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    MAHE

    Made at Home: Eggs & Poultry (Hardback)

    Dick Strawbridge


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    Dick and James Strawbridge's Made at Home: Eggs and Poultry is the perfect book for anyone intending to embrace the Good Life. It describes how whether you have a large country garden or small city enclosure, keeping a couple of hens is essential for fresh eggs every day. The hardback covers everything you need to raise chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys for eggs and for eating, from the best housing to feeding and breeding. Among the recipes featured in the book are poached eggs, smoked eggs with beetroot, braised duck with peas and south-western fried chicken.

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    MIRA

    Kitchen Miracles Set - 6 books (collection)

    Dr. Penny Stanway


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    Dr Penny Stanway expertly guides readers through the practical and creative uses for an assortment of household staples. Including bicarbonate of soda, cider vinegar, garlic, honey, lemons and olive oil, this comprehensive and entertaining 6-book collection proves why every home should have these vital ingredients in stock at all times. From using cider vinegar to improve your skin and hair to the power of bicarbonate of soda as a cleaning product, explaining why olive oil is known as 'liquid gold' to using lemons as a vital natural remedy, each book provides indispensable and easy-to-follow tips on how to use each product and is a brilliant compendium of the item's many interesting uses. Along with an A-Z of common ailments, each includes delicious recipes too. A fascinating and unique collection of books.
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    Household Remedies Set - 3 books (collection)


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    With three books covering some of nature's most effective ingredients, this collection aims to pull together a vast array of facts about vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and salt. The store cupboard ingredients can be used for cleaning, cooking and can even treat common ailments. With home cures, recipes and everyday hints and tips included, these books cover all the practical household uses of the ingredients and show their versatility. The books also provide information on some of the more whimsical ways they can be used.
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    SSCC

    Self-Sufficiency Collection - 12 Books (collection)

    Various Authors

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    The Self-Sufficiency Collection can help you learn new skills and change the way you live. A collection of 12 diverse titles that could lead to life improvement, the books cover everything from weaving your own textiles to keeping bees and making cheese, soap and natural remedies. A brilliantly practical series that will help you master the basics of new activities in a very short space of time, each book contains colour illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. You can either tackle one hobby at a time, or perhaps share the books out amongst your friends!

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    DK: Preserving Month by Month (Hardback)

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    Written by Oded Schwartz, Preserving: Month by Month is the complete guide to making preserves like jam, jellies, chutneys, pickles and relishes right through the winter months. From chunky courgette chutney and summer jam through to cranberry jelly and rhubarb marmalade, the recipes in this brilliant book from DK will make wonderful gifts for friends and family and also delicious accompaniments to any meal.
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    LCIV

    A Little Course in Growing Veg & Fruit (Hardback)


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    If you're interested in growing your very own fruit and vegetables, this is the book for you. Ideal for beginners, it explains in simple terms everything you need to make a success of growing your own food in your own home, at your own pace and in your own time. With 53 projects included in the book, you'll start with a simple salad in a window box and soon move on to more difficult projects. DK's A Little Course in... Growing has a number of step-by-step pictures to make sure you're on the right track and a number of practice projects are featured too.
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    Made at Home: Curing & Smoking (Hardback)

    Dick Strawbridge

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    Written by Dick and James Strawbridge, both of whom are experts in the Good Life, Made at Home: Curing & Smoking is a guide to transforming fresh meats, fish, seafood and even eggs and cheese into flavoursome treats to share. Curing and smoking are two of the best ways to preserve and enjoy meats and these methods do not have to be out of reach of the home cook. From creating your own curing oven to smoking salmon, this is an enormously practical book that also offers simple instructions on brining, curing, drying and smoking fresh food, as well as dozens of fantastic recipes.

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    Self-sufficiency (Hardback)

    Liz Wright

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    The ultimate guide to reducing your carbon footprint and leading a fulfilling, sustainable life, Self Sufficiency by Liz Wright is an invaluable hardback for those wanting to live in line with new 21st century ideals. Colourful and full of inspirational photography, this practical guide helps improve awareness of green issues and organic methods. Great for those city-dwellers who want to grow their own vegetable garden or equally for those who fancy going the whole hog and relocating to the country, this guide can help anyone live the natural life.

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    The Thrifty Forager (Paperback)

    Alys Fowler

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    The Thrifty Forager sees the energetic and engaging Alys Fowler, presenter of BBC's Gardeners' World and the Edible Garden, showcase her favourite edibles and teach us to take a fresh look at foraging and encourage us to look closer to home and use the weeds in our garden and the trees in our streets. With amazing photographic identification and descriptions and tips on how to grow, prepare and eat plants, this paperback will give you the confidence to start identifying plants yourself. A forager's delight, the book also features innovative ideas for eating your local landscape - a fast-growing phenomenon that is fun, environmentally friendly and thrifty.

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    Food From Your Garden & Allotment (Hardback)

    Reader's Digest

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    A complete grow-it, cook-it guide for fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, Food from Your Garden and Allotment is a wonderfully practical hardback guide from Reader's Digest. A comprehensive A-Z handbook that covers every stage of choosing varieties, planting, growing, harvesting, preparing, preserving and cooking your fresh produce, this inspirational guide is full of useful, practical advice. With beautiful photography and clear illustrations, this colourful gardener?s guide will make a great gift for your green-fingered friends.
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    Honey (Paperback)

    Gloria Havenhand

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    Drawing on her background in the biological sciences, Gloria Havenhand illustrates the many ailments that honey can help alleviate, including IBS and gastric ulcers, and argues it is essential for healthy living - boosting the immune system and helping prevent certain diseases. But honey is also a delicious treat and Gloria claims we should eat it daily, using it as an alternative natural sweetener to sugar. She also tackles other bee products, discussing how propolis, a sticky resin produced by bees when making their hive, can help relieve long-term sufferers of skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis, and how pollen capsules can be used by athletes to boost energy and performance. This informative and illuminating book will show us all the links between honey and good health and why protecting the honey bee is important not only for its own survival, but for our own longevity.
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    Bird, Bee & Bug Houses (Paperback)

    Derek Jones


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    Create enticing habitats to attract birds and insects to a garden. This title presents 30 step-by-step, illustrated projects, with many suitable even for the novice. It includes specific information on habit requirements for different species. This is popular subject for woodworkers. For many years, people have enjoyed creating enticing habitats for birds and insects of all shapes and sizes. The most common of these are bird houses, which come in every conceivable shape and size. However in recent years, houses for insects have grown hugely in popularity as well. "Bird, Bee and Bug Houses" explains all you need to know to create the perfect habitat for each chosen species. The book covers materials needed to create the house, deciding on a location and choosing an appropriate design. In total, there are 30 projects to choose from, each with step-by-step illustrations to guide readers through the construction process.

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    BWGR

    The Birdwatcher's Garden (Paperback)

    Hazel Johnson


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    This title is ideal for people who wish to attract birds to their gardens, whether to aid the bird population or purely for pleasure. The reference tables throughout identify the food and plants that attract specific birds. It is from UK authors who have a long-shared interest in wildlife, conservation and ecology. The most regular contact many people have with wildlife is the pleasure of watching birds in the garden. Readers can increase the attraction of their garden for birds by supplementing the food, shelter, roosting and nesting sites that are available. Hazel and Pamela Johnson show the most effective means of ensuring that birds will flourish and also detail the principles of sympathetic gardening, discussing how best to enhance local habitats, whether in cities, suburbs, a village or rural setting. Even patios and balconies can be attractive and useful to birds and the authors share their experience of this, devoting a chapter to the particular concerns of small gardens. They also cover: constructing, siting and maintaining ponds; cultivating annuals, biennials, perennials and aquatic plants; organic gardening and conservation issues; avoiding potential hazards; and, breeding and feeding habits.
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    Good Housekeeping 1000 Home Remedies (Hardback)

    Roger Henderson


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    The ultimate solution for treating ailments such as bee stings and sciatica, Good Housekeeping: 1000 Home Remedies shows you how to put traditional methods to use within your own home.

    Utilising herbs, foodstuffs and a variety of kitchen staples and items that are often found lying around the home such as hairdryers and tennis balls, this vast and inspirational hardback full of handy remedies will help you relieve your own pains and stresses without so many troublesome trips to the chemists or the doctors.
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    Foraging & Natural Remedies Collection - 2 Books (collection)

    David Squire & Melissa Corkhil


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    A pair of books that are perfectly geared towards helping us discover a more self sufficient lifestyle, Foraging by David Squire and Natural Remedies by Melissa Corkhill demonstrate how we can find food and medicine on our doorsteps. Two attractive titles that are as functional as they are good to look at, each book contains useful advice for tracking down free and natural resources either to eat or use in medicines and tinctures. With easy-to-follow recipes for treating coughs, colds and other conditions, Corkhill's book is extremely practical, whilst Squire's guide contains handy advice on what natural ingredients we can and can't eat, from mushrooms to seaweed.

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    ABDIA

    The Self-sufficiency Handbook (Paperback)

    Alan Bridgewater


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    As consumers become ever more eco-conscious, many people nurture a dream of a 'self-sufficient' lifestyle. "The Self-Sufficiency Handbook" is an introduction to the possibilities and methods involved in setting up the different aspects of a greener way of living. Authors Alan and Gill Bridgewater recently moved to a smallholding, so they are well equipped to answer all the fundamental questions that anyone considering a similar lifestyle shift might ask. Subjects covered in the book include: the self-sufficient house, the organic food garden, animal husbandry and the pantry. The book runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating through to crop rotation and making your own soap. It emphasises the positive aspects of adapting to a self-sufficient lifestyle, such as cutting living costs and eating well, and the sheer fun of rolling your sleeves up to get things going. Packed with informative illustrations and diagrams, and a wealth of useful advice, "The Self-Sufficiency Handbook" is the perfect guide for the increasing number of people who are keen to join the green revolution.
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    Self-sufficiency Manual (Hardback)

    John Seymour


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    Make the break, realise the dream and start living "The Good Life!" with John Seymour. The new edition of this enduring classic from the founding father of modern self-sufficiency, John Seymour, is still the key reference to living off the land. Covering all the practicals from ploughing fields to milking cows as well as information on how to create an urban organic garden and harness natural energy, this is perfect for anyone aspiring to the self-sufficient lifestyle. Packed with Seymour's tried-and-tested tips and invaluable nuggets of advice, discover how to reap the harvest, respect the land, stay healthy and waste nothing.
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    The Self Sufficiency Manual (Paperback)

    Alison Candlin


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    Garden-fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs still warm from the hen, a storecupboard packed with pickles, chutneys and jams and a feeling of being really in tune with the seasons ...these are the notions that drive many people to take their first steps towards self sufficiency. You will also be cutting down on food miles, reducing your reliance on supermarkets and you will know exactly what goes into your food. Even with an average-sized back garden, you can raise a host of produce. Start with a fruit and vegetable plot and, with the practical advice in this book, you'll soon grow in knowledge and confidence. You may want to enlarge your plot or keep a few chickens, a goat, or even a pig. You'll also find advice on conserving energy and water and even generating electricity.
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    Cost-Effective Self-Sufficiency (Paperback)

    Eve McLaughlin


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    This is an inspirational guide to teach you everything you need to know about growing your own food and becoming self-sufficient. This updated version of the original guide to self-sufficiency has everything you need to start the good life. It includes the very latest gardening advice to help you grow fresh fruit and vegetables on your land, be it a garden or allotment, small or large. You can discover how to plan your site to make the most of it. Expert gardening tips explores the best planting times, how to start a garden from scratch and how to plan your crops. You can move closer to self-sufficiency with unusual ideas for how to store, process and preserve your homegrown harvest to make it last longer. You can brew your own beer and cider and learn how to bottle, cure, smoke and pickle your produce.

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