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365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#56 – Kumara, Spinach and Ginger Soup Recipe

June 10, 2010 – 10:50 pm | One Comment

(While I raise my son and grow my good news website)
This evening I cooked this yummy winter soup and a gluten free apple/feijoa crumble.  The soup was delicious.  All the nourishing vegetables, so hot and …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#54 – Find Your Inner Blob and Beeeeeee

June 8, 2010 – 9:16 pm |

(While I raise my son and grow my good news website)
The music to accompany this blog is from the eighties (that’s right, from the olden days): Greatest American Hero soundtrack (long version) – see below.
Act of relaxation …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#48 – Chocolate … Of Course It Cuts Cholesterol (it’s Brown Love).

June 2, 2010 – 10:29 pm |

(As I raise my child and grow my good news website)
I see that Stuff has reported on the squillionce study to report on the health giving effects of chocolate consumption.  Those of us that regularly …

Kai to Pie – Auckland on a Plate Opens

May 29, 2010 – 8:15 pm |

Auckland’s extraordinary wealth of people and cultures, its fertile abundance of land, sun and sea will be unveiled, all through the lens of food, in a new exhibition called Kai to Pie: Auckland on a …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#44 – Free Spirit

May 29, 2010 – 8:04 pm | 2 Comments

Mushrooms.  They’re everywhere right now.  If you’ve got your mushroom spectacles on.  My brother wears his permanently as he loves harvesting free stuff from public spaces – you know firewood, feijoas, apples, watercress, plums, pears, …

Conscious Consumers Cafe Guide Launch – June 2nd – An Exciting New Project for the Wellington Cafe Scene

May 22, 2010 – 10:19 pm | One Comment

On June 2nd we are launching an exciting and innovative project that will revolutionise the way Wellingtonians make choices about their cafes.
An increasing number of New Zealanders are seeking sustainable products and services including organic …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#21 – How to Let Go and Chillax While Your Grandmother Passes Over.

May 6, 2010 – 5:04 pm |

(…As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website)
If there’s one good thing about a death in the family – it’s the family.  I don’t know how you all deal with the inevitable …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#9

April 24, 2010 – 9:39 pm | 2 Comments

So I’m nine days into my 365 days of Fun and Chillaxation (whilst raising my son and growing my site to a subscription base of 100,000, yeah!) and I’m looking back fondly at Week One’s …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#7

April 22, 2010 – 6:23 pm | 3 Comments

This is what I moved here for.
You know that saying ‘it takes a community to raise a child’?  Let me reassure you.  In bold type.  It’s true.
If anyone thought they could ace the whole …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#2

April 17, 2010 – 10:58 pm |

Tonight I attended the must-do of Golden Bay culture – a pot luck at my friend Fi’s house.
It was a small affair, unlike some of the humungous pot-lucks I’ve attended here where dozens of …

Pencil This One In – The Kiwi Diary

April 6, 2010 – 4:49 pm |

For years now I have been under the misconception that Greymouth and Greytown were indeed named for their eternal greyness – all rain and melancholy. But the 2010 Kiwi Diary informs me that they were …

Vegan Pancakes

February 6, 2010 – 8:09 am |

What you’ll need
Flour, sifted (soy, white, brown, rice, spelt – whatever you like)
Dairy-free milk (soy, rice, oat – again, whatever you fancy)
Soya margarine or your cooking oil of choice
Baking powder
Pinch of salt
*If you want sweet …

Elissa’s Yummy Lentils

February 5, 2010 – 8:41 pm |

What you’ll need
Green lentils
White onions
Vegetable stock
Green onions
Sugar snap peas
Salt and pepper to taste
What to do
Bring a pot of vegetable stock to boil (water works just as well but isn’t as tasty). Once you’ve got a …

Summer Special: Wake Up With a Smoothie – The Ultimate Smoothie

January 15, 2010 – 6:00 am |

This is the final in our smoothie series, and today, we’re stepping it up yet another level and learning how to make the ultimate in smoothies – that’s right, we’ve reached the grand finale.  We’re …

Summer Special: Wake Up With A Smoothie – The Blushing Smoothie

January 14, 2010 – 6:00 am |

Now that you’ve had time to digest and assimilate yesterday’s Tame Smoothie , it’s time to step it up a level.  Yes, today, we’re actually making a smoothie smoothie. There’s nothing tame about this …

Summer Special: Wake Up With a Smoothie – The Tame Smoothie

January 13, 2010 – 6:00 am | One Comment

Welcome to day one of ‘Wake Up With a Smoothie’.  Let’s take things gently.  This morning, we’re going for the classic, super-simple smoothie.  I’ve named it ‘The Tame Smoothie’ … actually, now that I think …

Summer Special: Wake Up With a Smoothie – Preparing for the next three days

January 12, 2010 – 6:00 am |

Welcome! If you’re visiting Happyzine upon this special day, you’ve hit upon a special opportunity.  How would you like to start your next three days with a health boosting smoothie?  Oh yes, this is Day …

Boxing Day – or Should I Say: New Potatoes Day

December 26, 2009 – 3:49 pm |

As I write, a pan of brand new potatoes, harvested a slender twenty minutes ago, are being boiled and then lightly sauteed into savory perfection with oil, garlic and onions. They’re for our Boxing …

Food Magical Food

December 17, 2009 – 8:31 pm |

Now that Christmas is approaching, I’m thinking food, magical food. Tis the time to lay the table, and for many of us ‘foodies’, tis the time to celebrate our most beloved dishes.
Cooking is an ancient …

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