Welcome to our 25th edition of Velasco Chronicle & Buzz.
As we approach the month of August, we are trying to soak up the last couple weeks of summer vacation before school is back in session. The eighth month of the year, August is the official last full month of summer, with no holiday in sight the days are still long and hot many are squeezing in that last bit of fun before we fall back into routine. August includes the Dog Days of Summer. This traditionally hot and humid time lures people to pools and beaches to cool off, as well as being the busiest month for tourism.
Gardeners will see the fruits of their summer labors in August. For those who harvested in the early months of summer, now as we pass through August we have accomplished much in our gardens and are looking forward to a productive fall. Juicy tomatoes are ripening, corn is beginning to come in, plump peaches, ripe summer squash, eggplants, and so much more. All are perfect for a refreshing summer salad or grilling on the barbecue for that last summer gathering to e
njoy the fruits of your labor!
As travel picks up from cancelled plans from last summer lockdowns, this summer has been all about the big comeback—back to leisure travel, back to Europe, back to parties, back to fun! With borders open again and many Covid-19 restrictions lifted, the glorious summer vacation is a possibility once more. While we're obviously not totally out of the woods—many countries are facing major outbreaks of the Delta variant and the pandemic remains a danger to those who aren't vaccinated—the list of places we can travel to is significantly longer than it was just a year ago.
Along with cancelled vacations, the 2020 Summer Olympics were also delayed for a year due to the pandemic and resumed this year. Still officially called the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, there's plenty to check out with a whopping 339 events, all streamed in real time from Tokyo and continue through the first week of August. Whether you're wondering how to watch Simone Biles pull off a Yurchenko double pike or you're just happy to see athletes pursue dreams deferred, just like summer all good things must come to an end. The Olympics closing ceremony will take place Sunday, Aug. 8.
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With most gyms reopening, it can be a good time begin to get back into that workout routine and incorporate physical activity into your everyday routine.
Perhaps you are looking for exercises that require minimal equipment? Or just a bit of motivation? Whether you're looking to continue exercising or want to start today, check out our favorite
workouts for the summer!
August Health Tip
There's something so satisfying about picking vegetables you've grown and tended yourself. Whether your garden is a pot of herbs or tomatoes on the patio; rows upon rows of peas, carrots, potatoes, squash and sweet corn; or something in between, it's time to start harvesting and savoring your homegrown nutrition.
Be sure to pick your crop at the peak of its freshness during cooler times of the day. Then it's time to put your produce to delicious use.
Summer is the perfect time to go outside and have fun. It's one of the favorite times of year because there are so many outdoor activities to choose from. Everything is more fun outside, whether you're swimming, running or cycling.
But the summer heat can be a problem if you're not careful, particularly in areas with extreme heat and humidity. Check out these 8 tips for exercising in the Summer heat!
The best summer cocktails are as simple to make as they are refreshing. But let’s be clear, while these easy summer cocktail recipes come together in no time, they’re still long on flavor. If sangria is your speed, check out this spritzy number that’s infused with ripe summer peaches. Looking to perfect your summer daiquiri? Track down those rhubarb stalks you froze last spring and serve up this fresh, dazzling version. While you’re at it, make sure to read about the secret ingredient we hope you’ll consider adding to all of your drinks from now on. And if virgin thirst quenchers are what you’re after, you’ll also find plenty of nonalcoholic mocktail recipes here too. May we suggest a pitcher of lime-lemongrass slushies? No matter the crowd or occasion, this list of easy summer cocktail recipes has you covered
This burrata recipe is the best way to serve this rich and creamy cheese! Pair it with summer fruit or tomatoes, olive oil, and sea salt. The Italians are all about the perfection of simplicity; so it's only fitting that they're the ones behind this rockstar cheese.
"SF Wednesdays” Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Downtown
With SFWednesdays, San Francisco is taking it to the streets with 30 performances, free and open-to-the-public, spread across 10 Wednesdays this summer in some of the City’s most iconic outdoor public spaces.
With beautiful summer weather and the long summer days, it is a perfect time to spend the day in the city and catching a game. The eight-time World Series champions are ready for more, and catching the squad live at Oracle Park is an experience that all baseball fans should be sure to enjoy. Be there for another memorable year for the "City by the Bay," as the San Francisco Giants schedule includes a new set of stints against top teams from around the league, including inter league contests at home versus the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, and Baltimore Orioles.
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