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DIY Coconut Hemp Shaving Cream

Have you looked at the back of a shaving foam label lately? TEA-Stearate, Isobutane, Laureth-23, Tocopheryl Acetate, Capric Triglyceride, and Butane, Propane are just some of the nasty ingredients contained in the aerosol can of Sensitive Nivea Men Shaving Foam that I picked up. If you’d rather your man didn’t put this foamy chemical concoction on his face, there are plenty of …

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Make A Gourd Into Santa

I have very fond memories of Dad growing an array of interestingly shaped gourds and drying them so we could seal, paint and display them. This was one of the many things he found for us to keep entertained around home as things were very different than they are today; no cell phones, iPads, or laptops, and our TV was kept …

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Best Ever English Muffins

Homemade English muffins are such a treat! This year on Christmas Day we are having brunch instead of dinner, and this recipe of Wendyl’s from our archives will be perfect to serve. What could be better than delicious soft white muffins straight off the griddle with home made berry jam and mock cream. It is thought that English muffins may go …

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Nana’s Christmas Cake

This is one of Wendyl’s classic recipes that we haven’t shared for several years. It’s a delicious, light fruit cake that Wendyl’s Grandparents in New Plymouth used to make. What sets this cake apart from the rest is that the fruit is soaked in ginger-ale and brandy overnight, making it full of flavour and absolutely delicious without being too heavy …

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Orange Double Date Scones

Who doesn’t love a freshly baked date scone, soft and fluffy on the inside with just the right amount of fruit and cooked to perfection on the outside? This recipe for orange and date scones is from Palmers Garden Centre, they often have great recipes on their blog, check them out here. This scone recipe is just so good, especially with orange icing …