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Join Jami Boys of the website An Oregon Cottage and her husband Brian (always a co-conspirator in DIY projects and videos) as they discuss cooking simple, real foods, growing food and flowers, and tackling easy home improvement and decor projects - the kind everyone can do. You'll hear the things that went well, as well as things that didn't go according to plan (that you just have to laugh about). Never ones to get hung up on perfection or abilities, they believe everyone can make a house a home and live a simple handmade life. Whatever level you want to create things, whether it’s full-throttle make everything from scratch or just dipping your toes into cooking or creating a warm home environment, you’ll find something here you can use - and have fun doing it.

Join Jami Boys of the website An Oregon Cottage and her husband Brian (always a co-conspirator in DIY projects and videos) as they discuss cooking simple, real foods, growing food and flowers, and tackling easy home improvement and decor projects - the kind everyone can do. You'll hear the things that went well, as well as things that didn't go according to plan (that you just have to laugh about). Never ones to get hung up on perfection or abilities, they believe everyone can make a house a home and live a simple handmade life. Whatever level you want to create things, whether it’s full-throttle make everything from scratch or just dipping your toes into cooking or creating a warm home environment, you’ll find something here you can use - and have fun doing it.

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Join Jami Boys of the website An Oregon Cottage and her husband Brian (always a co-conspirator in DIY projects and videos) as they discuss cooking simple, real foods, growing food and flowers, and tackling easy home improvement and decor projects - the kind everyone can do. You'll hear the things that went well, as well as things that didn't go according to plan (that you just have to laugh about). Never ones to get hung up on perfection or abilities, they believe everyone can make a house a home and live a simple handmade life. Whatever level you want to create things, whether it’s full-throttle make everything from scratch or just dipping your toes into cooking or creating a warm home environment, you’ll find something here you can use - and have fun doing it.

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English


Episodes

Simple Homemade Life Episode 2 - Update On Kitchen Renovation

5/22/2020
With the kitchen completely gutted, we talk about how we're planning for countertops, flooring, lights, and appliances. For example, we're doing an island and we want to make sure people can get past it. Brian also tells the story of installing the beam, which he can laugh about now. Plus, updates on some other parts of the house. See the video version of this on An Oregon Cottage YouTube channel.

Duration:00:13:21

Simple Homemade Life Episode 1 - Mid-Spring Vegetable Garden Preparation

5/8/2020
In this new series (available also as a video on YouTube) we focus on a single challenge or task that needs to be done and discuss its solution. For "Simple Homemade Life Episode 1" we're out in the garden, talking about what you need to do in the middle of spring to get your vegetable garden ready for a great growing season.

Duration:00:11:04

Brief Announcement About Change In Podcast

5/5/2020
We're making a format change to An Oregon Cottage Podcast. Listen to this brief announcement for an explanation. Or just keep subscribing to hear what the new format will sound like.

Duration:00:04:10

All About Sourdough

4/24/2020
Jami and Brian talk about a baking topic that's everybody seems to be interested in: How to make sourdough bread. They discuss the 5 Big Myths and then Jami answers some of her readers' most frequently asked questions. Get recipe ideas for other things you can make with sourdough, like some amazing dinner roles. Plus, find out about some cool new discoveries.

Duration:00:22:30

Traveling Internationally When the World Goes Crazy

4/10/2020
What's it like to be almost 8,000 miles from home as the world goes on lockdown? We'll tell you. Hear about our truncated trip to Australia. Find out what we've been doing on the farmhouse during our self-quarantine. Plus pantry meal ideas and some cool things we've recently discovered.

Duration:00:28:03

Time To Leave The Sugar Shack?

2/28/2020
Remember when we were told that eating fat made you fat? Brian & Jami talk about years of research that show just the opposite. People are eating much more added sugar than at any time in history, and the results are showing up in health statistics. They talk the latest findings and ways you can reduce your added sugar intake and your taste for added sugar--so you don't miss it. Plus, there are some farmhouse updates and the latest cool discoveries for travel.

Duration:00:32:10

Are We Washing Our Clothes Too Much?

2/14/2020
Brian and Jami review recent evidence that we're doing too much laundry. Clothes don't need to be washed each time you wear them (at least outer ones you haven't spilled spaghetti sauce on). Frequent washing wears your clothes out sooner. And now they're finding microfibers in a lot of marine life. We have some farmhouse updates, a winter dinner menu, and share some cool new discoveries.

Duration:00:30:10

What's Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

1/31/2020
It's tough losing weight at any age, but especially when you're over 50. Jami and Brian discuss the latest research on food and weight loss and break it down into the three big areas that might be sabotaging your efforts. Jami has a farmhouse update on trying to choose flooring. She shares her favorite recipes that help you gain a healthy weight. And then both she and Brian share some cool things they've discovered lately.

Duration:00:36:04

Farmhouse Fixer Year 2 Review - Also Available As A Video

1/17/2020
Recorded in the new master bedroom, which is super echoey, we review the progress we've made over the past two years on our century-old farmhouse. We've done a lot, but still have a lot to do. We talk about what we've learned and the pros and cons of being your own contractor. Plus, we have an entertainment suggestion for after a long day working on your house.

Duration:00:21:10

Christmas Trees - Real vs. Fake

12/13/2019
We discuss the holiday debate for the ages: Should you get a real Christmas tree every year or buy and reuse an artificial one? The argument is getting more one-sided every year. We have some actual updates on the old farmhouse to share. Jami shares a week of easy dinner recipes for winter. And we both have a recent cool discovery to tell you about.

Duration:00:28:02

DIY Christmas Gifts

11/29/2019
Homemade Christmas gifts are not only a great way to stay within your budget, but they can be more meaningful than something you purchased. They demonstrate thoughtfulness and are unique, something that's hard to come by in our mass-produced world. Jami's video "17 Homemade Gift Ideas in 6 Minutes" recently got a big spike in viewership and we discuss what commenters were saying about. DIY food gifts are especially nice to receive. Learn which ones have gotten the best response. Plus cool...

Duration:00:26:43

Thanksgiving Surprises

11/15/2019
Everybody's family does Thanksgiving differently. So when you celebrate for the first few times at your in-laws, things that one spouse thinks are normal seem odd to the other. We share a few "surprises" we experienced. Then we actually have some farmhouse and garden updates. Jami lists her favorite Thanksgiving recipes for things that aren't on the usual list. And we both share our latest discoveries in "This Is Really Cool."

Duration:00:24:38

Travel Tips For Austin & San Antonio

11/1/2019
Learn why Austin, TX is a fun place to stay, with great food--like BBQ!--and lots to do. And surprisingly affordable (if you don't buy a house while you're there). And while you're in Austin, it's just a quick trip down the interstate to San Antonio, home of The Alamo. It's also got a wonderful river walk and just a few miles out of town is a series of missions dating back to the early 1700s. Well worth the visit. Plus, learn about a couple of things we've discovered that make travel...

Duration:00:41:24

Fall Yard & Garden Plans

10/11/2019
Summer is over and it's time to get everything ready for winter. Learn about all the things we've been doing in our yard and garden, taking advantage of the nice autumn weather before the Oregon rain sets in. And speaking of lousy weather, Jami has a seven day meal plan to make you feel warm inside. Plus, we both share recent discoveries that we think are "really cool."

Duration:00:29:34

Caring For An Old Dog

9/27/2019
We talk about our (almost) 14 year old dog and how we've been helping with some of his age-related problems through diet. For his weight, the vet told us he's the equivalent of 92 years old! We share a few recipe ideas for "real" dog food. Plus, some cool things we've discovered lately.

Duration:00:28:13

Farmhouse Summer Recap 2019

9/13/2019
Jami and Brian talk about progress on the 100 year old farmhouse fixer over the summer. And what's going on in the garden. Neither one is quite not finished--there's always something else to do in the summer--but they're getting there. Plus they share a coffee and travel discovery in the This Is Really Cool segment.

Duration:00:18:16

How We Saved on a Trip to the Caribbean & Enjoyed It More

6/28/2019
Jami and Brian talk about their recent trip to the Bahamas and how they were able to enjoy an extended stay while saving money. Accomodations, food and excursions can get really expensive, but there are ways have a great vacation without blowing your budget. They discuss some highlights of staying on the island and some things they brought along that turned out to be really useful.

Duration:00:32:59

Tips For Traveling Light

5/30/2019
Jami and Brian discuss WHY it's so much easier to travel without checked luggage (especially when flying), and then give some tips on the things that have helped them travel with less stuff. They have a few updates on the garden. Jami shares a favorite June menu. And both of them talk about their latest cool discoveries.

Duration:00:29:45

How To Get Big Stuff Done: Work Day Trades

5/17/2019
Jami and Brian give the details on how they've been able to get major house and garden projects done by trading work days with family and friends. People come over and help for a day. Then you go and help them for a day. With more people on the job, the transformation is amazing. It's rhubarb season! So Jami shares her favorite recipes. Brian gives a couple farmhouse/garden updates. And they both share some cool discoveries they've made lately.

Duration:00:31:58

How Landscaping Adds Value When You Sell

5/3/2019
Jami and Brian talk about recent market research that confirms what you already knew--nice landscaping improves the sale price of your house. Jami lists off the easy ways you can transform the yard without spending a lot of money. Brian gives the farmhouse update. Jami shares her incredibly good celery salad (yes, celery!). They each share a cool thing they've discovered lately. And more.

Duration:01:14:35