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Tips for Meanies (Hardback)
If you know someone who always likes to remain frugal (or penny-pinching!) with their money, then Tips for Meanies: Thrifty Wisdom for the Oldie will quickly become their favourite book - it's full of thrifty and irreverent tips for the household!
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Taking the advice from the bestselling magazine The Oldie, the book shows 'Meanies' how to keep their homes clean, green and very mean. Tips range from the unlikely miracles that toothpaste and vinegar can perform to cunning ways to curb household shopping and lower energy bills.
There are also home remedy solutions and other austerity-busting tips that will delight anyone who tends to be a bit tight when it comes to money. Pocket-sized, this is the perfect stocking filler!
Made at Home: Eggs & Poultry (Hardback)
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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.
Household Remedies Collection - 3 books (Collection)
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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Self-Sufficiency Collection - 12 Books (Collection)
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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!
DK: Preserving Month by Month (Hardback)
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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A Little Course in Growing Veg & Fruit (Hardback)
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)
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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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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.
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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Good Housekeeping 1000 Home Remedies (Hardback)
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.
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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.
Foraging & Natural Remedies Set - 2 Books (Collection)
David Squire & Melissa Corkhil
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.
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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.
The Self-sufficiency Handbook (Paperback)
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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The Self-sufficiency Manual (Hardback)
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.
- RRP £25.00
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The Self Sufficiency Manual (Paperback)
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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