The Food Garden

October 26, 2009
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Now that the weather’s warmer more often than it’s cold, we’ve been tempted out to the food garden.  At the moment we’re not getting much in the way of food, although hopefully that will change in the next eight weeks or so. We have been pinching some leaves off our little iceberg lettuces for salad.  [...]

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Christmas in July

June 24, 2009
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It’s nearly that time of year again.  Can you believe it?  I can’t. Christmas in July is a bit of fun, especially here in Australia.  Our Christmases are usually hot and dusty.  Not the ideal time to be enjoying traditional Christmas fare, although we still give it a pretty good go Not only is July [...]

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$21 Challenge Fail – Sort Of

June 9, 2009

Image via Wikipedia Well, the first week of the Simple Savings $21 Challenge has passed. You can read a bit more about the actual challenge here. And although technically I failed because I spent more than $21, I still came out on top. In total, I spent $55.05 on food items (not including fruit, veg, [...]

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Big Savings on Groceries

June 2, 2009

Over the last few months our bank balance has been looking sadder than usual the week before payday. I don’t think it’s because we’ve been spending excessively, rather the cost of everything – especially groceries – has been increasing. The Thinker has been picking up our fruit and veg at the market each week. This [...]

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Menu Planning – Maintaining the Momentum

February 27, 2009

This week I managed very well to empty the freezer.  The fridge is full to overflowing with leftovers which will make lunches over the weekend easier.  As much as I usually love salad sandwiches, I’m over them as the predominant lunch option on the weekends.  For the next week I’m aiming to double some quantities [...]

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Menu Planning – Empty the Pantry

February 22, 2009

Well I was certainly shocked out of my holiday complacency last week when I had to pay the grocery bill.  It was horrendous.  So much so, that this week in my menu planning I’m attempting to use as much existing food from the pantry, fridge and freezer.  I’ve done the grocery shop for this week [...]

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