Lifestyle Projects

Make your own shoe deodoriser

Make your own shoe deodoriser

Give those trainers a refresh... by making your own shoe deodoriser!Use baking soda to take away the smell; cornstarch to take away extra moisture and add a few drops of essential oil to add a nice smell.Ingredients1⁄2 cup baking soda 1⁄2 cup cornflour few drops of...

Read my new book online

Read my new book online

One of the things that I've been doing in lockdown is converting my new book, Coastal, into an e-book.   Whereas for printing every image needs to be as large as possible, for an e-book every image needs to be as small as possible. I didn't want to lose the feel...

Coastal – new book

Coastal – new book

So… I’ve been threatening to write another book for a while now, and I’ve finally finished it (and the printed copies will be in stores around New Zealand by the middle of November!) It’s called Coastal, and it’s really a celebration of the amazing coastal lifestyle...

Making my own sausages

Making my own sausages

Ever fancied making your own sausages? It's long been on my 'to do' list... so this month I got to have a go... and it was so much fun! It’s an exciting time for me right now… I’m doing the final testing of recipes and I’m getting my new book...

Take the Vegan Challenge

Recently I was challenged to go vegan for a month as part of a health experiment…. As a committed ‘meatarian’ I was worried about how to get enough protein, complexity and flavour in my food. So to start, I did a bit of research to find out the best high protein vegan...

Planting a shelter belt

Planting a shelter belt

Our new piece of land has a prevailing wind pattern from the south, so a while ago we decided to plant a shelter belt of natives on our southern boundary. Using Flax, Ribbonwood, Hebe, Karo, Olearia, Kowhai and Manuka we aimed to plant a double row that went the...

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