Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb is a wonderful gem in the garden. Something you plant once, forget about and it keeps giving and giving. One of those amazing perennials that survive swathes of neglect and forgetfulness. There have been many unresolved arguments over time whether it is a fruit or vegetable. It has the look of something out of…

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GreeNZ Top 10 Sustainable Living Ideas for 2019

1.  Grow Green Do it!  Just buy a packet of vegetable seeds.  Read instructions to sow them and JUST DO IT!!  Then sit back and watch them grow and experience the miracle of growing your own food.  I find it fascinating that within each tiny seed, there is a memory bank or genetic propensity to…

Banana Abundance

Let's take a trip to the bottom of the garden, and harvest some bananas... We live in New Zealand, two hours south of Auckland. Not exactly sub-tropical, but nevertheless, we grow bananas. They're a hardy bunch really! Missi Luki, or Lady's Fingers, so named because they are slightly smaller than commercially available bananas. They like…

When Life Gives You Lemons….

The saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" is a little unfair to these amazingly versatile citrus miracles! It implies that lemons are possibly an unwanted gift of life! I couldn't imagine a meal without a generous squeeze of lemon drizzled over it.....we have two lemon trees, and a Tahitian Lime, which provide us…

Choco-Avo Mousse

Did you know?? In the Doctrine (teachings) of Signatures (Sign of Nature) of Wholefoods (healthy, untampered with), avocados are the signature food of the uterus and cervix?  They are proven to be excellent for all manners of womanly woes, hormonal imbalance, fertility, menopause, pregnancy and post-pregnancy weight loss.  When you cut an avo in half,…