cook it, but grow it, and also look half-decent serving it!

    Not a bad 'trio of treats'..

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


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