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As Seen On TV Cooking Gadgets Tested!…


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Date: March 18, 2021

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“Can these As Seen On TV Cooking machines really save you time & money? We put them to the test to find out!

This video is sponsored by the National Pork Board

We got our hands on some of the most-popular As Seen On TV cooking machines and gadgets to determine if they really work.

We’ll be testing the Red Copper 5-Minute Chef, POWER AIR FRYER XL, Veggetti Power and even the Pasta N More.”

I’ve been curious about the power air fryer xl, for a while now.

I’d like to get something of that nature…I think.

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17 Years Living Off-Grid on a Self-Built Island Homestead – Built with Salvaged Materials…


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Date: March 06, 2021

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“Shadow built this incredible floating island with salvaged and reclaimed materials. The island comprises a 2-story float home, a floating chicken coop, floating gardens, and even a floating compost shed! He’s been living on the water for 17 years and working hard to protect the Widgeon Slough area in BC, Canada. He gathers wood from the river to use as firewood, he grows some of his own fresh food in barrel gardens, and he collects fresh water from a nearby spring. He filters his greywater on a floating raft with multiple plant and husk filtration layers, and he composts his food and human waste to ensure that nothing goes overboard.

You can follow Shadow on Instagram and YouTube here:
https://www.instagram.com/shadowsnowhereisland/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEX9ThVbOfXLWD-IO4aRJ_w

Each part of the island is floating independently with its own off-grid solar panel to provide electricity. This way, if the island breaks apart during a storm, the power system won’t be damaged.

Shadow uses a skiff to collect wood from the river and to get around his island. For longer journeys into town, he uses his kayak to get to the road, and from there, he uses a bicycle to get to town for supplies. He also has friends and family who help him with obtaining supplies.

Shadow says the main threats to the area are poachers, pollution, film crews, and the local government spraying pesticides to control invasive species and opening the area to be a park. The government has been trying to evict him for years, but he feels that his presence is needed to keep people accountable for the harm they’re inflicting on this delicate ecosystem.”

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Two friends build home, end up Michelin & Pritzker awarded…


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Date: March 04, 2021

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“Olot (Catalonia, Spain, population 34,000), an old town in the midst of the Pyrenees’ foothills, is well known for its forested volcanoes, country estates (“masías”) & evergreen pastures, but when Fina Puigdevall talked to her former classmate Carme Pigem about revamping her restaurant Les Cols plus building her new house, neither of them could have imagined that, later on, the former would become a celebrated Michelin-starred chef, and the latter a Pritzker-prize-awarded architect.

Puigdevall grew up in Les Cols, her family’s 15th century masia. In 1990, in an attempt to save it from development, she opened a restaurant in the former stables downstairs. With no formal culinary training, she worked her way to two Michelin stars by 2010 (which she has held since).

In 2000, she hired Pigem and RCR architects to open up the space to the outdoors: they designed a light/water cube in the kitchen and a huge glass wall framing the apple orchard and chicken run. The result is a dining experience that feels immersed in the outdoors.

When Puigdevall wanted to expand her own home – a former mill straddling a creek – to accommodate her family of five, RCR Architects told her they wouldn’t touch the original structure, but proposed something completely new in the middle of the former corn fields. What they dubbed “Horizon House” is a corten steel structure carved into the hill. Large walls of glass can be opened to allow the fields – now planted with native crops like buckwheat- to enter the home.”

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How To Eat Chunky Soup…


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Date: February 24, 2021

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“This is how to eat Campbell’s Chunky Style Vegetable With Beef Soup. It is very chunky. I recommend it or the store brand equivalent. By adding just a few more fresh vegetables and some slices of toast you will find the soup to be more wholesome and filling. My friend Arthur, who lived to be 95 used to have this most days for lunch when he was at home. Arthur also ate TV dinners and he drank root beer and ate white bread. The oldest people I have known were not health food fanatics. They did have a peaceful personality and they ate a lot of small meals and snacks instead of big meals. I do recommend the chunky style big cans of soup.”

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