Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hooked on Aeromarine Planes!!

Aeromarine was a short lived seaplane manufacturer based out of our town, Keyport, NJ. Part of the factory still stands a few blocks from my house and has left it's mark on the town more ways than one. Along with a water tower and a couple of offices Aeromarine left behind a few acres of completely contaminated land. Toxic disasters aside, the planes are some of the coolest looking things I've ever seen. The company manufactured the planes from 1921-1924 and had routes across the US, Cuba, and the Bamahas. Here are some images via the Keyport Historical Society.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Sorry for the cheezy post..

...and the cheezy joke.

This Sunday Lina and I took a cheese making class at Bobolink Dairy in Vernon, NJ. It was really informative and pretty fun. We ate some great cheese and the farm staff prepared us some killer pizzas in their wood-burning oven. Along with the food, we sampled different types of whey and raw milk. It all tasted like the liquid on top of sour cream or yogurt and definitely wreaked a little havoc on my stomach.

normal cows

one eyed, dwarf cow

the cheese making room

cheese curds (delicious!!)

Jonathan salting the finished product

these pigs eat stale bread and leftover cheese whey. the farm is pretty amazing, every single thing serves a purpose. really makes you think about what you put in your body...

...for about ten minutes! we had a dairy queen binge on the way home.