Why am I Doing This? A look back and the road forward

Posted on May 02, 2015 by Charmaine Baan | 1 Comment

Two years into this lovely craziness that is Hey Pomelo and I probably ask myself this on a weekly, even daily basis. Sometimes in despair but most of the time to remind myself what this is all for and where I hope for it all to go.


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Posted in eco baby, fabric, green baby, homemade, manifesto, organic, organic cotton, small business, sustainability

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, family sized recipe

Posted on February 17, 2014 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments

There are few things as satisfying as filling the house with the smell of freshly baked cookies, sadly I rarely get the motivation to go through the whole process of making the dough.  So, when the mood strikes I like to make a big batch and freeze the dough for easy weeknight cookie bake offs. 

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Sweet and spicy maple roasted walnuts

Posted on December 09, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments

These candied walnuts are my go-to homemade gift.  They take little time to prepare, keep for over a month and actually give some nutritional value with omega 3, dietary fiber and protein. This recipe yields 20-24 of these little bags (about 1/2 cup each)

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Posted in christmas baking, healthy fats, homemade, spiced nuts

Make At Home, Crispy Apple Chips

Posted on November 27, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 1 Comment

Homemade apple chips, the perfect toddler snack really.  Crispy and light they store well, are not sticky or wet, and kids just love them.  The best part is, they are pretty cheap and easy to make, as one big apple will usually give you a whole tray of chips.  I made my batch with Ida red apples and they turned out so pretty, with a bright ring of red skin on creamy white

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Posted in homemade, homemade baby food, local produce, organic, preserves, sustainability

How to make homemade low sugar apple juice

Posted on November 03, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments

There is something pretty satisfying about making your own fruit juice,  it can be a big money saver and a great healthy option for your family.  By purchasing local apples in season or picking the apples yourself you can get the freshest goods at the best price. 

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Homemade shea butter and calendula diaper rash cream

Posted on October 25, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 1 Comment

Using shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil, this salve was surprisingly simple to pull off.  It turned out fantastically and quickly became the cure all for every skin issue in the house (well for me anyway). The shea butter makes for a rich creamy mix that melts on contact with the beeswax lending a great moisture barrier for tender healing skin.

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Posted in BeadforLife, homemade, organic, skin care


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