Bring It and My Little Apple Galette

by Joanne on January 5, 2011

BRING IT” that’s the term used all over the "P90X” program. I still don’t get it.  Personally, I like “PUMP IT” or “WORK IT” or something I can understand.  “BRING IT” doesn’t “DO IT”. 

The annoying phrase  and the music (which THANKFULLY I can turn off) are my only gripes with the program. I’m really enjoying the workout. It feels good on my muscles because it’s making them work differently than what they’ve been used to for the past 12 months.  The weight isn’t as heavy because I choose to do higher reps and less weight as I get accustomed to the program.  There are 3 DVD’s that I use: Chest & Back, Shoulders & Arms, and Legs & Back.  When my “friction” burn has healed, I’ll also use the Ab Ripper DVD.  For now, it’s great getting  an hour of muscle work at night. Liking it more than I thought I would.  Be right back

As for running, there’s some new gear in the house:  ICEBUGS – Attla BUGrip

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These running shoes are great.  They were developed and tested in Sweden with the purpose of providing traction on slippery surfaces.  The outsoles are “studded”.  Even if 3 or 4 of the studs are lost over time, the sneaks still provide traction. 

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There’s a thick waterproof insert sock  so cold weather and water are kept OUT.   There’s also plenty of cushion so you don’t feel the sneaker stiffen up as it gets cold. A lot of room in the forefoot.  As for the studs, they feel and work better than my “Yaks”. The price is a bit high but if you’re putting a lot of miles in and having to run in somewhat challenging winter conditions, they’re worth it.

I’ve had some good runs this week. Total miles so far, 31 1/4.  We had about 2” of snow on the roads today, but it wasn’t windy so, for a 4 mile cool down after speed work it wasn’t that bad.  Speed work on the treadmill: 2 mile warm up + 4 sets of 2×200 +1×400 for 6 miles.  Total run today, 10 miles. 

Do you have any new fitness gear to use this winter?  How about a  new workout program you want to try?

What is a Galette?  It’s a French pastry typically made with puff pastry or a yeast dough and sprinkled with sugar before baking.  It might also be a shortbread cookie or even a thin, round cake from potatoes or cereal grains (known  as a buckwheat crepe in Normandy). 

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All those “Galette” facts come from my trusty dictionary of Culinary Arts.  The following is my definition of galette strictly based on the result of what I baked.

Galette according to Apple Crumbles:   A thin, rustic crusted pie baked “free form” on a non-stick baking sheet and filled with fresh sliced fruits, raisins, sprinkled with sugar and spice.”

It’s THAT easy!

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My Little Galette  (using left over Sweet Tart Dough from Chocolate Pecan Tart)

  • 1/4  of Sweet Tart Dough (click to see recipe)
  • 2 small Gala apples (available through January), peeled, cored and sliced very thin
  • 3 TBS raisins
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Roll out dough with a little bit of flour.  Place on a foil lined baking sheet sprayed really well with non-stick spray.

Top the dough with the sliced apples, raisins, and sprinkle with sugar.

Fold dough around the fruit.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.

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Bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Delish! Easy! So good!  Hey! Where’d it go?!  TEEEEDDD????!!!

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7 Comments

  • At 2011.01.05 07:38, Heather said:

    Those shoes look pretty amazing! And I’m glad you’re loving P90x. Tony gets on my nerves too much. 🙂
    I might have to make a gallette this weekend – it looks too delicious (and too easy!) not to!
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      • At 2011.01.05 11:44, Amanda @bakingwithoutabox said:

        Bring it is not the motto that springs to mind when I’m pushing as hard as I can. But hey, whatever works for folks.
        That’s exciting that you’ve pushed the muscles differently. I’m going to have to change things up after the half marathon. May just still your ideas. 🙂
        Love your galette. You’re such a good baker!
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        • At 2011.01.05 12:41, Jasmine said:

          Wow, those shoes look awesome, but not as good as that galette!! I want a bite…or 5 : ) I can’t believe you ran over 31 miles this week! It’s only Wednesday! You must be in terrific shape, but not only that feel really great! I know when I exercise (1 hour 3 times a week) I feel fantastic the next day. I sleep and wake up feeling amazing. I wonder how much you’d have to run to burn off the calories of that delicious looking dessert?!!
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          • At 2011.01.05 18:40, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

            I don’t understand “bring it” either. It needs a word after it, like ‘on’ LOL!

            Those sneaks are cool. I am too paranoid to run outside unless the streets are bare of snow and ice, so I suffer on the treadmill for most of the winter. It’s all good.

            I cannot wait until the weather warms up and I can wear my new espresso bike jersey I got for Christmas 😀
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            • At 2011.01.05 19:06, Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said:

              This galette is a classic several times by month I adore it. 🙂
              Nice running shoes they are similar to the ones I’ve for all type of terrains.

              Have a Great 2011!

              Gera
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              • At 2011.01.07 14:48, Mike Burns said:

                mmm, I wish I had a galette right now!

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