Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival

The Katikati Avocado Food and Wine Festival is a wonderful way to spend a summer's afternoon enjoying live music whilst savouring excellent food and fine wine.

All proceeds go back to the local community.  The 2017 festival is raising funds towards a new Technology Suite at Katikati College

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Jas’s Super Simple Loki Sabzi
As a backyard farmer, we often grow Boom or Bust with our veggies. Courgettes or zucchini are one of those abundant crops. While you can’t grow them in the winter time, it is a blessing, as you are generally so tired of them, come winter. Every day, there seems to be two or three of…
Wash Line Flags
Now I catch glimpses of my two wash line flags as they float on the breeze, “Spinning in infinity, I say, Amen, Hallelujah!” (Courtesy Paul Simon for those lyrics). Really, I am a simple lass. Such things bring me great joy.
Sage Smudge Sticks
Grow Your Own and Make Your Own! It’s fun! Why not make more than one smudgie, so you can gift one to a special friend? A gift from the garden and heart.
Activated Compost Tea
We love tea. So does our garden. I make compost tea in a great big repurposed plastic garbage bin. I use an old onion net bag as a giant tea bag. Stuff it full of comfrey, any other green weeds or vegetable excess like nutritious kale leaves. Immerse it in water in the garbage bin,…
Upcycled Shower Caddy
Easy to follow instructions to create a handy shower caddy out of a plastic bottle.
Bombing the Toilet Clean
I was a little sceptical at first, but I think the bombs work!
Cat(astrophes) and Feline Folly
Living a life of gratitude for our cat who brings so much joy into our lives.
FSA ( Family Supported Agriculture)
Many years ago, I read about CSA’s. Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a concept that supports small scale farms. A set number of folk sign up to the CSA, and pay a weekly fee in return for a box of fresh seasonal produce from their local farmer. Brilliant! This assures the farmer gets a fair pay…
Janinja’s Turmeric Latte
This easy to make health drink is both nutritious and delicious!!
DIY Firewood Carrier
We have a great big firewood basket, but once it is filled with wood, it is a heavy bugger to carry from the wood store outside to the fireplace inside. So I have had my eye on a few designs I’ve seen on Pinterest and with a dull, showery Winter’s day, what better way to…