At Camp Atayne, autumn is our favorite time of year. With cool, comfortable temps and leaf colors galore, there is no better time to get outside and play!
Each Atayne fan that posts on our event wall before the end of October will be entered into a drawing to win an Annual National Parks Pass and a $25 Atayne gift certificate.
1 lb. Medium Sized Carrots Peeled and Julienned
1 lb. Medium Sized Parsnip Peeled and Julienned
1 lb. Turnip Cut into 1" Wedges
1 1/4 lb. Brussel Sprouts Trimmed and Halved
6 T. Olive Oil
3/4c. Pecans (coarsely chopped)
1/4c. Grated Parmesan
1/4c. Fine Chopped Parsley
2 T. Lemon Juice
1 T. Grated (fine) Lemon Peel
1 Small Garlic Clove (finely chopped)
In a separate bowl, mix Pecans, Parsley, 1 tbsp. of the Lemon Juice, Lemon Peel, Chopped Garlic, 1 tbsp. of the Olive Oil and season with Salt and Pepper.
When vegetables are done, place on serving platter and drizzle with 2 tbsp. Olive Oil and the remaining 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice. Sprinkle Pecan-Parsley-Garlic mixture over roasted vegetables and serve.
Be sure to post a picture of your dinner featuring this recipe on our Facebook page.
There might not be a more, quintessential fall activity than apple picking. We recently came across Little Rascals Orchard in Harvard, MA that puts a unique spin on it. The non-profit combines apple picking with raising money for charitable organizations. Their mission is to provide opportunities for families to experience agriculture and nature. Through their group events, they partner with other not-for-profits to build community and to raise funds for important children's causes.
Please join Atayne in supporting Little Rascals Orchard. If you shop at Atayne.com during the next 30 days and use the promo code littlerascals2011, we'll donate 10% of your purchase price to Little Rascals Orchard and cover your shipping costs.
Do you know of a unique non-profit doing great things? Let us know about it by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they could be featured here.
Along with the colors, the apples and the freshly harvested food, we love autumn because it's the season of big races. Many Atayners have been training all year for that one, goal race. However, even with all those hours of training (in your Atayne gear, we hope) you still have to put it all together on race day.
Unfortunately many people forget to bring or do some very basic things. Our good friend Will Thomas, professional race director and president of Tri-Maine, has seen a lot of crazy mistakes on race day. We asked him to share his list of top 5 things not to forget come race day.
Warm Up: It's important to get some blood flowing to your muscles before your race. Don't shock the system. Warming up is especially important for triathletes who need to acclimate to the water to avoid hyperventilation or hypothermia.
Spare Parts: We're not just talking about bike parts. Triathletes should also bring spare goggles. Runners should bring an extra pair of socks. Stuff breaks, so you should be prepared with back ups for all your critical pieces of gear.
Low Gear: For cyclists and triathletes, be certain to put your bike in the lowest gear before the start. Too many times athletes get to the line, mount the bike but can't get the pedal around and fall over. Not an auspicious beginning.
Do Your Homework: It's the responsibility of the race director to provide all the necessary information about the logistics of the race, but it's up to the participant to read it. Reading the pre-race instructions, can answer many of your questions and alleviate a great deal of pre-race nervousness.
Leave Early: Give yourself an extra 30 minutes of travel time. You're always better off arriving to the race early rather than scrambling to get to the start line. Your race preparations will be more thorough, focused and relaxed. Save that energy for the race.
Do you have any additional pre-race tips? Share them on our Facebook page for other Atayners to heed.
Unfortunately, this shot did not come from this year's playoffs. Sadly, our beloved Red Sox folded down the stretch. However, during happier days, Atayne was spotted at Fenway Park. Rich J. sported the colors of his two favorite teams in Beantown, and we think it's a great combination. And for all you Yankees' fans, you can wear Atayne, too. You just might not look as good!