Any time is the ideal time for quick and easy meals: those meals that don’t use every pot in the cupboard; whole and healthy meals that can be cooked in an electric frypan, casserole or saucepan.Read more
Tantalising smells are wafting across my backyard – it must be time to rev up the barbecue and compete with the neighbours in our annual competition for the best summer aromas.Read more
What do you know about tablets? You might know they’re touchscreen, so you don’t need a mouse or keyboard.
You might know that they’re low-power.Read more
Fermented foods are increasing in popularity and availability — all in the name of good health. They can aid digestion and help with other health issues.Read more
With the election looming, all eyes are on the national prize. Yet we mustn’t forget how many important decisions are made at the local level.
Local government plays a crucial role in many sustainability initiatives.Read more
What I love about the warmer weather is the opportunity to dine al fresco with friends, enjoying a light lunch and a glass of rosé.
This blush-coloured winner is now the go-to wine when invitees are unsure of what to bring to an event.Read more
With warmer weather approaching now is the time to say ‘no’ to deep-fried foods, muffins for morning tea and snacks before dinner. If you want to look your best at the beach then now is the time to start thinking ‘thinner’s a winner.’Read more
Many people are wondering how to reduce their dependence on Chinese goods and services, including their computers.
They have been prompted by recent news stories, including that 800 New Zealanders are being tracked by the Chinese government.Read more
We’re expecting a truck load of visitors this coming month so I’ve been freezing a selection of mouth-watering meals in expectation. This includes a favourite way of cooking a whole duck — in a slow cooker.Read more
Polls suggest Labour could win the upcoming election with an absolute majority. No need for a coalition partner then. Without New Zealand First and its self-proclaimed “handbrake for bad ideas” role, Labour could move on its campaign promises.
So what about the National Party?Read more