Category: General

August 20, 2015

Beginners guide to pickling veggies

No matter your palate, we’ve found some pickling recipes to suit! Check out some of these tantalising jars of goodness that you can make at home. We’ve also included some excellent Wollongong cafes where you can enjoy some homely cooking without having to clean up afterwards! Garlic dill pickles Why not make these classic pickled […]

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August 19, 2015

Top 5 Health Myths

Eating carbs makes you fat This has some truth behindĀ it. Eating too much of anything can lead to weight gain. However, carbohydrates are the main source of energy our bodies need to ensure we don’t break down our muscle! Because, when our bodies lack carbs, protein is a supplement for energy. Note: Some people are […]

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August 19, 2015

Top tips for mastering the dog walk

The ‘right’ leash When you start walking your puppy, it’s best to have them on a short leash. This will help you to have more control over your puppy’s movements, as well as making it easier to guide, train and correct them. You’re the leader From day one, it’s important to make your dog aware […]

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August 18, 2015

Show him how much you love him!

Taree is home to some beautiful natural sights that make for a great backdrop to your romantic day or night out. We’ve put together this list of date ideas to do with your man, along with some exceptional Taree locations to match! #1 Sports you’ll both love You’re both in for a fun time when […]

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August 17, 2015

How to extend your makeup's shelf life

Shelf life for all products The recommended shelf life for any beauty product can be found by locating the open jar symbol with a number, followed by the letter M, normally on the bottom of the product. This number is the use by date, and indicates the number of months you can safely use the […]

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August 16, 2015

DIY natural deodorant

Why you should make your own deodorant Have you seen the ingredients in your store-bought roll-on deodorant? Take a look at this: Aluminum: Linked to breast cancer Parabens: Linked to birth defects Propylene glycol: Can damage your central nervous system, liver and heart Phythalates: Also linked to birth defects Sweat blockers: We need to sweat […]

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August 15, 2015

How to ease the pain of high heels

Style You may love sky-high shoes with pencil thin heels, however you are almost guaranteed to have aching arches and blisters in no time. Take a look at current fashion and assess which current high heel trends may be less painful. Whether it is a block heel, wedge or a shorter heel, these styles will […]

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August 14, 2015

Tips for easy meal prep

Storage: Stock up on containers in various sizes, zip lock bags and water bottles to store every meal, snack and drink you plan to create. By having filtered water bottles ready to go, you will never have an excuse to avoid staying hydrated. Shopping: Before going grocery shopping, work out your meal plan (including exact […]

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August 14, 2015

Delicious Roast Vegetable Soup

Ingredients 3 large peeled potatoes 1 peeled sweet potatoes 1/2 a pumpkin 4 cloves of garlic (skin on) 1 peeled carrot 2 peeled brown onions Sprinkle of paprika Mixed herbs Olive oil Salt and pepper Chilli flakes Homemade or store bought vegetable stock Spring onions for garnish Optional: Sour cream or cream Preparing vegetables Begin […]

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August 13, 2015

How to create the perfect smoky-eye look

COLOURS A classic black and bronze smoky eye is perfect-less intense for the day and more intense for the evening. Playing with different shades will allow you to enhance your outfit or make your eyes pop. Try these shades for your eye colour: Brown eyes: Warm shades with golden flecks Blue eyes: Blue tones such […]

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