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  1. #11941
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    i would if i was leaving the bottle for a while, yes. whisky doesnt react badly to air in bottle tho, in fact it usually likes a bit of air. But it depends how long you plan leaving it. Whisky is a different animal to wine.
    It was said in jest, as obviously wine and spirits are two different things. But I would refuse to use any inert gas near a good bottle of wine - just use a wine bottle pump and drink the rest of the wine the next day.
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  2. #11942
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    it does work with wine as ive tried it. lasted over 2 weeks and tasted same to me. if you stop air touching wine then it might as well be sealed.

    ive had coffee beans under it for months and it was perfect
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  3. #11943
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    Quote Originally Posted by guy View Post
    I find that surprising Marco, given your love of food - however, each to their own
    Indeed... I guess that as my mum hated liver (and all other forms of offal), so never cooked it at home (unless dad specifically requested it, as he loved it), therefore I wasn't really brought up with it, and so never developed a taste for it. Plus, as you've probably noticed, I'm someone who likes food to LOOK good, as well as taste good, and it's rather difficult doing that with offal, so the appearance alone puts me off!

    However, aside from offal and some obscure forms of seafood, along with raw milk or rhubarb, I can pretty much eat anything, and am fairly adventurous. What I hate most is food that's bland and tasteless; what I'd term as 'soulless/boring grey stodge', and anything that acts as no more than sustenance, prepared and cooked without love, such as a microwaved ready-meal.

    For me, life's too short to eat that cack, unless there's no other option, as there's simply no joy in it.

    One thing that I didn't enjoy in France was andouillette - too chewy and smelly (pig colon sausage!), but I felt that I had to try it as it was part of a "petit dejeuner Anglais" - they try to blame us for everything
    Aw gawd, that stuff is utterly disgusting. My mum used to call it a 'bicycle repair kit'... I was first introduced to it as a child, during the mid-70s, in a small family-run restaurant in the Ardennes. I remember we all ordered it, as we hadn't heard of it before but were intrigued and wanted to try something mew, so it came, and my mum and I took one sniff and were nearly sick!

    Needless to say, my dad loved his, but back then my mum and him were of the opinion that the French might've taken offence at us not appreciating one of their local delicacies, so what to do? Well, my mum had the bright idea of wrapping up both of ours in paper napkins and taking it to the ladies toilet, to flush down the loo! So, while no-one was looking, she scraped the Andouillettes off our plates, then wrapped them up, carefully placed them in her handbag, and went off to fulfil her plan.

    Problem was, when she tried to flush them, they refused to do so and kept bobbing up to the surface, like someone had just been for a shit and left a rather large 'floater' I can still remember the look of embarrassment on her face when she returned, and saying to dad that we should leave and ask for the bill, ASAP! My dad and I were wondering what was going on, until we got to the car and she explained, and then we all just burst out laughing!

    Therefore, those are my abiding memories of Andouillette. I'm rather surprised though that you were offered it for breakfast, as it isn't normally eaten then, and even more so that it was sold as being a dish for tourists, as it's fundamentally a regional French delicacy.

    My father in law loved pigs trotters and my youngest used to ask for chicken feet whenever we went out for a Chinese meal. I didn't enjoy either, but I suppose that if an animal has to die then you may as well use all of it - definitely draw the line at eyes and brain though.
    I'd run a mile from any of that stuff. Different if you were poor and that's all there was to eat. Fortunately, we were never poor. Otherwise, why bother when there are so many other things much nicer and more enjoyable to eat! I mean you're not telling me that even if you liked pigs trotters, you wouldn't still rather have some fillet steak?

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    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.

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    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.

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  4. #11944
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    Anyway, enough talk of offal... Here's a pudding I enjoyed earlier... Dairy vanilla ice-cream, topped with fresh blackberries from our local farm shop, fresh raspberries from our own garden and special liqueur cherries from Italy:



    And a loving close-up:



    That was rather lovely, and nice way of getting some of your '5-a-day'!

    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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  5. #11945
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    My kind of dessert - I keep meaning to to preserve some cherries in alcohol before the cherries increase in price (I love cherries )
    LP12, Ittok (black), DV10X5, NVA Phono 2 (twin supply), NVAP50, Art Audio Quintet 15w power amp, NVA LS5 cable, Rega Ela mk1's.
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  6. #11946
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    Try these then (what I had last night), as they're sensational and will blow your mind: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fabri-fabbr...45979565&psc=1



    Nice decorative glass jar to keep stuff in too, when it's empty!

    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!!!


  7. #11947
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    Cheers, will let you know what I think.
    LP12, Ittok (black), DV10X5, NVA Phono 2 (twin supply), NVAP50, Art Audio Quintet 15w power amp, NVA LS5 cable, Rega Ela mk1's.
    Sony CDP XB930.

  8. #11948
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    Cool beans

    Meanwhile, tonight's scran... Pan-fried fresh lemon sole (on the bone) with a caper, lemon, caper and parsley butter sauce, served with Welsh new potatoes, green beans and peas:



    ...washed down with some chilled Vinho Verde, enjoyed al fresco on a beautiful summer's evening:





    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!!!


  9. #11949
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    veg are a lovely colour.
    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***

  10. #11950
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    Snorkers.. Good-ho!

    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***

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