Camping can be a fun family activity for the weekend, or even serve as a short getaway from civilization. There’s no need to load up on just beans and sausages however. With a bit of preparation at home, you can still eat well while staying in touch with nature.
Cooking is seen as a skill improved through years of experience, with techniques and recipes passed down from parent to child. Becoming a master chef is a lifelong journey, as the recent Electrolux Asian Food Survey 2014 has shown. The survey, conducted in 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific, with over 5,000 participants taking part, showed that over 73% of adults in all countries aspired to continue improve their cooking skills.
In an age of consumption and ever-increasing house prices, a new social movement for freer, simpler living has emerged. Singles and new families are moving into houses the size of a typical studio apartment, but one fully customised to their needs. Welcome to the Tiny House movement, where thousands of people are discovering the financial, environmental and social benefits of downsizing their living environment.
Celebrate Easter with some fun for everyone. An Easter egg decorating party can make for a fun and memorable gathering that kids and adults alike can enjoy. The eggs can even be used later for an Easter Egg Hunt activity. And it’s all surprisingly easy to put together.
Parents in Asia understand the importance of teaching their kids to cook. 75% of parents in the recent Electrolux Asia Pacific Food Survey indicated that they have taught their children to prepare meals or have made it a top priority.
Small kitchen appliances are a life-saving boon to the busy homemaker, saving us time and effort in preparing food and cooking. With many moving parts, as well as nooks and crannies for bits of food to get stuck, ensuring that they are properly cleaned can save you both time and money in the future.
Air quality has been a concern in recent years, with the Southeast Asian haze making an annual appearance during the dry season. A result of smoke created by forest fires, these particles not only make visibility and breathing difficult, they also stick to surfaces like clothing that can leave them smelling and looking the worse for wear.
Balancing our glucose or sugar levels is a critical factor in maintaining our health and preventing heart disease. High blood sugar levels are caused by overconsumption of rich, sugary and fatty foods, and can lead to diabetes and damage to the heart in the long term. Fortunately, eating to regulate your blood sugar comes with a host of other benefits, such as weight loss and higher, more consistent energy levels.
A good host knows picking the right drinks to go with dinner can enhance the dining experience for guests. The wrong drinks, on the other hand, can ruin the entire meal by clashing with the palate, overwhelming or changing the taste of otherwise delicious food.
When you’re getting dressed at the start of the day, the last thing you probably want to see is a messy, mismatched jumble of shoes, clothes barely hanging onto their hangers and even dirty laundry. A well organised closet can make your mornings easier, allowing you to quickly see what you own and pick out a matching outfit.