From The Gram

A word from our Hawkes Bay instafriends, @missingingredient_sosimple πŸŒ» ~ "THE LAST LAST RESORT Our recycling system has changed for Hastings and Napier NZ couple mounths ago. In Hastings we can only recycle plastic bottles no 1,2 - rinsed (very clean, squashed, lids off). Napier the same but you guys can keep lids on......All recycling Needs to be very clean - for no contamination. πŸŒ» In our home we still have some recycling which we take to the recycling centre every 3 mounts. On the picture is our recycling for 4 mounts. We pretty much recycle tins from coconut cream&wine bottles (there is 1glass bottle of maple syrup plus 1 paper also) Sometimes a bottle of heavy whipped cream but we try to avoid it as much we can. Or also some recycling litter we pick up from somewhere outside (by the river, in the river, by the sea, by the road...) For us is recycling not a solution but the last last resort. (Composting certainly has its benefits it doesn’t produce emission as much because it goes back to the soil not the landfill) πŸŒ» For us all people is Recycling sort of a “guilt free clause” (that’s how we may feel like) as Sarah Wilson says (basically it is not good at all just we feel sort of better? if recycle. But it’s not a solution)and we do agree with Sarah!! The amount of work to take carry a one produce(for example some fruit...) - wrapping, manufacturing, oil, shipping...basically the whole thing bring it the product to the supermarket/consumer/us, its insane!! China used to take all our recycling but they stopped - so now there is no way to take our recycling. Councils and governments out there actually don’t know what to do. There are massive storage units waiting for ‘somebody’ with the solution. About 6% of plastic on the planet gets recycle. Recycling is not a solution, it is the last last resort. πŸŒ» Ps: For us - having less recycling that means less wine bottles 😝It’s going very well so far:-) Ps2: If anyone would know about refill wine please let me know, thank you kindly. Europe/definitely Czech Republic πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ does that πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»"

A Review

...of Flight Coffee Hangar from @katedavis_ballarat β€οΈ

"Wellington is certainly a foodie Mecca with so many amazing cafes and restaurants. Flight Coffee Hangar - creamy oats, blackberry compote, zany sues greekyoghurt. A great way to start wintry Wellington days"

Raglan Coconut Yoghurt- Raw Chocolate Mousse!

The Cookie Project is such a sweet as social enterprise, check it out HERE. That's where these delicious looking cookie cups came from and Raglan Coconut Yoghurt made a super scrummy Raw Chocolate Mousse to fill em' with. Find the recipe HERE

Gatherer West Coast

It's with a heavy heart (because I didn't get to eat here!) that we share this message...

"THE END IS HERE FRIENDS...🌿 I’ve a little sad news to share today. Gatherer will not be opening it’s doors this summer. After eight very long but fantastic years of evolution & change in tiny little Hari Hari, this wee chapter is coming to an end. πŸŒΏ Thank you for allowing me to create my beautiful wee space, and thank you to those who continued to support me even when I no longer offered pies and lolly cake...🌿 I will still be creating for my CULTIVATE members and also running the odd workshop and a few cooking classes this summer, so I do hope to see you all at some stage for a wee treat and some good chat.🌿 I’ll still be on the coast, in Hari Hari, studying up a storm and no doubt annoying you somehow on here. There are a few plans in the pipeline so do still follow along, I’d love that. πŸŒΏThank you again for the eight years of’s been fun πŸ€“"

From The Gram

Our instabrother @scavenger.mfg across the ditch has created a 'keepcup' swap system using jars, recycled neoprene and commonsense ~ read on πŸš―🚯🚯 "New pitch for these guys - buy two, and then politely ask your local caff/morning besties to hold one for you. Then, when you come back in 24ish hours time, they can swap it out for your dirty one, put that through their dishwasher at some point during the day, then tuck it away somewhere ready to swap it out again when you next visit (in another 24ish hours). Make sense? πŸš― I’m reeeeeeeeeally hopeful that through individuals asking their baristas on a one-to-one basis, widespread rotation of these super cheap, returnable, recycled and recyclable jars can actually gain some traction, because it means that πŸš―
1) cafes don’t have excess cups taking up space
2) barista-customer goodwill is strengthened
3) less disposable shit pollutes our beautiful planet
4) the “I don’t have time to wash it” excuse no longer holds water (pun intended, and did it ever?!)
For $10, I reckon this is a bloody no brainer. Deadset, you’ll make it back so quickly with the BYO discounts it will entitle you to! Right?? πŸš― Especially for TWO cups, made of 100% RECYCLED MATERIAL, that are also fully LEAKPROOF, and INSULATED with old wetsuits. Ten bux?!? I mean comaaaaaaaan people, how much more accessible can it get 🀝 Disposable = shithouse effort. πŸš― It’s time. πŸš― LET THE CUPCYCLING BEGIN β™»οΈπŸ

A Review

...of Two Grey from @gemzjemz πŸŒΏ

"First time trying Two Grey in Wellington and oh my it did not disappoint! I had the smashed avo and edamame on toast with poached eggs and it was delicious! The toast was almost brioche like and the eggs were perfectly poached. However, there was a lack of avo and it was mainly edamame on top which I was a bit sad about, but then again, Avos weren’t really in season at the time so fair enough! I also added a side of salmon for $6 and wow they were generous! Best portion size I’ve ever had!"

Chiasso Coffee Roasters

"We want to see your stories! Making coffee in the comfort of your home or on top of a mountain somewhere!? Share /tag us in your pics πŸ™Œ We have awesome monthly prizes up for grabs to easy. πŸ‘ " 

CAFE, ROASTERS, POURING CHIASSO COFFEE, DEVONPORT, AUCKLAND 🌟 Discount When You UYOC 🌏 Sells Reusable KeepCups πŸŒ± Plant Based Options/Alt Mylks 🍱 Use Your Own Container  πŸ’§ Free Water Refill For Anyone πŸŒ» Take Out Grounds For Your Garden  πŸŒˆ Do a little search on UYO for Chiasso Coffee Roasters to see more…


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