Lavender v. Pests – 2:0

Lavender. The colour and smell of little old ladies. But hold on a second! Did you know that essential lavender oil is the Supergran of oils? It can: discourage mosquitos – dab some around wrists and ankles (favourite munching grounds for mozzies), and repel headlice – apply to nape of neck and behind ears. Try … Continue reading Lavender v. Pests – 2:0

Rum Punch

From a recipe found in a book by the Two Fat Ladies, this is a quick, easy and delicious drink, to be enjoyed on a warm Summer’s day. The recipe is simple: 1 part sour, 2 parts sweet, 3 parts strong, 4 parts weak. I used lime juice, sugar syrup (2:1 mixture of water and … Continue reading Rum Punch