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  1. #8851
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    This is what REAL ice-cream looks like (love waffle cones, too):




    Marco.

    That ranks with that bloody awful spray can "cream" stuff in my opinion.


    Amazing what is done with "dairy" products - I went to a cash and carry a few years ago (I think it was Macro) and they had great big slabs of "catering cheddar", when I looked at one of the labels it contained a high percentage of chalk

    Also (while I'm on a rant), I used to really like Colston Basset Stilton until in an anti listeria frenzy, the use of unpasteurised milk was banned by some Stilton trade organisation. I could definitely taste the difference with the pasteurised version.

    One company (to my knowledge) still makes Stilton the right way, but can't call it "Stilton"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Indeed, Robin, starting with The Bluebird cafe!

    You know what I mean though, would you entertain that 'Mr Whippy' shite, and can you also remember when ice-cream vans sold the same type of ice-cream, the likes of which is sold in the Bluebird?

    It was put onto cones in 'balls', using a special tool, which you dipped into water, to stop the ice-cream from sticking. Now all the lazy bassas have to do is press a button, and out comes some swirly 'white diarrhoea'!!

    Marco.
    As you know my mum is about 200 yards from the Bluebird cafe, I have enjoyed the good stuff from an early age.
    Regards
    Robin

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    Quote Originally Posted by guy View Post

    I went to a cash and carry a few years ago (I think it was Macro) and they had great big slabs of "catering cheddar", when I looked at one of the labels it contained a high percentage of chalk
    Yup, i'm shopping there at least twice a week now (for myself and others) and some of the bulk catering stuff is unfit for anyone with functioning taste buds, but..
    they sell self raising & plain flour for £7.19 for 16KG's and 2 Gressingham poussins for £4.29, so it's not all bad.

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    Plus that bacon you buy from Makro, Jon, looks bloody good!

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    Anyway, as promised, some Cornish ice-cream, from Lidl [very nice quality], with a homemade fresh raspberry coulis:





    Nice

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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.

    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.

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    Chicken & vegetable pies


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    You on a diet - where's the rest of it, Roy-boy?

    Marco.
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    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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  8. #8858
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    Today:

    Beef and tomatoe stew on a bed of Moroccan-style cous-cous with almonds and pine kernals (but no raisins, thank you!), steamed brocolli, carrots and sugar-snap peas.



    Fresh apricots with a good splash of apricot brandy, for dessert.
    Barry

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    Yesterday:

    Half an avocado with home-made vinaigrette, then

    Oven-baked gammon joint with baked potato, baby beetroot, carrots and green beans. Home made english mustard on the side.



    2016 Château Dasvin-Bel-Air



    Fresh strawberries and cream to follow.
    Barry

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    Like it, Barry - plus also how you always make sure you get your greens!

    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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