Best Essential Oils For The Kitchen

A busy kitchen needs to be kept clean, but it doesn’t need superbug killing power, because by necessity you are wiping and washing several times a day. Essential oils are a kitchen’s best friend – not only do they smell amazing but they also have great germ-busting power. The main functions for any kitchen cleaner are not only to clean but also to fight bacteria and leave a pleasant smell. You’ll find many of the …

 

 

Figs Four Ways

It’s fig season! These delectable little bundles of joy are ready for picking and best of all eating. I love them fresh off the tree, but there are so many delicious ways to eat them. Here’s my favourite four, quick and easy fig recipes. *Simple but totally moorish .. cut your figs in half length ways and sprinkle over some brown sugar, cinnamon and freshly picked chopped rosemary. Pop them in the oven and bake …

 

 

Biodegradable Versus Compostable

Biodegradable versus compostable “plastics” – whats the difference? Compostable products are biodegradable materials that break down quickly and can support plant growth. A compostable product must meet specific criteria in terms of time, environmental conditions and quality of compost produced. An ideal composting environment is subject to certain heat, moisture, and oxygen conditions to assist the biological breakdown. Compostable products break down to carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds, and biomass at a rate similar to paper. In approximately ninety …

 

 

DIY Liquid Stain Remover

This stain remover works on practically every stain imaginable: food, grease, most grass stains, mud, coffee etc. I’ve found it’s more effective and easier to make than the magic stain ball recipe I shared a few weeks ago. Whip up a jar of stain remover and keep it handy in your laundry. Apply a little directly onto the stain, give the area a gentle rub and leave to sit for around fifteen minutes, then wash as …

 

 

Flynn’s Compostable Poo Bags

A few weeks ago we were walking our dog Cruz along Takapuna Beach and came across a very industrious young man and his Dad raising awareness about compostable poo bags.  We were very impressed with the information they were sharing, and noticed they also sold the bags – so we decided to put them on our site at only $4.00 a roll of 15, I’ve seen similar bags elsewhere for $25.00 for 4! Buy them …