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  1. Old Comment

    My passtimes ... a) cooking & entertaining

    So, I purchased an oven 2 weeks back, and have made two cakes by now (banana cake, and a plain one).

    Question: How do you peel zest without peeling inner white filling? Any special techniques for it?
    Posted 02-23-2012 at 05:30 AM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
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    My passtimes ... b) tramping (No, not loose women. Hiking!)

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MMaddoxx View Comment
    Hi Tinkster,
    After your helpful comments I checked out your blog. Let's hear it for tramping! I get out every other weekend for slog up one mountain or another. I've just returned from a month of walking around the Monte Rosa, on the border between Italy & Switzerland. Got snowed into my bivvy sac at 2800m (~10 000ft) above Zermatt ... decided I needed a tent ... in fact just ordered myself a Hilleberg from Bentgate.com (incidentally they have a 15% off coupon until the 28th: code turkey11)
    Regards
    M
    Sounds like an awesome trip - how do you manage to carry a months worth of food?
    Longest I've ever done was 8 days so far, I could imagine carrying enough for
    maybe 2 weeks, but a month ...

    Pray tell how your tent works out!
    Posted 01-19-2012 at 06:03 PM by Tinkster Tinkster is offline
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    My passtimes ... b) tramping (No, not loose women. Hiking!)

    Hi Tinkster,
    After your helpful comments I checked out your blog. Let's hear it for tramping! I get out every other weekend for slog up one mountain or another. I've just returned from a month of walking around the Monte Rosa, on the border between Italy & Switzerland. Got snowed into my bivvy sac at 2800m (~10 000ft) above Zermatt ... decided I needed a tent ... in fact just ordered myself a Hilleberg from Bentgate.com (incidentally they have a 15% off coupon until the 28th: code turkey11)
    Regards
    M
    Posted 11-23-2011 at 12:16 PM by MMaddoxx MMaddoxx is offline
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    gloves for my feet!!

    Sorry for the late response, I rarely find the time to blog, or check for comments; they're not sturdy at all - that's the whole idea behind them. I'd be happy to wear them for two months, and I feel that they'd do a better job in the bush than they do in an urban environment (and I'd expect them [their soles, anyway] to last longer there).

    They won't last as long as my tramping boots (Meindl), but they are also just a quarter of the price. If I only wear them tramping, and that's maybe 20 days a year if I'm lucky, I reckon I should get a good life-span out of them. That all said: I don't think I'd try alpine or winter tramps, just because of the risk of frost bite.
    Posted 07-25-2011 at 04:19 AM by Tinkster Tinkster is offline
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    gloves for my feet!!

    These feet gloves intrigue me. I've read the other 2 parts, and am curious to know ... Are they sturdy? They look a little on the 'flexible' side, Presumably to maintain a certain degree of comfort, But if you where to be lost in the woods, are these the shoes you want to wear for the next 2 months?

    I hitch-hiked for a number of years, and I am big on well-built clothing (this includes footwear) that can be used for a long time, and still handle various terrains without compromising their structural integrity ... You tell me they are sturdy, and I'm looking into getting some!
    Posted 06-25-2011 at 04:13 AM by Hevithan Hevithan is offline
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    And an on request entry ... porridge recipe!

    He meant "rain on your parade" ... and Anisha means diary, not dairy ;}
    Posted 02-08-2011 at 08:00 PM by Tinkster Tinkster is offline
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    And an on request entry ... porridge recipe!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul View Comment
    Is that some English proverb? and what's it supposed to mean?
    Kinda. It basically means 'I don't want to be mean or rude...'.

    And I don't have any friends at all! So don't feel bad.
    Posted 02-03-2011 at 04:49 AM by lupusarcanus lupusarcanus is offline
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    And an on request entry ... porridge recipe!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by leopard View Comment
    Nothing really... I guess I sometimes talk to friends on the internet though.
    I don't have close friends in real life, I dislike facebook/orkut things, so the only virtual friends I have are on LQ, and they are not too close too! So, I have to maintain a dairy..

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by leopard View Comment
    Not too reign on your parade though
    Is that some English proverb? and what's it supposed to mean?
    Posted 02-03-2011 at 03:47 AM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
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    And an on request entry ... porridge recipe!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul View Comment
    Then whom do you resort to when you are dejected/disgruntled and have no one to talk to?
    Nothing really... I guess I sometimes talk to friends on the internet though.
    My Mom taught me at a young age to never write down anything you don't want anyone else to see, and for the most part, I've followed that advice.

    Not too reign on your parade though -- sorry. Maybe I'm weird. O.o
    Posted 02-03-2011 at 03:22 AM by lupusarcanus lupusarcanus is offline
    Updated 02-03-2011 at 03:24 AM by lupusarcanus
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    And an on request entry ... porridge recipe!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by leopard View Comment
    I have never even touched a paper diary!!
    Then whom do you resort to when you are dejected/disgruntled and have no one to talk to?
    Posted 02-03-2011 at 12:13 AM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
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    And an on request entry ... porridge recipe!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul View Comment
    LOL, no, I meant we all humans sometime
    or the other feel the need to write our
    thoughts in the PAPER dairies, because
    you are a human too (I am assuming
    you are a human)
    , you must be writing
    your private thoughts to your private
    dairy too, so if this blog was made private,
    you could write here instead of wasting paper,

    I hope I am clear this time
    I have never even touched a paper diary!!
    Posted 02-02-2011 at 11:58 PM by lupusarcanus lupusarcanus is offline
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    And an on request entry ... porridge recipe!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tinkster View Comment
    You're PRINTING my blog?! ;}
    LOL, no, I meant we all humans sometime
    or the other feel the need to write our
    thoughts in the PAPER dairies, because
    you are a human too (I am assuming
    you are a human)
    , you must be writing
    your private thoughts to your private
    dairy too, so if this blog was made private,
    you could write here instead of wasting paper,

    I hope I am clear this time
    Posted 02-02-2011 at 09:52 PM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
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    And an on request entry ... porridge recipe!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul View Comment
    It seems you are not much interested in
    having people read your blogs , I wonder
    if there is some feature here by which you
    can stop everyone from viewing your blogs
    and then you can post anything without worrying
    about the consequences and that'll save a
    lot of paper too!
    You're PRINTING my blog?! ;}
    Posted 02-02-2011 at 07:30 PM by Tinkster Tinkster is offline
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    And an on request entry ... porridge recipe!

    It seems you are not much interested in
    having people read your blogs , I wonder
    if there is some feature here by which you
    can stop everyone from viewing your blogs
    and then you can post anything without worrying
    about the consequences and that'll save a
    lot of paper too!
    Posted 02-01-2011 at 11:09 PM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
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    And an on request entry ... porridge recipe!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul View Comment
    I guess you haven't clicked the "Subscribe to this blog" link otherwise you would have got the notification of the comment.

    Keep posting the breakfast recipes (which don't require an oven), I usually skip breakfast most of the days
    No, I hadn't ... I must confess that I had never
    really thought about the implications of running
    a blog; and the concept of monitoring response, well
    ... kind of slipped my mind.
    Posted 02-01-2011 at 10:53 PM by Tinkster Tinkster is offline
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    And an on request entry ... porridge recipe!

    I guess you haven't clicked the "Subscribe to this blog" link otherwise you would have got the notification of the comment.

    Keep posting the breakfast recipes (which don't require an oven), I usually skip breakfast most of the days
    Posted 02-01-2011 at 07:41 PM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
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    And an on request entry ... porridge recipe!

    I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the recipe, and that
    it helps your family as well. And I didn't realise that people
    actually read (& responded) to the blog - hence the very
    late response.
    Posted 02-01-2011 at 10:27 AM by Tinkster Tinkster is offline
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    gloves for my feet!!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lumak View Comment
    Is that why people stomp all the time? So annoying! it's like they are trying to make you hear them walk... especially on the second floor. I never walk like that.

    Either way, the shoes look neat, now I want a pair!



    And did you?
    Posted 01-31-2011 at 04:42 PM by Tinkster Tinkster is offline
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    My passtimes ... b) tramping (No, not loose women. Hiking!)

    Turns out the weather WAS atrocious, and the forecast was wrong;
    instead of "the odd shower" it started raining at ~ 10am on Saturday,
    and didn't stop till Monday lunch-time.

    I was thinking about staying at the hut after hours of walking in
    the pouring rain, but the hut (which sleeps 18) already had 23 people :}

    So pitching the tent in the rain it was. Tent is good, too, easy to
    set-up, and water proof. Not quite well enough ventilated for some-
    one waterlogged and steaming, so there was a fair bit of condensation
    going on, but not unbearable.

    On the way in I managed to keep my feet pretty much dry till
    almost at the hut, and on the way out 8 of the stream crossings
    were "oil change" for the boot material, with two of them being
    reasonably difficult to achieve.


    Oh, the tent, for those into tramping, is an
    Exped Sirius II Extreme
    Posted 01-24-2011 at 04:29 PM by Tinkster Tinkster is offline
    Updated 01-24-2011 at 04:33 PM by Tinkster
  20. Old Comment

    gloves for my feet!!

    Is that why people stomp all the time? So annoying! it's like they are trying to make you hear them walk... especially on the second floor. I never walk like that.

    Either way, the shoes look neat, now I want a pair!
    Posted 01-19-2011 at 07:06 PM by lumak lumak is offline

  



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