|
|
|
Fairport-E.Rochester Post
Who is this 'Iron Belle'?
Pre St. Patrick’s Day Planning
email print
About this blog
By Kerry M. Davis
Hey there, my name is Kerry (that’s me in the picture up there) glad you are here. I have been a health nut for a while but never truly realized my passion for it until a few years ago. I have been a massage therapist for over ten years and known ...
X
Chronicles of an Iron Belle
Hey there, my name is Kerry (that’s me in the picture up there) glad you are here. I have been a health nut for a while but never truly realized my passion for it until a few years ago. I have been a massage therapist for over ten years and known for my ability to ‘torture’ people. The CIA wasn’t hiring so I pursued an Infant Massage Therapy certification in an attempt to figure out when things start going awry as we develop and stopping them before they cause trouble when we are adults. Person after person would come to me seeking relief from their pain and all I could do was iron it out with a massage, the rest of the work was up to them and I soon found that not too many go to the gym and know what to do or have a personal trainer who gives them a good program. A major contributor to this issue is the lack of communication from the client to the professional out of ignorance of their own body all because we are so busy with the other demands of life to even listen to what our body is telling us. This blog will give you that understanding.

All that background stuff brought me to today: a certified personal trainer who LOVES kettlebell training (my fave move is the Turkish Get Up), loves running, and loves acting like a kid (I have three!). I hope you enjoy the journey with me as we tackle understanding our bodies and how to get the most of your time at the gym, beat injury, figure out what muscles are doing what, and have a few laughs along the way. Understand that I am a massage therapist and personal trainer, not a medical doctor so the advice I share here is strictly that: advice. To see the kind of work I do (with my hunk of a hubby) click here.

Please drop me a line though, I would love to hear all about you!

Take care,

Kerry M. Davis LMT, CIMT, CPT
Recent Posts
Oct. 28, 2014 12:31 p.m.
Oct. 28, 2014 12:16 p.m.
Oct. 28, 2014 12:16 p.m.
Oct. 28, 2014 12:16 p.m.
Oct. 27, 2014 6:30 p.m.
st pattys.jpg
By Bruce McGinnis
Feb. 27, 2012 12:01 a.m.





Have you ever thought about "corning" your own brisket for St. Patrick’s Day? Well it is so freaking easy that if you do it once, you may never go back to that mass produced corned beef. If you can simmer water, you can corn your own brisket thus, impressing the living crap out of your friends and family! The only downfall to making your own is thinking ahead so you can allow enough time to brine the brisket properly. That’s what I’m here for, and it’s that time. This recipe came from my charcuterie class in culinary school.





2qts. water                              1 cup +2 tablespoons Morton’s Tender Quick meat cure





½ cup brown sugar                  1 tsp. mustard seeds





1 tsp. black peppercorns          8 whole cloves





8 allspice berries                      12 juniper berries





2 bay leaves                             ½ tsp. ginger





2 lbs. ice                                  1 beef brisket trimmed, 4 – 5lbs.





3 cups mirepoix coarsely chopped





Combine water and all spices and cook over high heat until sugar & salt have dissolved. Turn heat off and add ice. Refrigerate until it is 40 degrees or lower. Place trimmed brisket and cooled brine in a stainless steel vessel and cover or in a 2 gallon re-sealable plastic bag. Refrigerate for 14 days checking frequently making sure the brisket is completely covered in brine.





After 14 days, rinse the brisket well under cold water and place in a pot just large enough to hold the brine, brisket, and mirepoix. Bring to boil, cover and reduce to a simmer for 3 hours or until fork tender. Remove and slice thinly against the grain.





Since it has been a while since I’ve corned a brisket for St. Patrick’s Day, I will be doing just that this year once I acquire some juniper berries. I encourage you to try it, and I’ll keep you updated throughout the process.





 

Recent Posts

    latest blogs

    • Community
    • National