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Little activities that are strangely pleasurable

Post 901

hammondorgan

Spooning the skin off a cup of cocoa, everyone seems to use semi- skimmed milk these days but you need the full-on high octane to get a really nice skin, some people mix it back in but I eat it off the spoon. You may not believe me but back in the 1950's we had a café in Newcastle, it's still there actually, Mark Toney's and they used to make Oxo with milk, mind you had to ask for it, never been tempted to try it myself, but why not? Come to think of it they (Oxo) wouldn't get away with saying 'gives a meal Man Appeal' these days would they? Mind you I always had a sneaky regard for Katy. I wonder if the milky Oxo got a skin on it, doesn't seem very appealing somehow.


Little activities that are strangely pleasurable

Post 902

Icy North

A student friend of mine used to put milk in gravy - not a lot, mind. It sounds more disgusting than it tastes.


Little activities that are strangely pleasurable

Post 903

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

Peeling citrus fruit skin in one piece. The most effective way I know is "the elephant" although other names that probably wouldn't pass the philther come along if left on my desk for too long. (Think male reproductive and fluid disposal facility)

The technique: start peeling on top, make a narrow band nearly all the way round,pull the remaining half-domes loose. -> elephant, just elephant OK?


Little activities that are strangely pleasurable

Post 904

Teasswill

Skin on milky drinks - ugh!

Opening a new container or packet of anything - food, cleanser, paper etc.


Little activities that are strangely pleasurable

Post 905

ITIWBS

I usually use the integral sign method myself, peeling the orange in one piece.

Method, start at the stem end, lift out a half circle ~ 1 inch to 2.5 cm wide.

Take the remainder of the peel off in a strip the same width until finishing with another half circle on the flower end of the orange.

Makes a shape like an integral sign, an 18th century 'long s' or the 'f' holes on a violin.

One piece beats heck out of having to pick up lots of little pieces afterward.


Little activities that are strangely pleasurable

Post 906

Pink Paisley

I like peeling pomelos. In fact, finding one is a pleasurable activity. I don't often see one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomelo

They have such thick skin and pith that elephant art would be pretty much impossible. I marvel at the huge pile of future compost in contrast to the fist sized bit of edible fruit left over.

PP


Little activities that are strangely pleasurable

Post 907

ITIWBS

Reminds me of a pomelo I used to get occasionally, the 'water orange', so called, with soft, spongy, pith about 3 inches deep in the peel and a 2 inch nugget of crisp water cells in the middle that tasted more like celery than anything else.


Little activities that are strangely pleasurable

Post 908

fanboys-cubed

Using the airplane restroom


Little activities that are strangely pleasurable

Post 909

Pink Paisley

Oddly enough, this thread came to mind this morning as I was having a damn good scratch.

PP.


Little activities that are strangely pleasurable

Post 910

Pink Paisley

Visiting Ikea for meatballs, chips, gravy and jam.

PP.


Little activities that are strangely pleasurable

Post 911

Icy North

Don't forget the pickled herrings and green marzipan cakes!


Little activities that are strangely pleasurable

Post 912

Icy North

Reading the Ikea catalogue and finding a product named 'Shoddykrapp'


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