It can be tough to admit, but if you’re feeling lonely there are simple, positive steps you can take to lessen it, says Wendyl Nissen. Loneliness is not something I ever thought I would experience, but in recent years we’ve become great friends. Admitting that you are

This makes enough for two servings – keep refrigerated. 50 grams organic steel cut oats (Ceres Organics does a nice one) 1 washed apple with skin on, grated 20 grams raw nuts roughly chopped* 1 teaspoon chia seed 1 teaspoon flax seed 1 teaspoon sunflower seed juice of ½ lemon 100 grams good-quality

Wendyl Nissen figures out the sustainable habits that are still realistic for her. Every day I go on an egg hunt. It involves a tour of our property, peering in behind bushes, in the woodpile, under buckets or in the middle of flax bushes for the eggs

Community and simple comfort food came to the rescue when Wendyl Nissen found herself without power and contact with the outside world. It’s hard to describe the feeling of being completely out of contact. No phones, no internet, no power. Suddenly an off-the-grid lifestyle some people crave

4 cups flour (I used high grade) 1 teaspoon salt 250ml warm water (use more for a stickier dough) 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons dried yeast granules* 4 tablespoons olive oil olive oil, for cooking butter, to serve jam, to serve Put your flour and salt in a big bowl and give it a

Photography Jane Ussher In the 70s, when I was a teenager, my bedroom reeked of incense I had bought at the Cook Street Market in Auckland. I lit those sticks daily and wafted around my bedroom trying out the latest outfits I had put together on

Recipe: 1 handful mixed dried mushrooms * 1 cup boiling water 3 tablespoons butter ** 3 fat garlic cloves, finely sliced 3cm piece ginger, grated small handful fresh thyme, leaves stripped off the stalks ½ teaspoon ground turmeric ½ teaspoon ground pepper 200 grams large portobello mushrooms, sliced (feel free to use fresh enoki

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