The fall season is upon us! It's the ideal time to enjoy the foods of the season. Here are two of my favorites.
A little bit of many things go a long way, like salt in a recipe, or kindness to a stranger. Even small and simple movements in our fitness can pack a punch without major exertion. Our larger movements are what builds our muscles typically, but the smaller, controlled execution gives us tone. Our move today is an inner thigh crossover pulse. This exercise will be focused on the inner thigh, and you won’t need any extra equipment for this move other than a wall or counter top if your balance is compromised. Begin this pulsing exercise by standing tall, holding your chest high, and engaging your midsection for stability. Shift your weight to one leg, and lift your free leg slightly in front of your body keeping your foot flexed. Position your hands on your hips, or on a fixed subject if you feel unsteady, and prepare for movement. Start your pulsing motion by guiding the heel of your free leg slightly (in front), across your stabilizing leg. Imagine kicking a soccer ball with...
The Peters Heating and Air Pink Van Campaign provided a $2,500 donation to James E Cary Cancer Center. Pictured from left: Rod Peters, Bo Peters and Lucas Peters of Peters Heating and Air in Hannibal; Wendy Harrington, President /CEO, Hannibal Regional Foundation, Vice President; Todd Ahrens, President & CEO Hannibal Regional Healthcare System; Melissa Kolb, Carla Jarman, Director Bob Hess and Belinda Krchelich with the James E. Cary Cancer Center.
Hannibal Regional is inviting the public to a free seminar on pain management with Luvell Glanton Jr., MD, a specialist in pain management from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Holiday Inn in Quincy, Ill
Free prostate cancer screenings will be available from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 and Thursday, Sept. 26 at the James E. Cary Cancer Center in Hannibal
We just got kids back into school. Is it too early to think about the flu shot?
Dr. Leighton Ellis, pediatric department chair for St. David’s Children’s Hospital in Austin, Texas, says the idea is to get it by Halloween to have good immunity when peak flu season arrives in winter. You can remember the timing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s campaign slogan: “Say Boo to the Flu.” You can even take a pledge on sayboototheflu.com and find fun activities for kids.
The CDC hasn’t made its predictions yet about what kind of a flu season we can expect. (Let’s hope it’s not like the 2017-2018 season, which was particularly bad because of the number of cases and deaths as well as the lower effectiveness of the vaccine.)
The CDC did release its vaccination recommendations for the 2019-2020 flu season, and there are some...
Tom Boland Ford employees participate in their fifth annual Changing Oil, Changing Lives campaign. Employees present a check for $1,091 to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, raised with $1 for every oil change throughout the campaign. Due to The Food Bank's partnerships and purchasing power, every $1 donated means $21 worth of groceries for neighbors in need. Their donation will help provide nearly $23,000 in food to those in need in the Hannibal area. More information is available by visiting www.sharefoodbringhope.org. Pictured from left: Justin Boland, Dalton Beckett, Levi Kilburn, Trevor Wade, Devin Stienman, Jacob Fasnacht, Jim Hess, Brent Fekete and Kevin Brinkley.
September is National Potato Month, so celebrate with a potato dish!
POTATO STACKS WITH GARLIC AND THYME
With this dish, you have an elegant presentation, but an easy to assemble recipe. If you have a mandolin, slice the potatoes paper thin. You can either cook these in muffin tins as I did, or stack them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. The flavors of the garlic and thyme are an excellent pairing with the potatoes.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound Russet potatoes, sliced very thin (potato chip thin!)
Sea salt and ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
For the garlic oil:
Combine the olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan and gently warm over low heat until fragrant but the garlic is not brown. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Peel the potatoes and thinly slice them with a mandolin or by hand.
Brush the muffin tins with the garlic oil using a pastry brush or paper towel.
We can find fitness in any position, whether it’s sitting, standing or lying on the floor. And many exercises are emulating other physical movements to create a simulation or practice for the real thing.
In any case, you know your restrictions and limitations and everything can be modified.
Our move today is a pilates swimmer. You will need a flat surface and a yoga mat for this exercise.
You will be working your whole backside, from your shoulders to your toes. (Back, glutes, hamstrings and calves.)
Begin this exercise by lying flat on your stomach on your mat, on the floor. Extend both arms straight out in front of you, and extend both legs straight behind you. Focus on elongating the body from wall to wall.
Now, rolling your shoulders back and down and keeping your neck neutral tighten the core, and squeeze in the glutes by lifting your legs slightly off the floor, with pointed toes.
Hot peppers and cheese is a winning combination. Whether it’s red flakes on a slice of pizza, a spicy tray of cheese-drenched nachos or a serving of ema datshi (a Himalayan dish of hot chile and molten cheese), the action is the same: The fat in the cheese embraces the violence of the capsaicin, absorbing the heat with its creaminess. Even in meals where the heat level doesn’t warrant protection, the pungent flavor of chile remains a perfect match for a rich bite of cheese.
Today we dive deep into another example of a happy marriage between chile and cheese: the jalapeño popper.