Summer is the season when most of us have a lot more free time than usual. And it can be hard to come up with what do with said time after months of work and studies. Most will probably continue staying at home and watching TV shows but there’re actually so many more interesting activities out there! Here’s a list of just a few of them.
While focusing only on your career may seem like a smart choice at the beginning, it may soon backfire and lead to stress and various health issues. So channeling your energy into some hobby outside of work can be a great choice, especially considering how many options are available right now. From something practical like woodworking to painting or singing, hobbies let you develop new skills, relieve stress and challenge your brain. If you prefer more relaxing activities, cooking or baking can suit you. There’s a ton of recipes and helpful tips online that could help you on your journey. Boston cream cake is an impressive three-part recipe that may seem very complicated but is actually quite easy in practice. You just have to acquire all the necessary ingredients and follow the instructions.
First is the pastry cream. To make it heat half-and-half and sugar in a saucepan and in another bowl mix egg yolks with sugar and cornstarch. Combine and heat the two parts together. Remove from the heat and mix in the butter. Cover with plastic wrap and let the cream cool completely. For the cake cream together butter and sugar; add eggs. Combine with the dry ingredients and buttermilk. Divide the batter and bake for 35 minutes. Mix the hot heavy cream with chocolate chips for the ganache. Assemble the cake with pastry cream in the middle and the chocolate mixture on top. Let the dessert cool in the fridge before serving.
Exercise is vital for both physical and mental health. But how many of us actually take the time out for it on the regular basis? Change up your lifestyle this summer and choose any sport or exercise routine that you’d like to try. It can be also a great excuse for spending more time outside if you prefer cycling, hiking or running. Get out there and be active!
Even if you’re not an avid reader and haven’t picked up a book in a few years, it’s never too late to start reading again. Pick up one of your favorite childhood books or go the audiobook route and listen to it while doing chores around the house. The way you read doesn’t matter but the process itself is proven to be beneficial for your brain activity. And it’s simply fun to do!
People are social creatures by nature and so spending time with others is essential for all of us. Make sure to regularly check in with your friends and family and your summer
is sure to be a lot of fun! You can simply go out with them somewhere or spend time together while cooking, for example. Apple coffee cake is great summer recipe that is also easy to prepare and super delicious!
To make it cream together cold butter, sugar and eggs. Add the dry ingredients alternating them with sour cream. Mix in the cubed apples and spread crumbles on top. Bake for an hour and enjoy!
Volunteer work is not something a lot of us do or even think about often. But if you have some time to spare, it can be a humbling experience that will make you appreciate what you already have.