Food Forest…Food Whaaaaat?

This past weekend we started on our quest to convert our yard into a food forest. Yeah you read that right. I usually get met with rolling eyes and whatevers and let’s be honest when I say ‘we’ I mean me with a bunch of pushing and prodding to get the boys to jump in….

Homemade Dishwashing Soap

I know…I know…I just did a post on Lemon Dishwashing Soap earlier in the year. I have to be honest, that soap was a pain in the ass.  The lemon pieces kept getting clogged up in the soap dispenser and then the dishes weren’t really getting cleaned. I was having to use large amounts of…

Friday Funnies- Gardening

Funnies I’ve found around the internet this week…                       Have a great weekend everyone!    

Is It Soap Scum Season?

I was standing in line at the grocery store and the lady in front of me was purchasing two giant bottles of ‘soap scum remover’.  I couldn’t help but speak up. I said you know there is a much cheaper and probably better and DEFINITELY healthier way to clean your shower glass. She just looked…

Pak Choi

I’ve planted a shit load of Pak Choi in my garden this Autumn. Or is it Bok Choy?  I’ve been told they are the same, never the less the seed packet said Pak Choi, so that’s what I’m going with.  Did you know that you can take off the outer leaves of Pak Choi (or…

Homemade Toothpaste

Why? Well because even though I started down this path to reduce the amount of ingredients that go in and on my families bodies,  I started to read about what all is in toothpaste. Holy Heck, it can be scary especially if you are a family on a seriously tight budget and you buy the…

Yummy Salad Dressings

I had a craving for Ranch Dressing, mind you we very rarely eat Ranch dressing anymore so when the craving came in…it came on strong. I was flipping through Pinterest, because my Mr. Cheeky is making me (another story), and I found a recipe for homemade buttermilk. And then soon found pictures of all different…

I’ve missed fermenting

It’s been about two months since I’ve started a new ferment. Not because I have lost interest or imagination…I’ve kind of ran out of room in my fridge. You know, because I don’t do anything small (instead of one or two jars of salsa, I did seven) to give you an idea, I only have…

Homemade Rosemary Hair Rinse

I decided to switch up my hair rinse. I’ve used Apple Cider Vinegar for about a year now and even though I only use it a couple times a week, I do think it dries out the ends of my hair. I had been reading about the benefits of Rosemary for the hair. If you…

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

I use raw (from the mother) Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) quite a bit, if it’s not in a recipe or a bone broth then it’s in my hair. As we are in apple season here in NZ, I came across a few articles on making your own apple cider vinegar and it seemed really similar…