Introducing August: “Recharging”

Welcome to “The Table”, our first of many posts about what’s going on at Elevenses and in our community. 

This month it’s me, Jacqui, writing to you all to introduce next month’s topic that we’ll all be addressing: “Recharging”. Put so aptly by the matriarch of the Elevenses family, August has always been a month of trying to squeeze as much rest and relaxation out of the summer as we can before school or work puts us on the hop once more. 

When our family was younger this meant my all-time favourite routine: waking up and immediately going to “Summer Fun” (the Green Shack programs put on by the City of Edmonton), heading home for a tasty lunch, packing our bags and going to swimming lessons, and then finishing up the afternoon with a couple episodes of the Cardinal house classics the Magic School Bus and Bill Nye the Science Guy.  Dinner followed, as well as a couple more hours at the neighbourhood park just after the sun started to sink. For me, August meant awesome days filled with lovely food, family time, occasional terrifying nighttime storms, and ignoring the “Back to School” signs cropping up in Walmart as long as humanly possible. 

Nowadays, August for our grown-up family + the amazing Natalie Wright means seeing the fruits of Hunter’s summertime labours in the Fringe, experimenting with new recipes, lots of travel, and piling into whatever room the portable air conditioner is in and binge-watching House of Cards on Netflix when the temperature goes much higher than 25 degrees. We’re wimps, we know. 

Even with the heat that it brings along with it, I have to say August has always been a favourite month of mine. I look forward to this one especially because of the epic month we have planned here at Elevenses!

Keep an eye out this month for articles about what August’s “Recharging” means to each of us, the recipes we’re loving right now, and awesome product reviews. 

Wishing everyone tasty eats, healthy bodies, and happy minds!

– Elevenses HQ

Welcome to “The Table”, our first of many posts about what’s going on at Elevenses and in our community. 

This month it’s me, Jacqui, writing to you all to introduce next month’s topic that we’ll all be addressing: “Recharging”. Put so aptly by the matriarch of the Elevenses family, August has always been a month of trying to squeeze as much rest and relaxation out of the summer as we can before school or work puts us on the hop once more. 

When our family was younger this meant my all-time favourite routine: waking up and immediately going to “Summer Fun” (the Green Shack programs put on by the City of Edmonton), heading home for a tasty lunch, packing our bags and going to swimming lessons, and then finishing up the afternoon with a couple episodes of the Cardinal house classics the Magic School Bus and Bill Nye the Science Guy.  Dinner followed, as well as a couple more hours at the neighbourhood park just after the sun started to sink. For me, August meant awesome days filled with lovely food, family time, occasional terrifying nighttime storms, and ignoring the “Back to School” signs cropping up in Walmart as long as humanly possible. 

Nowadays, August for our grown-up family + the amazing Natalie Wright means seeing the fruits of Hunter’s summertime labours in the Fringe, experimenting with new recipes, lots of travel, and piling into whatever room the portable air conditioner is in and binge-watching House of Cards on Netflix when the temperature goes much higher than 25 degrees. We’re wimps, we know. 

Even with the heat that it brings along with it, I have to say August has always been a favourite month of mine. I look forward to this one especially because of the epic month we have planned here at Elevenses!

Keep an eye out this month for articles about what August’s “Recharging” means to each of us, the recipes we’re loving right now, and awesome product reviews. 

Wishing everyone tasty eats, healthy bodies, and happy minds!

– Elevenses HQ

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Jacqui

Jacqui Cardinal is a writer and eater at the elevenses blog with the rest of the Cardinal family. Her column is "Epistéme" and explores the relationships of biology, food, and culture. When she's not blogging and eating, she's finishing her Bio and Sociology degree at the University of Alberta, you can reach her on Google+.

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