Moo-tiful Morrinsville

     Small Town New Zealand! Sometimes we just don't stop long enough when passing through little towns, to discover their own piece of magic. I have always loved Morrinsville's beautiful painted roadside cow sculptures, so today, on our way to Hamilton, where both our children study, we stopped long enough for me to wander around and…

Curing your own Olives

My family have always had a love of olives.  With fond memories, I recall my 3 year old counting the olives on our plates, to check she had not been short-changed her portion of olives!  She's now 21 and still loves them.  As teens, our children could devour a bottle between them, a costly business!  So…

Fresh Veggie Juice and Crackers

It's officially Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and we can feel that early morning and evening bite of cooler weather. While I mourn the loss of the sunshiney hours of summer, I focus on welcoming the fruits of Autumn. We currently have apples and Tahitian limes bending the boughs of the trees, literally dripping in fruit.…

Chocolate in a Cup

    Chocolate! I don't know anyone who dislikes chocolate! The word itself makes my mouth salivate! There is nothing worse than the chocolate craving hitting you mid-movie, while cuddled up to your beloved on Home Movie night and you get that sudden sweet craving. You put the movie on pause and quickly rummage through the…

Nature’s Medicine

Apple Cider Vinegar.    Elixir of the Gods. Nutrient booster Healthy Habit Cleanser Immune Booster Digestive Aid Toxin Remover Skin Conditioner Age retardant These are just some of the things that spring to mind when I think of Apple Cider Vinegar.    A long time ago, when books were still the method of learning, way…