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Cliff Hazard

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  1. Yep. They're the boys for this sort of thing
  2. His dad had it before him when it was in the high street and have to agree that it certainly was the best chippy on the planet. The wait in the queue that went down the street on a Friday and Saturday night was definitely worth it. They knew their way around a russet
  3. Working in the travel industry, we've booked quite a few over the years, certainly for our overseas ship's crew. We've had a Mr Salmon and Mr Ella travelling together who were the chief cook and kitchen assistant. Other names that spring to mind are: Ivan Arce Richard Potato Jeff Macatbag Perfecto Suganob
  4. Devereaux's do salt herring and cod
  5. Anywhere that it's legal to park normally. I asked a traffic warden about it and they said that obviously you can't put a disc on a bike so people tend to get away with parking all day free in the same place. They said that if they see the same bike in the same place day after day then they may make an effort to contact the owner but they tend just to leave bikes alone. I park mine outside of the office on the prom all day and they just walk past it without even looking at it.
  6. A machine! Pah! Where's the zen in that?
  7. Sounds good. Hopefully the 2 for 1 Telecom Tuesday next week.
  8. Chuck out the yeast and get a sourdough starter on the go. Mine is a few years old now, fed reguarly and it makes fantastic loaves, baguettes, rolls, pizzas (oh man, the Pizzas! By far the best pizza dough imo). There are loads of good sourdough recipes out there, I started with Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/may/10/hugh-fearnley-whittingstall-recipes-sourdough - which yields good results and have taken it from there using tips and tricks from other sources. It does take a lot longer to make a loaf (sometimes I'll proof it slowly in the fridge for 2 - 3 days) but it's definitely worth it. There are a number of no-knead recipes that work great, especially if cooked in a covered dutch oven or cast iron casserole dish. Some tips I've picked up along the way that apply to all types of yeasted bread are: Add a desert spoon of honey to the mix, the yeast loves it and adds to the flavour Use the autolyse method - this is simply letting the mix sit for between 25 mins and 40 mins before adding the salt. Yeast does not like salt at all so this allows gluten to form before adding the salt and kneading oxygen into the mix. This makes for a tastier, well risen loaf. Slap it about. once the dough is formed and mid-kneading, rub some oil on your hands and pinch a bit of one side of the dough between your fingers and whack it down on the work surface really hard (like your playing that whack-a-mole game) so the motion stretches the dough out in front of you, fold it over, do a quarter turn and do again 10 times. I keep doing this every 10 minutes for an hour. This is probably the best tip I've been given, totally transformed my loaves. The tip about using milk is also a good one, scalded milk works really well for flavour.
  9. If you get to three digits it's a shocked face. 1 and it's sexy.
  10. Ooh, choking hazard. I'd watch it if I were her. Still a few hours of 2016 left and we're due a biggy I reckon.
  11. Tommy Emmanuel knows his way around a fret board
  12. There's a mature-ish woman around our way who drives very slowly everywhere in an Audi RS6. Very weird seeing her pootling past at 25mph with the rumbling growl of the engine.
  13. Those are actually rather compact guns. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckler_%26_Koch_MP5 Howitzers is what they need. I know I'd feel a lot more comfortable.
  14. Some taste. They're old stuff was good but the new album is shit.
  15. A much sought after local delicacy. Difficult to source now but the season starts again in a few hours.
  16. Harbour lights are doing Christmas day dinner. Not sure how good it is though?
  17. I didn't see that bit but thought he had the glazed look.
  18. What other excuses do I need? You've got 2 other passengers in the car with you! You'd rather use some sort of portable piss pot in front of them rather than the relative discretion the bins provide? You dirty bastard, it's all coming out now.
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