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Barb’s Courgette Patties

We have a whole heap of courgettes growing in the garden at this time of the year. Different types; the ordinary supermarket variety green one, Rampicante, scallopini and baby kamokamo. Kamokamo are a Maori squash which can grow quite large and develop a hard outer shell to allow you to store them through winter. As…

Divine Enveloping Odour ( DIY Deo)

Let's talk deodorant. Back when my son was just 14yrs old, he spent nearly a year on the couch, cradling his head from crippling headaches and migraines. Endless trips to doctors, paediatricians and even a neuro specialist brought slim relief. He lived on pain killers and the last straw came when he was prescribed an…

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This Thing Called Love….

Love. noun - a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. - a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend. - sexual passion or desire. On our recent trip to Bali, we happened to come across no less than 3 wedding shoots on one day, in the…

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Peppermint Clove Dental Powder

July is Plastic-Free Month. Focussed on getting people to be aware of all the single use plastic we use, and aimed at reducing the amount of plastic us consumers use. So here's a great idea...plastic free dental powder! Easy to make, economical and really nice to use. No plastic packaging needing to be discarded. Yay!…

Top 10 Winter Tips

The blooms have all gone.  Deciduous trees are leafless. Face it.  Reality check: it's Winter! Despite the fact that I have erlicheer and daffodil blooms in my garden, and it feels a little like spring during the day sometimes, the calendar month tells me we are slap bang in Winter!  It's just nature being confused.…

Basil Oil

Here's a beauty......when your basil is growing profusely and you can't use it up quick enough, this is a great way to preserve your basil for later use. This is a very piquant, fragrant oil which can be blended into salad dressings or simply drizzled over pasta for extra zing! So this recipe is very…

For the Love of Rhubarb

Rhubarb. It's a mouth bending tongue twister! You can't say it without doing a bit of mouth yoga! And it's also a whole lot more! I have three clumps in the garden. They are one of those beauties, plant once and forget. Year after year they will produce beautiful fibre-rich stalks to keep you going,…