creamy lemon curd ingredients

 

Creamy Lemon Curd

Having a lemon tree growing in the garden is the best thing ever. Since we moved house one of the things I miss most is the Meyer lemon tree, it was one of the best we’ve ever had and produced an abundance of beautiful, sweet lemons several times a year.  Luckily up the road at the dairy they sell yummy home …

 

cauliflower buffalo bites

 

Recipe: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

The humble cauliflower is now in season, this is one of my favourite winter veges due to it’s versatility and health benefits, it’s packed full of Vitamin C, contains Sulforaphane which has been shown to slow cancer cell growth and it’s an excellent source of Choline, mainly found in organ meats and eggs, Choline is essential for good brain health …

 

bliss balls

 

Amazing Amazeballs

After last weeks delicious but sugar happy jam recipe I felt like a sweet snack that didn’t contain a heap of added sugar, I came across this recipe for Amazeballs that Wendyl created to highlight using Fairtrade and Tradeaid ingredients whilst keeping added sugar out of the picture. This recipe uses just the sweetness from the dates and a tiny bit of 70% …

 

Feijoa, ginger, lemon, bag of sugar on a timber chopping board

 

Best Ever Feijoa & Ginger Jam

This year we’ve had an abundant crop of Feijoas from the six trees that we planted only a year ago, we’ve given many bags of Feijoas away but they keep coming, and as I really dislike waste (especially food waste) I’ve been looking for an easy but tasty recipe for Feijoa Jam that doesn’t involve peeling or scooping out the flesh. …

 

French quiche pie with spinach

 

Anzac Homity Pie

  The women of New Zealand worked hard during the two World Wars to feed, clothe, and take care of their families when food was rationed and just about everything else went towards the war effort. While they probably never gave it a thought back then, their ingenuity and resourcefulness is a great example of how to reuse, recycle, and …

 

watermelon, feta and mint

 

Watermelon, Mint & Feta Salad

This super simple watermelon salad has summer written all over it, the refreshing sweetness of the watermelon and mint and the salty flavour of the feta goes so well together. I’ve made it before with lime juice but this year I wanted something a little different so went for Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar instead, the result was even better than expected …

 

face toner in a glass jar, on a white table cloth with spots

 

Soothing Face Toner

We’ve had quite a few emails lately asking for a face toner recipe. I’ve researched and tried quite a few but always come back to using the Wendyl’s Baby Wipe Solution as a toner. It contains Witchhazel which is antiseptic and soothing for inflamed skin and Rosewater which is also antiseptic and anti-bacterial – perfect for cleansing the skin without …

 

Wendyl's glass cleaner sitting on a timber shelf in front of a window

 

Glass Cleaner

I’ve just spent the weekend cleaning all my windows – something I try to do thoroughly once or twice a year – and I have to say, I’ve never used a glass cleaner as effective as the one I make myself.  It’s one of my oldest, simplest, and handiest recipes and I’ve shared it with you all a countless number of times, …

 

almonds

 

Make Your Own Almond Milk

I’m not a fan of many milk alternatives, but I find that almond milk is particularly good with certain things. Enough about me, though. I know many of you are dairy-free, so I thought I’d share this article on how to make almond milk at home. It has great photos detailing every step, so give it a try and let me know …