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An interesting blog, saving money on food, while eating well.
Fri 13-Jul-12
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Hattie
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I came across this blog through an article in The Guardian.

This is the blog called theskintfoodie.com  .....I think you might enjoy it.....I did.

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

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Fri 13-Jul-12
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Some good tips there in that article. Reminds me of how I used to make food spin out in our skint household, a habit that has not left me. It pains me to throw things out but at least I now throw things in our chickens direction and let them finish stuff off. cheers

Sat 14-Jul-12
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That's a really good find, Nadine. Thanks.

The author has a very interesting history, too. Quite dramatic really.

There but for the grace of God . .  embarassed

Never knowingly underfed

Sat 14-Jul-12
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Thanks Hattie, I shall look at that in more detail later.

I'll try that again!

Fri 11-Jan-13
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Another interesting & useful blog helping us to save our money, time & sanity. I am definitely doing this to some veg that are left over from recent deliveries. Here's the link.  wave

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Fri 11-Jan-13
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That's a favourite blog of mine, last year I won a calendar from Sue which she had had printed from her photographs.

I'll try that again!

Sun 13-Jan-13
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Good idea, but it made me smile because I do exactly this - without the onion - as quick parrot food. I've often had a munch myself since it's so tasty. It makes a good salad with added sprouted seeds and grains, and some chopped nuts. From the freezer it can soon be added to lentil or bean mixtures and spiced up. I usually have cooked grains in the freezer as well - amaranthe, quinoa, buckwheat - and can throw a meal together for myself in minutes.

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Mon 14-Jan-13
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There is a recipe for this or something similar in one of my preserving books, can't remember which one, keep meaning to have a go at it.

Thu 4-Jul-13
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I thought that you might be interested in this blog, the comments are interesting as well.

I'll try that again!

Thu 4-Jul-13
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Thank you for finding all these frugal websites, TA big_hug

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

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No need to thank me my love, I have nothing better to do! 

I'll try that again!

Fri 5-Jul-13
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wave  You could always come up here and clean up puppy poo!!!!!!!!!!!   big_laugh  big_laugh  big_laugh  big_laugh

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Err, I don't think so; but thank you for the offer!  big_laugh  big_laugh big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Wed 24-Jul-13
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And another frugal food blog I found yesterday.......some really interesting ideas on there which I am definitely going to try, like the Beetroot and Feta Tart.  I've just made her Fruit Loaf, it's in the oven now.

Don't know if anyone watched the Great British Budget Menu programme on BBC1 a week or two ago - the idea being that 3 celebrity chefs (James Martin, Angela Hartnett and Richard Corrigan) would each live for a couple of days with a family struggling financially to feed themselves.  The chefs were supposed to cook them meals according to the food budget the families each had.  Well, I thought it was pathetic, the chefs clearly weren't used to even shopping in supermarkets for themselves (they obviously get their minions to do it for them), let alone sticking to a budget.  One chef, Richard Corrigan, didn't even make a decent attempt to stick to his family's budget and blew more than £11 on a huge piece of salmon!  The chefs didn't seem to understand that if someone has just, say for the sake of argument, £20 to spend on food, then that is it - once that £20 limit is reached, there is no more money so blowing the budget simply isn't an option.  Lesley who writes the above blog mentioned it, as have several other frugal food bloggers - all of whom would have had a much better idea of how to feed a family cheaply but well.

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

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looks interesting Sue , I saw another site with a £1 a day spend for a week, I will see if I can find it again.

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