Posts by Do It Yourself

The final chapter

By Rachel Eades, DIY Columnist • March 30, 2012

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The end of the year is almost here, and for many of you, that means convocation and the transition to the non-student variety of …

Makin’ banana pancakes

By Rachel Eades, DIY Columnist • March 16, 2012

Mmm… banana pancakes.

So we’re only a few days away from the first official day of spring, which means as Halifax residents you’re going to have a …

Spring Cleaning

By Rachel Eades, DIY Columnist • March 9, 2012

Spring Cleaning

March is finally upon us, and that means the worst of winter is almost done. While it may not feel like it now, that …

Beauty in the kitchen

By Rachel Eades, DIY Columnist • March 2, 2012

Facial mask

Look into the bathroom cabinets of your average 20-something woman (and probably a lot of 20-something men, too), and you’ll find piles of barely …

A beginner’s guide to moving off campus

By Rachel Eades, DIY Columnist • February 17, 2012

Student housing by Angela Gzowski

We’re approaching that time of year when those of you living on campus are (hopefully) starting to give some thought to where you’re going …

Recipe: Homemade pulled pork sandwiches

By Rachel Eades, DIY Columnist • February 10, 2012

Pulled Pork

As winter continues to drag on, and school becomes increasingly stressful, a slow cooker can be your best friend. A slow cooker (also known …

Some Advanced Prep for Valentine’s Day

By Rachel Eades, DIY Columnist • January 27, 2012

Some Advanced Prep for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us once again, and whether you’re a hardcore fan or violently opposed to this Hallmark holiday, it’s difficult …

Grow your own kitchen herb garden

By Rachel Eades, DIY Columnist • January 20, 2012

Herb Garden

When you’re living on a budget, your diet can get pretty bland. A repetitive schedule of rice, cereal, and toast with peanut butter gets …

Self-Sufficiency skills for the end of the world

By Rachel Eades, DIY Columnist • January 13, 2012

Swiss army knife

Even if you don’t believe that the world’s going to end on Dec. 21, 2012, our current lifestyle is something to worry about; dependence …

Roast your relatives

By Rachel Eades, DIY Columnist • November 25, 2011

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Or just impress them with your holiday cooking prowess
A common tradition around the holidays is getting family and friends together for a big fancy …