This weekend marked the end of the 2011 rowing season—and after working all day Saturday catering an event for one of my favorite clients, I was up early on a very cold November Sunday morning to cox the Pocock Rowing Center men’s 8+ to our third-consecutive win in the masters men’s event. (That’s us above on the left, in green. We passed the boat on the right a couple of minutes later.)
The day started with our coach informing us that one of the other crews thought they were going to win. This, of course, gets us fired up. It was an absolutely perfect day for racing.
After waiting around for a 20-minute delay in the race, we started off strong. We passed three of the five other boats in our event by the halfway point. We passed the fourth three-quarters of the way through the race, leaving only one boat ahead of us—the crew that said they were going to win. We finished not knowing if we had moved on the starting boat, but when we returned to the boathouse, we learned we had. We won the race with a time of 17:01—48 seconds ahead of the next fastest boat.
Anyway, the end result was that I didn’t have time to pull together a new recipe for you this week.
I’ve got a lot of great recipes planned for the rest of this month, however, including several more from the “fall feast” I prepared for friends in October. (We’ve already posted recipes for roasted squash, gingered green beans, and butternut squash, ricotta and sage crostini. I’ll post seared fish with vegetables, pork tenderloin, and rice-stuffed pumpkins later this month.)
I also promise to post some tips on roasting turkey—though I confess I’m not cooking this year. As usual, I’ll be headed to my mother’s house, where she tries several new dishes every year, some of which might make it into future blog posts.