Friday, May 27, 2011

A Year and a Half Ago I Would Have Jumped at this Offer with Mouth Salivating. Means Nothing to me Now!

Zagat Presents

June 13, 2011, 6:30 PM
Back Forty
190 Ave. B (bet. 11th & 12th Sts.)
Kick off the summer with Fleisher's Grass-fed & Organic Meats as they celebrate their newly released book, The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meat, by bringing you a walk-around, nose-to-tail beef fest, complete with butchering demos and a delectable medley of tastes showcasing bovine delights! Fleisher's co-owner and master butcher Joshua Applestone and Back Forty's chef de cuisine Shanna Pacifico will provide a seasonally appropriate demo on how to butcher perfect cuts of beef for summer grilling and give you a tempting tutorial on the best way to prepare beef tartare. Snack on the likes of mini roast beef sandwiches with crispy shoestring fries and Ca bot clothbound cheddar cheese sauce; and grilled beef heart skewers with charmoula. Refreshing mint juleps and Captain Lawrence brews will also be available to toast to Fleisher's new book.
Event Details: $75 for three hours of walk-around beef tastes, interactive demos and three beers or mint julep cocktails; tax and gratuity included.
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The Blogcott Has Been Lifted!

Thanks to this terrific posting: "Terrence -Don't blogcott us dude! Let us know how you are doing - don't worry that your intentions may not have spurred a drastic follow thru - persistance will win every time!" I am shamed into coming back!

Really, two things contributed to this momentary blogger black-out, (1) Time! This new job really has taken my focus away from other things! (2) Dating! Really, it is 10x harder to stick to a schedule and go on dates. I mean, it is so easy to fall into the same old song when you  are enjoying yourself on a date - a few cocktails, less than healthy eating, etc.

426382-bigthumbnail.jpgSo, how have I done? Well, I have been rewarding myself too much, and maybe have been chasing fun a bit too much as well.
The juicing has not been as often as I wanted, however, it is being put to good use by my parents and my brother. I got them each one. My brother ran a 3 mile race for the first time in 20 years, and has lost 15-20 lbs, maybe more. And my mother, who I just saw in San Francisco, and looks great lost 12 lbs!

The USS New York is back in port, and I remember seeing it my first WEEK of veganism back in Nov. '09! It got me a little depressed that I have fallen since that time, but, dwelling on the past is utterly pointless!
I am spending Memorial Day Weekend in the city since I am heading to Barcelona for my annual golf trip next week! Talk about a challenge to healthy living! But, whereas too many people say things like, "OK, after my holiday I will go back to healthy living." I am saying, I am back to healthy living now, just a week before my trip, and I will try to be a health conscious as possible during my holiday, and afterwards!

No better time than the present. Yes, going out with clients or friends late at night and hitting all the hot spots will contribute to a burning desire to dive into greasy eggs and sausage in the morning, but, nothing is better at bucking that trend than eating an apple and banana like I am doing right now!

Even "comfort" food, like my morning coffee I am giving up. I don't need the caffeine, and I'd rather exhibit my discipline again!