If you see DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose’s General Manager, Robert O. Balmer, out at the HP Pavilion for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials go say “Hi!”. He’d love to meet you!
San Jose has been transformed into “Gymnastics City” for the next five days.
The HP Pavilion will host the U.S. Olympic Trials for the Summer Games in London.
The trials will begin with an opening ceremony noon Thursday.
The HP Pavilion will be converted into a gymnastics festival.
Olympians and celebrities will be on hand to open the trials by raising the Olympic flag and assisting in the grand opening of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Road to London.
Rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline events started Wednesday, followed by men’s and women’s competition Thursday through Sunday.
Getting the trials to San Jose was an eight-year process. The local sports commission got the idea to attract the event in 2004. It has worked for almost a decade to bring the event to the South Bay.
Summer Movie Nights at DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose is back on track! Come by tonight at 8pm to watch “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, while swimming in our pool and eating our delicious bar food! See you all tonight!
Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops, located inside DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, dedicated this month to Cauliflower. We have been giving our viewers great tips, recipes, etc. on the best ways to prepare cauliflower. Here is a great recipe that even your kids will enjoy!
- 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 8 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Place cauliflower in a microwave-safe baking dish with just enough water to cover bottom of dish. Cook in the microwave on High for 5 minutes, or until slightly tender. Drain, and season with salt and pepper. Arrange tomato slices around the cauliflower. Drizzle cauliflower and tomatoes evenly with melted butter, and top with cheese.
- Bake 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is bubbly.
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SORRY EVERYONE! Tonight’s Movie Night is CANCELLED due to a conflict at the hotel. We will start up again next Wednesday, June 27th at 8pm! See you then
Come to DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Wednesday night and watch “My Best Friends Wedding”! Swim, Eat, Drink, Watch!
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose wants to say Happy First Day of Summer!!
Here is a little background info on the 4 changing seasons! Enjoy!
In the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of the summer season is the day of the year when the Sun is farthest north (on June 20th or 21st). This day is known as the Summer Solstice.
The declination of the Sun on the Summer Solstice is known as the tropic of cancer (23° 27′). In the southern hemisphere, winter and summer solstices are exchanged so that the Summer Solstice is the day on which the Sun is farthest south.
As the Earth travels around the Sun in its orbit, the north-south position of the Sun changes over the course of the year because of the changing orientation of the Earth’s tilted rotation axes. The dates of maximum tilt of the Earth’s equator correspond to the Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice, and the dates of zero tilt to the Vernal Equinox and Autumnal Equinox.
The reason for these changes has to do with the Earth’s yearly trip around the sun. For part of the year the Earth’s North Pole points away from the sun and part of the time toward it. This is what causes our seasons. When the North Pole points toward the sun, the sun’s rays hit the northern half of the world more directly. That means it is warmer and we have summer.
The day of the summer solstice is the longest day of the year. The length of time elapsed between sunrise and sunset on this day is a maximum for the year. In the United States, there are about 14½ hours of daylight on this day
Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops have trying out great new recipes to spice up our menu! This month we’re trying out different Cauliflower recipes, and Cauliflower Pizza is one delicious recipe that we have to share! This amazing pizza crust will not only leave you wanting more, but you wont feel that guilt of eating a greasy pizza that weights you down. Try out different toppings with it and find a recipe that is a staple in your weekly menu.
Enjoy and have fun exploring!
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- 2 Cups Grated Cauliflower (using a hand-held cheese grater or your food processor. Cauliflower should be ‘rice-like’ texture)
- 1/4 Cup Egg Whites
- 1 Cup Low Fat Cheese (Mozzarella, Feta or the best option for a low-fat/higher protein pizza use 1% Cottage Cheese – drain your cottage cheese of any extra water first)
- 1 Tsp Oregano
- 2 Tsp Parsley
- 1-2 Tbsp Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (Optional and to taste)
- Preheat oven to 450 F.
- Slightly grease a cookie sheet or even better simply use parchment paper (or use my favorite – the baking stone).
- Place your grated cauliflower in a frying pan over medium heat and cook until translucent (If you are in a hurry you can cook the cauliflower rice in a bowl in the microwave for 8 minutes – do not cover and do not add any water).
- Place all other ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- In a bowl combine cooked cauliflower rice and blended ingredients.
- Spread dough out evenly and fairly thinly over parchment paper (or cookie sheet).
- Bake for 25-35 minutes (depending on your oven – *see below).
- Remove the crust from the oven. Add organic, natural pizza or pasta sauce (see Simple Marinara Sauce below) and toppings.
- Feel free to place under a broiler at high heat to heat your ingredients. Remove and Enjoy!
*Tip – Here are my main tips to make your crust crusty:
- Make sure your cauliflower is dry after washing (no water to cook).
- Spread your crust out thin (not too thin – just a thin layer).
- Bake until crust-like. If you peak at your crust at the recommended cooking time and the middle is still not cooked… cook longer.
- Pre-cook your vegetable toppings before adding to your pizza.
- If you want to add a little bit of cheese to the top of your pizza Parmesan is your healthiest option.
Join DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose every Wednesday and Friday night for our annual Summer Movie Nights! Starting this Wednesday we will be playing “Weekend at Bernie’s”, at 8pm sharp! Swim, Eat, Drink, and Watch!
“A pair of losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, but the murderer is out to ‘finish him off.’ “