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PhilPub

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Aug 2020

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    Funnily enough I re-tuned my guitar (B string up a tone to a C... eek!) to learn The Rain Song for the first time yesterday. Got the basics down and just need to work on some twiddly bits. Sounds lovely, although I'll never get to troubleclef levels of embellishment. :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU9Hiwmc­LWQ

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    Disgusting. Plays like a wildlife documentary, where you're supposed to let animals just get on with it and do all those cruel things to each other, rather than intervening. Animals, hmmm... sub-human, etc.

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    As an almost-dairy-free convert, I've only really tried a few soya milks and a little bit of oat milk. From memory, oat milk does taste great in coffee but it seemed a little watery, and required too much to get the same effect/taste difference. Having poo-pooed soya milk for some time, I finally converted full time after realising that the unsweetened stuff is more palatable in tea and coffee than the sweetened.

    IANADietician, etc. but I do try to read up on what's being consumed. I'm not convinced by the article above; criticising a product for being a combination of fat, sugar and water, when actually the quantities of the "bad stuff" really aren't that high, or much different from the product it's supposed to be replacing, seems a bit disingenuous. Besides, is rapeseed oil really that bad? It's the main oil I use for cooking precisely cos I thought it had a good nutritional profile as far as fats go??

    In fact, if you wanted to make a case against oat milk from a vegan nutrition perspective, IMO it falls down on protein content: only 1%, compared to >3% in either cow's milk or soya milk.

    TL;DR: I reckon unsweetened soya milk is a good shout in terms of both taste and nutrition...
    edit... assuming it's got your added calcium and B and D vitamins. :)

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    Cheers all. MsPub does a mean risotto with leeks and chestnuts, seems like a good thing to start with.

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    Our novice allotmenting yield is starting to look a little more interesting than herb clippings, including today's historic digging up of our first potatoes. Yay! (King Edward, and Arran Pilot, most of which is hiding under the purple kale.) The spare soil the potatoes have freed up looks lush, and we'll have quite a lot of it once all the spuds are up, not to mention a few carrots. Any advice on good things to be planting in its place at this time of year? Open to ideas on whether it's possible to grow more stuff for this year or getting things in the ground for next.

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    "I'd really like to have an election, but only when it's safe to do so. By the way, don't let anyone force you to wear a face mask, and keep drinking bleach."

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    MGOF is my go-to, only cos the other one is the Winter/tourer. But I used to ride carbon, which was lighter but definitely not as comfortable or fun to ride. And the Ron Cooper's quick enough... 171/10,854 in the King of the Mountains, Etape du Tour 2017. :)

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