Well, my month of no shopping is over. Despite not blogging very often, I did stick to the rules, and only bought breakfast for the family, and a little fruit. The total cost was about $45, or $1.50 a day. At the end of the month though, I haven’t been reduced to lentils and frozen… Continue reading The wrap up – May is over
The garden’s been keeping me out of great grandma’s cookbook of late, but we’re really enjoying the bounty this year. Our fruit trees are finally giving us enough fruit to put aside for later, and the timing of it seems to be working with one tree finishing as the next one starts. I’ve been busy… Continue reading Our weird and wonderful tomatoes
Well here it is. The recipe I give out more than any other – Mulligatawny. It’s a type of curry soup that’s chock full of vegetables, really good for cleaning out the fridge, and possibly the very favourite meal of several members of our family. So far, I have never made this and not been… Continue reading Mulligatawny
I’ve decided it’s time to go around again. “Go around what?”, you may ask. It’s time to do the ‘no-shopping-for-food’ challenge again. It’s been 5 months since I did it last time, and I’m right back to my old bad habits. I throw out leftovers from the fridge because I’ve forgotten they’re there, and buy new… Continue reading A Sucker for Punishment
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’m surprised I haven’t been picked up as a shoplifter. Not that I’m stealing anything, but since I’ve started on this challenge, all my trips to buy milk seem furtive. I’m in and out as quickly as I can, feeling and no doubt looking very guilty. Instead of strolling and chatting, I’m all shifty eyes… Continue reading Day twenty one – not shoplifting!
What a lovely weekend away with the girls I’ve had. I all but finished a quilt for the Aunty Collector’s bed, and had a enjoyed spending time with the girls and my daughter. The men had a good time too, although busy it seems. Mr Gorgeous sounded wrecked and went off to bed early. As predicted, there was food… Continue reading Day eighteen