A Survivable House

There’s a movement afoot in home building that I find very interesting-the move to create survivable housing. Up to now, that term has been used to talk about homes that can stand up to wildfires and high-wind events. Now the notion of survivability is starting to focus on the ability of a home or shelter […]
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Building a garden water feature

We started a new project this weekend (like we didn’t have any others already on the go). Alas, we didn’t get too far though before the weather, social commitments and general weekend laziness forced it to the bottom of the feeding chain. We’re about to start building the first of two garden water features. This […]
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Spicy Southwest BBQ Sauce

Ingredients 6 Cloves Garlic 2 Cups Ketchup 2 Stalks celery 1 Cup ;Water 1/2 Cup Onion; chopped 1/2 Cup Brown sugar; firmly packed 1/2 Cup Butter or margarine 1/2 Cup Worcestershire sauce 1/2 Cup Cider vinegar 3 Tablespoons Chili powder 2 Teaspoons Instant coffee granules 2 Teaspoons Dried crushed red pepper 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1/2 […]
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Patio Furniture Cleanup

Getting ready for your first outdoor get-together but your patio furniture and deck took a beating this winter? 3 On Your Side’s Jim Donovan says before the guests come over, a quick and easy clean-up is necessary. Have the elements made your backyard deck, furniture and grill lose their luster? Have the elements made your […]
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Beverage with your Barbecue

Stylin’ at the barbecue means more than a great apron and a set of tongs. With people building full outdoor kitchens to take advantage of outdoor living, why wouldn’t they come up with a beverage station to boot? Vintage appliances has a full line of stainless steel appliances and accessories to take the grilling and […]
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