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”

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”

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”