Home and Household
365 Days of Decluttering and Organising Your Home
365 DAYS TO DECLUTTER AND ORGANIZE YOUR HOME If you are tired of seeing the clutter in your house and wasting time looking for items, it’s time to tackle the problem once and for all. When your home is jammed with stuff, you might feel a discomfort and pressure. There is no doubt, clutter can really influence the way you live and work. Your clutter defines a part of you as a person, too. For example, if you love collectibles, these things reflect your passion. If your space is jammed with book clutter, it reveals your personality. However, do not settle with living in a messy home. You deserve better! Consequently, your question is “Where do I start?” We all know how annoying clutter can be. For people who are overwhelmed by different types of clutter, this may seem like a daunting and never-ending task. Honestly, who has time and energy to declutter the entire house in one go? Luckily, the solution is easier than you suppose. A good decluttering plan and the right tools are just what you need now. There are simple life hacks for decluttering your entire house that will save you time and energy. Set the mood with your favorite music and get to work! Try to break down the job into a few small manageable tasks and avoid discouragement and tiredness. Divide your entire house into a few zones like this: • entryway • kitchen • bathroom • living room • dining room • bedroom • children’s room • pet area • laundry room • garage
Beginner's Guide to Preserving: Safely Can, Ferment, Dehydrate, Salt, Smoke, and Freeze Food
A comprehensive guide to food preservation techniques for beginners
Whether you’re a gardener, a hunter, or just a curious home cook, preserving food can be a practical way to produce a wide range of delicious flavors―from sweet and summery strawberry jam to spicy kimchi and savory smoked bacon.
The Beginner’s Guide to Preserving is packed with detailed information and beginner-friendly guidance for a variety of preservation methods, plus 65 flavorful recipes to put these techniques into action. Learn the essentials of food preservation, and get instructions for pressure and water bath canning, fermenting, dehydrating, salting, smoking, and freezing.
The book about preserving food includes:
• A path to success―Organized by preservation method, each chapter starts with essential tips on safety, terms to know, and a step-by-step guide for your first time using that technique.
• How-to illustrations―Learn how to safely preserve a wide range of foods with the help of instructional illustrations and clear, simple directions.
• Handy charts―Explore troubleshooting tips and convenient food charts, complete with prep notes, approximate yield, and processing time for each method.
• A range of recipes―Discover recipes for classics like dill pickles and baked beans, as well as creative new flavors like wine jelly and tomato leather.
Discover the joy of preserving food with help from the Beginner’s Guide to Preserving.
Dr. Sebi Diet Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide with Alkaline Recipes for Lower High Blood Pressure and Naturally Detox the Liver
The Dr. Sebi diet is an alkaline plant-based diet that includes Dr. Sebi approved foods.
Dr. Sebi developed this diet on the basis of the theory that foods we eat can make our bodies acidic or make alkaline. He divided foods into six groups: raw, live, hybrid, dead, genetically modified, and drugs. He removed every group, except the live and raw foods. Essentially, he recommends the dieters to eat a raw vegan diet. He believed that raw and live foods were “electric,” and they kept the body alkaline.
According to Dr. Sebi, his diet prevents the formation of mucus in the body and eradicates infection-causing organisms. Additionally, following this diet will remove toxic substances from your blood and body. This promotes longevity.
For a beginner, starting the diet can be overwhelming without proper guidance. Attempting to make sense of what is acidic and what is alkaline can be challenging. You don’t have to worry anymore because this comprehensive guide on Dr. Sebi's diet will describe everything you need to get familiar with the diet.
Merlin, Gandalf, Voldemort―these well-known sorcerers from popular culture are famed for their amazing spells and spectacular magical powers. In ancient times, however, a wizard was actually a freelance intellectual whose main stock in trade was good advice, supported by a thorough education in agriculture, navigation, political and military science, languages, commerce, mathematics, medicine, and the natural sciences―in essence, the true Renaissance man.
John Michael Greer proposes a modern mage for uncertain times; one who possesses a startling array of practical skills gleaned from the appropriate tech and organic gardening movements forged in the energy crisis of the 1970s. From the basic concepts of ecology to a plethora of practical techniques such as composting, green manure, low-tech food preservation and storage, small-scale chicken and rabbit raising, solar water heating, alternative energy sources, and more, Green Wizardry is a comprehensive manual for today's wizard-in-training.
Providing a solid practical introduction to the entire appropriate tech toolkit, this book is a must-read for anyone concerned about decreasing our dependence on an overloaded industrial system and, in a world of serious energy shortages and economic troubles, making life a great deal less traumatic and more livable.
Natural Soap Making Cookbook: 150 Unique Soap Making Recipes
If you are reading this description, then I can safely assume that you either read my other book “Natural & Organic Soap Making Alchemy,” or you are already a pro in the world of soap making.
Since you know the basics of Soap crafting, you already know the Three Most Popular Soap Making Methods.
★Cold Process Method★
★Melt and Pour Method★
★Hot Press Method★
In this Natural Soap Making Cookbook, I share many recipes for each of these methods. Even though you may prefer just one of these methods over the others but I can honestly say after five years of making all different kinds of soaps that each of these methods have their own uniqueness that the others don’t.
Which method is the best, you ask? I let you be the judge and jury of that.
Did you know that there is a soap that can reduce Cellulite? How about the soap that can cure Acne and other skin blemishes? My son’s acne disappeared after using a soap that one of my friends made (that is how I got interested in soap making). There are many medicinal and other benefits of using Homemade Natural Soaps.
Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World
The follow-up book to the hugely best-selling Nourishing Traditions, which has sold over 500,000 copies, this time focusing on the immense health benefits of bone broth by the founder of the popular Weston A Price Foundation.
An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World
Nourishing Traditions examines where the modern food industry has hurt our nutrition and health through over-processed foods and fears of animal fats. Nourishing Broth will continue the look at the culinary practices of our ancestors, and it will explain the immense health benefits of homemade bone broth due to the gelatin and collagen that is present in real bone broth (vs. broth made from powders).
Nourishing Broth will explore the science behind broth's unique combination of amino acids, minerals and cartilage compounds. Some of the benefits of such broth are: quick recovery from illness and surgery, the healing of pain and inflammation, increased energy from better digestion, lessening of allergies, recovery from Crohn's disease and a lessening of eating disorders because the fully balanced nutritional program lessens the cravings which make most diets fail. Diseases that bone broth can help heal are: Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Psoriasis, Infectious Disease, digestive disorders, even Cancer, and it can help our skin and bones stay young.
In addition, the book will serve as a handbook for various techniques for making broths-from simple chicken broth to rich, clear consomme, to shrimp shell stock. A variety of interesting stock-based recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner from throughout the world will complete the collection and help everyone get more nutrition in their diet.
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats
This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the current low-fat fad in this practical, entertaining guide to a can-do diet that is both nutritious and delicious.
Nourishing Traditions will tell you:
1. Why your body needs old fashioned animal fats
2. Why butter is a health food
3. How high-cholesterol diets promote good health
4. How saturated fats protect the heart
5. How rich sauces help you digest and assimilate your food
6. Why grains and legumes need special preparation to provide optimum benefits
7. About enzyme-enhanced food and beverages that can provide increased energy and vitality
8. Why high-fiber, lowfat diets can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Topics include the health benefits of traditional fats and oils (including butter and coconut oil); dangers of vegetarianism; problems with modern soy foods; health benefits of sauces and gravies; proper preparation of whole grain products; pros and cons of milk consumption; easy-to-prepare enzyme enriched condiments and beverages; and appropriate diets for babies and children.
Paleo Bread: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Paleo-Friendly Bread Recipes
Take control of your health with the Paleo diet and still enjoy great Paleo bread and baked treats. Although many people fall off the Paleo diet because they miss bread, Paleo Bread will help you make the transition without having to give up bread. With Paleo Bread as your guide, create gorgeous baked products and loaves of Paleo bread: * 75 simple Paleo bread recipes, for breakfasts, desserts and dinners. * Everyday recipes for all your favorites, including fluffy Country-Style White Bread, savory Grandma's Zucchini Bread, and melt-in-your-mouth Old-Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls * 10 Tips for Paleo Baking to make you an expert at baking Paleo bread at home * Information on how to use the top alternative ingredients for Paleo bread, including almond flour, coconut oil and flaxseed meal * Lessons on the science and health benefits of baking Paleo bread Paleo Bread will show you how to eat healthy while still enjoying your favorite baked goods, making it easy to stick to the Paleo diet permanently.
Permaculture Design: A Step-by-Step Guide
Are you excited about permaculture but unclear how to put it into practice for yourself? In this unique, full colour guide, experienced permaculture teacher Aranya leads you through the design process from beginning to end, using clear explanations, flowcharts and diagrams. It is based on course worksheets which have been designed, refined and tested on students over time. Linking theory to practice, he places the ethics, principles, philosophies, tools and techniques directly into the context of the process itself. While written for anyone with a basic grasp of permaculture, this book also has plenty to offer the more experienced designer.
This guide covers: Systems and patterns ~ Working as part of a design team ~ Land and non-land based design ~ Design frameworks ~ Site surveying and map making ~ Interviewing clients ~ Working with large client groups ~ Identifying functions ~ Choosing systems and elements ~ Placement and integration ~ Creating a design proposal ~ Project management ~ Presenting your ideas to clients ~ and much more.
A great reference for anyone who has done, or is thinking of doing, any kind of permaculture course.
Permaculture One: A Perennial Agricultural System for Human Settlements
Permaculture One presents unique strategies for creating a food-producing system specifically suited to your needs, whether you garden in your backyard or engage in full-scale farming. By carefully designing a system around functional relationships between plant and animal species you can create a stable ‘cultivated ecology’ suited to local conditions. The book provides a catalog of 130 trees and plants useful to a permaculture system.
The authors have based permaculture on the underlying philosophy ‘of working with, rather than against nature’ of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions rather than treating any area as a single product system.
Focusing throughout the book on providing for human needs while maintaining a deep respect for the finite resources of the earth. Mollison and Holmgren propose an alternative to the resource-hungry methods of commercial agriculture. ‘Permaculture One’ gives you the tools to begin at your own doorstep.
Permaculture Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability
David Holmgren brings into sharper focus the powerful and still evolving Permaculture concept he pioneered with Bill Mollison in the 1970s. It draws together and integrates 25 years of thinking and teaching to reveal a whole new way of understanding and action behind a simple set of design principles. The 12 design principles are each represented by a positive action statement, an icon and a traditional proverb or two that captures the essence of each principle. Holmgren draws a correlation between every aspect of how we organize our lives, communities and landscapes and our ability to creatively adapt to the ecological realities that shape human destiny. For anyone seriously interested in understanding the foundations of sustainable design and culture, this book is essential reading.
Permaculture Two: Practical Design for Town and Country in Permanent Agriculture
Permaculture Two delves deeper into the concept of "consciously designed agricultural systems." Author, Bill Mollison, describes new approaches and solutions that have evolved around the world. Ways in which plants can modify climate and many forms of pollution are discussed. Highly productive, low-energy systems, are made clear, in this fascinating book that offers some concrete solutions for saving Mother Earth.