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We are all told, “live your life to the fullest”; I am here to do just that. Life, Love & Lettuce serves as a vessel to project my passions, and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this crazy world.

Join me as I live a sustainable life by growing my own vegetables, keeping my waste in check and managing my stress (without alcohol or drugs) while writing about love.

Don't forget to pick up my gratitude journal and learn how to be happy--it's a simple recipe for healthy living.

Once you've done that, sit back, relax, and read on.

Love Toni x

August 30, 2019

 As I write this, there is only a couple of days of the New Zealand winter left, before spring is upon us.

The produce in the photograph has just been picked and has grown, out in the open and through the cool of the winter in my back garden. We are blessed to live...

August 23, 2019

August is the final month of winter down here in New Zealand. It's also a time when we have a ridiculous amount of rain and it's cold and dreary--at least that's how it seems to me at the moment.

It's a time of year when I'm aching for the warmth of spring to begin to s...

February 15, 2019

As I sit here writing this, I can feel the little beads of sweat dripping down various parts of my body.

Ugh...you might think, but this is the reality of living in Auckland in mid-February. It’s one of the muggiest times of the year. But do not feel sorry for me, I’m h...

February 7, 2019

It has been an absolute bumper crop this year for us in the fruit department.

We’ve been fighting with the local bird population over our plums and our grapes. Personally, I don’t mind sharing, but when I walk outside and there’s almost a dozen blackbirds and thrush in...

November 26, 2018

For as long as I can remember, I've loved the idea of having a kitchen garden. A garden where I can pop out from the kitchen door and quickly pick some greens and some herbs to enhance our meals.

I'm blessed to be in the position to have gardens right outside my kitchen...

July 9, 2018

Lemons are awesome!

When the days are short and the nights are long and my inclination is to hibernate beneath the individually stitched quilts that lie enticingly across my bed (thanks, Mum!) the lemon tree is a bright and shining light in the winter garden.

Lemons are...

July 7, 2018

Have you ever wanted to grow your own healthy food, but you didn’t think you had the time or the space?

Well, guess what? You don’t need much time or space.

Let me show you how in less than ten minutes a day--yes you heard me--less time than it takes to walk the supermar...

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