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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 – part 4 – inspired by Nigel Latta’s Sugar Show

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

Refined Sugar, inspired by Nigel Latta – part 3

Soooo my bed time. We have 2 teething in our house, I should have the hottie on the lower back and the eyebag on the lids (giving away trade secrets … Continue reading

September 24, 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

Tomato sauce without sugar please

Nigel Latta got a lotta us thinking about sugar. A lotta us were thinking about it before that country stopping TV episode in September. My friends Toni Faulkner and Kim Trenwith … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Refined Sugar Free Kid’s Birthday Party

He was right, I was wrong – about sugar. I may end up editing out this admission. We’ll see. I’m answering a husband’s plea. He’s prolly on the couch watching … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

Refined Sugar, inspired by Nigel Latta – part 1

Husband and I ran whilst we were courting. It was hot. We loved it. NB: One of these days I must post Haruki Murakami’s love for running too. I LOVE … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Cacao Balls of the Raw Variety

Kat a fellow Mum came for a playdate on Wednesday with some raw goodies. Thursday 9am I bought my first raw cacao powder and cacao nibs from The Gluten Free Shop … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Raw Milk Directory Tauranga

Here’s a directory to raw cow’s milk in Tauranga, as at September 2014 Why raw (unpasteurised, unhomogenised) milk? Most of the websites below go into it in detail. A lot … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment


I’ve had a few doubts about writing this up because I feel there is a lot out there now about allergies and eczema and whilst I understand ‘”nothing is original thought”, is … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Take Heart

for me the heart is the centre. it is where I long to make all my choices from. it is my guide. so tonight, when i hear of someone close … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Things Happening in Tauranga – July 2014

Who made it to (The Seriously Good) Food Show in Tauranga this weekend? Whilst talking food – there’s a couple of new cafes to hit the Bay. Central Deli (Central … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mastercook – Off to Persia

For the winter solstice (an opportunity to use the shift and play of light and dark to shed that which no longer serves you) we host the final Mastercook  – … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Go See Greerton Bombed from June 2014

June 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

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