I tell people with a good smile, “Weather’s a state of mind – just be prepared”. Gotta’ say that line went from smile to laugh when I got out to a frozen car to get my son to school before dawn this morning and then came home to see this online.
Just as it always is, it was an invigorating pleasure reading Dr. Seuss’s Bartholomew and the Oobleck on Monday with Hastings third graders in Tom Salvemini’s class joined with students from Julia Horowitz’s class. The best thing about it is seeing and hearing how uniquely engaged the students are year to year. Read more »
Woke this morning to UGH! bad cycling weather news online. But then while making coffee, I saw this out my kitchen window – sun and a patch of clear sky.
Maybe I could get out for a “Star Wars on the bike” ride – a ride with flakes flying by my face like stars flying by Luke’s X-wing fighter. Read more »
With the weather turning on a dime the way it has lately as fall blends into winter, I’ve been hawking the forecast both online and out my window quite a bit lately to pick just the right time to rip out on the bike. Inevitably, I’ll find that window opens just after whatever I’ve had for breakfast or lunch has already spent all its energy inside me. Yah, I sure know a good deal of that energy loss could be due to some of the “caged Bruce” pacing I do between work tasks. Read more »
Thanks very much Westborough DPW (Dept. of Public Works) for installing new high visibility crosswalk signs at high traffic pedestrian crossings in town.
This whole – and not very expensive – effort started this time last year with a couple people in the second story office of the Brain Injury Read more »
This past weekend I got some requests for the crisp and fully flavorful “fall sour” seasonal variation on the traditional whiskey sour shown in the picture with the turkey dinner below left. The picture below right shows the ingredients. Click any picture on this page for a complete step-by-step picture book recipe.
Rule of Thumb: For every 1 1/2 ounces of lemon juice, add 1 teaspoon sugar, 1-2 teaspoons almond (orgeat) syrup, 3-4 ounces bourbon, and 2 ounces apple cider.
Road looks like it’s gonna’ be dry for the first time in 3 days. Heart’s racing already looking forward to a good rip on the bike to Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton and back to Westborough.
What you see above is what I had for a pre-ride breakfast this morning: microwave power cereal with apple, yogurt, fruit butter, cookie spread (great stuff!) and dried fruit. It’s a fantastically flavorful, warm and easy to make combination of carb rocket fuel and sustained protein power variation on the Microwave Power Cereal recipe made with egg, milk, cereal, light dash of salt, and shot of vanilla extract. Just click any picture on this page for a complete step-by-step picture book recipe.
Have leftover turkey and want something fast, flavorful and family pleasing? Easy! Make turkey nachos: Just your favorite corn (or any) chips, leftover turkey, canned beans (optional) and melted cheese topped with your choice or a combination of sliced avocado, chopped tomato, chopped onion, sour cream or plain yogurt and/or salsa. Read more »
First, I hope you had a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving. Yah, I know for some of you that line’ll lay a good wry smile on your face. I had a good time stretched out on my toes in the traditional Thanksgiving family picture – and just managed stand with the tallest in the group. You bet, I’m smiling! Read more »
Here’s how the 15 1/2 pound turkey I roasted last night (Thanksgiving Eve) turned out after 2 1/2 hours of high heat roasting. After misreading a recipe and making adjustments years ago, using high oven heat (450°F/230°C) at 10 minutes per pound is my favorite stress-free method for ensuring a moist and tender turkey. Read more »