warming winter hotpot

Warming Winter Hotpot Recipe

  Delicious, succulent, and warming, this winter hotpot is simple, versatile, and a sure-fire family favorite. It freezes well and is a great choice for a slow cooker recipe, as well as for the oven. Perfect for a winter’s evening, hotpot it filled with meat, beans, veg, and tangy, sweet, spicy flavor. Although you can […]

Seed Saving Basics: How to Save Seeds for Beginners

Saving your own sounds super easy. And it is to a degree – but there are some things you need to know to get it right. Otherwise there’s a strong possibility that your saved seeds won’t germinate, won’t produce fruit, will deliver a poor or mutated crop, or otherwise won’t be stable. Learning how to […]

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GreenGeeks Web Hosting Review — How Does This Green Web Hosting Company Stack Up Against Mainstream Rivals?

GreenGeeks web hosting rivals the market leaders and is quickly taking the web hosting market by storm, surpassing many of its older, more established competitors. Yes, there are a few niggles, just like with any other hosting company, and this GreenGeeks review will cover them. But overall, there’s very little to be discontented with when […]

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Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe. Yummy Goodness!

Oh, banana bread. It’s so difficult to find decent gluten-free recipes that taste good. Particularly for gluten free cake and bread recipes. More often than not, the recipes you find taste weird, don’t come out at all like the pictures demonstrate, or just plain don’t work. But, as part of my healthy, tasty, goodness groove, I’ve […]

easy lamb tagine recipe

Easy, Hearty One-Pot Lamb Tagine Recipe

I love lamb. It’s a beautiful meat. And slow-cooked lamb that just falls apart is undeniably moreish. But it’s hard to find a really good, really simple lamb recipe that’s easy enough for a weeknight dish, so I’m sharing my outrageously tasty take on a slow cooker lamb tagine recipe. You can just prep it […]

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10 Fascinating Facts About Slugs

Slugs. An absolute menace in the vegetable garden. The swines will devour just about anything. None of our fruit or vegetable plants are safe. Controlling them naturally is a continual battle and you can find out how by checking out “How to Control Slugs Naturally“. Slugs are, however, pretty interesting little critters. Frustrating and intensely […]

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Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Review

After our recent walking boot buying guide, we got quite a few questions about our recommendations for the best walking boots. So, we decided to write a review of the Salomon Quest 4d 2 GTX midweight backpacking boots. While they aren’t our one and only choice, they are a damn fine pair of all-rounders, good […]

orange chicken

Easy, Tasty, Healthy Orange Chicken Recipe

Our family adores orange chicken, but here’s the rub: one of us is gluten-intolerant, another of us can’t eat much fat, and none of us like eating poorly anyway – we dislike the low, drained, “bleugh” feeling that sets in for a day or so after eating junk. But we love flavorsome food. Nobody wants […]

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Real Self-Sufficiency’s Complete Walking Boot Buying Guide

n style=”color: #000000;”>Now originally, I had planned on writing some scrumptious recipes and some seasonal organic growing advice this week, but then something happened: Mother-in-law, a sprightly 70 year old, broke her leg whilst out with the dog when she lost her footing in the woods. This was largely due to inappropriate footwear. Yes, she […]

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How to Control Slugs Naturally

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50 Simple Ways to Go Green

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Fall Gardening Tasks to Make Life Easier Next Spring

The autumn garden is bitter-sweet. You’re drowning in gluts of beautiful fruit and veg like apples, pears, and squashes, which is, of course, wonderful. And, if you preserve them properly – whether you’re a master canner or you’re the queen of dehydrating, your bountiful harvest will see you right through the winter and into spring – […]

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Fall/Winter Dessert Recipes: Happlebacks

ref=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/happleback.jpg”> With an abundance of apples coming off the trees, you’ve probably got all the apple sauce you can handle and likely think you never want to see another apple pie ever again. But apples are a fabulous seasonal fruit and, if you store them properly, they’ll carry you right through the winter, too. Combine […]

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Ants Farming Aphids & What to do About It

Ants farm aphids. They care for them, offer protection, and literally “farm” them – much like humans farm their livestock. Picture ants wearing the frayed straw hat, dirty blue dungarees or coveralls, and the good ol’ fashioned wellies. This prime example of mutualism is fascinating, annoying, and often brutal. And it can be exceptionally troublesome […]