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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 66
Posts 1143
Main course
Main meals, roasts, vegetables, casseroles, sides etc.
Topics 142
Posts 10111
Drinks
Homemade liqueurs , wine, cordials
Topics 83
Posts 1080
Desserts and Cakes
Puddings, tarts, baking
Topics 120
Posts 3504
Jam, chutney, preserves
From bottling to canning, hedgerow foraging - all good things for storing away
Topics 322
Posts 4462
Curing and smoking
Preserving by curing, and products like sausage, salami, biltong etc.
Topics 19
Posts 373
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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 155
Posts 4721
Hedgerow foraging and no-cost sources in nature
Find and Identify wild crops and other food for free
Topics 55
Posts 1047
Chickens Ducks Geese Rabbits
Your own food sources for eggs and meat for the pot - caring for, problems, how-to
Topics 147
Posts 2117
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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 35
Posts 899
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
Topics 19
Posts 1194
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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 615
Yarn
From pompoms to cuddly toys and hats for santa's elves
Topics 32
Posts 1891
Other arts and crafts
Photography, painting, bead work, weaving, repurposing . . .anything and everything
Topics 33
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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!
Topics 410
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Madame Scarecrow
The adventures of a lady living in France on a self-restricted budget
Topics 1
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
Topics 61
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