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  1. https://foodbysumear.co.uk/ This guy does a properly cultured vegan blue cheese.
  2. For Cheese you can't go wrong with a trip round Borough market - there's loads in one place and they have proper aged parmesan and comte. Get one of these and bake it in the oven with garlic, rosemary and some white wine (Allsop & Walker's Lord London)
  3. This sounds great, surely it would just be as easy to create a sourdough starter rather than starting this process with dry yeast and then do the same thing. I am going to mix up a batch of dough and just throw it in the fridge though, that bread looks like it would be absolutely fantastic drenched in olive oil and za'tar
  4. I've dropped back into D2 now after being well behind the curve in the last expansion, I haven't been able to do any Raids, have barely done any nightfalls etc as I've always been well behind the required power level. I feel like they have improved things a lot, I've enjoyed crucible a lot and Iron Banner has been great in terms of gameplay but the rewards have been a bit confusing, I've ended up with a postbox full of drops, multiple versions of the armour, multiple versions of the guns and now I have to sort of sift through them and figure out which one I want to keep. Then there's all the currencies and the upgrades and mods and quite frankly I'm not sure I can be arsed, for someone who jumps on and plays an hour at a time in the evening, once I've got past the loading screens and ran round collecting bounties I'm barely getting any game play between the admin. I know I can move things round on DiM and look at stuff so maybe that's something I can do at lunch times or whatever but it just seems like such a faff.
  5. Gaz


    I've got some fancy filters that fit a brita but tweak the water to be more suitable for coffee by adding minerals. It does make a noticeable difference.
  6. Picked this up with some amazon credit I had spare, looking forward to reading it. Fuck Zizek though.
  7. Gaz


    You could try a little dry white wine with Angostura but it won't be quite the same. If you have a shop in stumbling distance, most places will stock a dry vermouth, but maybe wait until you can get the cocchi as it makes a much better drink. You could just make a gin sour with a dash of absinthe, if that's the way you were leaning.
  8. Gaz


    Oh I just remembered the sazerac has an absinthe rinse as well. Absinthe rinse 2 oz Rye or Cognac or a little of each 1 tsp sugar Syrup 4 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters 1 dash Angostura Bitters Stir and serve without ice in a rocks glass, twist a lemon rind over the top and discard. You could also try a Joy Division, if you want something closer to a martini.
  9. Gaz


    My favourite use of absinthe is in a Corpse Reviver #2 Its just a rinse in the glass, but it really makes an ordinary sour into one of the best drinks you can enjoy. 1 ounce gin 1 ounce Lillet 1 ounce fresh lemon juice 1 ounce Cointreau 1 drop absinthe or pastis You can sub the lillet for cocci americano or in a pinch, dry vermouth. For a lower abv drink you could stir up a Chrysanthemum 2 ounces dry vermouth 1 ounce Benedictine 1/4 ounce absinthe Garnish: orange twist
  10. Koriko Tins are what I use, and the industry standard, and they cost less than £20. https://www.cocktailkingdom.co.uk/set-of-two-korikor-weighted-shaking-tins?UseLoc=GB Nisbets have a cheap version that looks basically the same https://www.nisbets.co.uk/beaumont-mezclar-tin-on-tin-boston-cocktail-shaker-stainless-steel/ For stirring I think the Yarai glasses are quite nice, but I actually have a cut glass jug I found in a charity shop that does the job adequately. The mixing spoon doesn't really matter as long as it's a decent length and twisted so you can stir easily. Getting good jigggers is worthwhile, I've got a few that are annoying for various reasons, either hard to read or missing key measurements. I usually use one of these https://www.johnlewis.com/oxo-good-grips-mini-angled-measuring-cup/ with these for smaller measures https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-partners-mini-measuring-jug-35ml-clear/ These ice cube trays - or a cheap equivalent from Home Sense really make a difference (Shake with one large and a few small ones) https://www.cocktailkingdom.co.uk/all-barware/1-25in-square-ice-cube-tray https://www.cocktailkingdom.co.uk/all-barware/2in-square-ice-cube-tray
  11. I've had Miami Burger - they had a restaurant in Reading. The normal burger patty is like a dry mcdonalds patty and I didn't really like it much. The Chicken Patty is really tasty though and has a fantastic texture. Teta Huda's mussaka'a from Palestine on a plate is delicious Basically confit aubergine in a spicy, garlicky tomato sauce. Served cold with Pita.
  12. I hadn't stepped foot in a Greggs for years until they started doing the Vegan Sausage Roll - I go in all the time now. Vegan Dougnuts as well would be brilliant.
  13. Gaz


    @redbloodcel has just bought one - it didn't seem as loud as my gaggia burr grinder.
  14. Anyone come across this issue? I tried to boot retroarch from a USB and got a red flashing light, presumably the usb drawing too much power. I've got a message on my machine now saying "Can't recognize controller" with or without the USB plugged in.
  15. Gaz


    I've been getting my coffee from these guys recently. https://coffeegems.co.uk/ I've been buying it direct from a stall on my local market. He's super enthusiastic and always offers me a taste of something, it's not the cheapest but I don't have to pay for postage and it's always fresh roasted.
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