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Have some fun with dad on his special day! Below are a list of activities you, dad and the whole family can enjoy!
1. Get crafty
Brainstorm a crafty project in your home that everyone can work on together. Pinterest can be a good place to start to get some inspiration. Some creative ideas we love are: painting a wall mural together somewhere in your home, making matching family bracelets with beads, or painting and decorating photo frames for your living room. The possibilities are endless and whatever you make will be a keep sake to remind you of the fun day you spent together.
2. Cook or bake together
Everyone grab their chef hat and put their apron on. It’s time to teach your children a passed down family recipe or create a new one together. Try to choose a recipe that is usually too complicated or time consuming to make because today you have the time, and the help from everyone to make it happen! Together as a team you and dad can tackle the recipe and get to enjoy it afterwards.
3. Board games
For most families finding the time when everyone is free to just all relax together and play a few board games can be tough! Put out some snacks and set-up your favourite board games in the living room. You can even create a mini-marathon chart of what games you will play all day and keep score to make it a full day event.
4. Give back to the community
Take some time to tidy up and get rid of some old toys and clothes you don’t need anymore so you can donate it to your local charity. It’s a great opportunity to teach your kids the importance of giving back to the community and helping others in need.
5. Take a trip down memory lane
Pull out any old home videos or pictures you have stored up in the attic and share them with your kids. They will love hearing stories of you as a kid and seeing what both their parents looked like when they were younger.
6. Enjoy the sunshine!
Enjoy the weather by taking dad for a hike, a bike ride or a trip to the beach! Dad will love being outdoors on his special day.
However you decide to spend the day with your dad, we know that the time spent together will bring everyone closer and remind us of how special and lucky we are to have our fathers in our life.
Happy Father’s Day!
With the complete OptiGrill range, you will finally be able to serve your guests perfectly grilled dishes with zero effort! From rare to well-cooked, the whole family will love the results because, whatever the thickness of your meat or the number of portions, OptiGrill guarantees perfect outdoor barbecues and endlessly festive dinners.
The perfect indoor grill for entertaining
You’ve invited everyone round for dinner but each person likes their meat cooked differently! Don’t panic – with OptiGrill, you have the situation well in hand. Forgot all those long lonely hours trying to get one steak well-cooked and another rare. With six automatic programs, your grilled meat will be delicious and perfectly tailored to your guests’ tastes. But the real bonus? You can enjoy the moment! And now, thanks to the OptiGrill+ manual mode with its 4 temperature levels, you can even keep things warm or lightly grill certain foods such as fruit and vegetables. The cooking level indicator means you’ll never get it wrong again!
The new programs on the OptiGrill+ allow you to cook even more types of food, such as shellfish, bacon, pork and so on, to perfection.
Thanks to these new programs, your OptiGrill+ will become your best friend for all your family meals and dinner parties. Cater for up to eight guests at a time using your OptiGrill XL! With a grilling surface 33% bigger than that of the OptiGrill+, you can cook for more people at once. Which means less time in the kitchen, and more time to enjoy the meal with your guests. And your meat and fish grills will turn out so perfectly that they’ll all want to come back again and again!
Use this handy guide to help you care for your garments
How to read the laundry symbols on your clothes labels
Whether you’re a fashionista into the latest trends, or you have a large family with lots of laundry, we know it isn’t always easy to care for your clothes properly! Some are delicate, others are dry clean only, some can’t be ironed at all. It is those tiny clothes labels that will help you to avoid mistakes, so let’s decipher them together.
Care for your clothes by learning how to read the labels
With regards to washing, every clothes label carries the symbol of a little bowl of water, showing the maximum temperature at which it can be washed in a machine. When an item of clothing needs to be hand washed, this is also indicated. Clothing manufacturers are increasingly using symbols to specify how to dry an item. These not only tell you whether or not you can dry your clothes in a dryer, but also what temperature you should use. A square with a circle inside it indicates that the item is suitable for tumble drying, while one with a cross through it means it is not.
For ironing, clothes labels have an iron symbol with one or more dots, depending on the required iron temperature. One dot is for fragile materials such as nylon, that should be ironed above a certain temperature, whilst three dots apply to cotton or linen items that can withstand a very hot iron. A little iron with a cross through it means that you mustn’t iron this item of clothing.
Finally, a triangle or crossed-out triangle tells you whether or not you can use bleach. As for dry cleaning, a circle means it’s OK, a crossed-out circle means it is not.
Did you know that your body is made up of at least 60% water?
In order to stay hydrated, you need to consumer enough water throughout the day – and you will notice the difference in how your body feels! Here are some tips to get you drinking before you even start to feel thirsty.
Don’t give into the temptation of fizzy drinks, wine or beer when you’re thirsty. If you want to hydrate your body, then nothing beats good old water! If you prefer hot drinks, herbal tea is great whatever the weather so make the most of all the different varieties now available. At lunchtime, a cup of green tea goes well with any dish. Try Darjeeling, Fruity and Sencha green teas, and experiment with the different flavours to find the perfect food-tea combinations!
You shouldn’t wait to feel thirsty, because thirst is a sign that your body is already dehydrated. Instead, you need to keep drinking throughout the day. Have a small bottle of water on hand wherever you go, or a thermos flask if you prefer herbal tea. And if you do find yourself craving a sweet or fizzy drink, then opt for a no-sugar added fruit or vegetable juice – homemade, if possible – and treat yourself to a dose of vitamins at the same time!
Grains and legumes have been a part of the human diet for a long time, and for good reason! They are extremely rich in protein, fibre and packed with essential nutrients that your body needs to be healthy. Grains and legumes, commonly referred to as ‘pulses’, have been at the forefront of attention since it was declared the international year of pulses by the United Nations in 2016. Since then, they have grown in popularity as the choice of food to achieve a healthy and balanced diet.
Here are some reasons you should incorporate grains and legumes into your everyday diet:
1) Helps to maintain a healthy weight
Grains and pulses have a high protein content, contain almost no fat and have a low glycemic index.
2) Protects against diseases
Grains and pulses improve protection against type 2 diabetes, reduce cholesterol levels and the occurrence of certain cancers.
3) They help achieve a delicious and nutritious diet
The grains and pulses are affordable, high in fibre, as well as iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin b.
4) They are environmentally-friendly
Grains and pulses cultivation require very little water and contribute to the preservation of fertility and soil health.
T-fal’s Multicook & Grains multicooker is a new and innovative solution to cook grains and legumes in a quick and easy way. Thanks to its exclusive patented technology, you can now soak grains and legumes up to 10x faster than the traditional cooking method! Check out the above link to learn more about the benefits of the Multicook & Grains and how it works!
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