Kombucha “Jerky”

Do you make kombucha?  It's a wonderful healthy drink that restores gut flaura and helps with digestion.  It contains B-vitamins, enzymes and pro-biotics.  It is purported to increase the immune system, prevent cancers and ease joint pain.  To read up on how to make this wonderful daily elixir, read https://www.instagram.com/p/BHjHLSFDLj4/ Kombucha is the product of using…

Taking Stock of What’s on Hand

Stock.  It's the stuff we use to flavour up a dish we're creating in the kitchen, to nourish ourselves and loved ones.  You can buy it in small bottles as a paste, or in unsustainable, non-recyclable Tetra Pak packaging.  Or you can make your own.  I was planning a meal that needed some stock, when…

Best of Katikati

Katikati, Western Bay of Plenty. Between Waihi and Tauranga. A little town 2 1/2 hours south of Auckland. Lying nestled between the foothills of the Kaimai mountains and the shores of the Bay of Plenty, Katikati is the Kiwifruit and Avocado capital. When the Maori landed on these shores, they stopped and found plenty to…

Growing Food on your Kitchen Windowsill

You don't need a garden to grow nutritious veggies!  All you need is a jar, a couple of elastic bands, a piece of fine netting and you're ready to grow!  Sprouting food in a jar is easy, quick and anyone can do it, whether you live in a small apartment or large house.  Have a…