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Interview with Clayton of Baron Hasselhoff's Cookies

17 January 2018

We talk to Clayton McErlane about his Baron Hasselfhoff's organic, vegan, gluten free cookies, and we try a few just to be extra sure of their deliciousness!..

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Recipes from Pacific Harvest in time for Seaweed Week

17 January 2018

Louise of Pacific Harvest is travelling to Wellington to do free tastings and demos of her recipes for our upcoming Seaweed Week. ..

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Love Winter: 7 Ways to Embrace the Cold

17 January 2018

It's here. The days are shorter, nights are crisp and mornings are hard - but we all know the real cold is yet to set in. ..

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Growing Great Kids

17 January 2018

The most precious resource is our kids. They deserve the very best start in life. We have put together a number of articles to help you with pregnancy and early years health and nutrition, please explore the Healthy Kids and Babies section of our blog to learn more...

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New In-Store: Kokako's Limited Edition Purosa Estate Coffee

17 January 2018

We are delighted to announce that our Mt. Eden store is now stocking Kokako’s very special, limited edition Purosa Estate coffee!..

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Waitangi Public Holiday Deliveries and Store Hours

17 January 2018

This year Waitangi Day falls on a Saturday, so the public holiday is transferred to Monday 8th. This affects our store and delivery operations, please check below for your local's details:..

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Interview with Rochelle Harrison of The Wellington Chocolate Factory

17 January 2018

New Zealand's first bean-to-bar chocolatier using 100% organic and fair trade ingredients works right here in Wellington, and we were lucky enough to visit her. Rochelle Harrison started and single-handedly runs The Cocoa Press [Feb 2014 update: now "The Wellington Chocolate Factory"], and her passion to create gourmet chocolate from.....

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Coconut Oil

17 January 2018

Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. It is high in saturated fat, which is composed of medium-chain fatty acids as opposed to the short chains which are found in animal fats...

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10 Ways to Use Leftover Christmas Food

17 January 2018

Christmas is a time of foodie celebration, but families often over-estimate quantities and Boxing Day can find us with fridges bulging. Here are 10 ideas for what to do with Christmas leftovers:..

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A Guide to Safer House Cleaners

16 January 2018

You may have noticed a growing number of household cleaning products on the market which claim to be ‘environmentally friendly’. This sounds like great news but unfortunately all detergents are a burden on the environment in one way or another...

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Pumpkin, Kumara, Carrot & Coconut Soup Recipe

11 January 2018

Our Pumpkin, Kumara, Carrot & Coconut recipe is a customer favourite. "It's just delicious!" our Kitchen Manager Scott says. "Our stores get a lot of people coming in with diets where they can't eat tomatoes and potatoes, so there are some customers who always ask for it."..

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Causes We Love in 2017: It’s Just Commonsense!

21 December 2017

Commonsense is founded on values of organics, environment and community. We're proud that every year, at least 10% of our profit goes to supporting initiatives that share our values. We're the primary sponsor of Porirua School Gardens, and our Store Managers also support one-off and regular initiatives at their discretion...

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