5 things: Decorated Ice Cubes

What’s an easy way to make your drinks more exciting? Decorative (but practical) ice cubes! Here are 5 easy ways to jazz up your ice cubes and therefore your life (results may vary).   Freeze coffee – This is life changing (I’m feeling very dramatic today). I love iced coffee, but I also nurse my…

How To Plan Your Own Garden

I love that the garden is heading back towards its roots (pun intended) of being a practical place, where even in urban spaces, our little patches of dirt can be transformed into a bountiful plot of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Providing a sustainable haven for insects and other wildlife, but also nourishing our bodies and…

Baked Brie (or Camembert)

This baked brie is an impressive looking dish (but very, very easy! Shhh… don’t tell anyone!). This is the perfect starter for your meal, or as a component of a wine and cheese night. It can be whipped up in about 15 minutes and will be eaten in less than half than time!   1…

Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is the perfect comfort drink after a day on the mountain, in the snow. Or even just as a warm, tasty drink on a cold winter’s night. It only takes about 15 minutes to make, but the flavours are impressive and they will warm you from the tips of your toes to the…

Slow Roasted Tomato and Cricket Pasta

Cricket pasta is an incredible source of protein and fibre. 100g of cricket pasta contains 14g of protein. Not only this, but it is a very sustainable source of these nutrients, using less water and with far less environmental impact than producing the same amount of protein from beef.   If you haven’t tried crickets…

Isla and Olive Natural Skincare

Self-care is something that I think is so important. As busy people in this day and age, I think it is crucial to stop for even 20 minutes, and just treat yourself. One of my favourite ways to do that is with a face mask. You don’t always have time (or money) to have a…

White Chocolate and Berry Cheesecake

The team at Nairns sent me some of their yummy biscuits that have 40% less sugar than the average sweet biscuit, and I just had to use them to create a delicious cheesecake to share with friends! Give it a go and let me know what you think! Ingredients: 200g Nairns Mixed Berries Oat Biscuits,…

5 things: to plant this Autumn

  A few years ago, if you asked me, I would have said that once summer was over, my vegetable growing season was also over. But thankfully I have seen the light, and now my garden continues year round. Autumn is a great time to finish harvesting those summer crops, and also preparing for winter….

5 things: cute gardening accessories

Gardening is seriously my favourite. And what’s better than cute gardening accessories? The answer: not much. Here are 5 things I’d love to have in my garden right now: Ingrid Starnes Bar Soap – $19.95 (buy it online from Alex & Corban) Made with organic goat’s milk, shea butter and organic manuka honey this would be…

Lemon and Apple Sponge Cake

Do you ever want to bake something delicious but not covered in icing or chocolate, but still make it look interesting? I know that I do. And this cake was definitely a winner in my house. This sponge cake has a beautiful, light texture with a slight lemon taste which compliments the sweet apples nicely….

Egg Shells and Slugs

The problem with growing vegetables, is that we humans aren’t the only creatures that thinks the veggies are tasty. Unfortunately one of the creatures that often frequents my garden is the slimy, old slug. I don’t know about you, but I like to avoid using chemicals and nasty things in my garden if I can….

Rosemary and Lemon Sugar Scrub

You’ve all been there. You’ve had a great day out in the garden, and then you take off your gloves (if you wear them…) and somehow the dirt and smell from the soil and compost has made its way to your hands. The worst is the compost smell! And that really likes to linger. So…