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Editor’s note Defini on of family noun (plural families): 1 [treated as singular or plural] a group consis ng of two parents and their children living together as a unit: she moved in with her boyfriend’s family from oxforddicƟonaries.com What makes a family? You tell me! All I know is that the simplis c defini on above by no means covers what a family is. This month in YOU magazine we feature some families that don’t fit the idealised norm of what makes up a family. But families they are ... Here’s my simplis c version of family. Family = love. The people you love, the children you love, the friends you love, the rela ves you love. And be you single parent, same-sex couple, adopted children, make your family up with cats even, if there’s love, there’s family. Cheers everyone, Lisa Fenwick
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Today’s definition of a family is vastly different to the old ‘norm’ of mum and dad, married for life with two or three children in tow. Families now include same sex parents, single parents, clusters of adults and children unrelated by blood. What has not changed is the tie that binds those families – LOVE. Sue Newman reports.
ife is great in the Avery-Goodall house, a wedding in 2011, two careers on track and plans to have a baby on the horizon. It’s a life that’s replicated in thousands of homes across New Zealand, but with one diﬀerence, Lisa Avery and Summa Goodall are both women. Lisa’s a dairy farmer and Summa is establishing her business as a personal trainer; they’re a couple clearly very much in love and a couple who are planning to become a Kiwi family, but with one diﬀerence – their children will have two mums. For them, having a baby will be a carefully planned event. They’ve hammered out most of the nuts and bolts – donor sperm from a friend, with Lisa as the baby carrier. It’s just the when they’re struggling to decide. Like most couples their age, it comes down to balancing career and income against nes ng ins ncts. They’re working with a fer lity clinic and while they’ll arrange their own sperm donor they want the legal side of the process to be done correctly. While the donor’s name will not be on their child’s birth cer ficate, it will be on the donor cer ficate and they hope their donor will have the role of an uncle in his or her life. “Anything more than that and it will interfere with our bonding as a family. As our child gets older though, it would be great to have them as a male figure in there,” Lisa said. When there are two poten al mums, who gets to carry the baby? For Lisa and Summa that’s an easy decision. It will be Lisa. She’s 29 and says she doesn’t want to be an ‘old’ mum. conƟnued next page
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any other name “If we have another child, then hopefully we’ll have the same donor and Summa will hopefully do (carry) it,” she said. They plan to get pregnant at the end of next year, but this will need to dovetail with their careers, she said. “The good thing is that ge ng pregnant our way it means we can’t have an unplanned pregnancy. “I guess we were a bit nervous at the start of this. It’s easy to talk about it but to start following through, it makes you think a bit more, think this is for real.” This will clearly be a much loved, much wanted baby and they’re already working out how to install a car seat in their Kombi van. They laugh when they think about both being mums, say they’ve no idea what their children will call them, but they’re confident that will sort itself out with me.
Summa and Lisa s ll have diﬀerent surnames. They can’t agree on which one to use and Lisa didn’t like Summa’s idea of pulling names out of a hat. When it comes to babies, Lisa and Summa know they’re lucky. They have several friends who have oﬀered to be sperm donors and that takes them oﬀ the long wai ng lists that are the lot of people wan ng stranger donor eggs or sperm. They have friends who have been wai ng a long me for an egg dona on and they’re keen to do something to raise awareness of the need for donor eggs. Plans are s ll in the fledgling stage, but they intend to undertake a bike ride to raise awareness of that need. “We know it’s a huge gi to give to someone, but we also know that it can work,” Summa said. Parenthood aside, there’s a lot more to Lisa and Summa than simply a commi ed gay couple planning to have a child. They’re both ex-army, have both spent service me in Afghanistan, with Summa also doing tours of duty in the Antarc c. Both are top rugby players, with Lisa competing in England and Summa is a Coast to Coast, mulit-sport compe tor. That they’re a same sex couple is irrelevant. Both have dated men, gone down the straight path, but in their late teens say they realised they were gay. For their families, that came as a shock, but most of their friends just accepted their sexual preference without batng an eyelid. conƟnued over page
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6 “Of course it’s diﬃcult for your family, but they’ve come around and they’re really suppor ve. At the end of the day, they just want us to be happy,” Lisa said. For girls, being gay seems to be far less of an issue for most people than it is when men come out, she said. Being gay in the army was never an issue; you’re just one among many, Summa said. While they recruited into diﬀerent bases, their army experiences were similar. For girls who loved adventure, sport and challenge, the army had everything to oﬀer. For Summa that was the opportunity to develop her spor ng ability as a physical training instructor and for Lisa it was the chance to study weaponry and serve on ac ve duty. And it also oﬀered the pair the opportunity to travel, serve overseas and, through a mutual friend, it was the army that brought them together. There were to be several par ngs, however, before Lisa and Summa became a permanent unit, with Lisa leaving the army and heading to Europe. “You get to a point where you’re doing the same stuﬀ again and again. Weapons used to excite me but towards the end I thought I’ve used this, I’ve used that, I’ve used them all. And I didn’t really see this as a career.” Time spent on a dairy farm in England convinced her that when she returned home it would be to enter the dairy industry. She’d found her voca on. Summa stayed on in the army for a me, but she too eventually le and scored herself a Nato pos ng to Afghanistan as a civilian working in logis cs for 18 months. For those 18 months she regularly made the three-day trip home or Lisa travelled to Asia to spend holiday breaks in China or Vietnam. Those army days are well behind them now and they’re se ling into life as a farming couple, learning, earning and slowly building up their stock numbers against the day they can move up the dairy farming ladder. In every respect they’re another dairying couple, doing the hard yards before they start a family, but Summa is quick to add that she is definitely not a farmer. She’s the support team. Summa is busy training for next year’s Coast to Coast. It will be her third. In year one, compe ng over two days as an individual she came home in fi h place. Lisa and Summa married in November 2011 in a civil union on Pohara Beach in Golden Bay. It was a perfect wedding on a perfect day. “We had bare feet, sand and a rented bach. It wasn’t too tradi onal; maybe just the odd bit of tradi on thrown in,” Lisa said. And that, they say is why they won’t be going through a service again now that marriage has become legal for gay couples. That they would formalise their rela onship was never in doubt, she said. “It came to the point where you need to progress. This was the next step, the only step we could take.” Their civil union was their wedding and while the ability for gay couples to marry was long overdue, another wedding won’t be for them,
Lisa said. “For the legal side of it we’ll probably get married, but we won’t be having an extra wedding. Ours was perfect.” Lisa proposed to Summa in the most roman c of circumstances, on holiday in the Cook Islands. Lisa stopped swimming and turned to Summa with a handful of sand.
She opened her hand and as the sand drained away an engagement ring was revealed. “I know it’s a bit cheesy but I had this expensive engagement ring pushed into a pocket in my boardies. “I knew I was going to marry her. When I was in England I’d already thought, ‘okay I’m coming
home to marry her’.” With their second wedding anniversary approaching, they might be a couple in which there are two wives; their children might have two mums, but in every other way Lisa and Summa say they are just another Kiwi couple, the face of the changing Kiwi family.
Perfect day, perfect setting, perfect occasion â€“ Summa Goodall (left) and Lisa Avery celebrated their wedding with friends and family in a civil service at Pohara Beach, November 18, 2011.
Lisa stopped swimming and turned to Summa with a handful of sand. She opened her hand and as the sand drained away an engagement ring was revealed
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Single mums – ohhhh so bad you
icked, wicked single mums. I’ve heard that they deliberately breed to earn more on the DPB, smoke all their ill-go en government earnings away, give the rest to their latest boyfriend to drink and gamble with and let the children (by 10 diﬀerent fathers) to fend for themselves and eat le over takeaway chicken drums cks from rubbish bins. We really need to move on from this fantas c theory. Ninety-nine per cent of the solo parents I know are working incredibly hard to provide a stable, loving environment for their children, o en at the expense of themselves. Some of these women chose to leave their partners to make a be er life for them and their children, some didn’t have that choice, but slog it out anyway. I know a few women who have le abusive partners. So she should have stayed with him? I think not. Are the children be er oﬀ with two parents? Of course they are if it’s a good rela onship, but we’re not living in the li le house on the prairie here, there are just as many bad rela onships around as good. So isn’t the child be er oﬀ in a single parent family where there’s no aggression, no constant damaging verbal a acks? Or should solo mums jump on the nearest male to produce the next ‘daddy’? Well there’s a good role model for the children. But despite the fact that many single mums are doing an amazing and hard job, the old DPB
MUM ON THE RUN BY LISA FENWICK mum stain just doesn’t seem to wash away. Seriously, get over it. Yes, there are some women who will jump on the cliche bandwagon and have no respect for their children or themselves. That will happen in all walks of life, it just smells worse when there are children aﬀected. But I truly believe this is not the majority and while I would like to think that the s gma of single parenthood is not there anymore, I have certainly heard it. “Oh that’ll be why that child is misbehaving, his mother is on her own,” said spat out of a mouth with a slight sneer. Even an Ashburton principal was heard making a derogatory comment about ‘those single mothers’. I get that a two-parent family is going to make it easier and more balanced for
both parent and children. I get that we o en don’t get the same me to help children with homework. In my case, I do my best to get to every netball game, to get to taekwondo a li le bit earlier so I can watch them finish up, to listen to the German speech so my son can prac se, even though I don’t understand a word he’s saying. There is no perfect parent out there, but if you’re trying your best to make a stable, loving, mentally and physically healthy environment for your children, then your best is good enough. Single or not, good paren ng is good paren ng and I know some fantas c people who have come out of single parent families. How about we celebrate some of the strong, hard-working single parents out there, instead of focusing on their marital status or lack of it and predic ng doom for their children. Whether you’re a same sex couple, a single parent, or an extended family doesn’t make a diﬀerence. At the risk of sounding like a sickening cliché, if you have love (and a modicum of intelligence) then you’re bound to get much of it right.
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In many ways, being in business is like playing the piano. What awaits the finger ps may appear black and white, but a rainbow of colour emerges when you get it just right. It takes a clear head, open heart and a firm hand, and of course perfec on isn’t a ained without prior prac ce. As one half of a well-respected and successful business partnership, Toni May combines her love of teaching piano with her passion for business, giving each the dedica on and discipline is deserves. Ashburton born and bred, Toni grew up in Allenton, and apart from a few ter ary years fla ng in Christchurch, has lived in Ashburton all of her life. Her grandparents, Allan and Doris Smith, farmed in Springburn, and Toni’s parents had a holiday batch at Lake Clearwater. It was here, in her early twen es where she first met Peter. Toni’s husband Peter, was already trading in canvas and PVC on Alford Forest Road when the couple met and later married. His workshop was located two doors up from where their business
stands today, trading from a small bungalow which had previously belonged to the business of Peter Young Plumbing. A far cry from the modern and spacious purpose-built workshop, showroom and oﬃce complex which stands today. As a couple, Toni and Peter have forged an innova ve business and in 2010 an extension into marque and event hire has added another dimension to their exis ng core business. Their two children are now grown and are building careers of their own, and the business under the banners of Peter May Ltd and Peter May Marquee and Event Hire has grown from strength to strength, topped oﬀ by winning the Ruralco supplier supreme award this year. “Peter was more than a li le dubious about handing over oﬃce work to me in the beginning, but I had such respect for his business I just wanted to assist him in any way I could. “A er we were married, Peter handed small amounts of oﬃce work over to me so he could concentrate on mee ng market demand, but he has always had
personal contact with the customers, and we believe that is one of the core components behind the success of the business. “When our children were young, my responsibili es in the business were minimal, so I was able to have the flexibility I needed to dedicate me to them. “As the business grew, so did the children, so throughout their life I was able to balance work and home. Being at home and being there for them was important to me, and I’m grateful I had the flexibility to achieve balance. “Our son Jonathan is now a builder, and our daughter Laura had a gap year in Durham, England, and is now studying at Otago University. My first overseas adventure was to visit Laura in England, and as I travelled over by myself, I found it quite a learning curve, but an unforgettable experience,” Toni said. Peter and Toni took their first overseas holiday together last year to visit friends in Egypt.
“Cruising the Nile was a fantas c experience. We are so grateful we had the opportunity to go when we did given the current poli cal situa on over there now,” Toni said. Communica on and trust has helped Peter and Toni to con nue to move the business forward, ensuring that they keep abreast of market trends and that customer expecta ons are exceeded through providing a superior service. “We are a bou que business, oﬀering a full-service package and individualised a en on to our clients. Our brand is synonymous with quality, service and innova on, and these are the fundamentals we deliver to our clients,” Toni said. From incep on, Peter May has been well known for canvas repairs, marine and automo ve upholstery and hay covers, but has now expanded to cover two main components, canvas and pvc manufacturing and repairs, and marquee and event hire. When there has been demand for a product, Peter and Toni have undertaken considerable research, and with careful planning and budge ng
have ensured that any new product they introduce comes to frui on. “Twenty years ago sail shades started to become a big thing in Australia, but we knew if we were going to manufacture them for a local market, we would have to make them stronger to withstand powerful nor’ west winds. We conducted engineering reports and tested various factors such as pole heights and concrete depths to ensure that the product we put on the market would be constructed to last. It was a success, and shade sails con nue to be one of our greatest selling items, but as with all of the products we manufacture, trends have dictated many changes along the way. “Now it’s becoming common to build outdoor rooms with weather-resistant walls, automated drop blinds and louvers. The outdoor area is no longer an a er-thought, and we are being commissioned to create outdoor ceilings and shades for exci ng projects such as spa rooms and outdoor kitchens. “With new technology we can now oﬀer clients 3D imaging and CAD drawings of proposed projects, so they can be confident in how the end result will look long before construc on has even started,” Toni said. The marquee and event hire sec on of the business has enabled Toni to u lise her flair for design, and she has gained much pleasure in assis ng in the prepara on of func ons, ensuring every detail is eﬃciently executed. While they cater to all budgets, the high quality of items such as the luxury restrooms are reflec ve of the glamourous touch they can add to any event. To stay informed of trends and industry developments, Toni enjoys a ending industry events and conferences, locally and in Australia. “You learn a lot from the industry events, not just from the speakers and displays but from mee ng like-minded professionals and crea ng networking contacts. To listen to other people’s ideas and inspira on is invaluable and a key part in our business success.” Over the past 33 years the business has thrived through dedica on, commitment, and hard work. Although Peter and Toni have significant input in driving their business, they are eager to pay tribute to their
loyal staﬀ who have now grown to encompass a total of six part- me and full me employees. Dedica ng me to Toni’s other passions is important, to ensure a work and life balance. She sets aside three evenings each week to teach students to play the piano, a love she has had since she was a young girl. “I wanted to play the piano from a very young age, but I was made to play the ukulele for six months before I was allowed to play the piano. I played throughout my high school years before si ng exams which allow me to teach. “I teach using what is known as the Suzuki method, named a er Dr Shinichi Suzuki. It comes from the theory in which all children are able to learn their mother tongue eﬀortlessly through listening, imita on and repe on. Dr Suzuki concluded that children could also learn music this way, if taught with love and dedica on, and this method is very eﬀec ve, especially in younger children,” Toni said. With li le spare me, Toni’s ‘me me’ is found through a pair of sneakers, as she finds relaxa on in keeping fit. “I have always really enjoyed fitness and love the me I spend with Peter going on walks in the weekend. I have climbed Mt Guy, Mt Maunganui, Mt Alford and Li le Mt Peel earlier this year. I enjoy a long run on a Sunday and am ge ng into personal training at Snap Fitness. My trainer, Tania Pi -Guthrie, is amazing and incredibly mo va onal. With her background in power li ing and nutri on she really goes the extra mile for her clients, and my fitness has flourished since I started working with her,” Toni said. With a mixed por olio of business, family, fitness and music, Toni is an inspira on to many business women who are striving for balance in their lives. Some mes the work side tops the balance, but when you do what you love, it’s just who you are and what you do. Whether it’s scheduling me to go for a walk, teaching piano or pu ng hours into the business, a harmonious balance in life will bring its share of success into
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ith the changing of the seasons from winter to spring, many people may no ce a change in the appearance of their skin. The increase of the nor’westerly winds, along with the warmer spring temperatures, can have an aﬀect on our skin health, as a consequence of the weather’s dehydra ng eﬀects. Our skin (the Integumentary system) is considered to be the largest organ in our body and is also the fastest to regenerate. Some mes it has the ability to regenerate at a fast rate, while for others is can be very slow to regenerate. Our skin is considered to be an eliminatory organ of toxins along with others such as the diges ve system. Therefore our skin health can be a signal to whether this organ or our other organs are func oning to their maximum eﬃciency. For many people their skin health can be a healthcare issue plaguing them for a variety of reasons. For example, a condi on such as acne, may not be solved alone with a good cleansing regime. Hormonal imbalances could be the cause and that may need to be addressed, as well as dietary advice. Psoriasis is a skin condi on where the skin cells are regenera ng at a much faster rate than they normally should. This can be a gene c disorder possibly triggered by an increase in stress or an accumula on of toxins, where detoxifica on pathways or mineral deficiencies could be a possible cause. Eczema is a very common skin condi on that many are born with and suﬀer with throughout their life. Some may not develop it un l adult-
NATURALLY YOU JANE LOGIE is a medicinal herbalist and clinical nutritionist hood a er developing a food allergy which can trigger it, especially where gene cs play a role. A food allergy test could also give some answers to someone’s skin dysfunc on. That our immune system may not be func oning to par can interplay with the skin’s health, due to the immune system being over-ac ve or under-ac ve for a variety of reasons. Addressing the immune system may be important. Some may develop a skin rash and not really understand why it has occurred and unable to solve its cause, for example, the use of excessive washing with harsh chemicals may be a problem for those with sensi ve skin, with the repe ve use of soaps, washing detergents, and cleaning agents. Try to consume more water than usual, at least 1- 2 litres of water per day in between meals. Think of plump juicy grapes, this is how our cells are supposed to be, not shrivelled up grapes, which for many of us our cells represent when we do not consume adequate amounts of water necessary for the important func oning of our cells. Herbs such as echinacea, astragalus, calendula and St Mary’s thistle, burdock, yellow dock, cleavers, dandelion, licorice, ne le, feverfew, and bupleurem could be of benefit to an individual who is suﬀering with problema c skin. For some people stress may be a trigger, for others it could be poor nutri onal health, food sensi vi es, poor diges ve health, mineral deficiencies or lack of the correct nutri onal fat the skin may require for op mal health. Our skin is a coat that is a reflec on of our inner health. Just like a cat or dog, when it is not shining or smooth in appearance, it is a sign that our general health is not in balance.
A handy dandy little weed that can help with skin problems. PHOTO JANE LOGIE/GRAPHICALLY ALTERED BY LISA FENWICK
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e all have our weird li le beauty secrets that help us look great, and some mes the strangest ps and tricks are the ones that work the best. If you are searching for something new, check out these unconven onal fixes to your beauty problems. Fade scars with raw potato Many of us suﬀer from skin blemishes and acne to some extent from me to me and these can leave red marks and scars long a er the blemish has gone. Try trea ng your skin with potato juice. Potatoes contain enzymes that promote healthy skin and reduce scarring. Cut a potato in half then rub it over the relevant area, le ng the potato juices cover the skin. Fix fake tan mishaps with baking soda So, you were just a er a li le bit of a glow and now you’re looking a slightly streaky shade of orange ... Don’t panic. Make an exfoliator out of baking soda and water. Mix the ingredients to form a paste then rub over your face and body in circles to lighten your tan and remove any streaks. Prime oily skin with laxa ves If you’re hoping to combat oily skin and leave your face looking ma e then milk of magnesia – a liquid laxa ve and antacid medicine – could be the answer. A er cleansing and drying your face, apply a li le milk of magnesia using a co on wool ball and allow it to dry on your face. Apply makeup over the top for a smooth, oil-free complexion. Banish greasy locks with flour Dry shampoo has become a staple in many of our beauty bags for those hec c days when we don’t have me to wash and style our hair. If you’ve run out of dry shampoo or fancy a cheaper alterna ve, the good news is flour and cornflour can help alleviate greasy roots. To instantly revive and add body to your hair, sprinkle a small amount of flour on to the scalp and work into the roots, then brush through to ensure all excess flour has been removed. Whiten your teeth with crunchy vegetables
If you’re longing for whiter, stainfree teeth, fruit and veges on hand to help brighten your smile. Dark foods and bacteria from le over food par cles can lead to yellow, stained teeth. Following meals with crunchy fruits and vegetables such as apples, celery and carrots can help minimise staining and whiten teeth. The abrasiveness of these foods can help give your teeth a postmeal clean, removing bacteria and li ing stains from your teeth, as well as providing a healthy and nutri ous end to your meal. Clean your face with oil Oil may be the last thing you want to put on your face; par cularly if you suﬀer from oily skin. However, non-comedogenic oils can help clear pores, reduce sebum produc on and cleanse the skin without drying it. To try the popular oil cleansing method, select your oil (olive oil is good for dry skin and jojoba oil is beneficial for acne-prone and oily complexions) and rub it into the skin for a couple of minutes. Next, take a warm, damp muslin cloth and place it over your face un l it starts to cool. Finally, gently wipe oﬀ the oil for a clean and so complexion. Rejuvenate blonde hair with tomato ketchup Whether you’ve had a hair dye disaster or are experiencing chlorine-induced green tones, blondes can counteract green shades and rejuvenate their colour with the help of tomato ketchup. The red condiment can neutralise the green in your hair, leading to shiny, golden locks once more. Apply the tomato ketchup to hair and leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse oﬀ and shampoo as normal. For more lifestyle news see www.realbuzz.com
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he humble len l is used widely throughout South and West Asia and the Mediterranean. Nu y and earthy in flavour, len ls are high in nutri onal value and are a great source of protein. Not only that, they are said to help with heart health, diges ve health and lower cholesterol.
Channa dahl 1 1/2 C water 1C yellow len ls, rinsed, drained 1 cinnamon s ck 1T vegetable oil 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1cm piece fresh ginger, grated 1t ground cumin 1t garam masala 1/4 t chilli flakes 1t turmeric salt 1/2 C fresh coriander leaves – Cook the len ls in 1 1/2 cups of water, including the cinnamon s ck for 15-20 minutes, un l so . – Heat oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Cook onion in oil for 8 to 10 minutes or un l tender. Add garlic and ginger. Cook for 2 minutes or un l fragrant. – Add len ls, cumin, garam masala, chilli and turmeric. – Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for another five minutes or un l thickened. Taste and add salt as needed. – Remove from heat. Serve warm with fresh coriander leaves. It’s fantas c with chapa bread.
Having recently spent some me in India, my travel buddy and our small foodie tour oﬀsiders, found ourselves loitering around mainly vegetarian ea ng regions, so the len l was very much present on every dinner plate. On returning home to New Zealand I thought I’d probably never eat another len l again, but I’ve actually found myself craving them a er a
three-week break. The recipe that follows is a staple in the Indian diet and absolutely more-ish mopped up with the famous chapa bread. It’s so easy to make and the ingredients are also easy to source.
or those unfamiliar with the term, a a or chapa flour is very finely milled low-gluten so -textured whole wheat grown in the Indian subcon nent. It is used to make thin flatbreads (chapa s/ro s/phulkas – that is one of my favourite food photos) as well as stuﬀed flatbreads (parathas). Chapa is the world’s easiest bread to make and one of the best to eat. A dough is made with flour, salt, and water, then balls of dough are rolled out thin and cooked on a griddle or a skillet. Once you get the hang of making chapas, it will be nothing to whip up a batch with dinner. Chapa , some mes called ro in the north of India and Pakistan, is quintessen al subcon nent. It’s a true staple food (like rice) because it not only feeds and nourishes, but it also tastes good day a er day, meal a er meal. If you’re making chapa for the first me, try to find chapa (a a) flour. A a is very finely ground and is an a rac ve pale yellow-brown in colour and makes the best chapa s. 2C chapa (a a) flour (Simpli Foods stock this), plus extra for surfaces 1t salt About 1C warm water
– In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the salt and flour. Make a well in centre and add warm water. Mix with your hands un l it forms a dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 8 to 10 mins. Cover dough with plas c wrap and let stand for 30 mins or longer if you have the me. – Divide dough into 8 por ons and roll into balls in your hands. – Lightly flour bench and roll with rolling pin un l the dough is 17-20cm in diameter. – Repeat with remaining breads, keeping others covered loosely. Heat a heavy based skillet or frypan over med-high heat. – Place chapa , one at a me, top side down into pan. – Cook for 10-15 secs then flip onto other side. When bubbles begin to form, flip back again and cook for approx. one more minute. – When cooked, wrap in a clean tea towel un l all the breads have been cooked.
25 Lamb fillet with feta, cherry tomato and lentil salad 1 red onion half punnet cherry tomatoes, halved 2 x 410g/14oz cans green len ls, rinsed and drained 4T red wine vinegar 1T olive oil 1 1/2 T caster sugar 1 small bunch mint, roughly chopped 200g pack feta cheese, crumbled 6 lamb fillets 1t olive oil (extra for cooking lamb) – Cut red onion into wedges and roast with a li le olive oil un l so . – Mix together the halved cherry tomatoes, len ls, red onion, vinegar, sugar and mint. Then crumble in the feta and season well. – Heat a griddle pan, brush the fillets with a li le oil and season. Cook in the hot pan for 2 mins on each side un l browned and the middle is pink. Divide the salad between four bowls, then top with lamb fillet cut on the diagonal into four pieces. Serves 4
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Ingredients 1 kg monkfish cut in 75gm pieces Salt and pepper Flour 50ml olive oil 100gm butter unsalted 4 leeks white and light green only trimmed and rinsed and cut in half-moon 3 cloves crushed garlic 1 bottle of dry white wine 250 gm of diced tomato and juice(Tinned is fine) Thyme ,bay leaf, chopped parsley and zest and juice of 3 lemons
Instructions Preheat oven to 180 degrees c and coat the monkfish in flour and salt and pepper
Melt the butter with the olive oil in a deep pan to a medium to high heat add the monkfish and brown all over Cook for about five minutes and take out . Add the leeks and garlic and cook till the look translucent on a medium heat .This will take about five minutes .Then put on a high heat and add the wine and reduce by half then add the tomatoes lemon rind and juice. Add the herbs and simmer for a 15 minutes. Place the monkfish in a serving dish and gently pour over the sauce Serve with warm crusty sour dough with lots of butter
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YOUR BACKYARD BY MICHELLE NELSON
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Above left and right – Stunning Andrew Drummond sculptures are a feature of the Capricorns garden. Right – Lee and Bill Burdon’s woodland garden.
pring is the best me to spend outdoors. A er being cooped up for the long winter months, ge ng out in the garden is a release, but even be er is taking a stroll in other people’s backyards. With the spring flowers and blossom in full bloom, the garden walks in Geraldine later this month will be spectacular, and well worth a visit. The Geraldine Historical Society Museum commi ee has organised three garden walks to raise funds to complete the new museum. Visit Capricorns on the Orari Back Road. This deligh ul garden, belonging to Roz and Philip Burdon, tastefully links the history of the homestead with a contemporary flair. Mature English trees and water are a feature in this large country garden. Stunning sculptures by renowned Nelsonborn ar st Andrew Drummond add focal points and dimension to the garden. Drummond has created some of the na on’s iconic sculptures for both private and public se ngs. Lee and Bill Burdon have also opened their garden for the event. Wi on Lodge, on Connolly Street, is one of the town’s historic prop-
er es – set in picturesque gardens featuring many mature rhododendrons, and woodland plan ngs alongside a creek. Visitors may be lucky enough to meet the resident longfin eels, which gather near one of the bridges for their daily meal. On Benne Road, Barbara and Ross Vincent’s pre y co age garden and olive grove will be open to the public. This garden has been lovingly tended by the couple for many years, and visitors will find many hidden treasures here as they cross the quaint bridges into secluded areas. The gardens will be open from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday, September 28. Tickets cost $10 for access to all the gardens, and children under 12 years are free. Tickets are available from the Geraldine Museum on Cox Street, the Geraldine Community Centre or at the gates of each property. For more informa on phone Allana on 03 693-9220. Capricorns 536 Orari Back Road Wi on Lodge, 73 Connolly Street Gardens of Barbara and Ross Vincent, 18 Benne Road
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ext to potatoes the tomato would have to be the most popular home garden vegetable with the plants giving the highest yield for the amount of space than any other. Needing three months of frost-free warm weather to produce well most home gardeners start with plants purchased from garden centres and box stores which save a lot of me and eﬀort. We are lucky that we have two of the best wholesale growers in the country providing high quality stock to retail outlets with huge varietal ranges. Check out the range of Heirloom varie es too as these have certainly stood the test of me providing some truly wonderful old varie es.
DIG THIS ROGER MARTIN gives us some gardening advice
STARTING OUT: Tomatoes need a warm, sheltered spot especially early in the season and if the night me temperatures fall below 12°C many varie es will fail to set fruit. If you want to get a head start consider plan ng your seedlings into a 2 litre plas c pot or a plas c bag (pb5) using a good tomato po ng mix. Set the plants on a warm terrace or porch in the day me and take the plants inside at night. That way you will enhance the growth of the plants and when condi ons are warmer you can remove the plants from the pot and plant into the garden taking care not to damage the root ball and staking where necessary. If you have planted your plants outside, a thick plas c bag can be put over the plants at night and removed the next morning crea ng a glasshouse like environment which will help to keep them warm at night.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Tomatoes need a warm, deep, free draining soil to which lots of organic ma er such as compost or peat has been added. Remember that tomatoes are gross feeders so a rich fer le soil must be provided through the whole growing season. Prior to plan ng incorporate 200g (4 handfuls) of a well- balanced tomato ferl-
iser. Make sure this is well mixed in several weeks before plan ng to avoid the plants being ‘burnt’.
PRUNING AND STAKING: Medium and tall growing plants will need to be staked with a 2m plus tomato stake taking care not to damage the roots. Tie the plant regularly to the stake allowing for the stem size to thicken as the plant grows. Dwarf plants do not
need staking or pruning whereas the taller varie es will need regular pruning of the laterals. Most standard varie es can be trained to one or two leaders with vigorous varie es such as Early Money and Virosa suppor ng up to five leaders. Gra ed plants can carry up to 10 leaders under ideal condi ons especially if they are in a tunnel-house situa on. Laterals produced nearest the main growing p are the best to select as these are the most vigorous. All other laterals should be removed regularly once the leaders have been selected. All leaders selected will need to be staked or a ached to strings in a tunnel-house situa on.
WATERING AND FERTILISING: Regular fer lising and watering will keep growth on an even keel resul ng on sustained growth and fruit produc on. When the plants are about 1 metre high provide a 100g (2 handfuls) per plant side dressing of a good tomato fer liser around the drip line of the plant and water in well. Repeat this monthly for sustained growth. Regular watering is crucial especially during hot weather with irregular watering causing Blossom End Rot, a black ro ng patch on the bo om of the fruit. Good fruit set is enhanced by regular watering
this season and fer lising too but conversely poor fruit set may result from irregular/heavy watering and the overuse of high nitrogenous fer lisers especially during the early growth. Too much shade or dull weather and temperatures below 12°C also aid poor fruit set with high humidity upse ng pollen produc on so if you are growing your plants in a glasshouse or tunnel-house keep the temperatures as even as possible by adjus ng the vents. Correct ven ng and temperature control will also limit the spread of pests and diseases. As the plants grow remove some of the lower leaves to allow for maximum sun to aid the ripening process. Conversly the over removal of leaves especially in a glasshouse may cause sun scald. There has to be a happy medium!
PESTS AND DISEASES: The most common disease is Botry s causing fruit rot. Once again ven la on and the removal of the lower leaves will increase air movement helping the plants to resist the disease. Early blight (small spots on older leaves increasing to 1cm ) is caused by hot humid weather, while late blight (irregular green/ brown or black patches on leaves) spreads rapidly in wet weather or during excessive irriga on. The main insect pests are aphids, white fly, caterpillars and tomato fruit worm with mite usually appearing later in the season. Insec cides such as Confidor or Carbaryl and fungicides such as Bravo or Greenguard can be used together every two weeks as a preventa ve spray programme remembering that preven on of pests and diseases becoming established is the key. Mite infesta ons need to be controlled with Mavrik or Mite Killer but both of these must be sprayed up on the underside of the foliage to be eﬀec ve. By choosing a selec on of varieties and fruit types and adhering to good cul va on and pest disease control your tomatoes will provide you with a con nuing crop of yummy, healthy fruit all season long. With the compliments of Roger MarƟn, MarƟns Garden Design and Maintenance.
Bevis Begg is this month’s prize winner with the following ques on:
Bigger, better carrots Can you please tell me what I can do to grow beƩer carrots? I change the place each year that they are grown in. This year they were very stumpy – maybe because of a drought although they sƟll had a good amount of water. Interested to hear your view.
t is probably the condi on of your soil that is aﬀec ng your crops. Soil prepara on before plan ng is the key to perfect carrots. They prefer well drained, light, fer le, sandy soil so their roots can penetrate deeply and swell. So in each new site you plant in, enrich the soil by adding a good quality soil mix and plenty of compost. Remove any stones, old roots or anything else in the soil that will get in the carrot roots’
way, as this can result in the root growing around the obstruc on into a strange shape (forking). Do not plant carrots too close together, always thin seedlings out to stop overcrowding. Carrots are rela vely easy to look a er and only need regular watering to keep them growing rapidly. Try not to over fer lise your carrot plants as you will end up with prolific green tops and no carrots below. Top p: Sow carrot seeds directly into the garden as they don’t like being transplanted or having their roots disturbed.
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org with Daltons Essential Strawberry Pack in the subject heading, or write to Strawberry Pack giveaway, Box 77, Ashburton. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: • You must provide a gardening question for the Daltons’ experts to answer. • Please include your address and phone number in email and letter options! • Giveaway entries must be received by October 1. For more information on Daltons products visit www.daltons.co.nz
All questions supplied are entered into the draw to win a Daltons prize pack, but the Guardian reserves the right to choose which questions and answers will be published. Daltons post the prize to our lucky winner.
Strawberries are an undeniable crowd pleaser and there is nothing more rewarding than picking succulent, juicy strawberries from your very own garden. Plus, if you plant them now they will be ready to show oﬀ to the whole family at Christmas me! We have two Daltons Essen al Strawberry packs to give away, full of everything you need to grow delicious red strawberries. Each pack is valued over $60 and contains 2 x Daltons Strawberry Mix, 1 x Daltons Strawberry Fer liser, 1 x Daltons Organic Bio-Fungicide Powder.
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s we enter the season of rebirth and our gardens begin to blossom, it’s the best me to dig into vegetable gardening. And for those who have no idea what to plant during the spring months or how to do it – I have found the app for you. Vegetable Garden Guides has quickly become a popular app for both novice and experienced vege gardeners who are keen to produce their own vegetables and create a sense of sa sfacon. From witnessing my flatmates nurture a vege garden it is simple, but with the right care and techniques it can be made into something extremely worthwhile. (And I saw that first-hand when I benefi ed from the surplus le uce they grew.) Featuring more than 90 vegetables from as common as a le uce to as unfamiliar as a salsify, this app does not just show oﬀ a vast range of useful vegetables. It also provides a break up into seasons, lis ng what vegetables would grow best in which season, with small symbols next to each variety highligh ng if it will withstand a harsh southern frost or high spring temperatures. But what’s best about this app is its simple “how to” guide, telling the user how to plant the seed in the best soil, along with utensils you will need to help it grow at its op mum. It then guides you on how to ensure it maintains its growth un l it’s ready to be stored
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ŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞŝŶǀĂůƵĞ͘͟ /ĨŚŽƵƐĞƐǁĞƌĞĂůǁĂǇƐŐŽŝŶŐƚŽŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞŝŶǀĂůƵĞ ǁŚǇǁŽƵůĚďƵŝůĚŝŶŐƐŽĐŝĞƟĞƐĂŶĚďĂŶŬƐŽŶůǇ ůĞŶĚϴϬйŽĨƚŚĞŚŽƵƐĞƐǀĂůƵĞ͍tĞŶŽǁŚĂǀĞ the Reserve Bank enforcing a maximum 80% ůĞŶĚŽŶďĂŶŬƐ͘
ŝƐƚŚĞůŽĐĂůĞĐŽŶŽŵŝĞƐ͘^ŵĂůůĞƌƚŽǁŶƐĐĂŶ ďĞŝŵƉĂĐƚĞĚƋƵŝĐŬůǇŝĨĂŵĂũŽƌĞŵƉůŽǇĞƌǁĂƐ ƚŽĐůŽƐĞĚŽǁŶĂŶĚƚŚĞƌĞŝƐŶŽǁŽƌŬĨŽƌƚŚĞ ƉŽƉƵůĂƟŽŶ͘dŚŝƐǁŝůůƌĞĚƵĐĞŚŽƵƐĞƉƌŝĐĞƐĂƐ ƉĞŽƉůĞǁŝůůŶŽƚǁĂŶƚƚŽůŝǀĞŝŶƚŚĞƚŽǁŶĂƐƚŚĞǇ ĐĂŶ͛ƚŐĞƚĞŵƉůŽǇŵĞŶƚ͘
DĂŶǇƉĞŽƉůĞƐĂǇ/ďŽƵŐŚƚŵǇŚŽŵĞĨŽƌ ΨϰϬϬ͕ϬϬϬĂŶĚŝƚǁŽƵůĚďĞǁŽƌƚŚΨϰϮϬ͕ϬϬϬŶŽǁ ŽƌƚŚĞǇďƵŝůƚƚŚĞŚŽŵĞĨŽƌΨϰϬϬ͕ϬϬϬƐŽŝƚǁŝůůďĞ ǁŽƌƚŚΨϰϱϬ͕ϬϬϬŶŽǁ͘:ƵƐƚďĞĐĂƵƐĞĂŚŽŵĞŚĂƐ ďĞĞŶƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞĚŽƌďƵŝůƚĚŽĞƐŶŽƚŵĞĂŶŝƚǁŝůů ŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞŝŶǀĂůƵĞ͘dŚĞƉƌŝŵĂƌǇƌĞĂƐŽŶŚŽƵƐĞƐ ŐĞŶĞƌĂůůǇŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞŝŶǀĂůƵĞŝƐ͞ƐƵƉƉůǇĂŶĚ ĚĞŵĂŶĚ͘͟WĞŽƉůĞůŝŬĞƚŽůŝǀĞŝŶƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĂƌĞĂƐ͕ ŵĂǇďĞĨŽƌƐĐŚŽŽůŝŶŐŽƌǁŽƌŬ͕ĂŶĚŝĨƚŚĞǇĐĂŶ͛ƚ ĮŶĚĂŚŽŵĞǁŚĞƌĞƚŚĞǇǁĂŶƚƚŽůŝǀĞƚŚĞǇ͛ůůƉĂǇ ŵŽƌĞƚŚĂŶƚŚĞŵĂƌŬĞƚƉƌŝĐĞƚŽƐĞĐƵƌĞŽŶĞ͘
tĞ͛ǀĞĂůůƐĞĞŶƚŚĞŝŵƉĂĐƚŽŶŚŽƵƐĞƉƌŝĐŝŶŐ ŝŶŚƌŝƐƚĐŚƵƌĐŚĂŶĚƐƵƌƌŽƵŶĚŝŶŐĂƌĞĂƐĂŌĞƌ ƚŚĞĂŶƚĞƌďƵƌǇĞĂƌƚŚƋƵĂŬĞƐ͘^ŽŵĞƐƵďƵƌďƐ in Christchurch have people struggling to sell ƚŚĞŝƌŚŽŵĞƐ͕ǁŚŝůĞŽƚŚĞƌƐĂƌĞŐĞƫ ŶŐĂŵĂǌŝŶŐ ƉƌŝĐĞƐ͘^ƵƌƌŽƵŶĚŝŶŐƚŽǁŶƐZŽůůĞƐƚŽŶ͕ZĂŶŐŝŽƌĂ ĂŶĚĞǀĞŶƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶĂƌĞďĞŶĞĮƟŶŐĨƌŽŵ people leaving Christchurch and the house prices in these areas have increased as a ƌĞƐƵůƚ͘
dŚŝƐƐƵƉƉůǇĂŶĚĚĞŵĂŶĚŚĂƉƉĞŶƐǁŝƚŚůĂŶĚ ƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞƐ͘KŶĐĞĂŶĞǁƐƵďĚŝǀŝƐŝŽŶŶĞĂƌƐ ĐŽŵƉůĞƟŽŶƚŚĞƉƌŝĐĞƐŐĞŶĞƌĂůůǇŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞĂƐ ƚŚĞƌĞĂƌĞůĞƐƐƐĞĐƟŽŶƐĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞƚŽďƵŝůĚŽŶ͘ /ĨƐŽŵĞŽŶĞŝƐƚƌǇŝŶŐƚŽƐĞůůĂŶĞǁŚŽŵĞŝŶĂ ŶĞǁƐƵďĚŝǀŝƐŝŽŶĂŶĚƚŚĞƌĞĂƌĞĞŵƉƚǇƐĞĐƟŽŶƐ ĂƌŽƵŶĚƚŚĞŚŽƵƐĞƚŚĞŶďƵǇĞƌƐǁŽƵůĚůŽŽŬĂƚ the cost of building against buying an already ĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞĚŚŽŵĞ͘
ŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞŝŶƉƌŝĐĞ͍/͛ĚƐĂǇ͞ǇĞƐ͟ĂƐůŽŶŐĂƐ ƚŚĞĚĞŵĂŶĚĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƐƚŽŽƵƚƐƚƌŝƉƐƵƉƉůǇ͘/Ŷ ŚƌŝƐƚĐŚƵƌĐŚƚŚĞƌĞǁŝůůďĞĂĚĞŵĂŶĚĨŽƌŶĞǁ ŚŽƵƐŝŶŐĨŽƌƚŚĞŶĞǆƚϱͲǇĞĂƌƐĂƐŵĂŶǇŚŽŵĞƐ ǁŝƚŚƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĂůĚĂŵĂŐĞŚĂǀĞŶŽƚǇĞƚďĞĞŶ ůŽŽŬĞĚĂƚ͘tĞŚĞĂƌŚŽǁƐŽŵĞŝŶƐƵƌĂŶĐĞ ĐŽŵƉĂŶŝĞƐŚĂǀĞŚĂĚŽǀĞƌϮ͕ϬϬϬŶĞǁŚŽŵĞƐ ďƵŝůƚ͕ǁŚŝůĞƚŚŝƐĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƐǁĞǁŝůůŚĂǀĞƐƵƉƉůǇ ĂŶĚĚĞŵĂŶĚ͘ ĞĂǁĂƌĞƚŚŝŶŐƐĐĂŶĐŚĂŶŐĞƋƵŝĐŬůǇ͕͞'ůŽďĂů &ŝŶĂŶĐŝĂůƌŝƐĞƐ͕ϭϵϴϳ^ƚŽĐŬǆĐŚĂŶŐĞƌĂƐŚĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ'ƌĞĂƚĞƉƌĞƐƐŝŽŶ͟ŶŽƚďĞŝŶŐƉĞƐƐŝŵŝƐƟĐ ũƵƐƚĂƌĞĂůŝƐƚƚŚĂƚůĞŶĚƐŵŽŶĞǇ͘ ,ĂǀĞĂŐƌĞĂƚĚĂǇ͘
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