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Brace yourself…

Brace yourself…

Don't panic... Only 18 sleeps till the big guy will be squeezing through our heat pump. It's the Christmas countdown and it's easy to get caught up in the hype. I often have that last minute 'have I got enough' panic. Presents, food, you name it.... more is more....

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Addicted to the green…

Addicted to the green…

Plantability... I once managed to kill a plastic succulent. For real. I had a new years resolution to get more plants. Why wouldn't I, when I'm clearly so good with them?!? Kickass... I'm constantly amazed by plants (I don't get out much these days). Their ability to...

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What really happens in my kitchen?

What really happens in my kitchen?

Time trials... I ran my own kitchen time trial. It's pretty weird, but I wanted to prove something. And I did. Mmmmmm pastry... I was making a pie and I was all out of pastry. My first reaction was to shoot to the supermarket and buy some. I could make some, but that...

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Have a less crap Christmas…

Have a less crap Christmas…

It's beginning to feel a lot like... Christmas - it creates a weird combination of joy and dread in me. It's a magic time of the year to spend with cool people and do fun stuff. But what really dulls my baubles is the commercialism and waste that can come along for...

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Milking it…

Milking it…

Milking it We're into dairy in our house. Milk, cheese, butter, yoghurt - it's all invited. I made the decision to switch to buying local organic milk a while ago. It costs a bit more, but I'm totally down with buying local and reducing my chemical load. Plus it's...

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All about cupping…

All about cupping…

Know thy cup Flat white is now a recognised religion in New Zealand. Coffee is a fascinating ritual, and I love getting amongst it. I'm a convert for a reusable cup. I swear coffee tastes better out of glass. I also reckon they help give me a few points in the...

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