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Jane Austen's Home Brew Recipe

Saturday July 22, 2017

Turns out Jane Austen wasn’t just a great writer; she was a great home brewer, too. Here’s her recipe for 'spruce' beer.

Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday by making his best buildings out of paper. 

What’s more authentically Canadian than Justin Trudeau and Barenaked Ladies playing ice hockey against the original cast of Degrassi Junior High – all while enjoying free universal healthcare? This recipe for Authentic Canadian Poutine, that’s what.

Got a tree? You’ve got a canoe. (At least according to this mesmerising DIY video.)

DIY: How to Build a Hotel for Bees

Saturday March 11, 2017

Help save the world buy building this fancy-looking bee hotel.

How to Make a Pizza Oven in an Old BBQ

Saturday February 25, 2017

Put away the bricks and cement: here’s how to make some very bellissimo pizza in your old BBQ.

How to Make Peanut Butter

Saturday February 18, 2017

It’s the most indulgent spread on the breakfast table, and – with this recipe in hand – one that’s pretty simple to make yourself.

A certain Hallmark holiday is fast approaching. If you're the kind of person who marks these occasions with breakfast in bed (no judgement), you could do worse than give these smoked-salmon crepes a shot. 

We caught up with the co-founder of iFixit – the Wikipedia of fixing stuff – ahead of his talk at WOMADelaide's Planet Talks series.

A messy night calls for messy food. In his first recipe for Smith Journal, the Tote’s Brian Edwards shows us how to make this very German non-delicacy.

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