The Environmental Working Group have a great guide to organic fruit and veg, called the Dirty Dozen. These are 12 fruits and vegetables that have high levels of pesticide residues, and that are really worth buying organic. However, this is based on US fruit and veg, and it’s slightly different here in Australia. As a … Read More
Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad After being scarred as a child by too many salads finished with apple, twists of orange, sultanas, etc, for years I would eat fruit in a salad unless it was for pudding. My brother’s girlfriend, however, changed my mind by making me a delicious salad with bitter greens and nectarines. I … Read More
Up-cycling, re-purposing, thriftiness … call it what you want, but I love a product that allows you to use stuff in different wasy. Baby Nova has a clever little drinking spout that can be used on any standard sized bottle to turn it from a bottle into a sippy cup. It’s BPA free, phthalate free and … Read More
What therapeutic claims can you make about amber teething jewellery? Read more about the TGA’s recent review of Australian baltic amber teething brands.
It can be tricky trying to work out which products to buy at the supermarket. We all know we should eat less processed foods and more fresh foods. A times, however, you need or want to buy packaged foods. Over the years, I’ve come up with a list of ingredients that I absolutely, no matter what, … Read More
What is sodium chloride? Sodium chloride is salt – also known as rock salt or table salt. What is it used for? It’s used as a flavour enhancer, used in foods and things like toothpaste. It’s used to increase viscosity of products. Is sodium chloride safe? EWG Skin Deep rating: 0 (low hazard) Health concerns: … Read More
Updated 20 October 2017 This is the next instalment in our ongoing series about chemicals often found in home and personal care products. Here, we make an assessment of ingredients so you can make informed choices about the products you buy. Today, we’re looking at phenoxyethanol. Phenoxyethanol is a very common preservative that became even … Read More
One of my favourite travel products is featured on the video blog this week. Having travelled a lot with our eldest son when he was a toddler, I love a great travel product for tots. The b.box travel bib is one of my all time greats. it zips up into its own little pouch to … Read More
Fresh Tomato Pasta One of the simplest, easiest, and yummiest pasta dishes around! Last year we grew our own tomatoes, and had a glut of them come the end of summer. This year I didn’t bother growing my own, but our lovely local greengrocer had gorgeously ripe, sweet tomatoes in just about every week. It’s … Read More
Jack ‘n Jill Kids toothpastes and toothbrushes are an Australian favourite. With organic flavours, they’ll get toddlers and kids wanting to brush their teeth!