DIY

DIY:Storage container from old CD spindals

I am a big believer in reusing old stuff for other purposes.  Not only does it save the expense of purchasing or buying something new to handle a particular task, but it reduces the resources needed by a tiny percentage….
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DIY Potato Flakes From Scratch

The more I practice making pantry items from scratch, the more I realize how easy it is for us to do it ourselves. Here we are spending way too much for these “instant” foods such as instant rice and potato…
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DIY: Making Infused Oils

We are all familiar with infused oils used in culinary practices, but have you put any thought into the medicinal uses that infused oils can provide us? Some of our first civilizations used infused oils extensively in their medical practice, food preparation, and in…
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DIY Shoe Repair

DIY Shoe Repair The notion of a cobbler conjures up images of an older man with a thick grey mustache bent over a wooden bench, using a wooden hammer to nail leather soles by candlelight. Few people would think to…
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How to Make Maple Syrup

Homemade pancakes made from my food storage are excellent by themselves, but when you add some homemade maple syrup to them they are so good I wouldn’t mind surviving the apocalypse just on those alone. In all seriousness though, the…
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