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Lime & Coconut Sugar Scrub – Make Your Own

Some time ago I shared a recipe for how to make your own Coffee Salt Scrub. It’s part of our household trying to become palm oil and micro bead free. Cosmetics and beauty products pose a particular challenge. I have finished the jar of Coffee Salt Scrub so decided to turn my hand to a… Read more

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Filed in: Reduce Your Footprint

Fragrant Coconut Lime & Rosemary Syrup Cake

I’ve got a triffid in my garden. It’s growing bigger by the day. It’s so big now that it’s consumed one of the rose bushes and it’s on the march. It’s climbed above the fence line and the neighbours are looking worried. A wet summer and a dry winter has created the perfect conditions for… Read more

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In My Kitchen… September 2013

In my September kitchen… …are two mega bottles of Tabasco Sauce, lugged back for me all the way from the USA by my friend Mel. I’ve included a normal size bottle in the photo so you can see just how big they are. Like me, she can’t resist a bargain and can’t bear to pay over… Read more

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Taste of the Top End – Rapid Creek Markets

Most people know of the Mindil Beach Markets in Darwin.  On Thursday and Sunday nights, they’re a bit on an institution.  But have you heard of the Rapid Creek Markets?  Located in small non descript suburban ‘business village’ painted a suitably tropical aqua, it is Darwin’s oldest market, specialising in Asian fruit and vegetables, fresh… Read more

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