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 …

 

 

DIY Face, Wash, Dishcloth

This easy pattern is one from the archives. You don’t need to be a seasoned knitter to whip up a few of these lovely natural cloths. The size, shape and feel makes them perfect to use as a facecloth, a washcloth for baby or you can pop one in the kitchen and use it as a dishcloth. They also make wonderful …

 

 

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. …

 

 

A Quick Guide To Keeping Hens

I’m in a serious battle with a group of pukeko that are raiding my veggie garden. They are such a nightmare compared to our two free-range hens, Zippity and Doodah (pictured), both of whom don’t step foot in the garden – probably because they’re well fed and like hanging out with Grant most of the day down by the production garage, …

 

 

Egg-Free Banana Cake

One of my favourite recipes ever is Edmonds Banana Cake, Mum taught me how to bake initially using Edmonds recipe and its popularity hasn’t dimmed over the years. However, recently we have discovered that Grant has a severe egg intolerance and has to avoid eggs completely for the next three months while his body resets (after that he may be …

 

 

Anti Ageing Foods for a Youthful Appearance

Beauty and lifestyle blogger Sophia Smith has shared an informative article detailing the use of healthy food to help prevent ageing. “The pursuit and preservation of youth is and has always been something innate, something deeply rooted in human nature. As we grow older we remember the times when we were younger with great fondness and a touch of nostalgia. While …