When things are busy it is normal for me to get stressed out. At times like these I find it useful to check in with what is going well. Here is my list of 5 things I am grateful for right now. Continue reading “5 things I’m grateful for”
I treat a recipe as a guide and I am not averse to substituting, adjusting or even omitting ingredients to accommodate what I have on hand or to suit my taste. Some call it ‘creative cooking’, I call it ‘cooking by feel’. Here are 5 ‘comfort food’ recipes I tweaked with fabulous results. Continue reading “5 vegan ‘comfort food’ recipes I tweaked that turned out great”
I recently had to rehome my dog Rory and it was so hard. I was absolutely besotted with him and extremely reluctant to let him go. However, my circumstances had changed and it became clear that I was not going to be able keep him. If you ever find yourself in this situation and struggling with it, here are 5 tips for working through the process of rehoming your dog. Continue reading “5 tips for rehoming your beloved dog”
Christmas is coming which means…. GIFTS. If you want to give gifts that connect with your recipient, think about giving an experience rather than a thing. Here are five of my favourite ideas to create the warm, fuzzy feeling we all want to express and feel when connecting with the people we care about. Continue reading “5 experience gift ideas for Christmas that don’t cost lots of money”
When I was a little girl I saw the Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. There is a part in the film where Snow White stumbles upon the cottage in the woods and sets about cleaning it up. When the dwarfs return from their day’s work they find their home spic and span, and a hot meal cooking on the stove. That scene resonated happiness for me. I didn’t realise it at the time but the notion of providing a warm, comforting, nurturing home for the family became my dream and now, at 50 years of age, it is still strong. Continue reading “From humble dreams to reality”
The vegan movement is rapidly gaining traction in Wellington, New Zealand. Continue reading “Wellington Vegan Food Market”
Apple Crumble is one of my favourite desserts. It’s such a comfort on cold evenings and really easy to make.