Went for a huge bike ride today to Otuataua Stonefields in Mangere. There's a public avocado orchard at this historical site. This was not an easy feat as the trees are 40 years old and really tall. I had to climb up @callan.a's shoulders. Wrote a blog post about this over a year ago and have now updated this, link in bio. Also goofy video of us picking avocados.
Belated Earth Day post! It was great to see all of the epic things everyone was up to for earth day! Unfortunately I couldn't make it to March for Science in Auckland, but I did spend my weekend outside enjoying nature and catching up with friends. This photo was taken a few weeks ago on the Mangere Urban Garden & Foraging tour, at Papatuanuku Marae. #earthday
Making heaps of kombucha at the moment as I'm on antibiotics (thanks to an aggressive wisdom tooth). When I picked up my prescription the pharmacist asked if I wanted to purchase some probiotics as well. I laughed and said hat won't be necessary as I ferment everything I can. As it's feijoa season I'm making feijoa kombucha.
Spent the long weekend with @callan.a weatherboarding and staying in this big tiny house! #wwoofing #tinyhouse
I made my own face powder make up! I don't wear make up often, when I do its usually only a bit of powder, mascara and lipstick. I've been using up what I already had and have finally run out of powder (why I had 3 different powder compacts is beyond me). I made this powder out of items in my panty; arrowroot powder, nutmeg, cocoa powder, cinnamon, bentonite clay and some almond oil and essential oils. I pressed it together in this compact using the back of a spoon. The colour looks a bit dark for but it comes on really light.
Went fruit foraging last night using the NZ Fruit and Food Share Google Map. Found this feijoa street tree, on the other side was a cherry guava tree. Also foraged some Kawakawa at Cornwall Park. Made a fruit crumble using the feijoas and some windfall apples from Antara Retreat.
Spent the weekend at this beautiful get away, Antara Retreat. Seriously amazing what they do- orchards, gardens, yoga, mediation, vegetarian meals, great hospitality and all free! Will write a short blog post later this week to show my appreciation.
Made some soy milk for the first time as @bin_inn_onehunga now stock organic soybeans! I buy these either in a jar (with the weight tare) or in a cloth bag. Soy milk is really simple to make, just like rice and nut milks. Simply soak, blend and strain. The used the leftover soybean fibre (called okara) in the creamy broccoli stalk and potato soup I made, this way nothing goes to waste and it adds a bit of protein and depth to my soup. #lovefoodhatewastenz #wastefreenz
Spent a few days off grid WWOOFing at the eco village on Waiheke last week. What an awesome time, am feeling very fortunate and grateful to have these opportunities and experiences.