Cleaning Paradise

Still can’t believe our good fortune! We have friends who actually live in Fiji! Yeah! Some people have all the luck! Sunshine pretty much all year round, and temperatures in the mid 20’s to 30’s makes this an ideal playground for those of us seeking heat and sun. Respite from the cold and rainy days…

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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,…

Upcycling Upholstering Made Simple

I get a kick out of upcycling - taking something old and no longer useful, and turning it into something useful, and often, beautiful. Saves money, and also saves the pocket and environment in one fell swoop! 25-odd years ago, we had our old dining room chairs reupholstered and paid a sizeable amount of money…