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Imbolc Prep & FPC 9/1/18 Monday Curry

Imbolc Prep & FPC 9/1/18 Monday Curry

As promised the recipe from last night’s meal. Yet another recipe my dear friend Lynn from America taught me when we were feeding visiting missionary students and needed to make a little go a long way. Monday Curry is a life saver, you can use […]

FPC 8/1/18 Recipe for Monday Curry

FPC 8/1/18 Recipe for Monday Curry

Over the weekend we had a traditional fish and chip supper on the saturday as was youngest boys last weekend at home for some time at least until Easter. Sundays meal was GD’s honey glazed ham with home baked rolls and little potato roasties with […]

Uncle Mike

Uncle Mike

When unexpected death rears its ugly head it is like recieving a slap in the face, time stops in that instance and the world turns black and white for a moment, breath ceases stuck in your chest, then it is all you hear as you […]

Temptation! Pantry Jan 2018 Challenge

Temptation! Pantry Jan 2018 Challenge

You know when you have made a resolution and then you catch yourself doing exactly the same thing you told yourself you weren’t going to do, well thats what happened to me yesterday,  I went to go get a few items from Lidl, as soon […]

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018. Jan 4th Parsnip Soup recipe. Dilemmas of  purchases.

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018. Jan 4th Parsnip Soup recipe. Dilemmas of purchases.

So today we need to go buy milk out of the £25 budget, we get through around 4 litres a week minimum for 4/5 of us. Do we keep with the farm milk at £1.50 a litre or go with supermarket organic at £1.15, saving […]

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018. Jan 3rd Storm Eleanor and Lentil soup

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018. Jan 3rd Storm Eleanor and Lentil soup

All our beetroot is in now from the allotment, I have made it into soup and into ice cream, drunk it in juices, I have pickled, spiced, baked, boiled and roasted it, eaten it raw in salads, given it to neighbours, to friends, to relatives […]

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018, Jan 2nd Running out of essentials already!

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018, Jan 2nd Running out of essentials already!

So far it has been all about the food but also included in this challenge are cleaning, toiletries and other non food items. So being super organised (laugh) I have already run out of washing up liquid, however I used to use soap nuts for […]

January 1st 2018 Frugal Pantry Challenge

January 1st 2018 Frugal Pantry Challenge

Happy New Year! Already I am seeing good results from this January drive I am on to get off the merry go round of  just purchasing things, (almost automatum), to fill a perceived need or gap, really exposing a mindset of living from lack rather […]

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018, day 3, (last day of inventory and prepping). The kitchen Cupboards!

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018, day 3, (last day of inventory and prepping). The kitchen Cupboards!

Today is a pretty busy day being new Years Eve so instead of listing every single item in the kitchen I am posting some pics of my cupboards and shelves and as we go through the month I am planning on these emptying by all […]

Frugal pantry challenge 2018, listing (day 2)Fridge and coldstore.

Frugal pantry challenge 2018, listing (day 2)Fridge and coldstore.

Today my fridge and alley (cold store racks), get listed. Was busy today making vegetarian scotch eggs for New Years Eve, turkey broth with dumplings using the broth listed in yesterday’s freezer inventory and sauerkraut from the last of the cabbages in our garden deep […]