We have mastered the secrets to perfect chocolate chip banana bread muffins, and developed a quick and easy recipe returning sweet, moist, muffins every time.
Oil money transformed this once typical desert community into one which challenges all boundaries. In Dubai, world records are achieved at every turn.
Kefta is a flavorful Moroccan meatball. We learned a quick and easy kefta recipe while in Morocco and on our return modified it a bit to reduce the fat, yet it still tastes great on the BBQ.
Being on the observation platform of the world's tallest building is surreal. As I look out at the modern city surrounded by sea and desert the Burj Khalifa pictures in my head are replaced forever.
This gross science project is possibly the best-ever digestion lesson for kids. Using common kitchen items, we simulate digestion from eating to squeezing out a poop from a stocking.
Bananas are a super food, and have cured hangovers, removed warts and stopped the itching of a mosquito bite. Useful in recipes: chocolate banana boat, muffins and fruit salad. Banana fun is easy.
Enjoying a tropical sunset with a refreshing drink and a slice of grilled coconut is about as close to paradise as I have been.
Resting the brain doesn't come naturally to children, yet rest is needed for concussion recovery. This list helped us relieve boredom when concussion happened to our daughter.
Auckland New Zealand is called the "City of Sails". We take any chance we can get to go out to sea. Recently that included an afternoon cruise photograhing on-board the Ted Ashby Sailing Scow.
The social media giant Facebook says kids have to be 13 to get an account. Many kides and parents disagree. What do you think? Join the debate here.
It's an interesting debate, Skiing vs Snowboarding - which one is better? Join in the debate here but be nice.
Are you a talented young athlete looking for a sponsor? Advice from those who sponsor youth, (corporate and shop), athletes (pro riders, Olympians, up & coming) and parents of sponsored kids.
Originating from Australia, the white tail spider is now one of only two dangerous species of spiders found in New Zealand.
These traditional boiled bagels are crispy outside, soft inside and delicious. They are easy to make, once you get the hang of it. From start to is 2.5 hours, half the time to bake a loaf of bread.
On New Zealand's South Island in Wanaka, nestled among some of New Zealand's best scenery is Puzzling World, a human maze and museum filled with challenge, mystery and "puzzling eccentricity."
Are you a snowboarder? Do you wear wrist guards? Join this ongoing debate on the subject of snowboarders wearing wrist guards and read some of the facts.
I finally got rid of the feeling of a lump in my throat, which my doctor diagnosed as Globus Pharyngeus. Just a few easy lifestyle changes and it's gone. What a relief!
Calling all coffee drinkers. It's time to share my hubby's secret to making the perfect latte at home, every time. It's the timing and the little steps that make it perfect every time.
Home roasting coffee beans is easy, saves money, and we have better tasting coffee. Here are the simple steps we follow to have a consistent perfect coffee roast.
We love scones. Made without sugar, yet often served with whipped cream and jam, they are sweet, healthy and delicious. Better still, with this scone recipe they are quick and fun to prepare.
As a former Red Cross "Safety and Survival in an Earthquake" instructor, I am sharing info on earthquake safety. As a mom living on the Pacific Ring of Fire, I am aware of the damage earthquakes cause.
We play family great games every week! For our family, a great game involves a bit of strategy, challenge and the ability for anyone to win, young or old. Here you will find our favorites.
A humorous look at living in New Zealand from an American expat. It's the cold, the laundry, the food, the dialect and the little things in day to day New Zealand life that prove challenging.
Calling all chocoholics! If you like thick, gooey, fudge-like chocolate brownies then this quick and easy brownie recipe is for you. The are consistently perfect, mouthwatering, and delicious.