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Page Ten N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, September 19, 2013 Fourth in the Series As of July Kasey and Rick have hiked 1,267.6 miles of the Appalachian Trail. They are currently in New York and have 818.3 miles left to reach Katahdin, ME. July 2, breezed through the rest of West Virg'.mia, Maryland and now in Pennsylvania, State number seven. July 11, after about 1,200 miles Kasey's shoes finally had enough. She bought new shoes, Salomon trail run- ners. Rick's shoes wore out after 800 miles and no foot problems once they started wearing the Darn Tough socks brand. "In Palmerton, PA Rick checked in at the police sta- tion and stayed in their basement for free. It is called the Jail House Hostel. More Appalachian ilil/: : ii.: i One of the many waterfalls along the Appalachian. Rick spent the night at the police station hostel. The view from the Empire State Building in New York. Pennsylvania insects. Just passed the milestone and only 1,000 miles left to go! Pennsylvania is notorious for having a lot of rocks. New shoes, a little jail time, rain and rocks. The view where hang gliders take off. July 18, Rick and Kasey say their feet are tender fromKasey in Times Square. walking on rocks all day. Were lost part of the day. Hiking in New York-All the hikers hitch and the lo, Rick and Kasey have been eating a lot of berries, one of the great perks of hiking in New Jersey. Kasey says Cals know to look for them. It is kind of obvious they Nev Jersey igl'iefffav0ri e state so far. The accents are a tl ru hikers. In most towns it is pretty easy to catch a little strange though, ride. Sometimes they are walking along the road or com- July 30, The Metro North train has a stop on the trail and for $14 you can catch atrain to Grand Central Sta- tion. They were on the Today Show, and their sign said "We hiked all the way from Georgia to be on Today." They saw Matt, Savannah and A1 and a concert from Marc Anthony. Rick and K asey visited Times Square. Both really like New York State and New York City. ing out of a store and someone will stop and ask if they need a ride somewhere. Rick says the first hikers in the morning gets the plea- sure of walking thru numerous spider webs. Kasey removed a tick from her ankle. There have been four different hikers leave the trail due to Lyme disease. ii~ii ii Statue of Liberty in New York. Rick at the New York New Jersey state line. Rick and Kasey at the Today Show.in New York. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 5021.1 Rocky trail. In Bruce Builders ! Genera] Contractor Daniel Bruce, P.E. 32 Years of Experience Light Commercial 4248 R57 Hwy Office Remodels Norwalk, IA 50211 Residential 515-291-3284 Additions 515-981-0400 Basement Remodels "helping build New Construction central Iowa" brucebuflders2OO6Ohotmail.com In New Jersey there are planks laid along the trail. Photos submitted. Homemade Hummus Offers ( ps)--Spice your party or family meal with a little Mediterranean flair with Jalapefio and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. The tradi- tional combination of protein- rich beans and heart-healthy olive oil, with the addition of zesty peppers, upgrades both the taste and health appeal of this crowd-pleasing appetizer. Simply combine garbanzo beans, tahini, cumin, garlic and extra virgin olive oil and top with an infusion of jalapefios and roasted red pep- pers. Tahini is a paste of ground sesame seeds that has a slightly nutty flavor and is commonly used in Mediter- ranean and Middle Eastern cooking. It can be found in the ethnic or international aisle of most major grocery stores. Served with pita chips or baked pita bread and topped with an additional splash of flavorful olive oil, this dish is a tasty way to kick off your next gathering. For more recipes and other cooking tips using heart-healthy olive oil, visit www.aboutoliveoil.org. Jalapefio and Roasted Rod Pepper Hummus 2 (15 cans garbanzo beans 2 tablespoons tahini paste 3 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon ground cumin Mediterranean Flair Guests will be delighted to dip into this delicious home- made hummus. s/4 cup extra virgin olive oil % lemon, juiced Salt to taste 2 jalapefios, deseeded and finely chopped 3 roasted red peppers ~/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt 1. In a food processor, add the garbanzos, tahinl paste, garlic doves, cumin, extra virgin olive oil, and salt; blend until a smooth paste forms. Reserve. 2. In a bowl, mix the jalapefios, roasted red peppers and olive oil; add salt to taste. 3. To serve, place the pepper mix on top of the center of the hummus; serve with baked pita bread or pita chips. Makes 10 to 12 serving 7~p: You can purchase pre- pared roasted red peppers at the grocery store.