• Homemade sunscreen

    When I was a kid, I don’t recall ever using sunscreen (although perhaps that’s just my flawed memory). What I do remember is lying out on the lawn as a young teenager with a bottle of Johnson&Johnson’s baby oil (shudder…) slathering it over my skin in the hope of getting a quick bronze tan.  I

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  • Mummy’s Milo

    Growing up, I guess I always took it for granted that Milo was made in New Zealand. I’m not quite sure why; I suppose it was my own ignorance …or clever advertising by Nestlé helped me to form that wrong assumption. Well anyway, that was my understanding well into adulthood, so that when I left home (after

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  • Grandparents and sweets

    The other night at dinner, Stella snitched on her Poppy (my father-in-law).  My husband laughed and explained that his father had snuck her a licorice lolly, whispering “Don’t tell Daddy!” with a wink.  I rolled my eyes at my husband and said to Stella, “Well, aren’t you lucky! What a treat!” and let it go.

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  • Why you should make mayonnaise at home

    In preparing for this post I had such fun making this little instructional video with my talented and super-generous friends Holly and Murdoch (of One Man Crew).  We decided a mini-instructable was the absolute best way to demonstrate that, unless you need enough to feed a village in one sitting, you really need never buy mayonnaise again!  Fresh mayonnaise is so quick and

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