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Orange marmalade

Orange marmalade

Radek Štěpán 06. 12. 2023

The time when many of us make jams and marmalades from our home-grown fruit is over, but that doesn’t mean you should not experience and try making jams from fruits that aren’t so common! Right now, the prices of oranges…


Is there something you can do with the water left after rice cooking? Do not poor it in the sink!

Radek Štěpán 05. 12. 2023

Water left at the bottom of the pot after cooking rice? Well, it is a rather common thing and probably all of us just poor it in the sink and that it is. But wait there. If you throw the…


Fox trap – how to set it properly

Radek Štěpán 04. 12. 2023

A fox is a real pain for many small poultry breeders and it is no surprise that breeders want to scare foxes away and in doing so, they are willing to try many tricks. If you don’t want to shoot…

Glass bottle

Can you cut a glass bottle with no cutter?

Radek Štěpán 02. 12. 2023

Are you a hardcore DIY and have plenty of creative ideas, but do not always have all the special tools in your home toolbox? If you like projects that use various types of cut bottles and turn them into mini-greenhouses…


Crack and peel hazelnuts quickly and with no mess

Radek Štěpán 01. 12. 2023

Everybody needs peeled hazelnuts for cookies and other goodies, but cracking these tough boys can be hard. Try our trick which involves using a potato net. You know those that potatoes are sold in. We shall also teach you how…

Insect house

Insect house or bug house – help insect to survive the winter

Radek Štěpán 30. 11. 2023

Insect hotels have steadily been gaining popularity and that is good because they are great and actually do what they are designed to do and that is to help insects survive the winter. An insect house or hotel is a…


Walnut cracking made easy.

Radek Štěpán 29. 11. 2023

Do you happen to have a really hard-shelled variety at home? Or are you simply postponing the nut cracking job because you have too many? Would it not be nice if you can save some time and effort using a…

Common spindle

The common spindle. An undemanding and attractive shrub

Radek Štěpán 27. 11. 2023

You still have few days left to plant a beautiful deciduous shrub and improve your garden. If you miss this opportunity, you need to wait until spring. We are talking about Euonymus europaeus or the common spindle. It grows to…


Store walnuts and other nuts using your freezer and microwave oven

Radek Štěpán 19. 11. 2023

It doesn’t matter whether you have big walnuts or hazelnuts because storing nuts properly can be a real challenge, especially for those of us who are not really experienced. But thanks to modern technologies and to few handy tips, you…


Tips on how to fertilise the soil in autumn

Radek Štěpán 16. 11. 2023

It is a common knowledge that when you grow fruits and vegetables, nutrients from the soil are being taken away and if you want to have a wonderful harvest next year, you need to return these nutrients back to the…