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Featured: Gardening

“Vegetables don’t taste like they used to! My Ouma used to grow giant tomatos, almost all flesh with an amazing flavour!” What happened to watermelons that tasted like real watermelons and not like mildly flavoured water? You know, green beans…

Flowerpot Farming
Compost: cooking a meal for your garden
Do It Yourself: organic potting soil for your flowerpot farm

Self-Sufficiency

Urban Homesteading in Cape Town
The day was somewhere in early winter 2008 when I had a light bulb moment that has changed the course of our…
Sustainable Poultry
Chicken Facts
Frugal Parenting
Start your own eco-community
Chickens in the City
Keeping Bees: my experience

Food

Home-Baked Bread

Since time immemorial, humans have made, eaten and celebrated bread, in its many forms and flavours. Convenient and filling in…

Preserving vegetables
Preserving Summer’s Bounty
Dried Mushrooms
Drying Foods at Home
Using residual heat for cooking
Energy Efficiency in your Kitchen