"The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself"
Bring on more sunshine and (slightly) warmer weather! Spring is almost here.
The challenge: on your walk or run, find a collection of street names that spell out the word S-P-R-I-N-G.
BONUS POINTS: find a street name that actually contains the word Spring, or the name of a flower or anything Spring-related (eg Tulip Lane).
Get your Strava going, take a photo 📸 of the street names you find, and send them in to email@example.com to add to our final report.
Hi everyone.... after the amazing dumpling class from Eugene last night.... we are continuing with tortellini on Monday....
You will need the following ingredients....
300 grams of plain flower I tablespoon on olive oil 100 ml Water
Any cooked vegetable you would like or a mixture A pinch of salt and pepper
A good quality vegetable broth to serve them in
Meat lovers tortellini
100 gr pork mince 100 gr beef mince Prosciutto Mortadella ( if you can find any) Parmisan Nutmeg Salt and pepper
Sauce.... single cream and parmisan
If you buy a block of parmisan it will be enough for both the tortellini and the sauce
Any questions please message me... buon appetito !
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... except actually the weather was actually thankfully a lot more temperate today.
After some issues, I picked up 5 frozen meals from Food Works for Ms J and a couple for myself. My run very quickly turned to walking as I headed up the steep hill towards her house with 7 frozen meals in my bag.
Delivery gratefully received, I headed back home downhill slip and sliding through the muddy woods, trying and failing not to end on my bum!
On a snowy Sheffield day 3 GG runners joined Charlotte to help unload a van of food in readiness for sorting for free school meals.
What arrived wasn’t a van - it was a lorry - full of big pallets of carrots, parsnips, potatoes, garlic, oil, pita bread, Nan bread and much more besides.
Unloading it was definitely akin to 2 or 3 Jo Wicks Bodycoach sessions ...
Another great job GG Sheffield !
And double respect to Rachel for running there and back with the snow & the hills.
Now it's time for the February Challenge, creating a heart using Strava somewhere around Barnsley. Yes, it's a fabulously cliched theme challenge! As always, send in your photos/screenshots via the WhatsApp group or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If February goes as quickly as January did you'll want to get on this one asap!
Happy running/walking/cycling/moving 👟👟
Well done to everyone who completed the Places of Worship challenge.
It's great to see how everyone got on and to hear how amazed everyone was to find so many places of worship they didn't know existed.
From those who shared their results; Pauline managed to run past an amazing 21 places of worship during a 23km run with her pooch!! Rachel found 15 in just 5.6km Katie found 14 in only 5km and Rachel found 17 in 9.6km Amazing everybody!!
Check out some of the great collages and pictures from the challenge.
How well do you know your town or city?
Your challenge this week is to run past 15 places of worship in the shortest distance possible during one run. Who can run the shortest distance?
Bonus points go to the person who can run past the most number of places of worship in one run. How many can you find, can you beat 15?
Tip! Plot your route using www.plotaroute.com
Chinese New Year dumpling class I'll be demonstrating how to make Asian dumplings - known as 'jiaozi' (Mandarin) or 'gyoza' (Japanese). These are basically Asian ravioli/pierogi and super tasty - they can be boiled, pan fried (known as 'potstickers' or 'guo tie' (Mandarin)) or steamed, with subtle variations in the dough thickness. This is a classic CNY family tradition - making dumplings is labour-intensive so everyone is expected to help out with both making and eating!
For the class we'll just aim to make, cook and eat 10-12 dumplings; a typical adult would eat 15-25 dumplings as a main with a few sides. You can make more dough/filling and refrigerate to use within the next 24 hours.
You will need: - Dumpling wrappers (pre-bought or made from scratch). Home-made easier to work with as less coated in flour. - Dumpling filling (ideas below) - Standard kitchen utensils - mixing bowls, rolling pin/beer bottle, saucepan/frying pan (with lid) depending on boiling/frying
Approx timings: - Wrappers from scratch - 10 mins kneading + resting time + 10 mins rolling - Making up the filling - 10-20 mins depends on complexity of prep required - Wrapping time - 10-20 mins - Cooking time - 5-10 mins - Eating time! I'll be making wrappers first so people with pre-bought wrappers can join later or get started on making the filling
Wrappers Frozen: Wrappers can be bought frozen from Sheffield Oriental/International supermarkets such as KH Oriental, Ozmen Extra or others near you. Look for dumpling/gyoza wrappers, NOT wonton wrappers - these are the wrong shape/texture. If you buy frozen ones, defrost them in the fridge overnight before the session.
Home made: You will need - Plain flour 100g + extra for dusting - Water 50ml @ room temp - pinch of salt
Filling You can use any filling you want; the classic flavours are: - pork and cabbage, - lamb and carrot, - egg and Chinese chive, (Chinese chives available from supermarkets above) - vegan options include carrot, mooli/daikon radish, tofu, mooli, shiitake mushrooms, wood ear mushrooms, Chinese chives, thin vermicelli. If in doubt, get some combo of protein/vegetable and dice/mince them as small as you possibly can. WARNING: Vegan fillings don't bind as well so are messier to make.
Filling ingredients: - Seasoning: light soy sauce, rice wine (Shaoxing or Liao Jiu), sesame oil - Garlic and ginger, finely minced, - Suggested meat dumpling fillings: ground pork or chicken 90g, either Chinese chive/Chinese leaf 90g - Suggested veggie/vegan fillings: any combo from list above. If adding egg, you'll need to cook in advance.
Other ingredients: - Dipping sauce - light soy sauce, Chinese 'Chenkiang' black vinegar, sesame oil, chilli oil, chilli sauce - Oil for pan frying - Water for cooking
Instructions To be covered in the session. I'll troubleshoot as we go along! (If you feel like reading ahead, there are heaps of YouTube tutorials)