Secret to Sparkling Mirrors

The secret to sparkling mirrors and windows is what to use and how you use it. This is according to my friend who trialled some of her home remedy tips on my mirrors and windows. Equipment 500mL spray bottle 1 part white vinegar 3 parts water newspaper chux cloth (if needed) Step 1 If really dirty, wipe mirror…

Tidy Pantry, Tidy Mind

Rows in a pantry work well for me. It’s a quick visual snapshot of what’s in there. In my mind, it helps me feel organised and prepared. It gives me a certain satisfaction after I’ve spring cleaned the pantry. When preparing for any unexpected eventualities, food is something you can’t do without. It’s good to…

Caring, Café & Cottages

Time for some health and wellbeing pampering. I took myself to a quaint Café in the little village of Yungaburra, up on the Atherton Tablelands. I was overdue for some special ‘caring’ me time. I hadn’t been in this little Café before, but it felt  delightful: the glistening white crockery against the mat timber table;…

Sound Meditation – Healing Vibrations

Sound meditation is part of Eastern Yoga where vibrations play a role. The theory behind the music vibration is that every yoga movement affects one of our chakras, and every chakra has a sound. The sound meditation also works on the water structure in our bodies and the Seven (7) Chakra system through healing vibrations.…

Yoga in the Rainforest

Yoga is about balance: mind, body, spirit and soul. It’s scientifically* proven that 10 deep breaths a day — in and out of the nose, send calming messages to the brain. These messages help you become more aware what’s going on in life. Balance and awareness will keep you going into old age.  According to Carina,…

Vegetable Flan in a Pan – No Oil

Light, fluffy, no oil, low fat, high protein, vegetable flan cooked using water in a frypan. This is another one of Mum’s recipes extracted from combining ideas from her various cookbooks. She loves cooking nutritional foods and if you don’t have a gall bladder, this is easily digested. She is very keen on fresh ingredients…

How to Sizzle Steaks

When using an electric frypan, I cook steaks differently to when on the BBQ. In my big electric pan, I heat to high, then cook on a medium heat (7) and I turn the steak twice at certain stages of the cooking process. I like my steak medium rare, whereas some may like it rare…