November 29, 2012

You need this

Dear readers, you need this.  Props to garmachi for sending me the link.  It's free, multi-platform, and is your own private planetarium.

This is awesome

November 25, 2012

Quick Random Thoughts for Nov 25 2012

1.  If I consistently posted these, they wouldn't be random.

2.  I am forcing myself not to do anything outdoors this holiday weekend in the hope that my knee will be well before I go to Ecuador to kayak.

3.  Still, I managed to go on a hike on Friday.   We went to Coldwater Mtn., link to info here:   We were going to ride bikes but I had an equipment malfunction, so we hiked instead.   It's a fantastic new park, many banked turns and whoop-te-do's in the trail.

4.  My crossfit box bought a new building!   We will have space for our ever-increasing group of athletes to train.

5.  I am beyond bored right now.


November 24, 2012

November 16, 2012

November 11, 2012

Rollin rollin rollin...

Few of us went rolling today. We went to a private lake that a buddy of ours lives near (as in, 100 yards from his house). He didn't roll with us, due to a severe hangover. Three of us rolled. Two women and one man. The man got out after about 20 minutes. Us women stayed and rolled and rolled. I laughed at one point and said to her, "Well, we are crazy". Water was cold, not Nanty cold, it was warm enough outside and I was in my drysuit.  
It was kind of crazy. 
I love this sport.

Red Beans and Rice

This is so easy to make, and so good, I am going to share it with you.  It's Joan's recipe for Red Beans and Rice:

Red Beans & Rice

2 c dried red beans plus 1 T baking soda

1 chopped onion

3 cloves of garlic

1 can diced tomatoes

1 t cumin

2 t salt

2 T Joan’s chili powder or add extra cayenne for store bought

32 oZ chicken or vegetable stock

¼ c fresh cilantro

2 c dried red beans soaked overnight with 1 T baking soda

Rinse and drain the next morning. Saute onions & garlic till they begin
to sweat. Add tomatoes and spices and cook down a bit. Place beans and tomato mixture to crock pot. Cook 7 hours on low.

Saute Andouille sausage and set aside to stir in at last minute. Garnish with fresh cilantro.