New Blades with a New Grind

by Mary on June 28, 2017

I’m getting quite used to my new blades. The biggest change, though, may not be the blades themselves. The surface my skate tech ground on to the bottom is a much shallower 1/2″ radius of hollow, and that makes them skate a lot differently. Read the article →

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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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