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by benhall.1
Sun May 30, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Clips and Snips Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Clips and Snips Forum

Following Tony Hinnigan's post of September last year that he was closing the Clips and Snips website, tinwhistletunes.com, (but retaining the material), the forum itself has become redundant, since obviously the links to Tony's site are no longer active. We have therefore archived the forum and all...
by benhall.1
Thu May 27, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: May 16, 2001
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: May 16, 2001

How do you go about heating the sugar? I put it in a pan with a lid on and either put the pan on a very low heat or put the pan in the simmering oven of the Aga. Not hot enough or long enough to melt it, I presume. That's right. Definitely not enough to melt it. It just needs to be warm, not hot. T...
by benhall.1
Wed May 26, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: May 16, 2001
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: May 16, 2001

Heating the sugar helps get it into the warmed fruit juice quicker and helps prevent burning of the juice. It does make a difference. Sometimes I don't bother, but it's better when I do. How do you go about heating the sugar? I put it in a pan with a lid on and either put the pan on a very low heat...
by benhall.1
Wed May 26, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: May 16, 2001
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: May 16, 2001

I don´t know medlars except for what I read. They do sound like a fun thing to eat, sort of like hachiya persimmons served with with sour cream. Hazels, on the other hand, I do know. They grow in my overgrown elderly orchard. They do come with some costs. Out here they are subject to various diseas...
by benhall.1
Tue May 25, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: May 16, 2001
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: May 16, 2001

One quarter of the fruit should be unelected ... I've had plenty enough of politics lately, thank you very much. I've never heard of heating sugar before. How and why is this done? Otherwise, sounds pretty straightforward, canning-wise (something I've never pursued personally, but have the general ...
by benhall.1
Mon May 24, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: May 16, 2001
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: May 16, 2001

I figure I'd install it as a community tree. Want some medlars? Bundle up and freely pick what you need; just leave some for the rest of us. Not that I anticipate a huge surge, but I've got a restaurateur across the street, and I think he would be very interested, especially from the jelly-and-duck...
by benhall.1
Mon May 24, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: May 16, 2001
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: May 16, 2001

I figure I'd install it as a community tree. Want some medlars? Bundle up and freely pick what you need; just leave some for the rest of us. Not that I anticipate a huge surge, but I've got a restaurateur across the street, and I think he would be very interested, especially from the jelly-and-duck...
by benhall.1
Mon May 24, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: May 16, 2001
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: May 16, 2001

I know exactly where I'd plant one. Thing is, it would be a pretty hefty investment in shipping costs, as the only sources I can find are on the West Coast, and they all say they are sold out; in some cases you get on a waiting list. I have zero belief that this is due to the medlar's popularity; r...
by benhall.1
Mon May 24, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: May 16, 2001
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: May 16, 2001

If, like most normal humans, you find it disgusting ... C'mon; you've known me long enough. Normal ... the very idea. :lol: The fact that medlars must be bletted and have a relatively narrow window of usability seems to be one reason for their popular decline in this age of industrialized food. I'v...
by benhall.1
Sun May 23, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: May 16, 2001
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: May 16, 2001

Did some searching, and medlars have indeed been introduced to the States, but that would be by the enthusiast; I've never seen a medlar tree, at least that I know of. It appears that they're cold-hardy enough to be grown in Minnesota. Maybe there's a future for one in the yard; the neighbors would...
by benhall.1
Sun May 23, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: May 16, 2001
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: May 16, 2001

I'm enjoying a ceremonial medlar wine in honour of the occasion. There you go. If I were to ask what medlar wine tastes like, I suppose you'd say, "Medlars." I've never had them, so could you describe the flavor, and is the wine's very different from the fruit eaten out of hand? A medlar ...
by benhall.1
Sat May 22, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: May 16, 2001
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: May 16, 2001

I'm enjoying a ceremonial medlar wine in honour of the occasion.
by benhall.1
Sat May 22, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: May 16, 2001
Replies: 58
Views: 4497

Re: May 16, 2001

I missed it ...
by benhall.1
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: On Deepfakes
Replies: 18
Views: 2024

Re: On Deepfakes

I'm going to have a go at what I see as 'wrong' with those cat pictures. I think with a few of them, I would have seen that there was something off, but still wouldn't necessarily have thought they were fake - just American. :twisted: Anyway, here goes: 1 The eyes seem to low, and the forehead too f...
by benhall.1
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: On Deepfakes
Replies: 18
Views: 2024

Re: On Deepfakes

Nanohedron wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:28 pm We can no longer complacently say, "Seeing is believing."

Discuss. That is, if you can believe your eyes.
Who said that?