Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Dinah's Chicken in Glendale

Dinah's Family Restaurant in Glendale California.


Their Facebook page is more appealing then the web site.

  • 01:30:48 Sree pigs in blanket.
    • Time - Phrase
    • 01:30:37 Ze lingonberry pancakes.
    • 01:30:43 Lingonberry pancakes.
    • 01:30:48 Sree pigs in blanket.
    • 01:30:54 Dieter: Huh?
    • 01:30:56 She has lingonberry pancakes.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Rowing Machine, getting started

Indoor rowing is a great aerobic exercise that can add variety to your training routine while engaging more than just the legs.

First learn to setup the equipment for proper use.

Good video instruction. I recommend you watch is a couple of times before jumping into a machine.

Now your ready to row, learn how to do it.

I started including the rowing machine  while reading the first Tess Monaghan mystery, Baltimore Blues.

Phase 1–Drive (strong and quick)

Phase 2–Recovery (smooth and relaxed)

So after you've done a few minutes you will want to get some coaching about good form (what not to do). I found this video helpful and clear plus there are driller to help you improve.

For the experienced, none beginner, rower you'll want to do some sprints. This video from the same folks above lays it all out for you. I like to do a 10 pull sprint every 2 minutes but you should research this because I don't know what I'm done :)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Stale bread

Stale bread is traditionally made by leaving the bread out on the counter over night. It gets hard and dry because the starch crystallizes binding the H2O molecules.

The quick method of placing bread in a 225° F oven for thirty minutes drives the water out of the bread. This helps cooked dishes retain some of the breads structure and minimizes the sog factor.

So if you want to avoid soggy stuffing and pudding, use the oven method.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Here is one of the commercials that Channel 4 WSMV in Nashville is currently airing. They recorded me playing the Snowbird song while sitting on the porch of the Musical Heritage Center of Middle Tennessee at sunset. Sharon and I were there for the monthly celtic session last October.

When the videographer arrived everybody at the session learned the tune and we played it about a dozen times, each time through it was a little different. Great bunch of musicians, everyone listening and adapting to what the others were doing with the tune.