Why second hand shopping is good for the environment

Why second hand shopping is good for the environment

Save money, find cool treasures, and reduce waste – so much to love about second hand shopping. Resisting the urge to buy so many new ‘things’ Every little thing that we use and that we throw away in our lives has a footprint on the 

What are more eco friendly alternatives to cling film?

What are more eco friendly alternatives to cling film?

Try these 5 reusable alternatives to cling film Alternatives to cling film Many people will have cling film / wrap in their kitchens. It’s most commonly used to wrap packed lunches and cover leftover food. Cling film usually gets thrown in the rubbish bin, so 

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

Store and preserve any excess fruit and vegetables, to use in months when there isn’t as much to harvest from your garden. Storing your harvest is a great way to deal with surplus vegetables, for use in the months when there isn’t so much growing 

Top 5 reasons to stop buying bottled water

Top 5 reasons to stop buying bottled water

Why do we buy bottled water? Bottled water has become an everyday convenience for many.  People buy it to drink on the go, at the gym, for guests at parties. Even when you are at home on your own, it might seem easier to grab 

My Top 5 Eco-friendly Living Challenges

My Top 5 Eco-friendly Living Challenges

Challenges to living your most eco-friendly life Living with eco-friendly habits can throw you some challenges. There are usually a few areas that prove harder than others, often because of constraints around money, time, and all the commitments we have in our lives. There are 

Five Eco-friendly habits to keep up after Lockdown

Five Eco-friendly habits to keep up after Lockdown

Living in Lockdown helped me focus on eco-friendly habits Have you taken up more eco-friendly habits as a result of the Lockdown? The Covid-19 Lockdown has been an unexpected and challenging time for us all. Adjusting to the ‘new normal’ life is an interesting process 

What do charity shops really want you to donate?

What do charity shops really want you to donate?

And what items are not so suitable to donate? I love shopping at charity shops (we call them Op Shops in New Zealand, but I’ll use ‘charity shops’ in this article). Shopping at charity shops ticks so many boxes for me, including: Second hand items 

Easy microwave Feijoa Cake

Easy microwave Feijoa Cake

Feijoas are a New Zealand favourite The feijoa (or Pineapple Guava) has a distinctive flavour. It is an extremely versatile fruit, as it can be used in sweet and savoury recipes. They are a New Zealand favourite, but are not native to this country, as 

Best vegetables to grow in winter NZ

Best vegetables to grow in winter NZ

Growing vegetables at home As we move into autumn, gardeners are thinking about what are the best vegetables to grow this winter. The summer crops like tomatoes and zucchini are slowing down or have already stopping producing vegetables. Now is the time to tidy up 

Recipe: Easy Homemade Hummus

Recipe: Easy Homemade Hummus

Hummus is so versatile and delicious Hummus is a fantastic dip or spread, with a basic recipe of chickpeas, tahini (a sesame seed paste), lemon juice and garlic. Many other ingredients can be added for flavour and colour, including roasted beetroot, spinach or pumpkin. It