Easy Vegan Choc Chip Cookies!

Since giving up dairy earlier this year, I have been missing some of my favourite baked sweet treats. I wanted to give dairy and egg-free baking a go but really had no idea where to begin, so started with a trusty Google search and took it from there. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic and … Continue reading Easy Vegan Choc Chip Cookies!

Faster, Stronger, Larder

Hey garden pals. I don’t know about you, but these frosts and a growing schedule of out-of-garden things has meant that I haven’t done much in the last month. I have, however, checked out some gardens around Christchurch and want to remind you that frost cloth is such a good idea. Really, truly. Do also … Continue reading Faster, Stronger, Larder

Food For Thought

So E-Cus, now that I have read your articles, done some of my own work and created the most kick ass veggie patch in my street, what am I meant to do with all the produce?- I know you are wondering this because I got asked it in real life (thanks, Naomi). With a patch … Continue reading Food For Thought

June Jumbles

Kia ora all! Hope you are all doing well and staying warm and cosy. It certainly has been raining a lot… Good for the garden but not so good for my mood! There are a few things going on in my world at the moment so it’s going to be a bitsy post I’m afraid … Continue reading June Jumbles

Junk Free June!

We talk a lot about junk on this blog. Mostly, we're discussing possessions and meaningless commodities - "stuff" that we accumulate that we really don't need. Y'know what else you don't need though? Junk FOOD! This year, Use Good Stuff is getting behind Junk Free June, a campaign all about giving up junk food while … Continue reading Junk Free June!

Party With Uncle Herb

Hey Garden fans! Now that Use Good Stuff is a year old, I've been strolling down the memory lane that is this blog and reading how far we have come. What a journey it has been for you and for me. Our relationship has had some highs (New lemon trees and jam making in the … Continue reading Party With Uncle Herb

Home Is Where The Plant Is

Houseplants are actually incredibly controversial. In my experience, you either love them or hate them, there is no middle ground. Kind of like The Bachelor. I enjoy having plants inside, as long as they are useful to me personally and I don’t have too many. Too many divided around the house can get frustrating, especially … Continue reading Home Is Where The Plant Is

Get Off The Grass

Gotcha! I had you going for a minute there right? This article is (of course) about weeds that grow in your lawn or garden, and how they may be used in many super helpful ways. That’s right folks, weeds aren’t all bad after all, they are just misunderstood. Kind of like how Doctor Octopus just … Continue reading Get Off The Grass

SHOW ME THE MONEY – An Insider’s Guide to Garden Savings

When I started gardening, I thought it would be a great way to save money. I thought for sure that by growing my own vegetables and fruit I was certainly cutting out the middle man and that that would be reflected in my bank balance immediately. Don’t get me wrong, growing your own is going … Continue reading SHOW ME THE MONEY – An Insider’s Guide to Garden Savings

Steal My Sunshine

Yo, it's your old mate E Cus coming in with the first garden post of 2016. Feels good to be back. Let's be honest though, this year has not started well. First we lose beloved David, then we lose magnificent Alan, then Sylvester Stallone- Ok he didn't die but he did get nominated for an … Continue reading Steal My Sunshine