Wheat free sourdough

I’ve had a couple of people wanting my sourdough recipe lately, so figured linking them to it would be much easier than searching messages for instructions or rewriting it each time I’m asked. Which may be never again, but if it’s not, I’m covered. Making your own bread means you can avoid all the crap … Continue reading

My favourite kitchen appliances

Since learning a few things about nutrition, I’ve come to consider a few kitchen items a necessity.

Yummo lunch – kumara salad

Kumara, Henderson’s bacon, Abella buffalo feta, avocado, sauerkraut, bean “hummus”, karengo (nz seaweed).

Garden log 01/08/14

Ok, it’s more a wilderness log, cos I’ve been neglecting it nastily. Poor thing.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

If you’ve been following my blog or know me, you know two things. Hopefully. One, we’re Catholic; two, the kids go to Montessori. We love Montessori. And being Catholic. And what’s better than just one or the other? The two combined. You read right, being Catholic Montessori styles. That doesn’t mean we all get up … Continue reading

Detoxing life – where to buy funny foods

I’ve been busy, ok? I was sick for like 3 weeks (fricking ridiculous – note to self, don’t stop taking floradix in winter) and then in Dunedin for a week (hopefully I’ll get to that today too). So, you’re trying to cut out the sugar, refined grains, and general processed foods. Or your might not … Continue reading

Detoxing life intro

Recently I’ve had a few friends ask for my “expertise” on matters relating to getting healthier and getting rid of unnecessary toxins and other health-related stuff. I like how they think I’m an expert. I have learnt a heap but there’s still a LOT I don’t know. I guess I do have quite a bit … Continue reading


The nice, fancy, not inexpensive brolly sheet I used on my bed when Sir A slept there was past its use by date and I knew I’d need one for Lady S, but didn’t feel like buying a new one. Enter cunning idea. The waterproof layer of the brolly sheet was still good, so I … Continue reading

PANNA COTTA EASTER BUNNY (dairy free, gluten free, sugar free)

While on the Easter treat theme… I got this bunny mould for a few dollars and was stuck for what to put in it, then remembered I haven’t made panna cotta for ages. (I did also make a very solidly chocolate bunny out of cocoa butter, cocoa, and maple syrup. We haven’t finished it yet.) … Continue reading

CHOCOLATE-COVERED COCONUT BITES (with minty option) (pretty much allergen free)

Being very strictly dairy free this Easter (sweet Lady S is dairy intolerant too, surprise surprise, and Sir A is getting a lot more milk from me that he was pre-birth so I’d have to for him anyway), and having limited time in the kitchen, I had to come up with some quick and easy … Continue reading