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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Cloth Diapering - the real deal on how to start and stick with it.

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments

Three years into it can definitely say that have seen a few disgusting things, learned some helpful tips, and I have not regretted it once. Cloth diapering is clearly the right choice from an environmental standpoint, but there is also a bonus to your baby’s sensitive skin,



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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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How to clean inside Nasal bulbs and water toys

Posted on January 31, 2014 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments

I am generally against wasting things and will try pretty hard to clean or fix anything before I head for the garbage can.  So, my latest salvage was that dirty little bulb and the squeezy bath toys that are much loved, but prone to an unpleasant looking bit of darkness inside.

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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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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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What is Organic Cotton, and why are we using it?

Posted on November 08, 2013 by Charmaine Baan | 0 Comments

Starting with the farm and the seed, there is quite a journey between cotton seed and cotton Ts. Before the seed is even planted, the farm must first obtain an organic certification (differing between areas, GOTS, USDA etc) and do so must outline the entire proposed method of growing. 

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