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Gardening guide: What vegetables to grow in Spring

Gardening guide: What vegetables to grow in Spring

Spring is almost here in New Zealand, and its time to start thinking about the vegetables and flowers you want to grow this year. Now is the right time for sowing seeds, which takes a little more time than buying seedlings ready to plant later 

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 

Recipe: Homemade Tortillas

Recipe: Homemade Tortillas

Tortillas are a family favourite… We love tortilla wraps in our house. And making homemade tortillas is our latest baking obsession! There is usually one meal a week on our meal plan that involves tortillas. And it’s not just for Mexican food: our slightly fussy 

How to make Compost – Step by Step

How to make Compost – Step by Step

Do you have a compost bin at home? If not, give it a go, with this guide to starting a compost bin Composting fruit and vegetable scraps and organic materials at home can hugely reduce the waste that ends up in landfill. Making compost from 

10 ways to reduce your household waste

10 ways to reduce your household waste

Reduce your household waste by taking on these ideas Reducing the amount of waste your household creates is a great way to make a positive difference for our environment. The best place to start is by looking at what you buy, as anything you bring 

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 

Book Review: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

Book Review: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

I love reading books about how people have changed their habits to live a more zero waste lifestyle. They are often inspiring and thought provoking. And its fascinating to read books by authors with different viewpoints about how to live a lower waste life. This 

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 

Why I’m struggling to write during Lockdown 2020

Why I’m struggling to write during Lockdown 2020

 Who could have imagined life in Lockdown? Last year, in early 2019, I quit my office job and jumped out of the usual way of working in our culture. I did this so I can spend more time at home becoming more self sufficient, and