Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The best advice my dad gave me: Rachel Ross

"The best thing my dad taught me was... to let nothing stand between me and my goals."
- Rachel Ross



Rachel Ross is an Australian Commonwealth Games Hopeful for Olympic Target Shooting, also current student in Political Science and Psychology. Connect with Rachel on her Facebook page.  



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Father's Day Recipe: Pink Salt Lamb Ribs

Most men I know LOVE ribs. This recipe makes the most of fresh spring lamb, as well as delicious fresh ingredients such as pomegrantate and lemon. 

Ingredients:
• 16 lambs rib rack
• 4tbsp labneh
• 4 sprigs parsley (roughly chopped) 
• Crushed pistachio
• 2 Lemon juice and zest
• 4 large sliced Dill Pickle
•  150ml olive oil
• 1 pomegranate (seeds only)




Method:
1. For the lamb: season generously with salt and refrigerate for 2 hours. Rinse the ribs in cold water and dry with a cloth. Pre-heat the oven to 100 degrees Celsius. Place the ribs fat side down on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, drizzle with vegetable oil and cover with foil. Cook for 8 hours or until the ribs are tender. Leave to cool. Trim any excess fat. 

2. Colour the ribs in a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat, flashing through the oven if necessary. Cut between each rib bone to serve.

3. For the Dressing: mix the lemon juice, zest, pistachios, pomegranates, roughly chopped parsley and olive oil. Adjust the seasoning with salt and black pepper to taste.

4. Plating: Generous table spoon of labneh spread on the plate, stack the ribs evenly 4 or 6 depending on your serving sizes. Then place the sliced dill pickles on top of the rib, and to finish the dish, spoon the dressing over each of the ribs.

Tip: In the restaurant we make all the dill pickles and labneh in house, by doing this you improve the quality of your product. We also make a yoghurt glaze to coat the lamb ribs, this is made by boiling yoghurt and lemon juice and reducing it till it has a glaze like consistency. This cuts through some of the richness that comes from the lamb ribs.

This recipes was kindly shared with us by Quandoo and Double Bay’s Pink Salt. Quandoo is a restaurant booking platform that takes the hassle out of booking meals out. They have some fantastic restaurants perfect to book for Father's Day. Pink Salt in Double Bay is one of Quandoo's top restaurant booking venues. 

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The best advice my dad gave me: Karen Harvey

"The best thing my dad taught me was… if you pick up a bad passenger you can always drive them into a lamp post."
- Karen Harvey


Karen Harvey is an award winning photographer, writer, creative director and wannabe racing driver… self proclaimed cat whisperer, chicken wrangler and chief cake taster! Learn more about Karen at www.idontlikepeas.co.uk


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Monday, 29 August 2016

The best advice my dad gave me: Matthew Barnett

"Not my dad, but my granddad said to me: 'The only way to succeed is to delegate, delegate, delegate!' This has helped throughout my working life!"
- Matthew Barnett



Matthew Barnett is MD at Kingfisher Recruitment. Learn more at www.kingfisherrecruitment.com.au

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Sunday, 28 August 2016

The best advice my dad gave me: Rohan Christie

"I grew up on a farm, and the best piece of advice my Dad gave me was: 
'Why hire someone to work for you when you can have children.'"
- Rohan Christie


Rohan Christie is Director at Kingfisher Recruitment. Learn more at www.kingfisherrecruitment.com.au

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Father's Day Recipe: Home-Made Baked Beans

Several studies have linked beans with cultures that live longer lives, so I'm always looking for tasty recipes to incorporate more beans in my diet. Where better to start than a home-made baked beans recipe.

This humble recipe could change your life for the better, in more ways than one. Breakfast in bed on Father's Day, Sunday night easy dinner, hearty and healthy lunch. Having any of these meals these prepared for you would no doubt make your life easier, but with the added benefit of helping your kids get confident in the kitchen. We’re not talking about fancy pants show-off cooking, but a recipe that your kids will want to cook time and time again that is the foundation of good cooking. 

This easy recipe is one that on Father's Day you could enjoy preparing with your kids for breakfast - it's quick, simple and wonderfully tasty! Take the time to teach your kids how to master this dish, and they are on their way to a rewarding cooking life. Or if they're capable mini-masterchefs, just sit back and enjoy!

Home-made Baked Beans - perfect for Father's Day breakfast, easy Sunday night dinner, or a hearty lunch


Ingredients:

  • 400g tin beans (cannellini, haricot, butter or borlotti)
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp dried
  • Salt and pepper


Equipment you will need:

  • Knife
  • Can opener
  • Strainer/colander
  • Chopping board
  • Spoon measure
  • Pot

Method:
1. Drain and rinse beans
2. Heat oil in pot, add onion and garlic, cook for 2-4 minutes or until cooked
3. Stir in tomatoes and Worcestershire or soy sauce
4. Mix in beans, oregano, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and heat until gently bubbling
5. Cook for 10 minutes until the sauce thickens
6. Serve with crusty toast

Tip: Add chorizo, bacon or pancetta when frying the onion. Serve with a wedge of potato cake.

Thanks to our friends at Get Kids Cooking for sharing this delicious recipe. 
Get Kids Cooking is teaching thousands of Aussie kids how to cook and appreciate healthy and nutritious food in their primary school cooking classes, and also have an exciting cooking subscription that allows families to Get Kids Cooking @ home.

The special Father’s Day cooking kit aims to give parents and kids the inspiration and wherewithal to learn core cookery skills and healthy cooking at home, through creative culinary fun in the kitchen!

Little do kids know that making a meal not only feeds their tummies, but it gets their minds cooking too – plus cooking gives them a chance to express themselves creatively and take pride in sharing a meal with Dad that they prepared. 

Suitable for boys and girls from 5-13, the monthly cooking kit starts from $19.95 and contains:

- Kitchen tool to build your very own tool kit
- How To Use skill card to master your new kitchen tool
- Earn the badge of the month, iron onto your apron and build your collection
- Tried and tested recipes that kids will love!
- Shopping list for the recipes
- “Chitter Chatter” cards to help get your family talking at the dinner table
- Fun, food related craft/activities
- Sibling packs include a badge per child and additional items for activity

Cooking together with your kids is a great way to build lasting memories - with Get Kids Cooking @ Home, the age-appropriate recipes help them gain confidence in the kitchen and discover the joys of cooking. www.getkidscooking.com.au

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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Father's Day Recipe: Baked salmon with fried potatoes

Salmon is one of my favourite meals. It's delicious, healthy, and when paired with these ingredients, a hearty 'man-meal' dad will love. 


Baked salmon with fried potatoes


Ingredients:

  • Fresh salmon
  • Potatoes

For the stuffing:

  • Spring onions
  • Chilly peppers

For the sauce:

  • Coriander
  • Yogurt
  • Chilly pepper
  • Carrot


For the marinade:

  • Fish seasoning
  • Fish sauce
  • Oil 

Method:

Watch the video of how to make this dish HERE

The video also includes health benefits of consuming salmon.

Thanks to Daniel Pietrzak for sharing this gorgeous recipe with us. Daniel is a chef with 5 years of experience in pubs and restaurants in London, UK. Daniel's passion led him to create a YouTube channel called "Viral Cooking"

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The best advice my dad gave me: Jaime Sky

“The best thing my dad taught me was…'That you can't do business sitting on your arse'...and I have never forgotten his words. Ever. This is why I run all of my businesses, travel around Australia and am the face of the brand. 
Wish he taught me when to have a break. A nap would be nice."
- Jaime Sky



Jaime Sky is the founder of the Trainee Veterinary Nurse Workshops. Learn more about Jaime's business at www.traineeveterinarynurseworkshops.com

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Friday, 26 August 2016

Father's Day Recipe: Hari Ghotra's Lamb Madras

You can't beat an authentic curry made from scratch. But some recipes can be a bit daunting, with countless ingredients and complicated instructions. Not this curry. Sure, the Madras powder requires a few spices, but nothing drastically exotic and once this is made the rest is straight forward. This Madras will make dad feel like a Maharaja!

Madras Powder

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp white poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 cassia bark stick (about 7cm long)
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 2 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste


Lamb Madras fit for a Maharaja


Masala Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 10-12 fresh curry leaves
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped (2 for more heat)
  • 2 cm ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 400g / 1 tin plum tomatoes
  • 2 tsp tamarind pulp
  • 1 tsp hot chilli powder
  • Handful fresh coriander


Method:

Watch video on how to make this recipe HERE

1. To create your madras powder combine black peppercorns, cassia, cloves, coriander, fenugreek, mustard, poppy, cumin and fennel seeds, and grind to a fine powder with an electric grinder, blender, or pestle and mortar.

2. Stir in the turmeric and chilli powder.

3. Place the lamb in a large bowl and rub with 2 or 3 tablespoons of madras curry powder and the salt until all the meat is coated. Transfer the remaining powder into a well-sealed jar for another time.

4. Heat the oil in a large cast iron pan until hot. Add the mustard seeds – once they start to pop, stir in the curry leaves and then the onions.

5. Soften the onions until they turn dark brown (about 20 minutes) before adding the green chilli and ginger along with the finely chopped garlic.

6. Keep stirring as the mix has a tendency to catch on the bottom of the pan. If it does catch add a splash of water.

7. After a few minutes, add the tomatoes, tamarind and red chilli. Bring this to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer to create a thick masala sauce.
Once it is shiny and thick add the lamb to the pan. Stir to coat the meat with the sauce. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting, cover and leave to cook very gently for 40 minutes to 1 hour, until it's cooked through.

8. Stir occasionally until the sauce has thickened and the lamb is tender.

Serving tip: 
The dark tangy sauce works great with plain basmati rice or roti, but I also like to have a veg dish like saag or some spiced potatoes on the side. 

This recipe was kindly shared with us by Hari Ghotra - one of the rising stars of the Indian food scene both on and offline. Over the last 2 years, Hari’s website and YouTube channel have become the UK’s number one destination for authentic Indian cooking. Hari also works as a guest chef at the michelin starred Tamarind of Mayfair and is shortly to be announced as the Executive Chef of the new Tamarind Kitchen opening in Soho. Alongside this, Hari sells her own curry kits and spices and regularly hosts cookery classes across London and the South East. Learn more at www.harighotra.co.uk or connect with Hari on twitter: @HariGhotra. 

The best advice my dad gave me: Daniel Brady

"The best thing my dad taught me was how to fossick and prospect for minerals. It's a unique and interesting skill that relatively few people get to try. Given the right location, I am capable of finding gold, opals, sapphires, rubies, diamonds and so on. I have a toddler son now, and I'm taking him gold prospecting with his grandfather next month."
- Daniel Brady


Daniel is based in Brisbane. He's the owner of Heavenly Hammocks, an online hammocks and hammock chairs store. It's a nice lifestyle product perfect for Summer. www.heavenlyhammocks.com.au

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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Father's Day Recipe: Plus 5 Lamb Shoulder Shepard’s Pie

Shepard's Pie is a classic family-favourite dish. This Father's Day, pimp your pie with slow-cooked lamb shoulder. This fancy slow-cooked version is perfect for a special Father's Day dinner. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 x 2kg lamb shoulder, excess fat trimmed,
  • 4 large celery sticks, ends trimmed, coarsely chopped
  • 4 large carrots, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large brown onion, coarsely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 40g (1/4 cup) plain flour
  • 500ml (2 cups) Beef stock
  • 95g (1/3 cup) tomato paste
  • 2-3 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 cup of white cooking wine
  • 1 cup of vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1kg desiree potatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) milk
  • 40g (1/2 cup) shredded parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

Plus 5's gourmet version Shepard's Pie


Method:
1. Pierce the shoulder all over with a small, sharp knife. Season with pepper, salt, then rub in sprigs of thyme and rosemary, push the cloves of garlic into the piercings.

2. In a roasting tray place the cut or ‘mirepoix’ onions, carrots and celery into small cubes (about .5cm square) along with the bay. Place the Lamb should on the mirepoix and add white wine and vege stock.

3. Place a sheet of baking paper over the shoulder and cover with foil to seal the dish.

4. Cook for 5 hours at 170°C. Pull out and remove the shoulder from the  dish and set aside. Pour the remaining contents into a jug and let cool. The fat will rise as it cools, so when it starts to almost solidify, it can be easily removed to leave clarified juices and vegetables.

5. Pull the meat from the bone – it should come away very easily. If you have latex food handling gloves, use these as the meat will still be hot and oily.

6. Add the lamb, pan juice with mirepoix, beef stock, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce in a pot. Bring to the boil. Uncover and cook for a further 30 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly.

7. Meanwhile, cook the potato in a large saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and return to the pan. Use a potato masher or mill to mash until smooth. Add the milk and stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.

8. Increase oven temperature to 200°C. Use a fork to spread the mash over the lamb mixture. Combine the parmesan and panko in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the mash. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Serve and enjoy!

Thanks to our friends at Plus 5 for sharing this special recipe with us. Plus 5 is a boutique cocktail and tapas bar offering tasty wood fired cuisine alongside an array of incredible artisan drinks. Plus 5 is celebrating Father’s Day with a Pie & Ale special with patrons able to choose from a lamb or beef pie served with mash and peas and a Coopers Ale for only $18 per person. www.plus5bar.com.au 

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The best advice my dad gave me: Charlotte Calder

"The best thing my dad taught me was: Who cares what other people think? 
What matters is to do what's right."
Charlotte Calder



Charlotte Calder is an SEO copywriter and kids' author who divides her time between Sydney and Orange NSW. Learn more about Charlotte at www.charlottecaldercopywriter.com

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Father's Day Recipe: Blueberry & hazelnut pancakes

The best start to Father's Day is a delicious breaky. Our friends at Sweets For Tilly have put together a ‘kid-friendly’ and scrumptious pancake recipe to sweeten dad up on his special day. The recipe is also full of natural sugars so a little more healthy than the average pancake.

Ingredients:

Makes 10 pancakes

  • 200 grams self-raising flour – sifted
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 300 ml of milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 90 grams of finely chopped hazelnuts (or whiz in a food processor for it to be finely chopped)
  • 150 grams frozen blueberries
  • A small knob of butter for cooking

A delicious twist on the classic pancake


Method:

1. Mix the dry ingredients and the nuts in a large bowl.

2. Beat the egg with the milk and then make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Whisk the milk into the dry ingredients until you have a thick batter.

3. Gently stir in half the blueberries into the batter mix.

4. Put a large non-stick frying pan on a low-medium heat and add a small knob of butter until it melts.

5. Ladle the batter into the pan, cook for 2-3 minutes until there are bubbles forming on the surface of each pancake.

6. Turn the pancake and cook for another 2-3 minutes until golden.

7. Keep the pancakes warm in a low temp oven, while you cook the rest of the batter.

8. Serve with yoghurt and the remainder of the blueberries. Or for a special treat top with golden syrup with the blueberries.

This is a great recipe for all ages!

Sweets For Tilly is a family run business by Jacqueline and her two daughters, Nancy and Rachel. Starting a baking business has been a lifelong dream for the three ladies, and as a family with the gift of baking and flare for and creativity, Sweets for Tilly was born. The name of the business was inspired in honor of their late Grandma, Mathilde, which is the French version of the name Matilda, which can also be known as Tilly.

Many may know that the art of baking macarons can be very tricky to say the least. The three ladies began their obsession for perfecting the art of macarons several years ago. Their signature flavours include, salted caramel, berry burst (chocolate with a berry surprise, and a very special Mauritian vanilla tea flavour. The Mauritian vanilla tea flavour pays homage to their island heritage, with Jacqueline moving here with her husband many years ago to start a family and settle in Australia. More than 40 years later, both Nancy and Rachel have families of their own finally and decided to take the leap and begin a baking business to turn their dream into a reality.

Sweets For Tilly bake macarons, biscuits, sweets and special occasion cakes all handmade and baked with love. The delights we bake cover everything from weddings, birthdays and baby showers. Learn more at www.sweetsfortilly.com.au

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The best advice my dad gave me: Rachel Lee Burnelle

"My father passed away when I was in my late teens. We had an amazing connection, because he believed in developing a horizontal relationship with me rather than a vertical, child to parent relationship. Our understanding and mutual respect for each other built up gradually through conversing and discussing regularly diverse topics. From a very young age, I remember, he would always speak to me like an adult to another adult.
The best thing my dad taught me was to believe in myself and be brave enough to make choices and take responsibility for them, even when wrong. And when I went through a short spell of being bullied at school, he taught me how to show a mirror to my tormentors and stand up for myself." 
- Rachel Lee Burnelle



Rachel Lee Burnelle is inspired by the little things in life. She is a marketing executive of Paul’s Rubbish Removal Sydney and strives to live a green and simple life.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Father's Day Recipe: Meat Market's RnR combo

This delicious meal combines four dad-friendly favourites: Potato Gratin, Beef Rib, Bourbon Glaze and Crumbed Onion Rings. This meal will make for one happy dad this Father's Day!

Potato Gratin:
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Lightly grease a rectangular baking tray
  3. Thinly slice potatoes and onion.
  4. Arrange some of the potato over the base of the tray and top with a little onion.
  5. Sprinkle with a few slices of garlic and season with salt and cracked black pepper.
  6. Continue layering with the remaining potato and onion, adding garlic every second or third layer.
  7. Combine cream with cheese.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until potato is cooked through and top is golden.
  9. Let the tray of gratin go cold and set.
  10. Once the Gratin has set you then use a circular hollow cylinder to cut nice round portions of Gratin ready to be served when required

Meat Market's delicious RnR combo

Beef Rib:
Method:
  1. Get a pan nice and hot and seal the ribs until they have a nice caramel brown colour.
  2. Add ribs to a big roasting dish and fill with some diced onion, Garlic, rosemary, thyme and veal/beef stock.
  3. Cover the tray with baking paper and then with tin foil, place in the oven on 84 Degrees Celsius and slow cook for 14hrs.
  4. Once the ribs are cooked remove from the tray and strain the stock into a smaller saucepan. This can be kept to be used for another time when slow cooking or reduced into a delicious Jus.
  5. Place the ribs in another tray, pour some of the bourbon glaze over and put them in the oven for 10 minutes at 180 Degrees Celsius.
  6. When ready, plate the ribs add a little more bourbon glaze and top with onion rings.

Bourbon Glaze:
Ingredients:
  • 400ml tomato sauce
  • 100ml bourbon
  • 50ml Worchester sauce
  • 50ml maple syrup
  • 1/3 of a bunch of chopped thyme

Method:
Combine all ingredients together to produce 600ml of bourbon glaze.

Crumbed Onion Rings
Method:
  1. Slice onions into 1cm thick rings.
  2. Dust the rings in flour.
  3. Then add to egg wash.
  4. Once completely coated in the egg wash, add to the bread crumb.
  5. Add the rings back to the egg wash, then to the bread crumb to get a nice even thick layer.
  6. Once ready fry until golden brown and serve.

Thank you to our friends at Meat Market on Melbourne's South Wharf Promenade for sharing this delicious recipe. Dedicated to the flavours of an open flame grill, Meat Market is the ideal spot to sample the best meats Victoria has to offer. On Father’s Day, Meat Market is offering dads and their families some R&R with ‘Ribs and Rump’ platters available for $49 per person. For bookings call 03 9008 8953. www.meatmarketsouthwharf.com.au

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The best advice my dad gave me: Yannick Ieko


"The best thing my dad taught me was that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Since then, I've always been skeptical of what is being offered for "free" and that has served me well over the years. Dad always said that I should always understand what's in it for them in these circumstances, which is wise and something I'm fully intending to pass on to my two sons."
Yannick Ieko


Yannick Ieko is CEO of SMSF loan experts. Learn more about what they do at www.smsfloanexperts.com.au

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Monday, 22 August 2016

The best advice my dad gave me: Fabiola Gomez

"The best thing my dad taught me was to get your qualifications (mine was a law degree) so that you never needed to rely on anyone else to support you, and have the ability to earn your own wage." 
 Fabiola Gomez, LUXit



Fabiola Gomez is a serial entrepreneur and currently the founder and director of LUXit, Sydney's only award-winning mobile beauty and wellbeing service. Learn more about LUXit at www.luxit.me

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

The best advice my dad gave me: Annaliese Allen

"The best thing my dad taught me was that men and women are equal. That I could do anything I wanted to do. That I could be the very best at anything I worked hard for. 
My mother passed when I was young, so Dad played both roles. There were no stereotypes of what a father or mother was supposed to be. My ambition, my drive, my competitiveness are all traits Dad embraces and encourages – I think he sees himself in me. This, probably accidental, feminism has allowed me to soar. And for that, I am forever thankful."



Annaliese Allen is a Melbourne mother of two, corporate accountant turned entrepreneur and Honeybell Waterwear founder. Honeybell Waterwear retails contemporary rashies, cover ups and resort wear for women. Check out the Honeybell range here: www.honeybell.love

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

The best advice my dad gave me: Gene Caballero

"Best lesson I ever learned from my dad was work ethic. Being an successful entrepreneur himself, he taught me that it doesn't take the smartest individual to make a difference but the one who works the hardest will always come out on top."

His favorite quote was:

"There are 3 8-hour work days in one 24 hour day. Pick which two you want to work and you will be successful."



Gene Caballero is co-founder of GreenPal which has been described as Uber for lawn care. Learn more about GreenPal at www.yourgreenpal.com

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Friday, 19 August 2016

The best advice my dad gave me: Cassie Parks

"The best thing my dad ever told me is 'you can do anything you want to.'" 
Cassie Parks


Cassie Parks is a best-selling author, champagne lover and lifestyle design strategist. Learn more about what Cassie does at www.liveyourchampagnelife.com

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Who's your Daddy? Father's Day Gift Ideas

Mr Gift Father's Day 2016
Who's your Daddy? 
We have gifts for every "Daddy" this Father’s Day,
Sunday 4th September

Every dad is different. Some dads love getting outdoors in the garden or playing sport, others prefer relaxing with a beer or book. Mr Gift has gifts to suit every dad - here's a taster of some of our favourites below...

FOR YOU: Here’s a $20 Discount Voucher. To redeem your $20 voucher, simply enter Discount Code DAD in the Discount Code field when you place your order (product total must amount to $20 for voucher to work). You're welcome to use this yourself, or pass onto someone else you know who might enjoy using it. Voucher is valid until midnight Sunday 4/9/2016.

Here are a few of our favourite gift ideas for dads...
Metal Detector
1. GADGET-LOVING DADS
eg. Metal Detector (easy-build) $29.95 
Who hasn't dreamed of finding buried treasure? Guys of all ages will love this cool gadget that they can build themselves.
 
Sow n' Sow seeds
2. GARDENING DADS
eg. Sow n' Sow Seeds $9.95 each or 2 for $15
Spring is the perfect time of year to get out in the garden and grow some new plants from seed. Garden-enthusiast dads will love the selection of Sow n' Sow seeds, including Australian natives.
 
Gentlemen's Hardware Bicycle Repair Kit
3. "MAMIL (Middle-aged Man in Lycra)" DADS
eg. Gentlemen's Hardware Bicycle Repair Kit $23.95 
If his bike is his 'prized possession', and he's not afraid to don a bit of Lycra, then this gift is for him! These repair kits are also handy for casual riders - no one likes a puncture!. 
Man Law BBQ Grill Light
4. 'KING OF THE BBQ DADS
eg. MAN LAW BBQ Grill Light $39.95
This handy BBQ Grill Light means that dad can still BBQ even after the sun goes down.


 
The Game leather cricket wallet
5. SPORT-OBSESSED DADS
eg. 'The Game' Leather Cricket Wallet $129
The must-have accessory for every cricket-loving dad, The Game Wallet features unique stitching inspired by the iconic cricket ball.
 
Work Hard Play Hard Cufflinks
6. HARD-WORKING DADS
eg. Work Hard Play Hard Cufflinks $19.95
Essential cufflinks for dads who like to keep life in perspective, and enjoy their leisure time as much as their work time. 
Luggage tag
7. TRAVELLING DADS
eg. Metal Luggage Tag from $59.95
This handmade luggage tag is a gorgeous keepsake for any dad who travels frequently to remind him of home. Features a quote from the movie Cloud Atlas,"Travel far enough, you meet yourself". Available in copper, bronze or stainless steel.  
Fishing lure
8. FISHING DADS
eg. Fishing Lure from $44.95
This handmade fishing lure is a special gift for dads who are fanatical about fishing. Features inscription: "Hooked on you". The fish will love it too! Available in copper, bronze or stainless steel.  
Golf marker
9. GOLFING DADS
eg. Golf Marker from $39.95
This handmade snazzy golf marker will spark some interesting conversation on the golf course. Features the inscription: "Golf. All the other 4 letter words were taken". Available in copper, bronze and stainless steel. 
Boheme Hombre Messenger Leather Satchel
10. STYLISH DADS
eg. Boheme Hombre Messenger Leather Satchel $249.95
A smart satchel maketh the man. This timeless leather satchel will stand the test of time when it comes to style and quality. 
Father's Day is special because...

"Raising a family can be tough sometimes, and every parent likes to feel appreciated. Most of the dads I know hit the ground running as soon as they get home from work. They barely take off their jacket before they're helping bath the kids and get them ready for bed, dinner, etc. Father's Day is a great opportunity to reflect on all the things - big and small - that dads do for their family throughout the year." 
Jorgan Symes, Mr Gift co-founder

"What would we do without dads? Who would fix the car, lift heavy stuff, remove spiders from the house, take lids off jars, mow the lawn, and more? We reckon dads are super and deserve our appreciation for all the little things they do (that often get overlooked throughout the year). This year we challenge you to make dad feel less like an 'unsung hero' and more like a 'superhero'!" Courtney Symes, Mr Gift co-founder