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Off-Grid Farmer: Lizzie Purchase (and a 2nd video…) Planning Permission for Off-Grid Living


I found this video quite refreshing! Take a look and see for yourself ­čÖé

Uploaded on May 4, 2010
Lizzie lives in one half of a Devon longcottage, OFF the grid. Her sister lives in the other half, ON the grid. Lizzie is living the old way, according to old values, her values.

Find out more about this in my book OFF THE GRID: INSIDE THE MOVEMENT FOR MORE SPACE, LESS GOVERNMENT, AND MORE INDEPENDENCE IN MODERN AMERICA.

In the US buy the book OFF THE GRID: INSIDE THE MOVEMENT FOR MORE SPACE, LESS GOVERNMENT, AND TRUE INDEPENDENCE IN MODERN AMERICA at:
http://www.amazon.com/Off-Grid-Govern…

In the UK buy the book HOW TO LIVE OFF GRID at:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/05…

Visit the Off-Grid website at: http://www.off-grid.net
Category
Howto & Style
License
Standard YouTube License

Don’t you think he has a good plan?

Uploaded on May 4, 2010
Nigel got planning permission to live in his 36 acre wood by turning part of it into a local free resource.

My dead-easy mock honey cake recipe! (100% natural & no machinery needed)


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If you have followed my blog you know about my all-wholemeal-Spelt-sugar-free cakes. This is a recipe I found in a magazine which I have “translated” to my ingredients (a friends taught me flexibility when following new recipes) my family absolutely loved it and actually preferred it to the too sweet honey cake. It is so easy to do you only have to stir for 2 mn by hand.
Let me know ­čÖé

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Ingredients
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1. 3/4 cup Tea (boil half the amount add 1 tea bag,when water’s colored add the other half cold non-boiled)
2. 1. 1/2 cup rice syrup (honey or any natural sweetener)
3. 2 cups wholemeal Spelt flour (or any white flour you have)
4. 1 pinch of salt
5. 3/4 to 1 tbsp baking powder
6. 1 tsp ginger powder (I left it out once & it was fine)
7. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
8. 2 eggs (I put 1 egg once & it was perfect)
9. 1/4 cup of olive oil (nobody feels it but take the oil of your choice)

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Method
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Put it all in a bowl, stir then pour in baking pan. If you want two cakes as I’ve done just double the recipe.
Bake in oven for 1 hr on 120 degrees Celsius (248 Fahrenheit) then, the last 15 mn on 150 degrees Celsius (302 Fahrenheit)
Enjoy the compliments you’ll get for not much effort ­čśë

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100% natural talc substitute, Rice flour, for odorless shoes, slippers and much more!


rice flour

Talc absorbs moisture but we know all the side effects it has.
In short, it is a health hazard. I’ve come up with a very easy
alternative answer!

Rice powder! It absorbs moisture too. You surely remember
having seen in restaurants, grains of rice in salt cellars to keep
the salt dry.

I use rice flour for slippers to keep them odorless and it really helps!

I use it as a seasoned starch to coat my fish before frying it, as a soup
thickener, to manufacture my own toothpaste, or powder deodorant…
but that will be for other posts to come.

There are a million ways to use rice flour.
It is cheap, practical, free of chemicals, preservatives or coloring.

The perfect natural ecological answer ­čÖé

Lioness painting decorated with shells 2011


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This is me having a bit of fun decorating my lioness painting which I had posted previously, with shells ( another passion of mine ­čÖé ) I selected along the years.

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Trying different ways…

Granola bar recipe update for the Gluten sensitive


research (2)

A friend asked me, if I could adapt this recipe to a Gluten free one. I did some research, ( It might help
all the Gluten sensitive people hence, this Post ) and found out that oats are not counted as
Gluten but, a grain of wheat might slip in so, maybe nature shops are more reliable. (?)
I think every country has its level of reliability which each person has to investigate.

Then I checked if rice is considered Gluten, ( for the rice syrup or malt if you want ) it is not, so those are already two unobjectionable ingredients.

So, the only undesirable ingredient left is the flour that is used as a thickener,
and one could use anything at hand, as rice flour for example… It is easy to just
innovate and improvise in accordance with the components one always has at home.

I hope this is of help to all the people who have this intolerance.

Have a lovely weekend!