January 16th.  My birthday.  I had turned 33 years old eight hours earlier and I’m going to celebrate by winning a NORBA sanctioned mountain bike race at Manchester State Forest near Sumter, SC.  Amy and I left the warm confines of our home at six...

[caption id="attachment_418" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Carrots, onion, garlic, shallot, red peppers tossed in olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper then oven roasted, 350 degrees"][/caption]     Every day, every shift, we make a meal for the staff.  It's usually made from scraps, leftovers and tidbits and it's always...