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Camping – tips on what to take

A week ago I wrote up some prices and stand out features (gleaned from website descriptions) of family friendly campgrounds within 1 hour’s drive from Tauranga. THEN, Mrs Coleman fed … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Family friendly camping grounds

It seems all my new friends with chil’en (as my Mum and Marilyn called them, back in the day) have caravans. We have a tent. It was our wedding present. … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spendy Blender or ?

When I first started to get into making raw sweet food (e.g. bliss balls) as opposed to baking a Nigel Slater cake for my playdates I had a few a-ha … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Haves and Have nots about Honey – talking with Wild Earth Organics & Wild Honey

In this post I’ll suggest you only eat honey raw (as in don’t bake with it). In this post I’ll tell you what Manuka honey to buy. I’ll share the marketing … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Eczema Cures – a second update

I should be doing the shopping online… Such fun having a blog to procrastinate with. Esther’s skin is looking fairly fabulous right now folks. If you’ve just jumped on, I’ve … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Refined Sugar and her Subs – response to Latta’s Sugar Show – part 6

Voila, nutritional information about sugar and her substitutes or should I say relievers. Most of this information has been found within Dianne Onstad’s “Whole Foods Companion” Grams = g. 4 g = 1 … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

AVOS – your local avocado stop

Our whanau love avocados. My husband had dreams of raising an avocado tree after one sprouted in the compost. Unfortunately, my dahlia forest has dwarfed it. Dah well, the trio … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

Things happening in Tauranga – November

Let’s start with a little bit going on this Labour weekend 2014. Gonna publish this and will update it soon. Sunday 26 October     3pm- 10pm     Tauranga Arts Festival & … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Latta, you left out this – response to Latta’s sugar show – part 5

My feeling is Latta’s Sugar Show hits people in different ways. Like I said in one of the first posts – I cook from scratch, so I (and my whanau) … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Refined Sugar Free – Bibliography – response to Latta’s Sugar Show – the new part 3

Books referenced when researching sugar: Sugar The Bitter Truth by Dr Robert Lustig Nourishing Traditions The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon and … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s not to love about Matua

Matua – taken from www.maoridictionary.co.nz 1. (noun) parents – plural form of matua. 2. (particle) be first, important, large, must – stands before verbs to indicate that the activity is/was/should be … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

If not sugar then who – inspired by Nigel Latta’s Sugar Show – part 4

I wanted to have 4 neat parts to this response to Nigel Latta’s (that I’m now calling) Sugar Show, but the more and more I think on it the more … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eczema Cures – an update

A teeny weeny post. As a follow up to my initial Eczema shout out. For those of you suffering from eczema and/or parenting little ones suffering, I haven’t read it … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

Refined sugar, inspired by Nigel Latta – part 2

Nigel Latta’s documentary (the episode on sugar) has really got me going. My big questions (and I’ll share answers as I find them) are: 1) Can I substitute sugar in my … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

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