An almost free dinner

I’m bursting with pride. Am I allowed to write that? Tonight Jay cooked a dinner that cost us less than a $1 for all 3 serves. When I was writing our meal plan this fortnight I added a Jamie Olive dish in haste. I knew a lot of the ingredients were in season and IContinue reading “An almost free dinner”

How I Clean Our Bathroom – using baking soda and vinegar

We’re fortunate to have a new bathroom. And only three of us using it. It doesn’t get very dirty and I only clean it every couple of weeks. But when I do it’s a good old, hands and knees clean. Our bathroom is reasonably small, with bath, shower and vanity. All items are fairly smooth surfacesContinue reading “How I Clean Our Bathroom – using baking soda and vinegar”

10 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Shop

Food swaps We’re lucky to have friends who sometimes send some milk our way. We rarely get some other bits and pieces from friends gardens or deliciousness that they might cook up. We are so happy to be living in a beautiful community. We will always be happy to swap freshly baked bread, preserves, orContinue reading “10 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Shop”

8 Meals from My Pantry

This fortnight is a weird one. We’re away for most of the two weekends, and we’re cooking for friends on the two Wednesdays. So I thought instead of doing a big grocery shop, I’d just grab some bits for those meals when we’re cooking for friends and for the rest we’d just try and useContinue reading “8 Meals from My Pantry”

Sticking To Our $200 per Fortnight Food Budget

We spend $200 a fortnight on food for three. This includes all meals we eat at home, breakfast, lunch and dinner. It includes cleaning products and nappies. It doesn’t include toilet paper, meals out or alcohol. We’ve been spending just $200 a fortnight on food for about the last 3 years, some fortnights I’d love aContinue reading “Sticking To Our $200 per Fortnight Food Budget”

Keeping Frugal In The Kitchen

I wrote about my favourite ways to use up stale bread recently, and that got me thinking about all the ways that I try to be frugal in the kitchen. We are quite careful with our budget and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, mostly because I love it but also soContinue reading “Keeping Frugal In The Kitchen”

13 Ingenious Ways To Use Ice Cube Trays

Yesterday I pulled a tomato paste ice cube from the freezer and chucked it into the sauce I was making for our lasagne. It was perfectly portioned, there’s no waste out of the big jar I bought and I thought I had to share this with you guys. I started to think about the otherContinue reading “13 Ingenious Ways To Use Ice Cube Trays”

4 Things To Do With Stale Bread

I hate to waste food, as I’m sure you know by now. If I bake a huge amount of bread, I give it away. I use what I can in the kitchen, then things go to the freezer, or maybe it’ll go to the rabbit, the worms or the chooks. We don’t waste bread, soContinue reading “4 Things To Do With Stale Bread”

My Zero Waste Dilemma

I set myself a goal, that by the end of 2016 I would have removed all single use plastic from our home. I’ve introduced the beeswax food covers, been kindly gifted some seriously awesome 4MyEarth* products, we make our own bread and don’t eat very much package food as it is. But there is oneContinue reading “My Zero Waste Dilemma”

Prosciutto – The Finished Product

It was the day we had been waiting for. 12 months we had patiently waited checking on our prosciutto hanging in my mum and dads shed. We waded through the maggots, we waited to for it dry out, then put a reminder in my phone and promptly forgot about it. But as the day startedContinue reading “Prosciutto – The Finished Product”

DIY Reusable Food Covers

I’ve been trying to reduce rubbish in our house for a while, and reusable food covers have been on my to-do list for just as long. I’ve always used shower caps collected by our friends and family from hotels to cover our bread bowls. We’ve washed and rewashed and used them until the elastic had stretched out andContinue reading “DIY Reusable Food Covers”

Mushroom Foraging with Whole Larder Love

Standing, basket in hand, the crunch of fallen debris under foot and the smell of musty rotting pine needles in the air, Rohan began to explain the perfect way to cut a mushroom from the ground. “I’m sick of seeing all these pictures on Instagram of shit in mushrooms, so I’m going to show youContinue reading “Mushroom Foraging with Whole Larder Love”