There’s not even anyone I can blame. I’m the culprit. I was grabbing a roast for our Mexican feast (more about that in a minute) and only almost shut the door. The result was that on Sunday we had a lots of just cold meat, and defrosted berries and (Mr Gorgeous’s main concern) melted ice… Continue reading Day 20. The freezer door gets left open.
There’s nothing like putting your intentions out on the internet to get the creative juices flowing. I’ve been cooking up a storm, baking bread,cooking soup, and bottling beetroot. Day two I cooked this lot up to be a tomato, broad bean and basil pasta. I also made pumpkin soup for the weekend. I like making… Continue reading Day three. A cooking frenzy.
It’s on again. My “don’t buy food for a month” challenge. Once again, my freezer is full of food, and once again my cupboards are full of things that I always mean to get to, but never do. So, May will be a month of eating from home. Tonight we had pumpkin risotto. Funnily enough, I’ve… Continue reading Around again!
I made it! The rest of the family are all in bed and I’m too tired to put up too many photos tonight, but we have done it. The spend was about $1.50 a day, all on dairy and pears, and we have eaten well. My piano students have a little concert here, so I’ve made muffins, and… Continue reading The last supper
I have a gorgeous friend who I garden with. We spend occasional days in each others’ gardens. We pull weeds, prune, chat, have our informal book club, and spend the last half hour congratulating ourselves on a job well done and exclaiming over what a good idea this is. At the end of our first… Continue reading The penultimate day…
It’s not everyone who is given a cake with the words “Is this cheating?” One of my lovely piano students brought an apple cake when she came for her lesson yesterday morning! She’s been reading the blog and felt sorry for us I think . Thank you so much! We had a loaf of bread come out… Continue reading Naughty cake and an early morning crisis
In answer to the question of how long we can eat from what we have around the house, the easy answer is 3 weeks. So far in this challenge, I’ve just looked in the fridge (week one), freezer and pantry (weeks 2 and 3) and pretty much made whatever meals I’ve fancied. This week, however, will be… Continue reading Day twenty five – the downhill run!