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5 Reasons Why You Should Take A Social Media Break FEB.09.2021WELLNESS
Tiffany Shlain founded the Webby Awards in appreciation of technology. But the author and filmmaker has also made it a life mission to point out the pitfalls of endless scrolling. In her book 24/6, she gets real about how her family’s 11-year-strong technology Shabbat, a 24-hour period inspired by the Jewish Sabbath, from Friday evening to Saturday evening, when screens are off the table. “It keeps getting better, and I keep seeing the different ways it makes my life better, and my brain better, and my soul,” Shlain says. Want in? Read on for five ways a social media detox can help you live better.
Removing the pings, dings, and other alerts from the equation could help us pay attention to what’s in front of us. “We’re reading more now than ever, but we’re skim reading,” Shlain says, noting she prints off articles and recipes to consume during her tech Shabbat. “I read very differently on Saturday and on Friday night than I do during the week. It’s harder for me to stay focused on a book during the week because inevitably there’ll be something in the book that will make me think of something. And then I go on the phone.”
There’s no doubt that many social media platforms boast beautiful, inspiring images, but we have our own great thoughts and ideas within. For many creative types, like Shlain, it’s the introspective moments in which they thrive. “I’m a big journal writer, and I know that all of my best ideas in the last 11 years have happened on Saturday. They happen when I’m not getting new input, but I’m processing the input that’s already been there,” she says.
You’re not alone if you sometimes feel like everyone is having more fun than you are. But often it’s just a facade—a joie de vivre filter. “I always feel like when I’m online, I can never get enough. I can’t get enough news headlines. I can’t get enough email. I want those boots in that ad,” Shlain says. “And this fascinating thing happens when I turn the screens off on Friday night. It’s such a quick switch, but I immediately stop being hungry, and I switch into this mode of appreciation and being grateful for what’s right in front of me.”
Sometimes tech distractions are a good thing—helping us get out of our heads. But in excess, that method of escapism could be the root of the problem. “You don’t realize how much you’re missing when you’re looking down all the time,” Shlain says, noting that going for a walk sans phone is one way to enjoy nature. Instead of waking up and checking her phone, Shlain spends a few minutes writing in a journal.
“Doomscrolling” and “doomsurfing” have entered our vernacular during the pandemic, as we can’t seem to look away from the bad news. But setting screens aside is one way to create a buffer between you and the dumpster fire. “It’s been such a stressful period that every week I feel like this complete self-protective space around me that allows me to think and connect and recharge in this really powerful way,” Shlain says, of her tech Shabbat. She notes a profound statement her daughter made that stopped her in her tracks: “No one at the end of their life is going to wish they scrolled more.”
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Adjusting Your Glasses After Shopping Online
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Get inspired to do some serious holiday bakingwith authors like John Grisham, Vashti Harrison, Peter Mansbridge, and more.
By Amy Grief
Nothing says “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” quite like the spicy scent of baked gingerbread or buttery shortbread cookies. To bring on the kitchen nostalgia, we asked some of our favourite authors to share their most beloved seasonal baked goods. Not only did they deliver (in the touching memory department—we’re still waiting on John Grisham to send over a pecan pie), but they inspired us to get a head start on our holiday baking. So pick out a dessert, preheat your oven, and read on for the lowdown on 11 sweet treats—and even sweeter memories.
Pair your pecan pie with: A Time for Mercy, the latest Jack Brigance novel.
John Grisham on a secret family Carolina Pecan Pie recipe:
“As baked by my mother-in-law, who got the recipe from her relatives and refuses to share it with anyone. The pecans are chips, not halves.”
Thomas King on cinnamon rolls—with extra dough:
“One of my favourite holiday baked goods are the cinnamon rolls my mother used to make for the holidays. She’d wrap coins in tinfoil and put nickels, dimes, quarters, 50-cent pieces, and one silver dollar (these were the days when we still had silver dollars) under each roll. The person who got the silver dollar was supposed to have good luck for the year, provided that they didn’t spend the dollar before the year was up.
“The whole time my mother was making the rolls, she was on the lookout for any of the kids who were trying to get a look at where the dollar was, a kind of rear-guard action against a herd of hyenas, driving us away with a wooden spatula. We just wanted to help.”
Peter Mansbridge on cranberry cake with warm caramel sauce (a Cynthia Dale specialty):
“We got this recipe from our close friends, actors Sheila McCarthy and the late Peter Donaldson, 20 years ago, and it’s become a Christmas night staple for us and our guests every December 25, and even better on Boxing Day, while washing all the wine glasses from the night before.”
Angela Liddon on an indulgent vegan torte:
“My family’s favourite holiday treat is my O Canada! Spiced Maple Cream Torte with Warm and Gooey Apple Pie Compote, found in Oh She Glows for Dinner. It’s made with a rich and buttery baked pecan crust and is filled with a luxuriously creamy spiced maple filling. The chilled torte is topped with a spoonful of warm apple pie compote, simmering straight from the stovetop (the contrast of hot and cold temperatures is divine!), and a dollop of coconut whipped cream. Oh, yeah, it’s a showstopper. No one ever believes this dessert is vegan and gluten-free. I also love it because it can be made ahead of time, freeing up those precious moments during special occasions.”
Pair your pie with: Class Act, our number one children’s book for 2020.
Jerry Craft on the magic of pie:
“I’d have to say my favourite holiday baked good is sweet potato pie! (Pecan pie is a close second.) I think that has to do with the fact that my favourite meal, and not just a holiday meal, is the Thanksgiving combo of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mac and cheese, etc. And having a slice of pie for dessert has always been a fantastic end to a fantastic meal with friends and family.”
Pair your butter cookies with: Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, a perfect book for little readers.
Vashti Harrison on spritz cookies, known in her house as butter cookies:
“I remember being obsessed with how the cookie press worked. When I was little, I was so proud that I could make perfectly shaped cookies just like my mom. We only brought it out for the holidays, so the smell just makes things feel festive and special. I made a batch to share at my Little Leaders book launch in December 2017 to share that feeling with my readers!”
Find Nana’s Walnut Rolls in: Baking Day with Anna Olson, the must-have cookbook this season.
Anna Olson on her family’s classic walnut rolls:
“Holiday time was when my family celebrated festive Slovak traditions, including a carb-rich but meatless Christmas Eve supper of pierogies, sauerkraut, and mushroom soup, and honey poppyseed-coated bread bites called bobalky. At the end of this special meal, and any family meal over the holidays, out would come a special plate of my great aunt’s walnut roll, plated separately from other holiday cookies. Fortunately, my aunt shared her recipe and now I can continue the tradition.”
Barbara Reidon Scottish mincemeat tarts:
“I love mincemeat tarts! My Scottish Nana made mince tarts. She didn’t follow a recipe and used the ingredients that were on hand. The results varied, but they were always delicious. My mum preferred eating mince tarts to baking them, and I have followed her tradition. I rely on the baking of kind strangers and cousins. On Christmas Eve, I line up before the doors open at our local bakery for a Christmas morning Chelsea bun, plus a few mince tarts. The best part? No one else in my house likes them!”
Pair your lemon-ginger snaps with: Not Me, an English picture book from this beloved French-Canadian children’s author.
Elise Gravelon spicy-sweet lemon-ginger snaps:
“I’ve never been into baking, but this is the first thing that my daughters learned to bake. Their pride made these cookies even better!”
Pair your pull-apart bread with: Trailblazers: The Black Pioneers Who Have Shaped Canada, a new title from Indigo Press.
Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore on cinnamon pull-apart bread:
“As a child, cinnamon pull-apart bread was the first baked good that I was allowed to make by myself from start to finish. It became a yearly tradition, and I always felt a sense of pride and ownership knowing that my family was enjoying a treat that I made from scratch.”
Pair your sweet holiday memories with: The Couch Potato, the latest from this beloved children’s author.
Jory John on an epic Lemon Meringue Pie:
“Once upon a time, a couple of years ago, I was helping my wife make a lemon meringue pie to bring to a holiday party. We spent a few hours making the most perfect pie. I whipped the meringue by hand—this part alone took 30 minutes of near-aerobic exercise, and I was winded by the end of the process—and the finished product looked like something out of a magazine.
We had to transport the pie (and ourselves) to the party, and when we arrived, the combination of many hairpin turns and the sun beating down through the windows had turned the dessert into a warm puddle of goo. The meringue had deflated completely and was holding on for dear life.
Needless to say, nobody ate the pie. But hey, we had a decent story to tell, everybody had a good laugh, and happy holidays were had by all. Not because of the pie, though.”CREATE MEMORIES IN THE KITCHEN WHILE HOLIDAY BAKING WITH A BRAND-NEW COOKBOOK
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Selecting the right Caterer and Wedding Venue are one the biggest decisions you’ll make as an engaged couple!
Elegante Catering Wedding Venue Services
We want to serve you and help make your day as special as possible, but most importantly make it go as smooth as possible! We want to make sure you pick the right menu that will make your guests say “WOW” but also fit within your budget.
On a Budget?
No matter how big or small your budget, we want to make your wedding spectacular. For smaller weddings and those on tight budgets, we offer a variety of a la carte selections and appetizers that can make any wedding feel spectacular without the price tag of a full service wedding catering menu.
Want the Full Service Wedding Catering Menu?
We offer a variety of catering menus that fit perfectly with any budget. Depending on the layout of the wedding venue and kitchen setup every wedding venue is uniquely designed. Give us a call or email us at contact_us@EleganteCatering.com for details on how we can work with your wedding venue. We would love to be part of your day as your personal caterers!
11 Must Ask Questions To Ask Your Wedding Venue
If you’re dreaming of having a beautiful wedding, then picking the perfect wedding venue is essential! This can be a daunting task, but to make it easier on you here are some questions you must ask before making a final decision on your wedding venue.
1. Ask Every Question You Have
You have a particular vision of how you want your wedding to be, and making sure that the wedding venue can accommodate that decision is something you’ll want to know before you sign any contracts.
Believe me, there is nothing these venues haven’t heard before, so those extravagant ideas might be something they agree to. Some wedding venues will say no, but you will never know if yours would have said yes if you never asked.
2. Ask If They Are Flexible
Some wedding venue caterer as well as independent caterers will have pre-made menus. If you’re not 100% convinced about their pre-made menues ask if they are flexible and can accommodate your ideas. This can also work with budgets. If the venue or catering is a bit out of your budget, let them know what your budget is and if they are willing to work with it.
3. Ask about the Caterer
You will want to ask if they have their own in-house caterer or a list of “preferred” caterers or will you need to provide your own? You might already have a preferred caterer you want to work with. So a great question to ask, if they have an in-house caterer, is if you can use your preferred caterer or are you forced to use theirs?
4. Ask About their Kitchen Space
If you’re planning to hire your own caterer and the wedding venue has a kitchen available, don’t assume that they will allow you or your caterer to use it. Always ask if you will be able to use the kitchen. Make sure you are specific too, sometimes they will only let you use their kitchen for prepping food, but not to cook.
Here’s a note: Some caterers will charge extra for hauling their own equipment like stoves, and refrigerators to a job site.
5. Ask bout tables, lines, chairs, silverware and glassware
Some wedding venues might offer everything, others just tables and chairs then yet others will not offer anything and you will have to find your own rental companies.
Here’s a tip: If all or part of the rentals are not provided ask your caterer. Caterers usually would have this as part of their service or have develop relationships with rental companies.
6. Ask If You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Take in to consideration that in some states taking your own alcohol is against the law and your wedding venue/caterer will say no.
But in many states this is OK (as long as you have licensed server). Being able to buy your own beer and wine can be WAY cheaper. Plus you can buy exactly what you and your guest like. Most likely this option will not be advertised, so it will be something you will have to ask.
7. Ask When Can You Decorate
There are a lot of venues that book an event per day, yet there are others that book one per weekend. Being able to go in an decorate the day before can save you a lot of stress you would otherwise have the day of your wedding.
Also ask what you can decorate and what you can’t. There are wedding venues that are very strict, and others that will let you do almost anything.
8. Ask about price and discounts
Of course you will ask what the price is, but here are two extra follow up questions you should also ask. Ask about what’s included in the price they just offered you. Ask if there is a discount for booking off-season or Sunday through Friday. These discounts will not be advertise, most likely, so you will want to ask.
Something else you will want to ask is how much is the deposit and is it refundable. You never know when something unexpected happens or you just find another venue that fits your needs better! Here’s a Tip: If you’re on a budget, ask if they have a payment plan.
9. Ask about security
Make sure to ask about security and if that is something they provide or will you have to hire your own security guards.
Here’s a tip: Some good guidelines to follow are for 100 guest you should have 2 security guards and 1 for every 100 guests after that.
10. Ask about liability insurance
If someone gets hurt during your wedding you don’t want to be held responsible! Ask if the site already has insurance and what does that cover and if not then you will want to get your own.
11. Ask about the end of night cleaning
Make sure you ask about their policies when it comes to cleaning. Is that a service they provide or are you responsible to leave the wedding venue clean and in the same shape it was.
Here’s a tip: Make sure you walk around the venue and check for anything out of the ordinary. If you do find something, like cracks or something that’s dirty take a picture and then let the venue know. You won’t want to be help responsible for something that was already there.