Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Pesach Havdalah Candle Mathematical Problem

This candle has been used for Pesach Havdalah since 1996. Given that it is not used every year, for how many more years do you estimate that it will it last?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Parve Kosher for Pesach Chocolate Taste Test

Somehow we ended up with this variety of parve pesachdik chocolates.

So we decided it was a perfect opportunity to do a taste test.

It was a tough job but someone had to do it.

The opinions of the two taste testers was remarkably similar.

No time to go into detail (snap, texture, but the winner by a landslide was the Alprose Swiss Baking Chocolate. No way are we going to waste this in baking.

Sweet almost milk chocolate taste. Fruity notes. Second best of the selections.

Also a bit sweet, milk chocolate taste. Good chocolate saturation.

The only poor chocolate of those we tested. Very sweet but almost no chocolate flavor. To be fair, this might have been one of the two left over from last year.

Very dark, not sweet, chocolate. We detected burnt, coffee overtones.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Removing My Food from the Office for Pesach

I keep some food at work in case I get hungry and have run out of stuff in my lunchbag. I emptied out my desk drawers, and then ... realized I also had stuff in the fridge and freezer.

Lucky thing a ShopRite is two doors down from the office, otherwise I might feel the need to really stock supplies.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Head 'o Hail

In the evening of March 23rd there was a (very unusual for NJ) hailstorm. This is what the driveway looked like when Lumpy came home,
And this is what Lumpy looked like ...