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The Pounamu Prophecy - birth of a book Two women, two cultures and an ancient Maori prophecy that will change their lives. That's the tag line for The Pounamu Prophecy - my first novel. It has been a slow process, interrupted by moving...

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Can I eat mussels if I have high cholesterol?Can I eat mussels if I have high cholesterol? The short answer is yes - you can eat mussels if you have high cholesterol. Mussels are low in kilojoules, cholesterol and fat. The little fat they do have is mostly healthy unsaturated fat with plenty...

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Bran MuffinsBran Muffins These bran muffins (adapted from a recipe by Alison Holst) are super filling - a great snack when you are trying to control your weight. Enjoy these muffins with a cup of tea but don't expect to absorb...

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Beat the flu with Chicken Noodle Soup It’s Queen’s Birthday holiday today in New Zealand and thank goodness, the sun is shining. I’m sitting in a sunny room writing this post, sheltered from the icy wind blasting up from Antarctica....

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My nanna's recipe for homemade Rewena (Maori) bread Rewena Bread Step 1 1 c flour 1 tsp sugar 1 potato Peel and cut potato into small pieces. Place in pot with 1 cup water, lid on, and simmer to mashing consistency. Mash, cool and when luke...

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No. 8 – Give a teapot for Christmas!

Posted on : 21-12-2011 | By : Cindy | In : Uncategorized

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No. 8 – Give a teapot: Tea tastes so much better in a teapot. I love sitting down with a friend and sharing a pot of tea rather than a tea-bag. As the old Chinese proverb goes: The fifth cup of tea between friends is the best.

Christmas giving: Give a cooking class voucher!

Posted on : 20-12-2011 | By : Cindy | In : Uncategorized

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No. 7  – Give a cooking class voucher. This is a fantastic gift for those who love cooking – or need to learn!!

Christmas time is for giving – Give somebody a healthy fruit basket!

Posted on : 18-12-2011 | By : Cindy | In : Uncategorized

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No. 6 Give fruit: When giving gift baskets to friends and family be sure to include some of the season’s fresh fruit. It adds colour and nutrients.


Giving at Christmas: Give away something home baked!

Posted on : 14-12-2011 | By : Cindy | In : Uncategorized

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