November 2013

There are 3 blog entries for November 2013.

Most school children would probably say that Thanksgiving dates back to the Pilgrims at Plymouth as early as 1621. By the late 1660’s, it had become traditional to hold a harvest festival in New England.

President George Washington declared the first nation-wide thanksgiving in 1789 “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.”

One hundred fifty years ago during the Civil War, in October, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the first national day of Thanksgiving.

William Seward, Lincoln’s secretary of state, drafted the proclamation: “No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the

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It can be a struggle to appreciate great food during the holidays without getting overzealous with the gravy... and candied yams... and buttered rolls... and... well you know. So I set off in search of healthier choices and came across this delicious recipe with tart apples, grainy mustard, cider vinegar and a touch of brown sugar to sauteed kale.

Kale is in, baby. It's hotter than that new album by that band you like. Just because Thanksgiving is a holiday steeped in tradition and routine doesn't mean that you can't jazz up the dinner table with trendy (and healthy) side dishes. Came across this awesome recipe from American Heart Association (so you know it's a goodie!) and it's just divine! Try it for yourself.

Kale Dish

Ingredients

1 tablespoon…
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Two years ago I told Dave, “I hate to run. I’ve never liked it.” Well now I ARE one. A runner
that is. Not only that but I am working hard at becoming a better runner, such that I have
taken out stock in Skinny Raven Sports. Well not perhaps not that committed, but close.
Dave knows that for the last year, Christmas and birthday presents are easy: Skinny Raven
gift certificates, though this year they would be from REI.


I run races all around town all summer benefiting all sorts of causes. One of the best parts
is I have gotten Dave to run them as well. He does it begrudgingly at times, but he sees the
fun in it…I hope.


We also have got caught up in this thing called Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Race Series.
It’s amazing, and every fall there are races held all

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