Friday, April 29, 2011

Sneak peak

New Balance Boston will be sporting some new colors soon. While the current blue kit has become quite recognizable around the New England running scene, it's time to give the competition something new to focus on. The new kit may see some limited action beforehand, but expect to see the new colors rolled out proudly for the first of the NB Boston Twilight meets on May 14th.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Davis's Famed Runners' Cookies

The Runners' Cookies were a huge hit at the gathering hosted by Diana Davis during the Brown Invitational. The weather was cold and windy but Davis's own cookie recipe was warm and inviting.

Here is the recipe:

Runner Cookies

This recipe copyright 2002, 2004 by Diana Davis

2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2+1/2 cups packed brown sugar
4 egg whites
2 tsp. vanilla
2+1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
*1/4 cup ground flax seed
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnoman
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
6 cups old-fashioned oats

2 cups raisins
2 cups chocolate chips

* Purchase flax seeds in the bulk natural foods section of the grocery store and grind them in a coffee-bean grinder.
If you put in whole unground flax seeds, they will pass through your system undigested, without conferring their health benefits upon you.
If you don't have wheat germ or flax seed, use 3 cups of flour instead of 2-1/2.
Blend (a) in mixer.

Combine (b) in separate bowl and then add to mixer.

Add (c) to mixer or stir in by hand.

Alternative Directions: Turn the mixer on and dump everything in. That works, too.

Shape dough into patties on baking sheet. (They will not spread, so if you put little spheres in the oven, you'll get spherical little cookies.) Bake for 12-15 minutes at 375°. Makes 72 cookies. Note: I always make a double batch, so the quantities above are for a double batch.
You can also take a half batch of the above dough, press it into a 9 x 13 pan, and bake it for 25 minutes. If you cut it into 24 "granola bars," multiply each of the nutrition facts below by 1.5.

Nutrition Facts

Monday, April 4, 2011

NBB TM#1 Entries Open

The first meet of the New Balance Boston Twilight Series is now accepting pre-meet online entries.

Visit for more information.