Basil Oil

Here's a beauty......when your basil is growing profusely and you can't use it up quick enough, this is a great way to preserve your basil for later use. This is a very piquant, fragrant oil which can be blended into salad dressings or simply drizzled over pasta for extra zing! So this recipe is very…

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…

Flower Power Tea

I love coffee, I love tea.....and just occasionally I like a little herb tea.Not just any old herb tea but Flower Power! The stuff of fairies and buzzy bees. Not only good to drink but also good to look at. Tea truly for the soul. It is a labour of love and evokes such powerful…

Tetra Pak Recycling

We live in the beautiful Western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.  A quiet, peaceful little village hugging the shores of the Tauranga Harbour and protected by Matakana Island. It's a wee gem in the necklace that is the Bay. On a sunny, clear day, we have these terrific glimpses of the inland harbour, over to the…