Learning Life Lessons through Gardening

Learning to distinguish the good from the bad. Two Life Lessons learnt, tried and tested: 1. You can’t leave your vegetable garden at the start of spring, come back after 2 months and expect an abundant harvest. Weeds, although not all bad but being the pioneers that they are, will […]


Yoghurt update from India

We are traveling in India for a few weeks, and have been blessed to be given the most wonderful accommodation with old friends in Varanasi, India for a week. Long enough to explore the non-tourist places, and live a local life. So we made yoghurt. I decided that I needed […]


Greenman – Marine & Industry

GREENMAN DISHWASHER GEL I really commend this company for their honesty and transparency. I bought this dishwashing liquid quite a while ago and found it to be one of the worst that I had ever used. In all fairness and because I really like what this company stood for, I […]


FREE RANGE MEAT SUPPLIERS

Above; My rooster, Mr Mary! We were hoping he would be a hen, and was born on Christmas Day 🙂 Since this is a ‘Tried and Tested’ blog, I will only be mentioning the suppliers that I have directly bought from or have been in contact with. There are many […]


RIGHTEOUS PORKCHOP

Finding a life and good food beyond factory farms by Nicolette Hahn Niman Having read and researched, googled and agreed with so much on the benefits of free-range and organic produce, not only for our personal health but also from a humane point of view, I still found this book […]


BIO-WHEAT FLOUR

Opinion: A great product Cost: I think I paid in the upper R20’s for a 2 kg bag. Bio-Wheat flour in a stone ground, unbleached flour made from non-GMO wheat. The flour is probably what you would call ‘organic in conversion’. This is a statement from their website: BIO-WHEAT flour […]


NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS – GOOD OR BAD?

A very belated Happy New Year to you all! It’s already a few months into 2014 and I’m still wondering where last year went? What I learnt about myself though is that I know I stink at making and keeping New Years resolutions! I had great intentions of posting more often, […]


LOOKING BACK, WHILE FOCUSING FORWARD

When we hike, while we are so busy focusing on the path, the forward journey, we forget to look back and enoy the past too, the view. On reviewing my previous posts, I thought it would be good to recap on some of the products that I am still using […]


2013 – MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS 1

I trust and hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and 2013 will be full of joy and blessings. 2012 was a busy year, full of ups and also speckled with a few downs. One of the best ups for us was that we gained another wonderful daughter-in-law, so […]


EARTHSAP TOILET BOWL CLEANER 1

Opinion: Good Price: R24-00 – R32-00 online and from Pick n Pay I like this toilet cleaner; firstly because I know that the company is environmentally sound, the product does not contain any bleach or chlorine, no dyes, artificial fragrances or preservatives, no phosphates or petrochemicals, no GM ingredients and […]