after shave splash

 

DIY After Shave Splash

As with other lotions and potions for the face, aftershaves can contain a whole bunch of nasties that are not ideal for your man to be splashing all over his face after a shave. The pores are even more open than usual at this time and will absorb everything you put directly on the skin. I recommend staying away from any …

 

avocards

 

Amazing Avocados

Avocados have had a bad rap in the past because of their high-fat content, but let me say this out loud: it is GOOD FAT, full of oleic acid! When I was growing up, Dad planted a small orchard with a long row of avocado trees. At the time hardly anyone knew what they were but he’d done plenty of …

 

various dressings in pots

 

Best Ever Healthy Salad Dressings

  Dressings are the key ingredient to any salad, and these four from nutritionalist Natalie Brady are absolutely delicious and healthy too, choose from Avocado Lime, Cleansing Vinaigrette, Miso and Tahini. “If you know me personally you’ll know I’m all about the dressing and sauces. Dressing are one of the best ways to jazz up a salad or any meal. Delicious dressing …

 

green tomatoes

 

Green Tomatoes Two Ways

What happened to my tomatoes this year? So many are still on the vine, and they’re green, there’s no chance they’re going to ripen now that we’re in autumn and it seems such a waste to leave them there, not even the chickens are attempting to eat them.  I remembered seeing one of Wendyl’s posts several years ago on how to …

 

dog pic

 

Doggy De-Flea Treats

Heading into winter usually means a downturn in the flea population as they tend to hibernate over the cooler months. This year, March has been much warmer than usual, giving fleas a nice temperature to continue breeding and looking for dogs to bother. If you’d rather not use chemical flea treatments or diatomaceous earth and are looking for another solution, these flea …

 

kawakawa leaves

 

The Healing Benefits Of Kawakawa

Kawakawa is native to New Zealand and grows readily around most of the county but not in places with severe frosts, with it’s heart shaped vibrant green leaves it makes a lovely garden plant and can usually be found in your local park or bush. A cousin to Kava which is the well known ceremonial drink shared in the Pacific …

 

household fly

 

Make Your Own Fly Spray

  In my relentless quest for a fly free home, I’ve been trying different natural solutions. The Fly Sphere I shared a couple of weeks ago works very well, but you do need light for it to be effective. I’ve tried making flypaper with golden syrup and sugar, and I have put pots of mint around the place as that …

 

slug on leaf

 

How To Catch Slugs With Beer

It turns out that slugs love beer just as much as some humans do. It also turns out you can use beer to catch them by making a trap out of an empty plastic drink bottle (also a good way to use any plastic bottles you may have around the house instead of throwing them away). The wonderful people at Awapuni …

 

white linen, unmade bed

 

Got A Bed Bug Problem, Try This

Bed bugs are a terrible problem to have. These tiny little bugs can cause a lot of pain; their bites hurt and itch, and it’s very hard to see them in bedding. They hide very well, reproduce quickly, and can be very difficult to get rid of. If you notice a problem and get to it early, you can use …