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 for the garden; I’d seen this recipe before in an old gardening magazine but forgot …

 

 

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 that pesky sound and the ensuing swatting battle, try one or several of these tips …

 

4 jars of pickled vegetables

 

Chemo Recovery Pickled Vegetables

I was reading a letter to the New York Times at the weekend about how people undergoing chemotherapy can find their appetite restored if they eat a spoonful of vinegar. The writer shared a pickle recipe he had made for a friend going through chemo so I sent it a good friend of mine who is in the middle of chemo. I suggested I make a few jars up and she said that coincidentally after …

 

 

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 can be added to anything which would benefit from a bit of herb flavour. Herbed …