Zealong Summer Cocktails

Recipes: Huami | Photography: Ashlee deCaires To prove tea is not just for breakfast or the colder months, the team at Zealong work with some of New Zealand’s best mixologists to create a variety of tea-based drinks. Here are a couple to tempt you this summer. Huami’s Lady Gatsby Daiquiri This is a great summer recipe…

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Yummo Brown Rice Salad

Recipe: Kennedy Family | Excerpt from Around Our Table by the Puahue School PTA, available from Paper Plus Te Awamutu or online This is a recipe we are frequently asked for. It’s a great one for summer BBQs as an alternative to the good ol’ lettuce, tomato and cucumber salad. Kids and hubby love it and…

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Eco Entertaining

Don’t have a big enough table? Upcycle a pallet. It then makes great kindling for the fire or BBQ (if untreated of course!) or scour Pinterest for great ideas like an upright garden. Dress your table with brown paper Go Eco in Frankton or Xtreme Zero Waste in Raglan often have rolls of it for…

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Fast Fashion

Do we make exceptions for fashion we wouldn’t for food? Like our food supply, mass production has meant the modern fashion industry is full of waste, poor practices, exploitation as well as the use of environmentally damaging ingredients. I personally refuse to buy a certain brand of chocolate, preferring to support a New Zealand made…

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