Author Archives: madeleine

About madeleine

NZ Ecochick is about my family and our journey to living a (semi) self sufficient life on our backyard homestead. We live on a quarter acerish section, with our chooks and quails, and grow a lot of our own food. NZ Ecochick is about the greenest options and frugal living, diy, crafting, repurposing, organizing, and our life in general.

Waste free laundry

Waste free laundry; crazy? Yep it’s totally a thing. I’m totally make it a thing and I’m loving it!! So what am I on about? Just think plastic pegs, plastic wash baskets, plastic containers with chemicals…

Easy wholesome banana bread

I love banana bread it’s so easy, so filling and such a great way to use up an old (potential waste) food item. I love super easy one bowl recipes or even better food processor…

Wholefood, waste free second birthday party

All too often party’s (especially ones for children) are full of processed foods and sugar and lots of waste. So for all the parties we’ve had for the boys is generally just a family affair (except…

Wholefood waste free kids lunches

I wanted to share some of John’s wholefood waste free lunches that he takes to kindy when he does full days. I’m a strong believer in just eating real food (JERF) so let’s keep it…

Cheap wardrobe redo

We recently repainted our bedroom and put up new curtains (when I’m completely finished with our room I’ll share our bedroom redo). Then I decided our walk in wardrobe needed some TLC it was mint green…

Tasty easy gluten free bread

Mr Ecochick has been making this bread for about the last year and has been perfecting the recipe before he would write it up for you all. I like this bread it’s yummy, easy to…