By Bailey Penrose, Employer Services Account Manager
It’s that time of year again, Alaska’s small window of Fall as we gear up for the snowy winter months. As hot drinks become appealing, sweaters are lovingly taken out of storage, and the season’s chill starts to bite, the kitchen calls with its siren song as we all head inside.
For some delicious recipe inspiration, please consider some of the online resources below:
If a cook-book is more your speed, have you tried Chrissy Teigan? These recipes may not be what one might call “health conscious” but they are more than worth it in flavor!
Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigan 2016
Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigan 2018
And lastly, while Alaska may not yet have access to a full meal-prep service like Blue Apron or Hello Fresh, eMeals is an online service that offers meal planning (recipe options for each day of the week) and is available wherever you’re located.
By Madasin Jennings, Account Specialist
It has begun. The leaves have changed, the temperature has dropped, and the days are getting darker. Winter is here and for me, this means it’s time to start thinking about winter activities.
In the past, I have always preferred to spend my summers outdoors while spending my winters indoors. So, winter activities aren’t something I am too familiar with. My boyfriend, however, is a fan of all weather, especially winter. Skiing and playing hockey are among two of his favorite things to do in winter. Last season, I hit the slopes a grand total of one time. I did, however, take to ice skating like a duck on (frozen) water.
Like most people in my generation, when I want to know more about something, I google it. For anyone wanting to learn how to ice skate, this article would be a great start. It starts off at the basics: clothing dos and don’ts, choosing the right ice skates for you, and how to properly lace up. Start slowly and it’s ok to stick close to the barrier! This will help you get a feel for the ice and how your body reacts to movements on the ice until you can find your balance. There are tips on proper skating stance and a few things to think about as you start gaining momentum, like learning how to stand and stop. These are all important steppingstones that will help glide you toward success.
For me, the most important thing to take away from this article is to be patient with yourself. Take it one glide at a time and learn as you go, while also remembering to have fun. Don’t waste away indoors while a winter wonderland sits right outside your window. Get out there and try something new!
10 Tips for Ice Skating Beginners: