Monday, December 29, 2008

Rough Sailing!

Drama on the 'High Seas'!

An unusually late ride, but I had to go!

There’d been wind all day and I certainly missed the day’s opportunity. But, the greatest blast of wind came suddenly in my evening ‘sail’. At one point, I had just left the skateboarders around the Boylston St. corner and was just approaching the Tower. All of a sudden, there came a powerful set of tsunami-waves. At that same instant, loud sirens echoed across buildings as the Boston Fire Department sped past me. They were screaming and honking.

The physical pressure of the strong winds combined with the visual of red lights flashing and the audio of the horns made for the perfect effect that everything had been choreographed and timed. I wasn’t prepared for all of it at once nor could I seize the chance at what might have been the greatest ‘surf’ yet!

I was only able to grab hold of the wind-scooter and hold on tight so we both wouldn’t be toppled over and capsize.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Scooterdude's High-Energy Dynamic Dynamite Chili

(or ground beef)
dark kidney beans
korma sauce (packaged variation of a curry sauce from grocer)
red onions
cup of chicken broth/stock
dried cranberries
almonds or cashews
tablespoon or two of fine-ground coffee
pepper(s): ground black, chopped bell, jalapeno, whatever...!

Vary amounts according to taste.

Start with the stuff that takes longer to cook, like meat and beans, and cook in a pot over high flame till well cooked, stirring frequently.

Add vegetables and nuts, and coffee and peppers, in other words, everything else and keep stirring.

Serve in a nice big bowl, hot and steaming! Great over rice or pasta or noodles!

Enjoy! and then go out into the cold to challenge the Winter storm's winds with your scooter powered and fired up!!!!