Things have still been a bit low on the bargains front although I have had a better month despite not going to the supermarket any more than before. I am still keeping to essential visits only because, frankly, people's idea of social distancing is really lapsing. On the plus side I am now reaping the... Continue Reading →
Amidst all the really hideous news right now, I was happy to see this. Apparently, lots of people have discovered the joys of container gardening. Not to be thwarted by a lack of their own outdoors they are creating little green oasis' high and low amid the concrete jungle. Long may it continue.
I've been lucky. My life hasn't changed much, if at all. And my family have all done pretty well too. My second niece was born mid-May, but I'm not upset about having not met her yet. I live a long way from my family. I am used to only seeing them four or five times... Continue Reading →
I have managed to slip a couple of Venetian recipes into my tight budget. 'Fegato alla Veneziana' is basically Venetian Liver and onions cooked in butter with a generous splash of white wine. My ingredients of course aren't good enough for a Venetian palette, but it's a case of 'beggars can't be choosers' where getting... Continue Reading →
This week I wanted to treat myself, so I made this because it incorporates some of my favourite foods, peanut butter, white chocolate and yoghurt. Do it, it's amazing and very very cheap and even simpler to make. I worked out it cost about £1.60 and I filled two 450g tubs for that. It could... Continue Reading →
May has been rubbish for yellow stickers mostly because of the ongoing challenge of getting into the supermarket and then being able to get anything you actually want or can afford. My case in point: On the plus side I have, thanks to Covid-19, discovered new cupboard stapes which I will probably continue to buy.... Continue Reading →
Whilst some of us are struggling with what are in effect rising food prices because so many things aren't available in stores at the moment, others are learning to shop less, more cheaply and home cook. I wouldn't think of a vegan diet as a money saving one, but if you started with a high... Continue Reading →
Saturday Live featured Jack Monroe of Bootstrap Cook fame this morning. I love hearing about Jack's challenges and successes over the years. She's incredibly inspiring and some of her recipes are just perfect for frugal cooks like me. Enjoy.
Years ago, I had a bad habit of stockpiling food. I had a monthly shopping list that I stuck to rigidly. If I had it already in the cupboard, I bought it anyway. I had an irrational fear of running out of food despite having no money worries. It had a small basis in real... Continue Reading →