The Low Down On Breakfast Cereal

Wendyl Nissen’s book Supermarket Companion, how to bring home good food, is a wealth of knowledge for those looking to avoid foods laden with dangerous chemicals, there’s a comprehensive list of food colourings and additives so you can shop smarter and be more aware of what’s in processed supermarket food. This entertaining and enlightening exert looks at breakfast foods, in particular, …

 

 

Yellow Card, Whitefly

This is an interesting way to get rid of whitefly that I read about in one of mum’s gardening books. Flies, including whitefly, rather like the colour yellow, so much so that boards or weather proof yellow cards when placed in the garden will attract these airborne insects. All you need to do is get some board, paint it yellow …

 

 

Foods That Will Keep Your Skin Glowing

This week Beauty and lifestyle blogger Sophia Smith shared an informative article about which foods are best to eat for glowing skin. As wonderful and effective as great topical solutions are, some of us are firm believers that beauty truly comes from within, and not only in the figurative sense. According to teachings of both Ayurvedic and Holistic medicine, the bond …

 

 

Trisha’s Focaccia Bread

I’ve had quite a few emails asking for Trisha’s (from Naturally By Trisha) focaccia bread recipe that was mentioned in her blog about the delicious hummus a couple of weeks back, so here it is. Focaccia bread will always turn any meal into a special event…. it takes no time at all to make and it’s super easy. Everyone loves this focaccia …

 

 

Get Out Of My Garden Pesky Pukeko

I’ve always loved our native Pukeko (until recently) with the vibrant colours, the cute little white bum, and distinctive call. They stick together as a family and baby Pukeko are super cute; we’ve all seen the Genesis advert with the two adult Pukeko painting a road crossing for their lovely little baby. So adorable right? But then they grow up, …

 

 

No More Onion Tears

Did you know that if you freeze your onion for 15 minutes before cutting it you’ll have less tears? This is because the chilled onion cells are slower to react with the air and therefore release less enzymes, this method also removes some of the onion odour. Leave the outside protective layer on the onion and take off once it’s out …