Wine and Sleep

I have a love-hate relationship with wine. I love wine. Especially a nice, cold, dry white. To me, wine represents relaxation and romance. I love to sip at a wine while cooking. I… Continue reading

DIY Soft Feet

This is a fantastic trick for pampering your feet with very little effort. Usually, my feet are dried and cracked and not one of my better features to be sure. I know I… Continue reading

Early-Morning Workouts

Ok, so back to my normal life after almost killing myself eating karaka nuts. I’ve decided that I need to commit to working out in the morning. Being a busy full-time mom, I… Continue reading

Karaka Nut Warning!!

Yesterday I went for a stroll out to the walnut tree in the field behind my in-laws’ home. I’ve gone out there many times to collect the walnuts, but for the first time,… Continue reading

Moving House

Sorry I haven’t posted in days, but we’ve been moving to a new house. But I’ll be back posting soon!

Wheat-free batter?

I’m having trouble. I really like doing my own take on tempura, which usually involves lightly steaming broccoli and cauliflower, then trying to batter it and lightly fry it. I know it should… Continue reading

DIY clothes dryer…..the wind!!

I’m American, and in American we use dryers. All the time. Come rain, snow, and yes, come dry, hot windy weather. We still use dryers. I never thought about it at all (despite… Continue reading

Banana Egg Hair Treatment

Yuck. Bananas and egg yolk in your hair? That is gross. Well, yeah. It is kind of gross, I admit, but no pain no gain! It did wonders for my hair. I have… Continue reading

Strawberry-Oatmeal Face Mask

Last night I tried a DIY strawberry and oatmeal face mask. Oatmeal has great soothing qualities, as well as being a good but gentle exfoliant. Strawberries are rich in vitamins and also work… Continue reading

Homemade Corn Tortillas

New Zealand is a wonderful country, and Palmerston North is a fine city to live in, but if there is one thing that this place is lacking, it’s masa harina to make your… Continue reading