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Oscar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale

I like trying new things. Sometimes I find gold and sometimes ... yuck. I've had Scotch ales before. One of my favorites is the Innis & Gunn. I find those scotch ales very drinkable. I didn't like Old Chub at all. Using my rating system this is a "Drain It!".…

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Tomato Pie

Have you ever had a tomato pie? It's a pizza that is mostly sauce, chunky sauce, but the sauce goes on top of the cheese. Some tomato pies, like the one I had today, don't have any cheese. Just sauce. The tomato pie seems to be a Trenton and Philadelphia food. Tomato pie is rare in other parts of New Jersey but around the Trenton area, it's common. Unlike typical New York-style pizza, which is closely related to Neapolitan pizza,…

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Round-lobed Hepatica

Round-lobed Hepatica, spring, flower, purple, sourland mountain

This afternoon, Bhavana and I went for another hike in the Somerset County Sourland Mountain Preserve. The hike, a Wildflower Walk, was organised by the Sourland Conservancy Stewards. The hike was led by Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants, LLC. Jared is a naturalist advisor to the Sourland Conservancy’s Sourland Stewards program. Turn's out we had met Jared's wife Rachel Makow. Rachel led a wild edibles walk through the Rock Mil Preserve two years ago, and we were a part…

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What's the Ideal Room Temperature?

With the weather this week fluctuating between dry and warm and then cold and damp the environmental system inside the office has been stressed. Some of my coworkers feel too hot and so set the thermostat to a temperature reminiscent of winter. For one co-worker that meant anything below 20°C (~68°F). She set the thermostat and about two hours later a bunch of us started complaining it was too cold. I decided to research the topic and sent her the…

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Grass

I was sick today. After dinner last night I felt nauseous. I went to bed but didn't sleep. I tossed and turned until around 1AM when I rushed to the bathroom and lost my dinner to the toilet bowl. I felt better after throwing up but I didn't sleep much. I took the day off from work to rest. Bhavana thinks it was a 24 hours stomach virus.…

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