DIY Body Lotion Bars

Over decades I have been using shop bought body lotions, but the waste free options are very limited and since I am trying to avoid plastic packaging as much as possible, I have been left with no option other than using pure coconut oil which I buy in bulk at The Manly Food Co-op. It…

My first ever Radio Interview with SBS German Radio

So exciting, my first ever radio interview aired this week on SBS German Radio. Head over to their website and search for the session from Thursday, November 23.  There is a teaser around the 16th/17th minute and the full interview starts at around 46 minutes. A big thank you to Barbara Barkhausen and Andy Vogt…

It is so easy to make your own deodorant

Making your own natural deodorant is sooo much easier than you might think. You just need a few ingredients and 5 minutes. Why would you want to make your own deodorant though if there are plenty of options in your local supermarket or pharmacy? You know what is in it: Most commercial deodorants are full…

The most amazing Banana Bread

Yesterday I made the most amazing banana bread. All organic, gluten free, refined sugar-free and utterly delicious. 🙂 All ingredients were bought at the Manly Food Co-op, a little gem of an organic, packaging-free and member-run store in the heart of Manly (Disclaimer: I am now a member of the new board). Ingredients: 2 soft…

Beach Clean-Up

How can a beach that looks so pristine, hide so much rubbish? Together with 12 colleagues, we set out on a beautiful late spring day to clean up Collins Flat Beach on Manly’s harbourside. It is a lovely small beach, well hidden from the hustle and bustle of Manly and part of North Head National…

My balcony garden

Finally, I have enough space and the right location to start growing my own fruit and veggies. So exciting! I don’t have a garden, but a balcony and terrace that have the perfect orientation with a lot of sun. I am going to make this my little paradise. 🙂 I decided to start from scratch…