coffee granules on white bench top

 

Teeccino

As you all know, I don’t drink coffee or tea anymore, so I am always on the lookout for a coffee substitute. I recently met a friend at Unbakery Café in Kingsland, Auckland,  and was introduced to a great herbal coffee substitute called Teeccino. It is made out of organic chicory, organic carob, organic barley, organic chicory, dates, almonds, organic …

 

colgate toothpaste tube

 

Banned Soap Ingredient Still Allowed in Toothpaste

Recently I wrote about the F.D.A. in the U.S. banning triclosan as an ingredient used in soaps. This week I found out that Colgate have managed to convince the F.D.A that the benefits of having triclosan in Colgate totally outweigh any potential risks. It seems strange to me that the F.D.A. would ban something from products used on our skin for being potentially …

 

MOULD MAGIC

 

Mould Emergency!

I’ve been doing a bit of spring cleaning now that the weather’s warming up and I came across some very mouldy shoes in a box at the back of our storage space. After thoroughly cleaning the cupboard and making sure that no mould spores were present, I gave the area a good spray with Mould Magic and left it to dry. Then I …

 

green leafy plants in garden bed

 

Spring Gardening

If your garden is anything like mine after winter, there’s a fair bit of work to do. This year my broccoli and cabbage were not a great success, so I’m thinking my soil needs quite a bit of help. Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to live across the road from well-known organic gardener and author, Dee Pignéguy, who put …