• 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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  • Plastic-free water

    One of the first commonly used items we switched away from plastic was our water bottles.  Plastic is an enduringly popular choice for drink bottles, despite health risks, because it’s cheap and just plain practical.  There is no denying that silicone covered glass or stainless steel water bottles are significantly more expensive than plastic bottles,

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