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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
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Main course
Main meals, roasts, vegetables, casseroles, sides etc.
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Drinks
Homemade liqueurs , wine, cordials
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Desserts and Cakes
Puddings, tarts, baking
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Jam, chutney, preserves
From bottling to canning, hedgerow foraging - all good things for storing away
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Fruit steamer
Using this method for jams and preserves, and anything else
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Curing and smoking
Preserving by curing, and products like sausage, salami, biltong etc.
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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
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Hedgerow foraging and no-cost sources in nature
Find and Identify wild crops and other food for free
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Chickens Ducks Geese Rabbits
Your own food sources for eggs and meat for the pot - caring for, problems, how-to
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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
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Managing the pantry
How best to stockpile bounty and store stuff efficiently
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Easy ways to be frugal
Making the very best of what is available to enjoy high standards on a low budget
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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
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Yarn
From pompoms to cuddly toys and hats for santa's elves
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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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Competitions
Occasional fun compys with prizes
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Technical stuff
WordPress and general techie talk of computer-related or other gadgetry
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