Levelling Up Plant Based Food Options

Better for animal welfare grocery items are the territory of the financially OK, not for folks like me managing a £25 a month food budget.  Even so, shopping only for yellow sticker and cashback items has unexpectedly opened up this market for me.  Whilst I don't consume a lot of milk and make small amounts... Continue Reading →

Feast Or Famine

Shopping only for yellow sticker discount products means having to take whatever you can get. It means being careful with what you have, and rationing things out as long as they're still edible, especially if it's a key ingredient, in case you run out and can't get any more for months. It means stocking up... Continue Reading →

It’s Time To Try Something New

When we went into lockdown in 2020, and avoiding people at all costs was the main challenge, car camping became a thing. Home from home mini hotels. No expense. No contact with other humans. I completely missed this trend, as I miss most trends, so here I am two years later with the added advantage... Continue Reading →

Solar Power – Small Scale

Spring arrived bang on time and some of you I am sure can imagine my sheer mental relief at the rising temperatures and actual sunlight. I have dispensed with some of my indoor knitted layers and my hot water bottle on all but the coldest evenings, and fresh air is circulating with gay abandon as... Continue Reading →

The Damp Squib That Is 2022

My emergency break glass snack bag (which I hasten to add is formed entirely of yellow sticker purchases and cashback app freebies) has taken a serious battering this past month.  The more I think about eating better and starting to get out and start running again, the more I snack. I always have my snapping... Continue Reading →

Sustainability Has A Class Problem

Real sustainability is about cutting back, not buying new things. But sustainability was hijacked by big industry and environmental activism developed a class problem. 'Austerity Chic' is very much a thing created by people who wanted to make money out of it. Plastic covered veg will still cost you more than the loose version. Grand... Continue Reading →

Tiny Changes In 2022

Boy do I hate the winter. Shorter daylight hours mean less work and making the most of the natural daylight, now that I have cut back on using lights. And it's cold, but so far this year I have been able to keep on working. The heating is still set to its winter allowance (5pm... Continue Reading →

Vegetables As Desserts

One of the things I like about mostly shopping for yellow sticker items is the Russian roulette of meal preparation that comes with it. You never know what you're going to get. I am an adventurer in the kitchen and not afraid to mess about with ingredients or make swaps depending on what I have... Continue Reading →

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