Magic Stain Balls

These little hard balls of clay may look like they’d make a big mess of your stained items, when in fact they remove stains like magic. Keep these little miracle workers in a jar in the laundry and whip one out whenever a hard to remove stain is noticed (even if thats after the item has already been washed). Eliminate those awful grease stains from clothes, or bothersome bee poo off your white linen that …

 

 

Loose Leaf Or Tea Bags?

Is there anything better than a hot cup of tea in the morning? Or at midday, mid afternoon or even midnight! With such a huge array of teas available it’s hard to choose … herbal, gumboot, spicy, flowery, tea that wakes you up, tea that helps you sleep, homemade, loose leaf, bag tea, the choices are endless. But what if you found out that your favourite cup of tea is hiding something? Sadly there is a downside to …

 

 

Glenis’s Roast Vegetable Frittata

Mum’s frittatas have always been a hit, ever since we were kids we’d have one every few weeks, it’s a great way to use up vegetables that need to be eaten and it’s an inexpensive dish when using home raised chicken eggs. This recipe also freezes well so you can make extra and have one on hand. Ingredients 3-4 cups roasted vegetables  (Mum used potato, kumara, capsicum and broccoli but roasted in olive oil, garlic, salt and …

 

 

Healthy Bathroom Checklist

Is your bathroom green and toxin free? Use this list to see how you score.  Do you use air fresheners? Don’t. Most contain a number of toxic chemicals that contaminate the air you breathe. Using a natural, essential oil scented diffuser in the bathroom is a much better option. To keep your toilet smelling fresh drop a few drops of Wendyl’s Loo-Ease into the bowl. Is there “fragrance” listed as an ingredient in your personal …

 

 

Potato Harvesting

How good do these potatoes look and how awesome is this pitchfork? Tess from The Crafty Gatherer has a very inventive tip for potato storage that was mentioned on their Facebook page. They also sell the best gardening products (I love the insect hotel). “Harvested one row of thee old ‘taties’ –  Staggered the plantings so waiting for the other row to die off still. Such a good feeling to grow a decent amount of …