Healthy Summer Meal – Chicken Kebabs

Chicken Kebabs INGREDIENTS Fresh chicken breasts Skewers (if using wooden skewers soak in water for 3 hours first). Chopped fresh pineapple Chopped (in thick slices) zucchini Cherry tomatoes Chopped haloumi cheese Chopped red onion NB. Cut all ingredients into roughly...

Vivere come un italiano…

…to live like an Italian. And this, befittingly, is exactly what you will do when you travel to Italy with Virginia Jeeves, editor of La Vita, on one of her bespoke tours of Italy. Growing up in an Italian household, Virginia was always spoken to in 'la bella lingua',...

Homeopathy – What is it and How does it work?

Homeopathy - What is it and How does it work? Homeopathy is the system of medicine which has been around for over 200 years and is used widely in Europe, India, Africa and the United States. Worldwide, it is the second most commonly used form of medicine after...

Healthy Smashed Chickpeas

Healthy Smashed Chickpeas 1 Can chic peas washed Handful fresh basil chopped 5 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese Juice of one Lemon Rind of one Lemon grated Handful toasted pine nuts 2 Tomatoes 1/2 small red onion A good Drizzle of Olive Oil Salt and Pepper In a...

Plump up your Cushions

Plump up your Cushions Put them outside in the sun for a few hours, flipping them halfway through. (Be careful―leaving them out too long may fade the fabric.) The sun will help evaporate the moisture that gets into the filling over time, and the cushions should plump...

Back to Basics

Back to Basics We are well into spring and the usual rush of gardening related injuries is beginning. Have you ever got up from weeding or planting or even sitting in a chair and felt like you have aged 10 years, taking a little while to straighten up properly? This...

Coconut Chia Seed Breakfast

Coconut Chia Seed Breakfast This is amazing! ? 1/3 cup chia seeds 1 can coconut water Put in bowl to soak, while you bring 1 can coconut milk to a simmer on med to low heat. When simmer starts add 2 free range eggs 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla bean 1 Tablespoon...

Kitchen Odor No More

Kitchen Odor No More 1. Combat cooking fumes. Try this to erase the scent of yesterday’s broiled fish: In a saucepan, mix 3 tablespoons of white vinegar and 1 cup of water, and boil for several minutes. Vinegar is acidic and odors are alkaline, so the former will...

Milking It

Milking It I have two children now aged 31 and 34 and over the years of rearing them, choosing the right milk for them (after successful and prolonged breast feeding) became the challenge. Back some 30 years ago, a child who looked like he or she had a negative...

Just Who is in Control of my Garden?

Just Who is in Control of my Garden? Yup…it is all about growing organic food, eating organic food yet finding economical ways to do so while still keeping some money in the bank! My small plot in Waihi has interesting corners of garden that face different ways to the...

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