Reducing Plastic Consumption

This week we have an informative guest post from Anna about reducing plastic consumption. Today one of the greatest problems facing our beloved environment is plastic packaging. As much as we would love to live in this futuristic utopia where almost everything is eco-friendly, we would first have to acknowledge how impossible it would be to achieve with the ongoing …

 

 

How To Make Labneh

Labneh is a creamy, tangy, Middle Eastern cheese made from yoghurt. It can be used in an array of dishes – made into cheesecake, is delicious with fruit (especially figs), and is perfect for platters. It can be substituted for cream cheese and has about half of the fat and calories. You can buy it at speciality stores or make your …

 

 

Chocolate Espresso Zucchini Bread

Possibly one of the most delicious ways to eat zucchini ever – with coffee and chocolate! This recipe made enough for a loaf (which is more cake-like than bread consistency) and a tray of twelve mini muffins, perfect for the kid’s lunch boxes. I made it without eggs but I’ve included both recipe options so you can choose which one suits. The …

 

 

In-ground Pet Poo Compost Bin

Last week I mentioned that we now have compostable poo bags available; these have had a great response with the first lot selling out in a few days, I also mentioned that they can go in the rubbish, which on further investigation is not a good idea as they’ll take many years to break down and need specific requirements to …

 

 

Fighting Terrorism with Yoga

The lovely Denise Ferguson – yoga teacher, retreat facilitator and owner of the Yoga Sanctuary in Mairangi Bay, Auckland – is our guest blogger this week. Denise strives to get a positive message across via four modalities; how to thrive in life using yoga, meditation, kindness, and a good attitude. In response to the Christchurch shootings last Friday, she wrote …

 

 

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 …