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. Ingredients 1⁄2 cup baking soda 1⁄2 cup cornflour few...
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...

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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