A Warming Cup of Winter Chai

Chai becomes my favourite cup at this time of year.  I’ve tried lots of pre mixed teas but none comes close to own made. Such a warming and nourishing drink, the joy of which definitely depends on the freshness and quality of the ingredients. I wouldn’t for instance try to take a shortcut with a […]

Woolly underwear and a smile will get you through winter

Ahh – winter at last! I love having a cold nose and a warm body, but alas I feel alone in my love of this special season. Are there any other lovers of winter out there? On a cloudy, showery day last week I stood at the lights waiting to cross. The people waiting with […]

Winter in the Herb Garden with Ali

As I am writing this we have had our first real day of winter, brrrgh!! Time for the winter warming herbs that heat us up from the inside and take away that chilled to the bone feeling.My favourites are those that are most available to me: Ginger, Garlic, Kawa kawa and Horopito. Best warming spices […]

June in the Vegie Patch

Not much doing in the garden from now, so take the chance to reflect. Pausing to ponder keeps you on track for an easy to manage food garden. Without that pause you’ll just go on bashing your way through, expending twice as much energy as you need. So stop. Think for a minute. How is […]