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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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,…
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…
Seed Storage Envelopes
With these simple instructions you can make your own seed storage enevlopes.
Say Cheese
Cheese, glorious cheese! Who doesn’t love cheese? One of the things we missed when we “went vegan” was cheese. Luckily we were able to find “Angel Food”, a vegan cheese readily available in the supermarket. However, Angel Food costs a fair bit and so it is used very sparingly in our house. It is great…
Basket Making
Easy instructions on how to craft rope baskets.