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Posted by on in Ian's Corner
Summer 2012
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Well what a summer, full of big adventures and big news.
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We started by changing locations from the beautiful Kootenays to the equally beautiful Cormorant Island off the Northern tip of Vancouver Island. "Location, location, location" say the real estate and vacation ads we are always seeing. So we moved from one amazing location to another.

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During the time of preparation for this big move it was announced that Snowboarding was going to be introduced to the 2014 Paralympics at Sochi, Russia.

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So the summer began moving into a new job at the "Alert Bay Lodge".  What an amazing place to move to get away from it all. We have mountain biking on the island, although its only cross country it has been some of the most technical difficult riding i have come across. I've spent more time upside down in the bushes than ever before quite often still connected to my bike. I never thought that knee pads would be an essential part of cross country biking, but they have become essential if I don't want BMX guy shins.  LOL
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The summer has been amazing biking around our little island. We raced in a recreational mtn bike race call the Dog Run (get your pant on) in which Natasha came 2nd and I didn't finish last. We also competed in our first kayak race called the "Alert Bay 360" and were the 3rd non Olympic style kayak to finish and walked away with an amazing first nations carved mask.

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Heavily intermingled with our recreating has been training at the little gym we have here on the island and keeping up with work at the lodge and catering to people from all over the world.

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Posted by on in Ian's Corner

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Hey all

Here's my first little experiment with putting my thoughts out into the world and also some recipes and other expeinces and ideas that may be of help and entertainment to all.

Today i'll tell you a little bit about myself and what is upcoming.

I live in Trail/Rossland, BC. I am a fanatical Snowboarder, Moutain Biker, Foody and in my spare time i like to play in the garden and dig in the dirt.  One of my biggest triumphs to date is over coming a spinal chord injury, suffered during a snowboarding accident(98)  in which I broke my back and put myself in a coma. Returning from that to become on of the best Adaptive snowboarders in the world (U.S champs, Worlds, XGames). Married to the beautifull Mrs. Natasha Lockey (BETTY) and living it up loving life in Canada.

I would like to share with you a recipe that is GlutenFree, which many i have are. Tash is gluten intolerant, so we needed to find a substitute for wheat based bread and came up with this one

Pan Bread GlutenFree

1cup Rice Flour

1/3cup Soy Flour ***

1-2tsp Baking Powder

1cup Rice Milk **

1 Egg

Med fry pan with lid

Mix dry ingredients together, whisk egg and milk till light. Head largish fry pan to med heat, grease thoroughly (coconut oil good).

Mix wet and dry together to make smoothish batter, poor into hot pan cover and cook 8-10mins or until no wet spots. Turn and cook for 4mins, remove from heat and cool. NB facial expression is all important whilst trying to turn bread.

*** Garbonzo Flour can be used instead, it works well but has an unusual taste

** Any type of milk works fine, chocolate and cinnamon is good

OK so this recipe is easy and just make any type of bread you can think of. We put all sorts in the batter from Cheese Bread, Chillli Bread to Bannana raisin chocolate chip desert loaf.

You can also put it into a muffin tray and make bread rolls. Cooking times are varying depending how good you oven is, try to get golden.

Enjoy have fun, next time i'll give you a cool recipe from Thailand and tell you what my first snow adventure of the winter was like.

Ian

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