& How to Make Your Knives Last
I am frugal, and I cannot afford to replace the knives we have when they start to go dull. I am also clumsy and I run a much greater risk of losing an appendage if my knives are dull. It is true that sharp knives are safer than dull ones.
Every knife dulls. It does not matter what they say about it; some will keep the original edge longer than others, but the fact remains that every knife dulls.
Continue reading To the Point: Knife Sharpening
While planning a weekend getaway or a long vacation, you take care of all the things like clothes, shoes, passport, important documents, reservations and accommodation in advance. Once you are done with it, you roam around carefree, of course, it is a human nature. But, fail to think of worst case scenarios which could be in form of accidents or natural disaster. And, if something bad happens, you regret for not preparing yourself in advance. Emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. Even if you are at home, you should be prepared for such situations to stay safe and ensure survival.
Continue reading 7 Essential Items in your Emergency Survival Kit (with Infographic)
The official word on the street about canning on glass top has always been “No! Don’t do it!”
But times are a’changin’. Yay for that, because so many of us avid canners buy homes where the stove is included, and now we have to live with it. Who can afford to run out and buy all new appliances with every move? Okay, some people. But not THIS some people.
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Homemade bone broth is the “backbone” of nearly every traditional diet around the world. <see what I did there?> “Snout to Tail” eating means that everything was used, and not only were people not squeamish, most of the improper bits that bother you (and yes, me at times) were the delicacies of the day.
Continue reading Make Your Own Bone Broth for Savings & Health
The rise of Diabetes directly corresponds with the rise of obesity in the United States. You’re not surprised.
The rate of liver disease is 55% greater for those who drink a soda on a daily basis. I’m stating the obvious.
Continue reading 41 Alternative Uses for Coca-Cola
Soft, hydrated skin is elegant, dare I say alluring. It’s easily recognizable as a result of the evident radiance. But here is the question: “Is it possible for me to have such soft and hydrated skin–and without harsh products?” The availability of DIY natural moisturizers that can be put together without complications make it possible for you to groom such enviable skin. We’re going to give you 8 natural moisturizer recipes!
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Though based on ancient cooking principles, sous vide technique is a new method of cooking that is gaining popularity among home cooks today. Consequently, a lot of people have various questions about this process and the equipment used. To help you get the hang of it, we’ve put together some answers to various questions you may be asking about this cooking method.
Continue reading Introducing the Sous Vide Cooking Method
Paul Wheaton from Permies.com is a friend. Perhaps the most evil of geniuses I’ve ever known.
I asked him just how we fit into his maniacal plan for world domination.
Continue reading World Domination and the Free Video on Rocket Mass Heaters
Although humans are eating more fresh fruits and vegetables as a part of our organic diet plan, this should also include our four-legged friends. Especially in the shadow of growing concerns and recent reports of pet poisoning from imported animal foods and treats, we need to be more conscious and aware of what we’re putting into our pet’s dishes. This is why we should all be feeding pets more organically.
Continue reading Feeding Pets Organically (& Deleting Corn from their Diet)
Parents should pick foods that contain high amounts of proteins and other nutrition values, which are necessary especially for the baby’s first years.
Continue reading Best Healthy Foods for Babies (Infograph)
When you’re renovating your home or business, sustainability and environmental impact are important concerns at the forefront of your mind. Is it even possible or realistic to do an eco-friendly renovation?
Continue reading Is It Possible to Do an Eco-Friendly Renovation?
Even if living in a food freedom state that permits raw milk sales, know your rights. Sometimes this has less to do with the law, and more to do with the personalities or preferences of people with titles and badges.
Perhaps police officers, who likely deal more with real crime, simply did not know about the food freedom laws and trust the inspectors to know it.
What would you do if inspectors or police officers question you? Who do you call?
Continue reading How to Know Your Food Freedom Rights
Ourselves in the throes of a badly needed kitchen remodel, I’m torn between several styles of design. Ella offers up her suggestion to me for a rustic kitchen–enjoy!
Continue reading Go for the Rustic Kitchen Design
Making cheese at home using fresh goat’s milk is actually an easy process. It’s also quite affordable. With the right ingredients and instructions, you can make your own fresh and delicious goat milk cheese. Let’s take a look at how you can make fresh goat milk cheese
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