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May 2013 - Monthly
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What’s Inside
4 A Pie With A Punch
14 Health : Strength Training
6 Golf Gadgets
16 10 Ways to Slow the Effects of Ageing
7 Intergenerational
18 Travel Off the Beaten Path
8 Think Back 40 Years
19 Staying Cool In The Summer
10 Movie Review ‘42’; Robinson’s Story
12 Bethany Owens
21 Gnocchi Know-How
13 Stay in Great Shape Long After 65!
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May 2013 PRIMETIME • 3
Recipe By Jean Kressy
A Pie with a Punch
Brandy Alexander Pie Recipe
randy Alexander Pie is a dessert that never lets you
down. The soup may not be piping hot, the roast
overcooked, and the salad dressing heavy on Dijon,
but when everyone gets up from the table, the only thing
they remember is the pie. You’ll be asked how you got
the filling so billowy, the crust so crisp, and the chocolate
curls so perfect. It’s that kind of recipe.
The pie is named for Brandy Alexander, a cocktail with a
fuzzy history, which was created almost a hundred years
ago. In 1930, the drink made its debut in print in a book
by Harry Craddock, a bartender at the Savoy Hotel in
London who was a master at mixing cocktails. Originally
made with gin and called an Alexander, this sweet and
creamy concoction was popular with women. Some people called it a “girl drink.” Possibly because it tasted more
like a milkshake than a real drink, it was listed as one of
the 10 worst cocktails by Esquire magazine in 1934.
But Brandy Alexander Pie is another story. It was prob-
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ably first made in the early 1930s when Prohibition was
lifted and people could resume adding liqueurs to their
cooking. Although the ingredients in the cocktail and
the pie are similar—brandy, creme de cacao and cream—
the end products are completely different. In the hands
of even a novice pie maker, they are transformed into a
mousse-like filling lightened with whipped cream and
flavored with exactly the right amount of liqueur. We
have seen versions with everything from Irish whisky to
creme de banana, but the one with creme de cacao and
brandy is the pie we love.
Brandy Alexander Pie Recipe
A few things to keep in mind when making the filling:
cook the egg yolk mixture slowly over low heat. It can
take as long as 10 minutes and should thicken without
coming to a boil. When the gelatin custard cools and
starts to thicken and before the mixture sets, work quickly to fold in the beaten whites and whipped cream.
A Pie with a punch
Crumb Crust:
1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 2/3 1/2 1
1/3 3 1 eggs, separated
cup sugar, divided
cup cold water
envelope unflavored gelatin
cup creme de cacao
tablespoons cognac
cup heavy cream, whipped
Chocolate curls, optional, for garnish
1. To prepare crust, preheat oven to 375F.
2. Combine all crust ingredients in a 9-inch pie plate. Press
evenly on bottom and sides of pan. Bake 8 minutes or until
edge is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
3. To prepare filling, in a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks
and 1/3 cup sugar until thick. 4. Pour water in a heavy saucepan; sprinkle gelatin over
top. Add yolk mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring with
a wooden spoon, 10 minutes, or until mixture is slightly
thickened and coats a spoon. Do not boil. Remove from
heat, stir in creme de cocoa and brandy and pour into a
very large bowl. Let cool 10 minutes, whisking occasionally, until mixture starts to mound slightly.
5. Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually beat in remaining 1/3 cup sugar and beat until stiff but not dry. Fold
egg whites and whipped cream into custard and turn into
crust. Refrigerate 6 hours to overnight. If desired, decorate
pie with chocolate curls. Serves 8.
May 2013 PRIMETIME • 5
golf: By Jim Miller
golf gadgets
that can help older golfers
o you know of any golfing gadgets or equipment
that can help senior golfers? My 78-year-old dad
loves to play golf, but arthritis in his hands makes
griping the club difficult. He also has a hard time bending
over to tee up or retrieve the ball. Is there anything out there
that can help? Helpful Son
Dear Helpful,
There are actually a number of golfing gadgets and accessories on the market today that can help older golfers who
struggle with arthritis, injuries or loss of mobility. Here are
some possible solutions that can help keep your dad on the
golf course.
Gripping Helpers: Gripping a golf club is a very common
problem for seniors with arthritis or those who have hand
or elbow injuries, or any condition that affects their hand
strength. To help alleviate this problem there are specially
designed golf gloves and grips that can make a big difference.
Depending on the severity of your dad’s problem, an inexpensive option to check out is the Bionic Golf Gloves
(, 877-524-6642) which are ergonomically
designed to improve grip with less effort. Or the Power
Glove (, 800-836-3760) that uses a Velcro
strap to secure the club to your hand. These gloves run
between $20 and $30.
Another option to consider is to get oversized grips installed
on your dad’s clubs. These can make gripping the club easier
and more comfortable, and are also very good at absorbing
shock. Oversized grips are usually either one-sixteenth-inch
or one-eighth-inch larger in diameter than a standard grip,
and cost around $5 to $10 per grip. Your local golf pro can
help with this.
Or, for a grip-and-glove combination fix, check out the new
Quantum Grip (, 855-692-3784) that incorporates hook Velcro golf grips and companion golf gloves
that have mating loop Velcro material in the palm. This
insures gripping power and prevents the club from slipping
in your hand. The price: $30 per grip or $189 for a set of
seven, plus $40 per glove.
Bending Solutions: If back, hip or knee problems or lack
of flexibility is also hampering your dad on the golf course,
there are a number of innovative gadgets that can eliminate
the bending and stooping that comes with teeing up the
ball, repairing divots, marking the ball on the green, retrieving a ball or tee on the ground, and picking a club, sand rake
or flag stick up off the ground.
These stoop-proof devices run anywhere from a few dollars up to $70 and can be found at sites like Kool Tee (kool-
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Uprightgolf company (, 319-268-0939).
Ergonomic Golf Carts: There are also a number of great
ergonomic golf carts that can help older golfers who still
like to walk the course. These are three or four-wheeled,
light-weight push carts that provide great stability, can be
adjusted to fit your body size, and fold into a compact size
in a matter of seconds for easy transport. Sun Mountain
Sports (, Bag Boy (
and Caddytek ( are three companies that make
these type of carts at prices ranging anywhere from $130 to
around $200.
Or, for seniors with severe mobility loss or who are disabled,
there’s the SoloRider golf cart (, 800-898-3353)
that provides the ability to play from a seated position.
Retailing for $9,450, this cart is lightweight and precisely
balanced so it can be driven on tee boxes and greens without
causing any damage. And federal ADA laws require that all
publically owned golf courses allow them.
boomers holding back the years
cooperation in every way
n one side of the scale, we have baby boomers
approaching the end of their working lives, with
lots of free time and few commitments. On the
other side, we have a younger generation, too busy trying to stay afloat to be able to devote a lot of time to their
children. Intergenerational cooperation is one obvious
solution to this problem that is so typical of our times.
Helping each other out has many advantages. For young
people, spending time with seniors can bring a feeling
of reassurance and comfort. They can learn more about
where they come from, which can help them better discern which direction to take in life. For the baby boomers, this is the ideal occasion to pass on a rich and diverse
heritage and to feel useful and young at heart.
Here are a few suggestions for intergenerational projects that benefit both young and old folks. They might
already exist in your community, and if they don’t, you
could start a new project yourself.
Community gardens: teach the younger generation
how to grow vegetables and they’ll help you with the
Help with homework: many ex-teachers see this as
an opportunity to renew ties with their vocation on a
part-time basis.
Read stories to children: reading aloud is proven to
build brain power in children, and it will bring you into
contact with some very interesting young personalities!
Arts and crafts workshops: help children discover
their creativity all while exploring your own. Their pride
in their work is sure to inspire you.
Invite your grandchildren or some young friends
to your home for some intergenerational activities: prepare a meal together, build a birdhouse, or play
board games. Perhaps, in return, these youngsters will
show you how to use the Internet or plug into a social
May 2013 PRIMETIME • 7
The Wine guys: by tom marquardt and patrick darr
Think back 40 years....
Schlitz, Gallo, Velvetta?
hink back about 40 years - if you are able - and try
to recall what beverage and food was available to
you. Stop at the cheese counter and you’re likely
to find Velveeta. Grab a beer and it’s likely to be Schlitz
or Budweiser. Wine? Gallo, Charles Krug and - a campus
favorite - Boones Farm.
My, how far we have come. Goat-milk cheese, aged
cheese, buffalo mozzarella and a variety of blue cheeses
are more than a person can taste in a lifetime. Craft beers
from Maine, Washington and just about every state.
Wine? Name a country that’s not represented in the market today.
Winemakers, brewers and marketing specialists heralded
the variety of their products in an interesting conversation during a recent wine symposium. The event encouraged beer and winemakers to share their challenges.
Among the comparisons: beer makers don’t have to worry
about terroir, winemakers are less concerned about shelf
life, brewers have more control and can easily make what
they want.
“My wine is often mistaken as beer,” said Abe Schoener
of the Scholium Project. Schoener, who was recently
the subject of an indepth story in the New York Times,
is known for making wines over the top. The audience
laughed but it’s not as odd as it sounds.
Claus Hagelman, who has had considerable marketing
experience in beer and wine, recalled a study in which
blindfolded people were asked to identify a beverage as
beer or wine. All of the beverages were beer, but the tasters thought half of them were wine.
Hugh Sisson, a brewer with Heavy Seas Brewing, traced
better variety to improved transportation.
“During post-Prohibition, refrigeration came into the
market,” he said. “You could finally ship product (without spoilage). Combine that with substantial radio adver-
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tising and post-Prohibition began to take over the market.”
He said that during World War II beer makers were making a light style to appeal to women who were stationed
at home. But the interests of consumers changed dramatically after the war and when transportation to Europe
improved. As people traveled to foreign countries, they
developed a taste for European wines, beer and cheeses.
As air travel improved, those products became more available on the American market.
Hagelman said salsa is a good example. When people first
taste it, they thought it pleasant but hot. Eventually they
taste enough of it that they can distinguish a mass produced salsa from one that is homemade. The demand for
craft beer and high-quality wine followed the same path.
But the big development in beer came in 1979 when
President Carter deregulated the beer industry and
allowed the return of small, even homemade, breweries. That opened the door to craft brewers. “That’s what
ignited the industry,” Sisson said.
The Wine guys
Large brewers, like Anheuser Busch, still dominate the
market, but the craft beer industry has grown. Volume
was up about 15 percent last year and today craft beers
represent nearly 7 percent of the market.
Wine, too, became more specialized. Consumers were no
longer satisfied with generic wine made from a variety of
grapes. They wanted a chardonnay, merlot or cabernet
sauvignon from a particular country - even a particular
“Americans eventually changed the industry by focusing on varietal wines instead of house wines,” Hagelman
said. “They changed the industry.”
August Deimel of Keuka Spring Vineyards said the “buy
local” movement helped both beer and wine producers.
This rush to satisfy a thirst for specialized beverage muddled the definition of micro-brewed beers. Jason Oliver of
Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co. called the knock-offs “faux
“I’m concerned that the average consumer doesn’t know
some of these beers are not craft beers,” he said.
Sierra Nevada, for instance, started as a small brewer in
1980 but today its annual production is 25 million gallons.
“If they get too big, are they no longer a craft beer?” wondered Oliver.
Nonetheless, Sisson and others applauded the efforts of
the large producers who paved the way for them. “Thank
God they were there,” Sisson said.
Von Siebenthal Parcela #7 2009 ($17). We liked this nicely
priced red blend from Chile. It is made up of cabernet
sauvignon (40 percent), merlot, petit verdot and cabernet
franc. Floral aromas with sweet berry and plum flavors
and a good dose of oak and a dash of olives and rosemary.
Bodegas Y Vinedos Fournier Urban 2009 ($12). Aged in oak
for four months, this delightful gem is made from tinta
del pais grapes. Ripe, blackberry flavors with distinctive
Val Sacro Dioro Rioja 2005 ($22). Imported by Kysela, this
tempranillo had generous aromas of truffles and blackberries with a ripe black fruit flavor. We loved this wine
for the value. Buy it.
Franciscan Magnificat 2008 ($50). In the premium category, this blend of Bordeaux grape varieties is actually a
good deal. It has complexity, dense dark berry fruit, rich
texture and a long finish.
May 2013 PRIMETIME • 9
movie review: neil pond
Robinson’s story is rousing true tale of baseball’s first black superstar
Starring Chadwick Boseman & Harrison Ford
Directed by Brian Helgeland
PG-13, 128 min.
Released April 12, 2013
ruth, we’ve always heard, is stranger than fiction.
Sometimes truth is better than fiction, too.
That’s certainly the case with it comes to the story of Jackie
Robinson, the first black player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier in the 1940s. What Robinson did was so
revolutionary, the resistance he faced was so formidable,
and the character he demonstrated was so upstanding…well,
it’s a tale that Hollywood couldn’t much improve by adding
any shine to it, because everything’s already there.
That’s why director and screenwriter Brian Helgeland’s new
Robinson biopic, “42,” dramatizes the baseball icon and his
achievements but hews closely to the facts, sometime even
down to a specific game’s pitches, hits and plays. Not to say
it’s a dry, drab, droning history lesson, because it’s anything
“42” is an uplifting, rousing crowd-pleaser, and a powerful,
moving tribute to a Baseball Hall of Famer who, especially
for a lot of younger viewers, today might not be much more
than the subject of a Black History Month school paper. This
movie brings Robinson (who died in 1972) to life in a vibrant, electrifying new light, both for those who remember
as well as those who have little or no idea.
Taking its title from his Brooklyn Dodgers jersey number,
“42” begins in 1945, when Robinson, fresh out of WWII and
playing baseball in the segregated Negro leagues, is plucked
by Dodgers president and general manager Branch Rickey to
try out for Brooklyn’s farm team, the Montreal Royals.
Rickey (Harrison Ford) knows the risks of bringing a black
player into the lily-white Major Leagues. He knows that
player will be booed, baited with slurs, targeted by opposing
pitchers with viciously hurled speed balls aimed at his head,
and threatened by racist baseball fans.
But he also knows the upside: Good black players will help
ball teams win games, and boost attendance by black fans.
Rickey also knows that integrating baseball is simply the
right thing to do.
Chadwick Boseman, after numerous appearances on several
TV shows, steps into his first big leading role with a remarkable resemblance to the character he’s playing. He looks a
lot like Robinson, and he does a great job expressing No.
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Chadwick Boseman & Harrison Ford
42’s formidable skills on the field, his remarkable restraint
as opposing players and coaches assail him with taunts, and
the powerful inner strength that guided Robison to become
America’s first black baseball superstar that fateful season in
1947, opening the door once and for all to other players of
The movie is filled with actors playing real-life players and
other figures who factored into Robinson’s story, including Dodgers manager Leo Durocher (Christopher Meloni),
Brooklyn fielders Pee Wee Reece (Lucas Black) and Ralph
Branca (Hamish Linklater), sportscaster Red Barber (John
C. McGinley), black journalist Wendell Smith (Andre Holland), and Philadelphia Phillies coach Ben Chapman (Alan
Tuydk), whose merciless hail of the n-word and other racist
insults from the dugout during one game pushes Robinson
as close as he ever comes to the breaking point.
Robinson’s religious faith is a subtle thread woven throughout much of the plot, which should help “42” find a wider
audience among faith-based audiences who often feel Hollywood ignores them. Rickey, his manager and mentor, uses
Biblical metaphors in business negotiations and chastises
his philandering team manager, Durocher, with a Scriptural
admonition about adultery. Robinson encouragingly tells
his wife (Nicole Beharie), “God built me to last,” a line that
Rickey later proudly echoes.
And here’s another movie where you need to stay for the
credits. As they scroll, you’ll better understand the significance of “42” as one of the most powerful numbers in all of
baseball and how it’s uniquely honored today.
Neil Pond, American Profile
drive at night, an opportunity as well to come out during the
day to see a live stage show in the East valley”. Owen is well
known in the Coachella Valley after running her variety onewoman show throughout many local valley venues over the
years and she’s excited and looking forward to 2014 to call
the valley home for the run of the show.
Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Beginning January 15th through March 28th, 2014
All SHOWS: 2 PM Matinee
FEBRUARY 19th – 21st
FEBRUARY 26th – MARCH 28th
Indio Performing Arts Center / 45-175 Fargo St., Indio CA
TICKETS: General Admission: $26, Buy Tickets before Sept.
1st and SAVE $5 off the normal GA price. *Social Groups and
Bus Tour Rates Available
RW Group Entertainment, Jim Whirlow Director /
Producer, announces that Las Vegas headliner and singing voice impressionist, BETHANY OWEN is preparing
to set-up shop on an extended monthly run in Indio, CA at
the INDIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER for the 2014 winter
season. The schedule is set to begin on January 15th and
end March 28th with a rotation of both of her one-woman
production shows “ONE VOICE” a variety Comedy, Jazz,
Pop and Country voice impressions show which has been
touring nationally since 2002; and “COUNTRY QUEENS”
an all country themed impressions show paying tribute
to legendary women of country music from Kitty Well to
Shania Twain and Martina McBride to Gretchen Wilson
with a splash of Minnie Pearl to mix in some fun. There will
also be one week between “One Voice” and the “Country
Queens” show to present the Magic and Ventriloquism of a
ROB WATKINS a local Palm Springs favorite and winner of
the Grand Prize and Audience Favorite Award at the 2011
McCallum Theater Institute open call.
This is a first for the Indio Performing Arts Center in scheduling a week day matinee show running at 2 p.m in the afternoon. JRW Group Entertainment Director / Producer Jim
Whirlow notes that, “The shows are being produced this way
to give those in the senior community, who may not like to
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TICKET INFORMATION: (760)775-5200 /
Short Artist Info – During the past year, Bethany Owen has
been headlining her one-woman show in major entertainment cities and venues for weekly and monthly resident
run contract tours in Las Vegas, Laughlin, Albuquerque,
Phoenix and Lake Tahoe. Owen has also been working in
LA voice recording studios on projects for companies like
IGT Gaming where Owen mimicked the voice of legendary actress Audrey Hepburn for the new IGT themed slot
machine titled “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” modeled after the
movie of the same name.
She is a consecutive two-time international winner in Las
Vegas, Nevada for “Best Female Voice Impressionist”, an
award never given twice to the same person two years in a
row. A few abbreviated credits include starring on the Las
Vegas strip as the female headline voice for a two-year run
of “Comedy Kings” for the Sid and Marty Krofft Puppets.
She appeared on Larry King Live, MADtv, and Jimmy Kimel.
Brian DiPalma cast Owen in his movie “Body Double” as
Norma Desmond and a “Frankie Goes to Hollywood” music
video. Lorenzo Doumani cast her as Marilyn Monroe in two
of his films and she portrayed Marilyn, as well, in the “Alvin
and the Chipmunks” music video titled “The Macarena.”
Boomers holding back the years
Stay in great shape
long after 65!
o you dream of slowing down the effects of ageing? If
so, you’d better get moving. No matter how old you
are it is always possible to maintain or improve your
health by adding some sort of physical activity to your routine. Better balance and a higher degree of independence are
among the many benefits that seniors gain from exercise.
Physical activity also tends to reduce the risk of falls and injury and helps prevent heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis,
type-two diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Best of all, it
just makes people feel better!
Start gradually but aim to do at least two and a half hours
of moderate or intense physical activity every week. Any
exercise that lasts longer than ten minutes counts. Biking
and brisk walking are considered to be moderate activities if
your heart rate increases and you are capable of talking but
not singing while you are moving. Intense physical exercise
includes jogging and cross country skiing. During this kind
of activity, you need to catch your breath after a few words
because of an increased heart rate.
Don’t forget to strengthen your muscles and your bones
with twice weekly sessions of an activity such as stretching,
yoga, walking, weights, climbing stairs, and sit-ups or pushups. These will invigorate your heart and mind.
The first step is always the most difficult where physical
activity is concerned. After that it’s pure enjoyment!
May 2013 PRIMETIME • 13
health: By Jim Miller
strength training
Tips for Seniors
ear Savvy Senior,
Can lifting weights help with age-related health
problems? At age 70, I have diabetes, arthritis and
osteoporosis and recently read that strength training could
improve my conditions. What can you tell me?
Looking for Help
Dear Looking,
A growing body of research shows that strength training exercises can have a profound impact on a person’s health as
they age – and you’re never too old to start.
Regular strength training, done at least two nonconsecutive
days a week, helps you build muscle strength, increases your
bone density and improves your balance, coordination and
stamina. It can also help reduce the signs and symptoms of
many chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes, high blood
pressure, back pain, depression and obesity. And some studies even show that it helps improve cognitive function too.
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Safety First: For the most part, strength training exercises
– especially if you start conservatively and progress slowly
– are safe for most seniors, even those with serious health
conditions. But, if you have health concerns or if you are
currently inactive, you should talk to your doctor about
what may be appropriate for you. A good self-help resource
to help you find an appropriate, safe exercise program is the
“Exercise and Screening for You” tool at
Getting Started: If you’ve never done strength training
exercises before, you may want to work with a personal
trainer for a few sessions to help you develop a safe and effective routine you can continue on your own. They cost
anywhere from $20 to $100 per hour. To find one, ask your
health care provider or contact a good health club or fitness
facility in your area. You can also search for one online at
reputable sites like or
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Boomers holding back the years
10 ways to slow
the effects of ageing
e all age a little bit every day and like it or not, we
can’t do anything about it. How-ever, several lifestyle choices can help to slow down the effects of
ageing. Here are ten examples:
1. Stop smoking: cigarettes reduce a smoker’s life expectancy by about four years, not to mention the ageing effects
on skin, hair, and teeth.
2. Get sufficient sleep: aim to sleep eight hours a day. Not
getting enough sleep
is harmful to the skin and can cause unhealthy weight gain
and a grim outlook.
3. Use your memory: don’t forget that the brain is a muscle. Give it some exercise with word games, puzzles, and
stimulating discussion and readings.
4. Stay active: it’s proven that exercising for 30 minutes a
day improves health. Do it every day, if possible.
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5. Fill up on antioxidants: colourful fruits and vegetables
are full of these compounds that protect the body’s cells and
help boost the immune system.
6. Reduce your sugar intake: sugars promote weight
gain and accelerate the ageing of the skin. There is also some
evidence that they compromise the immune system.
7. Increase your calcium intake: calcium is essential for
healthy skin and bones.
8. Manage your stress: stress makes you look older, so aim
for a balanced lifestyle through yoga, meditation, exercise,
and rest.
9. Protect yourself from the sun: sun is the most important factor in ageing skin and one of the main causes of skin
10. Drink a lot: good hydration is vital for the body’s organs and for healthy looking skin.
Boomers holding back the years
Baby Boomers
Travel off the beaten path
ictor Hugo once wrote that 40 is the old age of youth
but that 50 is the youth of old age. And because travelling is such a for­mative experience for the young,
it’s not surprising that baby boomers are in the process of
redefining the tourism industry by imposing their own vision.
Travelling might have been considered a luxury by their
parents, but baby boomers make travel a central part of their
yearly schedule. And they are ready to pay the price for it, as
long as they get their money’s worth!
Most baby boomers feel younger than their chronological
age, and they are compelled to live life to the fullest and
realize their dreams while they still enjoy good health. They
might have grown up with mass tourism, but they are now
in search of a more personalized travel experience. They
prefer to travel along their own paths, ra­ther than with tourist groups, and they want fresh itineraries that will lead them
to new discoveries.
Indian Canyon Trails
Directions; to get to the Indian Canyons hiking trails in
Palm Springs, take South Palm Canyon from Highway 111
and drive about two miles to the Indian Canyons tollgate.
There are signs posted to help you find your way.
While seniors aged 65 or older generally opt for more traditional and contemplative activities, baby boomers seem
determined to be much more active. One 2008 survey
showed that in North America, 56 percent of adventure
tourists were baby boomers! Indeed, when they pack
their bags, baby boomers are in search of unique
sensations. They want personalized planning, pleasure,
excitement, and new experiences.
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Check out these Local Hiking Trails:
Murray Canyon Trail
Directions; After entering the Indian Canyons, take the
road to the right up to the parking area. After parking, follow the signs to the trailhead.
Andreas Canyon Trail
Directions; After entering the Indian Canyons, take the
road to the right up to the parking area. After parking, follow the signs to the trailhead. The Andreas Canyon Trail
is an easy trail that takes the hiker up the right side of the
canyon, following a stream that wanders through groves
of California fan palms.
Modern Misting systems
staying cool in the summer
ere in the desert during the peak of summer months,
people avoid staying outdoors as the heat is oppressive. And levels of humidity can make things worse!
Home misting systems can help you substantially overcome
this problem and make your outdoor life more comfortable.
Your pool, patio or garden space can be cooled quickly by as
much as 35 degrees thanks to home misting systems. Buying
a home misting system can be very effective for people wishing to spend long hours outside their homes and have fun.
There are available in the market a wide range of misting
systems and misting fans to meet the outdoor cooling needs
of homeowners. These misting systems and misting fans are
capable of reducing outdoor temperatures by as much as 25,
even 30 degrees. Through the use of different levels of technology, these systems can provide outdoor cooling to meet
all types of needs.
The Low and Mid-Pressure Misting Systems available on the
market can convert a low-pressure system into a mid-pres-
sure system. Simply place a mid-pressure pump between
the water source and the supply line, provide electricity,
and the pump will appreciably increase the water pressure.
This system produces smaller droplets which provide a finer
mist that evaporates quickly. The pump works in conjunction with either low-pressure misting systems or our misting fans.
Why Choose High Pressure?
High Pressure misting systems are chosen for applications
where maximum cooling is needed. These applications
would include not only residential places but other commercial establishments like restaurants, amusement parks,
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may 2013 PRIMETIME • 19
on the lighter side
puzzles and jokes to brighten your day
20 • PRIMETIME may 2013
recipe by robin mather
Gnocchi know-how
ommercial gnocchi is readily available, but it’s worth
the effort to make your own. Essentially, you mix
cooked, riced potatoes with egg, then knead in some
flour. There’s no special equipment required; the familiar
grooved pattern is made with a table fork. Gnocchi’s delicate
flavor pairs well with robust sauces, from tomato to pesto to
pungent gorgonzola.
Fresh Peas with Lettuce and Gnocchi: The cooked lettuce adds
a touch of sweetness to the starchy peas, and a little reduced
heavy cream makes an appealing sauce.
1 (16-ounce) package frozen potato gnocchi, such as DeLallo
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 head Boston or any loose-leaf lettuce
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
4 cups fresh, shelled English peas or frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup heavy cream
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat.
Cook gnocchi according to package directions; drain and keep
2. Place butter in a large, heavy pan; heat over medium heat
until melted. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until
onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
3. Wash lettuce and trim away the stalk end. Shake water off
lettuce (it’s OK if some water remains) and add to pan. Add
1/4 teaspoon salt and peas. Cook until peas are tender, about 5
4. Remove pea mixture from pan and keep warm. Add cream to
pan and cook over medium heat until slightly thickened, about
5 minutes. Return pea mixture to pan, add gnocchi and cook,
stirring occasionally, until peas are hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Add
remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Serves 6.
May 2013 PRIMETIME • 21
Laugh out loud
Potential and Reality
One day during the family lunch the youngest son Paul
asks his father:
- Daddy, what is the difference between potential and reality?
Daddy turns to his wife and gives her a question:
- Would you sleep with George Clooney for 1 million $?
- Certainly, I would never waste such opportunity, - tells
the wife
Daddy turns to his teenage daughter:
- Maria, would you sleep with Brad Pitt for 1 million $?
- Surely! He is my fantasy, his posters are all over the walls
of my room.
Daddy turns to his eldest son Raul and asks:
- Would you sleep with Tom Cruise for 1 million $!
Eldest son thinks a little and replies:
- Why not? Imagine what I could do with all that money.
So yes, I would sleep.
Then daddy turns back to his youngest son Paul and explains him:
- You see, Paul, potentially we are sitting with multi millionaires but in reality we are sitting with two prostitutes
and one gay…
A young man tutored his sweetheart maths, he thought of
it as his mission, he kissed her once then once again and said
“There, that’s addition!” She took it upon herself to return
the pleasant action, she kissed once and once again, smiled
and said “and that’s subtraction!”
Now she’d learned the basics without too much complication, they kissed each other once, then twice, and said “that
must be multiplication!” Meanwhile the young lady’s father
had this ‘lesson’ in his vision, he kicked that boy ten foot
out the door and said “Then that is long division!”
Three young boys were boasting about their grandpas.
The first boy said: “My grandpa is a great swimmer. He can
swim for hours before getting out of the water!” The second
boy said, “That’s nothing. My grandpa always goes swimming at 6:00 in the morning every day, and only comes back
at 9:00 pm because my mom says he has to!” The third boy
says, “Your grandpas are both bad at swimming! My grandpa
started swimming in this pond 20 years ago, and he hasn’t
come out since!!!”
22 • PRIMETIME may 2013
Run in with the Law
This police officer sees an old lady driving and knitting at
the same time so after driving next to her for awhile he yells
to her,”PULLOVER”. She replies,”No a pair of socks”.