Like most busy people, we always used to reach for a ready-made seasoning or spice mix to flavour our meals. A while back we made the decision to eat less processed foods and try to be a bit more healthy. One of the things we did was to start reading the ingredients on the foods […]
How To Make A Tree Branch Wate...
Ok, I’ll admit, this is a new one for me. I know several methods for making DIY water filters, even one made from trash you can find in the woods. However I have never seen such a simple and effective DIY water filter as this one. It’s so simple to make – simply choose the […]Read this article
How To Plant Garlic And Onions...
Now’s the time I start to get excited about garlic and onions. This is because they are two of my favourite vegetables to grow (especially garlic). Just plant them out in the Fall in a position that won’t become waterlogged during the winter, and then pretty much all that is required is a little bit […]Read this article
7 Reasons Why You Should Be Gr...
Some of you are going – what the heck is amaranth? Well in simple terms it is a grain/cereal similar to wheat or rice, but it is actually more commonly related to quinoa (cue the what is quinoa questions!). It is actually easier to grow and process than wheat and rice… Why should you consider growing […]Read this article
How To Make Braided Pizza Calz...
Several years back we were lucky enough to end up in Malta in the Mediterranean. This is where I first became aware of what a Calzone was, and I have been hooked ever since. I mean seriously, what’s not to love? I have no idea why calzones are not more popular than they are. They […]Read this article
DIY Fruit Picker Made From A S...
The thing I don’t get is – they say simple things are always the best, but given how simple things are by nature, why don’t we all just think about doing it? For years I have struggled trying to reach apples from the top of our tree and not once did it ever occur to […]Read this article
It seems that people in the US and Western world are getting very good at eating foods and living lifestyles which are ruining our health and shortening our lives. How was it ever allowed for food to become so over processed, made from calorie dense processed seed oils, wheat/corn, and high fructose corn syrup? Then […]
Tea tree oils genuinely is a medicine cabinet in a little bottle. It has antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties, which give it a whole range of topical first aid uses. Good tea tree oil might be expensive, but a little goes a really long way, as it usually needs to be diluted quite a bit […]
Do you know what the symptoms of high blood pressure are? If you think you do, chances are you are probably wrong, but now that you’re here I will set the record straight and debunk and eliminate the myths you may have heard about the symptoms of high blood pressure. Make sure you check out […]
The foods below all contain high levels of potassium. Potassium is one of four essential electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium) used in the body. Potassium helps to lower high blood pressure by counteracting the negative effect of sodium. Too much sodium makes your body hold onto excess fluid which leads to an increase in […]
Everyone likes saving a bit of money, but these days, most of us HAVE to save money each month, just to get by… Times are hard and the ability to be able to cut costs and live more frugally is becoming more important than ever. Living frugally doesn’t necessarily mean going without, often it can […]
Toenail fungus and athlete’s foot creams and sprays cost a fortune, and you have to continue using them for weeks and weeks, which usually means you have to purchase additional creams/sprays to continue the treatment… Not anymore though as today I am going to show you how to treat these fungal infections with simple, cheap […]
I don’t know about you, but man that was a quick summer… The days are drawing in and one thing is for sure, the temperature is dropping right off in the evenings. Basically the perfect time to make a beautiful denim quite from all those old jeans you’ve been holding onto for some reason. We’ve […]
If you are lucky, you’ve already tried monkey butter and know what it is. If not, you are so in for a treat today as monkey butter is truly a food from the Gods! Monkey butter is made from bananas, canned pineapple, coconut, sugar and lemon juice, and it might just be the most delicious […]
Halloween can be great fun for all of the family, but if you are not careful it can get out of hand and become awfully expensive very quickly. It doesn’t have to though! Just like Christmas, Easter and birthdays, with a bit of creative thinking and craftwork, an awesome Halloween can be brought in on […]
Free heating for your home, that’s the dream… Unfortunately, short of owning your own woods with a free supply of wood, heating your home entirely for free is probably going to remain a dream. However there are loads of DIY heating and insulating projects you can undertake that can dramatically cut your heating costs. See: Cheap […]
I believe producing and harnessing biogas is definitely something all homesteaders and folks wanting to live off-the-grid should seriously look into and consider. This DIY biogas generator produces enough gas each day for cooking, providing you can top it up with around 15 pounds of food/garden waste each day. This may be difficult for a […]
This might just be my favourite cabin ever! Can you imagine if this was your weekend and holiday retreat? It would be amazing, I feel less stressed just looking at the photo, let alone spending time there… The cabin is absolutely beautiful inside and out (check out the sink!), and the crazy thing is that […]
My mouth is watering, this tabbouleh bread looks delicious, I want some right now! That crust looks amazing… Personally I have never baked tabbouleh bread, but that’s probably going to change this weekend. Mint leaves, onion, garlic, tomatoes and olive oil, baked into your bread. What’s not to love? If you want to give this […]