I Survived: My First Week on the Olympus Synchro Blade

May 31, 2017 Figure skating

Making the switch from freestyle blades to shorter, flatter synchro blades.

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Butternut Squash Dal

May 26, 2017 All Year

A soup experiment that turned out well. It’s about halfway between a butternut squash soop and a toor dal.

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Fourteenstep– Retry!

April 30, 2017 Figure skating

Testing the fourteenstep ice dance at the standard level. I got a re-try and a good idea of what to keep working on.

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Done with PT and Testing the Fourteenstep

April 19, 2017 Figure skating

Finished PT and looking forward to testing my Fourteenstep ice dance!

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Kavring

April 10, 2017 Breads

A lighter, sweeter adaptation of Jean Pope’s dense, dark and delicious Kavring Swedish rye bread recipe. In addition to rye, I used buckwheat, almond, and whole wheat pastry flour.

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Chocolate Raspberry Bar with Freeze-dried Raspberries

March 31, 2017 Dessert

Simple and delicious chocolate raspberry bar with freeze-dried raspberries.

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Rose Program Redux

March 30, 2017 Figure skating

My first performance in a year, skating my rose program for a small local event.

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Hip Strength Exercises for Skaters: Gluteus Medius

March 14, 2017 Figure skating

Exercises from my physical therapist for gluteus medius strength.

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Açaí Bowl

March 3, 2017 All Year

Brazilian-style açaí bowl as experienced on the North Shore of Oahu.

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Cleared!

February 18, 2017 Figure skating

At three months after two-level back surgery, I’m cleared for normal activities.

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