When the weather turns warm, it’s the perfect time for a pool party. That doesn’t have to mean a backyard full of shrieking kids. If you’d like to unwind by throwing an adult-only party, it’s a great way to cool off with friends in a fun, relaxed environment.
Archive for January, 2015
Learning the finer points of cacao can only enhance our love and enjoyment of our favourite year-round treat — and knowing how to choose the right bar can really take your baked goods to the next level.
Dressing your newborn right goes beyond matching colours and styles. The right laundering practices can make wearing their clothing more comfortable while still looking their best.
The confinement period after pregnancy is a tradition that has deep roots in many Asian cultures. The first 30 to 40 days after giving birth is when new mothers are “confined” to a daily regimen that helps their bodies to recover from the strain of childbirth.
You spend a lot of time assembling the perfect mix of people for a dinner party, but somehow the conversation just doesn’t quite get where you’d like it to. Why?
Just purchased a new home? Congratulations on becoming a homeowner, but now it’s time to fill it up with all the living essentials you’ll need. This includes appliances, which can cost a pretty penny, so think carefully about which ones you should get.
Play dates are a great way for kids to meet new friends and learn to socialise with other children their age. They’re also great for stay-at-home parents to get some much-needed social interaction in.
Full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, olive oil’s nutritional benefits are well known. But if you are ready to take your cooking to the next level, you’ll want to stock your kitchen with some equally healthy and delicious, but lesser known cooking oils that aren’t made from olives.
Herbs have been used for thousands of years to help relieve everything from headaches to anxiety to insomnia, and have the additional benefits of pleasant fragrance, attractive greenery and pretty flowers – benefits not found in any bottle of pills from the pharmacy.
In a moment of unbridled zeal, you may have accidentally invited your boss over for dinner. But that doesn’t mean the evening is destined to be a nerve-wracking disaster. Cover these bases and they might be so impressed with your hosting skills that you get that promotion.