D.I.Y.

Not even winter can keep Tasmanian cooks and recreational fishers Island Menu out of the water. They share their recipe for cider-battered oysters.

Build a Bee Farm

Saturday August 10, 2013

Bees may well be carking it at an apocalypse-inducing rate; the least we can do is give them a home to see out their days.

How Crayons Are Made

Saturday August 03, 2013

Remember those little films they used to run on Sesame Street that showed you how things were made? Well, they're not as cool as you remember. They're cooler.

Learn To Code

Saturday July 27, 2013

Programming a computer teaches you how to think. If you don't believe us then listen to Bill from Microsoft, Chris from the Miami Heat and Mark from Facebook.

Compost Aerator

Saturday July 20, 2013

Compost always seems like a good idea, until it starts to stink –and then you avoid it and leave it for the next tenants to deal with. The folks at The Little Veggie Patch Co have a more reasonable solution.

Edible Weeds

Saturday July 13, 2013

Long a habit of rural folk and hillbillies, foraging for food has been making its mark in the cities for a while now. There are currently all sorts of walks, talks and recipes dedicated to discovering the virtues of local weeds – and then eating them. 

100 Wild Huts

Saturday July 06, 2013

Some ambitious people like building huts in their spare time. Kevin Langan wonders why you’d stop at one.

Every year, salami is made in time-honoured tradition, to strict family specifications, and hung to cure in garages all over Melbourne. But only one salami can be named champion at Melbourne Salami Festa. And they're calling for that salami right now.

How to Make a Cider Press

Saturday June 29, 2013

With warmer weather – also known as 'cider season' – only six months away, now's the time to get started on that backyard cider press (yes, this is actually possible).

How to Make a Meat Smoker

Saturday June 22, 2013

Did you see our smoke house video a while back? A guy hand-built an entire cabin on his idyllic plot of bush land to smoke meat for his family. For those of you without an 18-acre farm, here’s one you can build on a porch.