Recipe time!

With plums prolific in neighbourhood gardens and discounted in supermarkets, it’s time to make good of the glut of stone fruit with this fresh, airy cake (which is also a winner for lunchboxes).

Buy once, buy well

When it comes to the important things in life it’s often worth spending more on that first purchase or, at the very least, doing a little research pre-purchase. Here are three simple thoughts to keep front-of-mind when thinking about the long-term cost implications of that next spend.

Fool me once?

Scammers are changing with the times. Armed with new technologies and methods their new scams are fooling even those who consider themselves savvy to deceitful behaviour. Here are five scams to look out for.

Ready. Set. Grow.

Money doesn’t grow on trees – but the next best thing does. And, more good news, it can grow straight out of the ground too! Here are some tips to grow your own and beat the supermarket checkout blues.

The cost of living is going up…

From the clear evidence in the supermarket aisle to the many stories in the media, there is no getting away from the rising cost of living. Unfortunately, this also has flow-on effects for another inevitable part of life: death.

A simple spring recipe

This pea pesto is a great way to get your greens for the day without breaking the bank. Give it a go – it’s beautiful with pasta (like we’ve done here), or on lightly toasted bread too.

The five most wasted items in NZ pantries

With food prices on the rise, Kiwis are looking for ways to make the most of their grocery shop. These simple tips can help you both reduce food waste and save dollars.

Tomorrow will come

It’s safe to say that around the globe things feel slightly shaky at the moment. Fortunately, humans are wired well to respond to unpredictability. That’s not to say we can’t all use a little help every now and then – especially in times of crisis, or when the screens go blank…

It’s fakeaway recipe time!

Tempting though it may be to dash through an order to your local Thai takeaway on a Friday arvo, these days it’s worth a second thought. Rising costs of ingredients are being passed on to consumers and an under-pressure hospitality sector means your local might be understaffed – or not open at all. Enter: the fakeaway.

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