Foraging for the Garden (Pine Needles)

There are some who forage outside of their garden, and there are some who forage for their garden. I fit into both categories. I love frugal living, and I love being able to use the resources freely available to us, to boost our garden. A pine tree-lined avenue. So while driving along a local road…

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Preserving Autumn Feijoa Fruits

A daily haul of feijoas Feijoas are wonderful Autumn fruits! Every New Zealand house should have a lemon and feijoa tree! Such versatile fruits and so easy to grow. A mature feijoa tree can produce between 15 and 25kg of fruit! So you can imagine how much we collect from our 8 trees! Gulp! Yes,…

Lavender Body Talc (Baby Powder)

Baby Powder or talcum powder, is a commonly purchased item for those new mums. It helps absorb moisture and keep little bottoms fresh and dry. No more nappy rash. Or at least, that's what I used to use it for when I had little nappy-bottoms in the house. I also used talcum powder for my…