Don't go out for Christmas dinner that's such a millennial thing to do. Instead, stay in, prepare, cook, serve, have fun, and be merry! I've heard all the modern excuses about how good and easy it is to go out for Christmas dinner and I don't buy any of them. As far as I'm concerned, if
Let me set this article up first with this. During my military service, there were many occasions when I had no choice but to withstand terrible conditions. From the freezing cold nights standing wet and tired in a fighting pit to 50C° heat swallowing sand in the Sahara desert, I have had my share of
I saw a YouTube video the other day denouncing the use of a dehydrator or oven to dehydrate herbs. The presenter stated that using these appliances to dry herbs was unnecessary when the same job can be done simply by hanging the herbs upside down and letting them air dry naturally. Whilst I have no issue
Humans fermenting food to change/improve the taste, preserve it, or make it healthier is not a 1000 years old… it's more like 1000's of years old. Indeed, over 2000 years ago Jesus would have eaten his fair share of olives. These delicious fruits would have been fermented in brine for several months to remove the
Supermarket shopping isn't something I enjoy doing, in fact, I find any form of shopping a laborious and frustrating process – most men probably do… The only reason I shop is to research, find, and then purchase the product/s I want/need, after which, I prefer to make a quick exit away from the dodders or
Freshly ground spices are heavenly for those of us who are true connoisseurs of good healthy homemade food and the best way to grind up your own homegrown spices is by using a good electric spice grinder. Now, you could buy an expensive grinding mill but a small coffee and spice grinder will generally do a
If you are ever wondering past a school in Queensland and you hear someone yelling out of their car window, "use the school crossing – don't be lazy!" That's probably me… I'm sick to death of seeing high school students playing chicken with my 4×4 because one day instead of me it will be a
I often get asked the question, is it safe to eat vegetables/fruit grown in garden beds made from treated wood/treated pine. Or, how do I know if my vegetable garden soil is contaminated or not and if so will my crops take-up these contaminants/chemicals thereby making them dangerous for my family and me to ingest.
As my dear mother quivers over the post box staring in disbelief at the HUGE numbers on her electricity bill, two out of the three dudes in this article's main thumbnail are eyeing off mansions on the French Riviera in Monaco and the last one is hoping to soon secure the Lodge in Canberra. All
If you Google 26 or 28 spotted ladybug/Ladybird/ladybeetle you'll find it described as a pest needing to be dealt with ASAP but in my experience, this beautiful looking insect isn't as bad as they say. I've been growing food in our backyard for over a decade now and I can never recall a time when
I often get asked if I sell fertile quail eggs and if not where can they be purchased? Before I answer why I don't sell them, let me list several places online where fertile quail eggs CAN be purchased and then give my tips for buying good quality quail eggs to incubate and hatch out yourself.
Thinking about buying a lifestyle property to grow your own organic produce but aren't sure what to look for? Well, you're not the only one and I receive questions about lifestyle acreage living (similar to the one from Fred below) all the time asking for advice on where to start and what to buy and it's totally
So I go and pick up our boys from school today and my youngest (11 year old) gets in the car and says in a cheerful voice, "hey Dad, I nearly got run over by a car!" That's not something you like to hear as a parent when you're hovering in a school pick-up zone
Australian millionaire businessman Dick Smith, founder of Dick Smith's Electronics, has launched a campaign (link further down the page) against the common notion touted mostly by governments and big business that endless economic growth linked to population growth is the key to world peace, increased collective wealth, and equality. Instead, he claims that continued population
This transcription of our popular How to Grow a Ton of Lemons video has been requested several times so here it is! The video is at the end… G'day! I'm Mark from Self Sufficient Me and in this video, I'm going to give you my 5 top tips on how to grow a ton