Seedy Side of Life

Seed Cups Yay, for the World Wide Web of shared ideas! I came across this idea, of creating a feeder for wild birds in the garden. Down to the Opp Shop (second hand store) I nipped and came away with 3 pre-loved tea cups for the grand total of NZ$1.50. Once at home, I threw…

Spring-Cleaning our Bodies

Cleaning out. All householders know the need for a good clean out once or twice a year. Every year, we try to do a juice fast to clean out the pipes in the body, kinda like a spring-clean for health and well-being. Think about it: our body spends 80% of it’s energy on digesting food, so…

Jerusalem Artichokes 

There are two types of artichokes, Jerusalem and Globe.  We grow both in our garden.  They could be grown simply for their beauty, however, they are also both edible.  Globe artichokes have wonderful grey spikes-looking leaves that add a beautiful  visual dimension to the garden, and again when they flower in late Spring, early Summer.…

Making Memories that Last

In this busy life we lead, sometimes it pays to slow the pace and create memories that last. In a high tech world where every moment is captured by digital cameras, I look back on our precious family photographs. A time when we had to buy camera spools for our "automatic" cameras, thread it up…

Best Healthy Kale Snax

Okay, so most people dislike kale.  It's that tough green that everyone raves about nutrition-wise but prefer softer green options like silverbeet or spinach.  It's definitely an aquired taste, if you weren't introduced to it as a child.  I have grown it in our garden for the past three years, yet only now, am I…