4 Things You Need To Know If T...

You Can Keep Your Phone Locked And Refuse To Unlock It It is your right to keep your phone locked and for you to refuse to unlock it. Doing this means they will not be able to look through your phone without your permission, should you be handcuffed or the phone is taken away from […]

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How To Cook Pasta In Just One ...

Pretty much everyone eats pasta and noodles (unless you are gluten intolerant). I think most people cook their pasta for between ten and fifteen minutes, but there is a way of cutting the cooking time down to just a minute or two. This obviously saves cooking time and money spent on cooking fuel/energy. It’s also […]

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10 Time Saving Kitchen Hacks Y...

We have featured quite a few posts about life hacks, DIY and kitchen hacks previously. Everytime we do a post on hacks, I get loads of messages asking what exactly are hacks and life hacks? Simply put a hack is a new term used to describe a tip, trick or technique for getting something done […]

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25 Uses For Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil as the name suggests is oil harvested from the tea tree which is native to Australia. Tea tree oil is truly amazing as it naturally has antiseptic, antifungal and antibiotic properties. These healing properties make tea tree oil a natural remedy for pretty much all skin complaints; from rashes, skin infections, burns […]

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How To Make Mountain Pies (The...

If you don’t know what a mountain pie is, it is basically a grilled sandwich that is cooked in a small device called a mountain pie maker. A mountain pie maker is like a small skillet with a lid and a long handle. You prepare your sandwich, the same as if you were using a […]

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4 Things You Need To Know If The Police Try To Search Your Phone

You Can Keep Your Phone Locked And Refuse To Unlock It It is your right to keep your phone locked and for you to refuse to unlock it. Doing this means they will not be able to look through your phone without your permission, should you be handcuffed or the phone is taken away from […]

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How To Cook Pasta In Just One Minute

Pretty much everyone eats pasta and noodles (unless you are gluten intolerant). I think most people cook their pasta for between ten and fifteen minutes, but there is a way of cutting the cooking time down to just a minute or two. This obviously saves cooking time and money spent on cooking fuel/energy. It’s also […]

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10 Time Saving Kitchen Hacks You Need To Know

We have featured quite a few posts about life hacks, DIY and kitchen hacks previously. Everytime we do a post on hacks, I get loads of messages asking what exactly are hacks and life hacks? Simply put a hack is a new term used to describe a tip, trick or technique for getting something done […]

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25 Uses For Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil as the name suggests is oil harvested from the tea tree which is native to Australia. Tea tree oil is truly amazing as it naturally has antiseptic, antifungal and antibiotic properties. These healing properties make tea tree oil a natural remedy for pretty much all skin complaints; from rashes, skin infections, burns […]

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How To Make Mountain Pies (The Best Campfire Food There is!)

If you don’t know what a mountain pie is, it is basically a grilled sandwich that is cooked in a small device called a mountain pie maker. A mountain pie maker is like a small skillet with a lid and a long handle. You prepare your sandwich, the same as if you were using a […]

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How To Mount A TV On The Wall And Hide All The Cables

If you are anything like us, there is a whole tangled mess of cables hidden behind your TV cabinet… So the question is – if you want to mount your nice flat screen TV on the wall, how do you hide all those cables? Well a while back we mounted a TV on the wall […]

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How And Why To Build Hugelkultur Raised Beds

Hugelkultur raised beds are an excellent way to build large easy to manage raised beds and dispose of lots of garden waste and food. You effectively pile up garden waste, cuttings, branches, even logs! Add in your compostable kitchen waste and after you have a nice mound of waste, top off with some soil for planting […]

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What To Plant Now For Fall (Autumn) Crops

So if you are lucky right now, you are tucking into loads of homegrown salad vegetables, potatoes, beans and squashes. The thing is – many people stop now that the main summer crop is here, but this is a mistake as there are still a whole load of vegetables that can be planted now that […]

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How To Cook On A Clothes Iron (Eggs, Bacon, Sausages, Burgers & More)

Cooking on a clothes iron is probably most useful for students and people who stop in hotels frequently. However if you cook on gas at home, and the gas is off, you can still cook some food using this method. How To Cook On A Clothes Iron Some things you can cook beneath the iron […]

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8 Easy & Delicious Crock Pot Freezer Meals

We have two young kids and we both work. With kids, school and work, it can be difficult Monday to Friday to find the time to prepare healthy home cooked food. My wife always manages to make us something delicious to eat, but sometimes the cost of this is the mealtimes are much later in […]

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DIY Solar Powered Evaporative Cooler (Portable!)

In arid areas of low humidity (desert/ southwest US etc) an evaporation cooler or swamp cooler can reduce the temperature of a room by 20-30 degrees. In many cases they are even more effective than traditional air conditioning. Evaporation coolers are also very low-tech and cheap and easy to build and run. In fact the […]

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The 4 Golden Rules Of Cast-Iron Cooking

Rule 1: Don’t wash cast-iron cookware like normal pots and pans. Don’t wash cast-iron cookware like normal pots and pans. Dishwasher detergent and dish soap will remove the seasoning (oil coating) on the skillets etc, that is required for successful cooking and storage. If the seasoning is removed, food will stick to the cookware, and when […]

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Turn Your BBQ Into A Pizza Oven With This DIY Clay Oven Top (Removable)

If you have ever tried stone baked pizza or bread, you’ll know why so many people are building pizza/clay ovens in their backyards. The thing is – not everyone has the room to build a full-on clay oven. Also for others, a clay oven will only get the occasional use for parties and BBQs etc. […]

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14 Reasons Why You Should Have Some Witch Hazel At Home

When I was growing up, my mother used to put witch hazel on everything! Bug bites – witch hazel; bruises – witch hazel; cuts – witch hazel. I used to think she was crazy, possibly even a witch herself!  Now I am older I know better and that she was actually on to something all […]