Archive for March, 2009

The King's Sardines

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

King Oscar's Brisling Sardines in Olive Oil

Last night as we were wandering around the aisles at Walmart, I was tempted to try this different brand of sardines. At about 3.75 oz they cost a little more than the typical brands that we get at less than $2 a can but still much cheaper than if you get them elsewhere. The labeling boasts 2.8g of Omega-3 and “a delicious tradition for over 100 years”. With a sales pitch like that, how can I resist?

As it turns out, “sardines” is not actually a fish species but becomes a sardine by the traditional processing method. There can be as many as 11 different species used in making it. The one I’m most familiar with would be Philippine mackerel.

This is probably the first time I’ve ever tried brislings in olive oil. They are caught from Norwegian fjords in the North Sea and packaged by the King Oscar company in Poland. They are then distributed in the US by Bumblebee Foods in San Diego, CA.

The taste is mild and complimented well by the olive oil. I imagine this could be good with crackers [SkyFlakes] with a tiny twist of citrus such as lemon or calamansi. This could be a fantastic meal on the hiking trail as well.

-kyo-

Ride Log

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

2009.03.25
Distance: 23.96mi
Time: 2:06:05
Av: 11.3 mph
Mx: 23.5 mph

HR Avg: 86%
HR Max: 99%
Tm in Zone: 0:12:20
Alameda Creek Trail

2009.03.24
Distance: 23.95mi
Time: 1:59:39
Av: 12 mph
Mx: 23 mph

HR Avg: 87%
HR Max: 99%
Tm in Zone: 0:12:20
Alameda Creek Trail

Support Kyo in Tour de Cure!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Napa Valley in Spring, view from the Tour de Cure route

Napa Valley in Spring, view from the Tour de Cure route

Friends,

This May 3rd, I will be participating in my first ever cycling event in the ADA’s Tour de Cure in Napa Valley, California.

Please support me and the ADA by making a secure online donation on this page. Your contributions will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes.

Thank you very much!

-kyo-