Archive for April, 2011

Blue Mountain Expansion

By From • Apr 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Blue Mountain Brewery in Nelson County has announced major expansion plans. The brewery plans to open two, yes two, new production breweries. The folks at Nelson County Life bring us the news:
Blue Mountain Brewery has selected the Colleen Business Par…

Low-Point Mandarin Chicken Salad

By From • Apr 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

A delicious and refreshing salad with a wonderful dressing! A perfect recipe for the warm spring/summer days ahead. Enjoy on a bed of fresh baby spinach or your favorite greens. Low-Point Mandarin Chicken SaladIngredients:- 1 1/2 Tbs Mrs. Dash Ori…

Blue & Gray Does IPA

By From • Apr 29th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

One beer style that I’ve long thought was missing from the lineup at Blue & Gray Brewery was India Pale Ale. Recently I heard from brewer Madison that he was working on an IPA and I’ve been waiting to see, and taste, what he would come up…

April 27 chase writeup

By From • Apr 28th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

After perusing the model outputs the morning of April 27 my pulse quickened a bit. The wind shear from the surface up to 500 mb (~18,000 feet) was noteworthy, and the forecast low level helicities for late afternoon were off the charts. I was positiv…

Low-Point Fanta Orange Cupcakes

By From • Apr 27th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

There’s nothing like a refreshing Fanta orange soda! So why not add it to a batter? If you are a fan of Fanta or orange frozen push-ups, you will very much enjoy the flavor of these cupcakes topped with a smooth orange-flavored icing to give it a wonde…

Initial video edit

By From • Apr 27th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

This is the first video clip of the second wall cloud / funnel / tornadic storm this afternoon.  This is a brief clip from my low-tech non-HD video.  The location is near Chancellorsville Battlefield, in the median of Rte. 3 looking northwest.

I wouldn’t quite call college a scam

By From • Apr 27th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

via n+1: Bad Education. This article sums up just about everything we’ve been talking about around here with regards to college costs. College costs up 900% since 1978, or about 650% in excess of inflation. The “everybody must go to college” mentality led to the government making easy money available to do so. The demand […]

A tornadic day in Virginia

By From • Apr 27th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Quick post of a couple of pictures and brief writeup.  I have videos to edit plus there are more storms on the way that I might have to check out in a night chase.I started out heading toward Culpeper today but was redirected – via my newly integr…

Low-Point Meatloaf Cupcakes

By From • Apr 26th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Clever and adorable! When I saw a recipe for meatloaf cupcakes, I knew I had to try them. With a few slight alterations in the recipe, these meatloaf cupcakes are actually pretty low point and very tasty. The next time your family asks “What’s for dinn…

Hop Stringin’ at Blue Mountain

By From • Apr 26th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local, Events

Last July, Blue Mountain Brewery invited fans in for a day of hop picking. Now, the Nelson County brewery is tempting folks in for another work day.

From Nelson County Life Magazine:
Bring a pair of good yard scissors and help Blue Mountain Brewery st…