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Packed with many great recipes, ideas, tips and some fun bits since Sep 2009. Feel free to post your questions, problems, suggestions, tips & tricks. You will receive a response faster in these forums than you would by commenting on the blog. You can take a lot from here and maybe give a little back occasionally.

Introduce yourself and say Hello
Knowing a little bit about you adds pleasure for all members
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Food and Drink
Your recipes and methods. Questions, problems, solutions, triumphs and disasters!
Starters and Snacks
Soup, appetisers, breakfast, brunch
Topics 65
Posts 1131
Main course
Main meals, roasts, vegetables, casseroles, sides etc.
Topics 139
Posts 9380
Drinks
Homemade liqueurs , wine, cordials
Topics 80
Posts 1058
Desserts and Cakes
Puddings, tarts, baking
Topics 116
Posts 3207
Jam, chutney, preserves
From bottling to canning, hedgerow foraging - all good things for storing away
Topics 324
Posts 4430
Curing and smoking
Preserving by curing, and products like sausage, salami, biltong etc.
Topics 18
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Growing food, Livestock and Pets
Attaining self-sufficiency in your own back yard or balcony
Growing: vegetables, fruit and herbaceous
Everything under the sun that grows in soil or water
Topics 154
Posts 4522
Hedgerow foraging and no-cost sources in nature
Find and Identify wild crops and other food for free
Topics 54
Posts 1042
Chickens Ducks Geese Rabbits
Your own food sources for eggs and meat for the pot - caring for, problems, how-to
Topics 145
Posts 2102
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Frugal Budgeting and Management
How to cut costs : your tips, tricks and techniques for greater efficiency
Self sufficiency
Ways in which anybody can reduce their dependency on supemarket shopping, power companies et al
Topics 55
Posts 1586
Managing the pantry
How best to stockpile bounty and store stuff efficiently
Topics 33
Posts 887
Easy ways to be frugal
Making the very best of what is available to enjoy high standards on a low budget
Topics 86
Posts 2271
Health and wellbeing
tips for a healthy lifestyle
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Cottage Arts and Crafts
All manner of creative stuff both for pleasure and for sale (New. Added on Nov-14)
Fabrics
Creative use of textiles, from curtains to underwear embroidery
Topics 18
Posts 607
Yarn
From pompoms to cuddly toys and hats for santa's elves
Topics 32
Posts 1880
Other arts and crafts
Photography, painting, bead work, weaving, repurposing . . .anything and everything
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International village
Pull up a chair and take the weight off your feet
On the sun-lounger
Chatting, joking, ranting and downright bitching are all encouraged!
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Madame Scarecrow
The adventures of a lady living in France on a self-restricted budget
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Posts 1014
Competitions
Occasional fun compys with prizes
Topics 9
Posts 266
Technical stuff
WordPress and general techie talk of computer-related or other gadgetry
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