pot of lentil on stove with steam and person cooking

 

Trisha’s Garlic lentils

I absolutely love lentils, especially in winter; they’re such a satisfying alternative to a meat-based stew. Our recipe this week is from Trisha at Naturally by Trisha. “This recipe for garlic lentils is a delicious, healthy, hearty and economical meal to feed a family. I normally serve this with a baked potato or my peanut rice (recipe to follow) and a …

 

Close up shot of a gardener spraying water on tomato seedlings indoors.

 

DIY Garden Bug Spray Concentrate

One of my absolute favourite groups on Facebook is the NZ Vege Gardeners page. There are so many innovative gardening ideas, fantastic recipes, advice, tips, pictures of homegrown crops and awesome Kiwi gardens, and every time I have a look it brings a big smile to my face. Some time ago there was a recipe for a natural bug spray …

 

Mosquito sucking blood on human skin

 

Natural Mosquito Solutions

Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying, they can also spread certain illnesses like the Zika virus and Dengue fever, which has earned them the title of the second most dangerous animal in the world (after humans – sigh). Unlike humans, mosquitoes can be killed with a single swat. However, if you’d rather not be woken up in the middle of the night by …

 

 

Herbed Salt Recipe

My friends on Facebook have been asking for this recipe. We make it every year around Christmas time, it’s handy to give as a little something extra to family and friends. This salt is delicious sprinkled liberally over french fries or No Bake Pizza Bread. For a quick tasty snack try it on top of tomato and avocado on vogals toast. It …