Ironing shirts is your idea of torture! All those creases and badly-ironed collars – there’s always something to go wrong! And yet, with the help of a few ironing tips, you should be able to handle any shirt that comes your way without a problem. From finding the right temperature to using the right technique, it’s all under control!

Ironing tips How to iron shirts

Tame those shirts and blouses!

Before starting to iron anything, check the label because you need to adapt the temperature of your iron to each specific fabric. Synthetic shirts need a cool iron, while cotton should be ironed at 200°C. Prepare each shirt first by undoing all the buttons, even the ones on the sleeves.

If you want easy ironing, you need to get organised – the collar, sleeves and shoulders need to be ironed first, before moving on to the rest of the shirt. Whether you choose a cordless iron or a steam generator mainly depends on how often you iron. Finally, don’t fold your shirts too soon – put them on a hanger and do up the top button. This will avoid creases forming while they cool, and will ensure an impeccable turn-out.

Top tip: Limescale on the base of your iron may stain a coloured shirt. Either turn it inside out, or adapt your ironing water in order to prevent limescale formation.

 

You’re doubtless aware of the health benefits of drinking fresh fruit juice every day. And with the help of a Fresh Express +, you can whip up a whole range of vibrant, delicious juices that are also crammed with vitamins. Read on to find out more…

Fruit juice

Get all the goodness of fruit, daily

Unlike the pasteurised versions, freshly-made fruit juice has exactly the same nutritional value and qualities as the fruit used to make it. Homemade juice is 80 to 90% water and is full of vitamins (especially A, C and B9) and minerals (calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and copper).

To give you just one example, 100 mg of orange contains no less than 50 mg of vitamin C ! Enough to get you through the entire day! And if you fancy experimenting with different flavours, you should know that the indisputable champions of vitamin C are kiwis and blackcurrants — so go ahead, and add as many as you like to your breakfast juice.

Mangos, guavas and papayas are a very good source of minerals such as calcium, while most fresh fruits (and especially bananas and redcurrants) are rich in potassium. However, the first rule is to treat your taste buds and to have fun in the kitchen, so experiment with sweet and sour and different colours and textures because the variety is endless !

 

 

Healthy and balanced eating made easy: revolutionise your cooking habits!

There’s never a better time than the New Year for resolving to eat healthily. Unfortunately, though, we don’t always have the time or inspiration to do so. So why not get this year off to a great start by testing the two-in-one cooking process, with the ActiFry 1Kg?

Healthy eating can be delicious with the ActiFry 2in1

Why not join more than six million users worldwide? If you think that delicious healthy eating is mission impossible, you’re in for a surprise when you try the ActiFry 2 in 1. The idea is simple: not only does the ActiFry 2 in 1 cook your meat and your accompaniment at the same time, but it also does it healthily! A single spoonful of special ActiFry oil is enough to cook your entire meal.

Whether you want a sweet or savoury dish, you’ll never run out of delicious ideas. Not only will you rediscover the joy of eating chips and croquettes, you can also try some of our new, healthy recipes from all over the world, that will soon win over the entire family. Be creative with olive, peanut or even grapeseed oil, to make each dish a new discovery! Fish, meat and all the vegetables you can think of will now be on the menu, and you’ll even be able to make your favourite sweet treats in a healthy way!

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Put your tissues away, and get the lowdown on tear-free onion chopping!

Knife in hand, you’re all set to start chopping your onions. But the mere thought of ending up in floods of tears and with stinging, bloodshot eyes puts you off! And yet, a few simple tricks will ensure
you remain dry-eyed, even if your recipe calls for some fine dicing. Read on…

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Take your pick from our favourite tricks

When it comes to the thorny old issue of onion peeling and slicing, every chef has their own little trick. While some techniques seem both unlikely and convoluted, others have stood the test of time:
- Peel and slice your onion under cold running water
- Place your chopping board directly under the extractor fan
- Keep dipping your knife in cold water
- Leave your onion in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes beforehand.

Now go and experiment! One of these techniques is bound to work for you, so hopefully you’ll no longer need a gas mask every time you want to chop an onion!

 

Whether you’re a foodie, a health-lover or a weight-watcher, grilling is for you! From romantic suppers to family dinners, grilling retains all the taste and all the nutrients, and is endlessly versatile – whether you’re cooking meat, fish or vegetables.

Great for parties, great for your figure!

Get the whole family gathered around the grill for fish, seafood, meat and vegetables cooked without any added fat! Needless to say, if you’re watching your figure or your health, opt for lean cuts of meat as opposed to fatty varieties like sausages. Use your imagination and put vegetables centre stage – a platter of vegetable kebabs, for example, will impress all your guests old and young! Grilling helps to retain all the vitamins and water-soluble minerals – even the heat-sensitive ones, like vitamins A, C, B1, B5 and B9.

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No longer do you have to wait for Summer to enjoy a good barbecue! Indoor grills can be used all year round and are perfect for parties and family get-togethers, with everyone gathering round to grill their own choices of meat or vegetables. And don’t forget to throw in a few homemade sauces –your traditional homemade mayonnaise (link to mayo article), for instance, is sure to prove an all-round winner!

 

Watch Jamie Oliver show you how to cook up a Greek-inspired beautiful fish stew that not only tastes delicious, but is super easy to knock together and saves on washing up too. Packed with loads of lovely veg, this one-pan wonder uses the trusty Tefal Hard Anodised stewpot from the Jamie Oliver Professional Series.  This tough, aluminium pan evenly distributes heat and retains temperature so the broth is sweet, the veggies tender and the fish is perfectly flaking. This great-tasting dinner is as comforting as it comes and guaranteed to win over the whole family.

 

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