Too Many lemons? Freeze Them!

Have you got a whole heap of lemons ripening at once? Did you know that you can freeze them whole? I’d not thought of this before, but after getting the heads up from Trisha in her Lemon Madeira Cake recipe, I tried it and have to agree with her. Frozen lemons are brilliant. Once frozen they’ll keep for a few …

 

 

DIY Spring Oil Diffuser Blend

This natural oil diffuser blend is a lovely fresh scent that will bring spring indoors. The last time I shared an oil diffuser blend was for winter; the carrier oil was sweet almond which works quite well but isn’t very long lasting. I don’t usually suggest a synthetic option, however, you may prefer to use a low ratio dipropylene glycol water …

 

 

Tasty Treats For Your Dog’s Immune System

Our guest blogger this week is Jenny Mc Gee who has shared a fantastic article about canine health, and ideas for special treats to boost your pups immunity.  “It doesn’t have to be flu season for germs and illnesses to enter your home and affect the health of your beloved pets. 10 to 20% of New Zealanders are affected each year by …

 

 

Roasted Broccoli with Miso Glaze

The lovely Natalie Brady (our favourite holistic nutritionist) has shared one of her favourite side dish recipes on the blog this week.  “I’m a Japanese food lover, and I’ve been to so many Japanese restaurants that offer broccoli coated in a delicious miso dressing so decided it was time that I created my own version of it. So here you …

 

 

Ann’s Eggless Fudge Slice

This is the first of the eggless recipes to be published, thanks to Ann Kidd for sending it through along with several more that also sound delicious. Grant really loved this on, he’s got a serious sweet tooth and this slice certainly hit the spot. Ann’s recipe is super easy to make, cream butter and sugar, add the dry ingredients …

 

 

Refresh Your Towels

Refresh Your Towels Have your towels stopped absorbing moisture? Bring them back to life by washing in hot water with a quarter cup of Wendyl’s Premium White Vinegar for a small load, or half a cup for a large load. Going forward don’t use commercial fabric softener from the supermarket as this coats the towels over time causing them to …

 

 

Hydrating Kiwifruit Face Mask

Our friend and beauty blogger/YouTuber Zaytia has shared a lovely face mask recipe with us this week.  As we were putting this newsletter together this morning we found out she gave birth to a gorgeous wee man in the early hours, huge congrats Zaytia and Jake. Who knew that kiwifruit was so good for the skin?! This hydrating mask – which also contains super spice, turmeric …

 

 

No Baking Powder? Make Your Own

Have you been about to do some baking and discovered that you had no baking powder? If you live in the country getting some can involve a long drive to the store or a visit to the neighbours. But did you know that you can make your own with two simple ingredients? If you already make either our rose or …

 

 

Awapuni’s Lemon Muffins

With only six ingredients, these delicious little muffins from the team at Awapuni Nurseries are quick and easy to make and are great for kids and adults alike to bake. The addition of fresh lemon zest makes them a lovely Spring dessert or treat. Perfect with a side of coconut yogurt or ice cream. And there’s an eggless option too. …