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PhilPub

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Oct 2020

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    A red Ron Cooper, Nitto Dynamic/compact bars. I approve! ;)

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    Excellent!

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    We've got some very similar looking tomatoes, some of which I cooked up in a (vegan) shepherd's pie whilst still green, and that seemed to work very well. Some of the others are turning red after a week in a bowl with a banana!

    Having started modestly working with half a plot this year we've just started uncovering some tarpaulin to free up some more planting space. Pleased to say that the bind weed underneath has been way easier to clear than what we started with in January, and next strategy is to plant a wild flower patch and maybe a couple of apple trees. Oh and this little fella was living under the tarp. Frog or toad??

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    • Meta-dad joke?

    • I'm familiar with it.

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    Following the last cancelled session due to marginally low iron levels I'm definitely having a rest day tomorrow before a 4pm appointment. I'm even using it as an excuse to cook some red meat on a Monday evening whilst cooking my veggie partner's veggie burgers. Now then, lamb or beef? (edit... looks like beef's a fair bit higher in iron content.)

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    Glad I wasn't running a marathon this morning. Grim! Nice to see so many people braving the elements though, much mutual thumbs-upping going on. Following a brisk 1o mile progressive run yesterday I thought 16.2 this morning would bring up a neat marathon for the weekend.

    I've got an actual real race coming up next month, a half marathon round the Olympic park. Set myself the rather tall task of running sub-72:30, since this is the new stricter qualifying time to gain a Champs place for VMLM 2021. I guess with all the deferrals going on they don't have as many extra places to give away. Worst case scenario, I've got a (virtually guaranteed) GFA place from my sub-3 pacing job at Brighton last year.

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    I see Merlin have the old Veloflex Master (28) and Corsa (25, 28) going for £20. That's quite good isn't it?

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    Pretty sure we used coconut milk on a Thai cookery course for an authentic rice pudding-y Thai dessert. Obviously coconut isn't neutral on the flavour front but goes really well with rice.

    It's been all potatoes here, what with our first ever allotment harvest of five different varieties proving very successful. (And all coming at once!) Following mashed (in vegan shepherd's pie), roast, potato salad, jackets, and Bombay aloo, I had my first go at gnocchi this evening. Very nice, but a right old faff and sticky as hell to work with. I think I need to let the potato cool and dry off a bit more before mixing with the flour. Served with a completely made-up concoction including cashews, mushrooms, onion, and carrot tops, (Usual obligatory food photo withheld, on account of it tasting a lot better than it looked!)

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