"Soup of the Day"...just got serious!
Is there are clear distinction between “The Week” and “The Weekend” in your life? There are so many reasons why having a clear separation, a notable difference is vital.
We all have different careers, job stresses, life challenges, and blessings. Still, I bet there are a few things we have in common in terms of what differentiates our week from our weekend. I’ve listed some key ideas below. Remember, when your weekends are enjoyable, fulfilling, and restorative, you will fare better during the week too:
- Sit less aka MOVE MORE!
- Enjoy a change of scenery. Ideally out of doors.
- Take an extended break from your screens.
- Read some fiction.
- Connect with family and friends.
- Treat yourself and your loved ones to different foods. Perhaps something a little more decadent, expensive, or time consuming to create.
- Sleep a little more.
- Relax a lot more.
- Play as often as you dare.
People who embrace a change in stride over the weekend report better moods, increased vitality, and fewer aches and pains from Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon. Typically, over the weekend people bond more effectively, are able to choose their own activities, and control their own environment. They then feel a greater sense of freedom, closeness, empowerment, and competence. This doesn’t just affect you over the course of two nights and two days, that positivity, creativity, and confidence bleeds into the week, creating better communication in your work relationships, higher productivity, and increased job satisfaction.
Inspiration of the Day
“Just a simple touch and it can set you free. We don't have to rush when you're alone with me.” - Abel Makkonen Tesfaye a.k.a The Weeknd
Classes of the Day
It’s Friday! And that means we’re back with another double dose of classes for you to enjoy.
MuscleFIT with Kim
This morning, get started with a full body workout that focuses on maintaining and strengthening all your major muscle groups. It will challenge your endurance, power, and strength for overall performance of functional movement.
Recommended equipment: water bottles or medium-sized weights and a small towel
Join Kim at 8:30am (for 35 minutes) from the comfort of your living room.
Click here to join the class.
Meeting ID: 897 6448 2779
Hatha Yoga with Shara
Your lunchtime plans just got a whole lot better! Join today’s Hatha Yoga class where you’ll learn the foundations of a good yoga practice. Postures are taught with attention to detail and proper body alignment.
Join Shara at 12:00pm (for 30 minutes) from your living room.
Click here to join the class.
Meeting ID: 849 1615 0571
For more information about our virtual classes, please reach out to Lauren.
Trainer Moves of the Day
Get up off your chair… walk away from your desk… but stop before you walk through that door!
Penny Phang from the Adelaide Club is going to show you how to stretch your entire body in that doorway!
Try these 8 simple stretches to help alleviate discomfort or tightness in your body, especially the major areas: neck, chest, back, hips, glutes, and hamstrings.
Remember to breathe deeply as you hold each pose for at least 20 - 30 seconds. Repeat a few rounds for parts of your body that need more attention! And enjoy!
For questions about today's stretches, you can connect directly with Penny here.
Best Practice of the Day
Come out, come out wherever you are!
Be social! Zoom it up with colleagues. Arrange weekly/monthly socials (even if they are remote). Staying in communication keeps you engaged with people and gets you out of your head.
Thanks to Cindy Gillies, a TAC Member, for this guidance on working more effectively from home.
Eric's Bite of the Day
As the end of Oyster Season is rapidly approaching, Eric Marle, Executive Chef at the Cambridge Club, thought it fitting to revisit them in a cocktail style...
A few tips about selection, preparation, and storage of your oysters
- Like fine wine, oysters have complex flavours that vary among varieties and regions.
- Oysters must be eaten or cooked alive. If the shell is open, it cannot be eaten safely.
- Oysters can have a fairly long shelf life of up to four weeks.
- They should be refrigerated out of water with a damp cloth.
- Choose a heavy oyster, it means it has conserved its water and is therefore safe and healthy.
- Never serve on ice as the cold destroys their aroma. Rather serve on a bed of salt.
The “Other” Model T
- 6 Malpeque or Beausoleil oysters
- 300 gr of coarse salt
- 80 gr of cucumbers; peeled and diced small
- 30 gr of French shallots; peeled and diced small
- 100 ml of Tangueray gin
- 40 gr lemon zest
- Using an Oyster knife, make an incision where the opening is situated.
- Insert the blade, with moderate force, at the hinge between the two valves.
- Twist the blade until there is a slight pop.
- Slide the blade upward to cut the adductor muscle, which holds the shell closed.
- Deposit on a bed of salt, making sure you save the juice.
- Mix cucumber, shallots, and cold gin.
- Carefully deposit mixture in oyster.
- Garnish with lemon zest.
Because of its highly iodized taste and structure, not every wine is a proper match. Very dry and low fruited whites are generally the go-to wines. Such classics as Muscadet Sèvre et Mène, Chablis, Meursault, and Champagne have proven their value with oysters. In recent trends, Riesling seems to be the new star pairing. New world Rieslings (Canada and USA) are particularly interesting to me. New modern-day craft beers are also ideal depending on beer structure, recipe, and event.
Do you have a "Something of the Day" you'd like us to share?! Email Meg.