Win a Pair of Compression Leg Sleeves
I recently had a chance to try some McDavid True Compression Leg Sleeves. I’ve worn compression socks and sleeves before and found that they helped me to run faster in workouts and in races. Compression sleeves can also help you recover faster after tough workouts.
McDavid is best known for designing and developing the first widely used lateral protective knee brace for football players in 1969. Since then, they have developed more than 400 products for athletes. Over 90% of professional basketball teams and 50% of professional football teams wear McDavid every time they practice or play the game.
McDavid True Compression Leg Sleeves come in 3 sizes, small (for people with calves from 14-15”), medium (15-17”), and large (17-18”). McDavid says that the leg sleeves run small and that you should select the next larger size. I actually found them to be sized about right.
My “toothpick” calves measure 14.5 inches and I found the small size to be the best fit for me. You can see a photo of what happened when a pitbull tried to floss his teeth with my shin bone here.
I found the compression provided by the McDavid True Compression Leg Sleeves to be less than that of the same size of CEP compression sleeves. They were snug, but not uncomfortable. The CEP sleeves are so tight that they can be a struggle to get on or off. The McDavid sleeves are made of a smooth Hydravent nylon/spandex material that wicks moisture away from the skin to keep you cool and dry.
I have one pair of medium size McDavid True Compression Leg Sleeves to give away to a reader. Take a tape measure and measure the circumference of your calves. If your calves measure 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), the medium size McDavid True Compression Leg Sleeves should fit you.
To enter the contest to win the McDavid compression leg sleeves, you can do the following:
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If you do more than one of these things, you will get an additional chance to win for each. Good luck!
Update: The winner of the McDavid Compression Leg Sleeves is Lori Tedesco (40-and-counting) of Upper St Clair, PA. Congratulations, Lori!
Disclaimer: I received McDavid compression leg sleeves for evaluation.
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Mushrooms on Toast
Great Britain gets a pretty bad wrap for their food. Really, I’m not sure why. They eat like Hobbits, which is pretty damn good in my book. What’s not to like about berries with clotted cream? Or a meat pie in flaky butter pastry? Rhubarb jam with fresh biscuits? You’re telling me you don’t like fish & chips? Roast dinner? Sure, curry may be a national favorite, but that’s not because the traditional cuisine isn’t worth seeking out. If you’ve ever eaten a well-prepared meal in an English countryside home, you know what I’m talking about.
But I digress.
What I do know is that I would like to formally thank the UK for Mushrooms on Toast. What a beautiful invention. And when done properly, one of the great things to eat on a weekend while the rain drizzles. Topped with a poached or fried egg, it’s a perfect breakfast. Served with a side salad of simply dressed arugula and you have a solid lunch. It’s 2am and you’re drunk? Have somebody more sober than you whip this up and you’ll be worshipping them.
The basic ingredients are:
- Mixed Cultivated & Wild Mushrooms (Beech, Cep, King Trumpet, Oyster, Honshimeji, Porcini, Baby Shiitake, Cinnamon Cap … or whatever else you can get your hands on.)
- Lipid of choice (50/50 Olive Oil & Butter works for me but if you have duck fat or rendered pork fat, then rock on)
- Wood Herbs such as Thyme, Sage, and/or Rosemary
- Thinly Sliced Garlic & Minced Shallot
- Dry White Wine
- Roasted (Brown) Veal Stock
- Heavy Cream
- Griddled Toasts
The basic procedure is:
1) Prep all of your mushrooms to roughly the same size. That might mean tearing some by hand and slicing others. Go for rustic. You don’t want a perfect mince for duxelle. This is a woodsy, rustic dish and the mushroom prep should reflect that.
2) Prep the wood herbs by stripping them from their stalks. If the thyme is young and tender, feel free to leave it whole. Same goes for Rosemary. You can use whatever you prefer. Marjoram or Oregano might also work here but might not compliment the mushrooms as well.
3) Heat a film of olive oil in a large pan and swirl in the butter. When it begins to foam and sizzle over medium-high heat, add a single layer of the mushrooms to the pan. Do NOT overcrowd. You aren’t trying to make mushroom soup, so don’t stack and steam them. Let them brown and sizzle and caramelize. Add your herbage. Your kitchen will fill with the intoxicating earthy smell of mushrooms. Season with salt & pepper. Work in batches if you need to. Once all your mushrooms are browned, combine them in the pan (if you’ve worked in batches) and add the shallot & garlic. Turn down the heat if needed to make sure the garlic doesn’t burn.
4) Crank the heat to full whack and deglaze with white wine, scraping up the bits and reducing the wine until nearly completely dry. Add a bit more if needed. Then add veal stock (which should be heating in a separate pan so it goes in hot). Let bubble rapidly and tighten around the mushrooms. When it’s very saucy and showing off that lovely sheen that only a great brown stock can show, swirl in a bit of cream to loosen the sauce. Reduce again until it’s perfect.
5) Taste and re-season as necessary. Cream needs salt, so you’re probably going to have to adjust here.
6) Spoon generously over excellent toast. You can add some fresh soft herbs such as chives or parsley. Here I have some excellent farmer’s white style bread from a local baker that mills her own wheat. It’s pretty phenomenal. Enjoy with a great glass of beer or perhaps some cheap, slutty Burgundy.
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