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Introducing Askmumnow

August 13, 2012 Filed under Intro


I’m delighted that is now available on mobile devices to make it much easier for you to access the content.
We also plan to update some of the information so that it is more relevant in today’s world. I’m thinking more of recipes because in the 1970s and 80s the range of ingredients available was far narrower than we have today. Our tastes have changed as well with this greater variety of flavours  and ingredients.  For example, who would have complained about the price of out-of-season avocados back then. We hardly knew what an avocado looked like let alone tasted one.
We plan to stick with the recipes that were used in the 70s and 80s and adapt them to make use of the wider range of flavours and ingredients that we have become used to. Also look for gluten-free variations and low sugar options for some of the more traditional recipes. There will also be new recipes that are not necessarily what “Mum used to make” but that are the basis for good nutritious family meals using seasonal fresh ingredients.

How often do you wish you could ask ‘Mum, how do I…?’ about things you remember from your childhood? You’ll find information, hints and tips in  recipes, ideas for children’s lunchboxes, cleaning tips, how to remove stains, budget advice and much much more.

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Tips for growing tomatoes

February 29, 2012 Filed under In the Garden

If you grow tomatoes, you need to remove the laterals which are leafy branches which form between the main stem and another branch. This is to make sure the plant puts its energy into flowering and fruiting rather than a whole lot of leafy growth. Read more

Ramblings from the Valley

February 23, 2012 Filed under In the Garden

Hi I’m Ann Davis, I have a home on the river in the beautiful Reikorangi Valley near Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast.

I have a Landscape Design business (Annie’s Gardens) and I practice on my own property Read more

To clean old flower pots

November 4, 2011 Filed under Tip of the Day

To clean up grimy flower pots, soak them in a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts cold water for up to an hour, then wash with soap and water before using.

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