Michael Hakim

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Visitors to Italy can stay for free by sharing skills and goods

Thousands of B&Bs in Italy are offering stays in exchange for services and skills ranging from social media to live music, DIY to olive picking<p>Travellers who are short of cash (and don’t mind a spot of dishwashing) could bag themselves a free holiday in Italy this winter thanks to an initiative …

Italy

How to make perfect ice cream at home: the ultimate guide

We all scream for ice cream. When homemade, it is the best of all puddings. You can slave away at a Bake Off-worthy multi-tiered mousse for that smart dinner party – but, in the end, what guests choose is the ice cream.<p>And sure, ready-made, gourmet-style ice cream in a cardboard pint pot is pretty …

Amazing kids' lunchboxes that will put normal parents to shame

Some parents are beyond competing with, as these astonishing lunch boxes show<p>I’m sorry to break this to you but you do know that other people love their children more than you do, right? How do we know this for a fact? Well, we only have to look at the relative merits of our respective children’s …

Kids

7 trips worth blowing your budget for

These amazing trips are as big on wow-factor as they are on price – if you've got the budget, you'll want to blow it!<p>1. Epic Northeast Passage …

The best Nutribullet breakfast smoothie recipes

For those unfamiliar with the gadget, <b>the NutriBullet is an extractor which pulverises vegetables, nuts, seeds and even the pips and stalks of your fruits</b>.<p>Here, we bring you the best breakfast smoothie recipes, featuring everything from almond to beetroot, that you can blitz up in seconds for a …

Deliciously Ella's creamy mango and banana overnight oats

Blitzing mango and banana with ground flaxseed and a splash of almond milk is a delicious way to incorporate fruit into an oaty breakfast<p><b>SERVES</b><br>2<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b> <b><br>For the mango puree:</b><br>1 mango<br>2 ripe bananas<br>1 tbsp ground flaxseed<br>a splash of almond milk (enough to make it blend)<p><b>For the oat mix:</b><br>1 ripe banana<br>⅔ …

Breakfast

33 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

From roasted chicken to winter squash pasta, here are 33 quick weeknight meals for fall.<p><b>Pasta, winter squash, roast chicken—fall is the best time for weeknight cooking</b>. Plan your entire week's worth of dinners with these 33 meals, each of which can be made in an hour or less.

Drink Like a Farmer: Why You Should Be Making Switchel

Learn how to make switchel—a.k.a. nature's Gatorade.<p>Put down the high-priced energy drink, the soda, the canned liquid sugar. We've got the boost you need, and it's one of the easiest DIY hacks you'll ever make. Enter <b><a href="">switchel</a></b>, a tart and pleasantly pungent mix of apple cider vinegar …