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Tips and tricks - simple cost saving methods and devices
Mon 23-May-11
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sandra

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Did anyone watch Saturday Kitchen this weekend.  I caught the end -heaven or hell - and heard Cyrus Todiwala say that he used up the skin of butternut squash, which is full of nutrients by soaking it in water, cutting into fine strips and using it in stir fries!

Mon 23-May-11
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Oh god, even more evil things to put in a darned stir fry.  I hate them! Nothing to stop you eating rind though!  big_laugh devil

I'll try that again!

Mon 23-May-11
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Couldn't imagine eating butternut squash rind, it's so tough!  I hate cutting them up, usually get husband to do it.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Mon 23-May-11
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Even easier - don't buy any...

I'll try that again!

Mon 23-May-11
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Now, now, TA, just coz you don't like them..........big_laugh

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Mon 23-May-11
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Rumbled! 

I'll try that again!

Mon 23-May-11
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A good soaking must be what they need to soften the rind, will try it one day and see if my son notices or identifies it in a stir fry because it comes under the category of 'don't like' for him too!

Tue 13-Sep-11
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Simple cost saving tip for those with polytunnels - don't buy expensive polytunnel repair tape. It doesn't work, and it gets sun damaged over summer and then cracks and peels off..or at least mine has. The repairs from the gales earlier in the year have had to be repaired again today, and I've used bright green gaffa tape, stuck much better, might not look particularly stylish, but who cares.

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Resurrecting this thread to add a website. Not sure if it has been posted here or not.

http://frugallysustainable.com/

If you sign up for the email updates then you can get a book where she details her household remedies. Also some household detergents to make and that sort of thing on there if you dig around. cheers

Thu 13-Sep-12
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some people would not dream of shopping at aldi /poundstretcher /lidl -but they have some fantastic bargains you may be suprised to know a lot of economy products taste better than "branded " goods you may be pleasantly suprised ---not only by the taste  but also by the money you save i_am_hungry

Thu 13-Sep-12
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wave Agreed!!

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

Thu 13-Sep-12
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I am very fond of my local Aldi, their washing liquid is terrific.  Went to Lidl in France, bought Costiere de Nimes for €1.40!

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Thu 13-Sep-12
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Yes we have always include poundland shop types and Aldi and Lidl when we fall over them- frequently have branded UK goods at lower prices as well as Continental European products.

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Their fruit and veg are always cheaper too and mostly good quality.

I'll try that again!

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Our daughter loves these shops - Lidl's yogurts she said are particularly nice, and their peppermint tea - we both drink it most of the time.

When in France last month, we passed a Lidl in Cognac, and daughter was quite excited when she discovered where it was!

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