I am frugal. My purpose in blogging is to share my own financial journey and to encourage others. I don’t consciously identify as being part of the green movement. But being frugal can also be good for the environment.
It is hard sometimes to find healthy lunchbox snacks that your kids will eat and that which don’t contain nuts. And ideally something that isn’t processed (I hate giving them things that contain corn syrup – you would be surprised how common that is).
In my crazy busy life, I often wonder if I am crazy blogging. I mean, does anyone out there read what I write? Does anyone care? Maybe I should go and watch TV instead. I don’t even know what Game of Thrones is – something on the TV?
At the height of summer it seems like everyone is trying to give away plums. Well, not me because my baby plum tree hasn’t reached maturity (yet). But one of my friends put a call-out for a plum give away, and I quickly put my hand up and headed over with the kids in tow. They had a great time jumping up and down on my friend’s trampoline while I collected some of the best dark purple plums ever.
Simple things can become extraordinary in the hands of a good cook. So I was excited when my friend Kirsten, a talented cook and even more talented photographer, shared her recipe for Moroccan carrot soup.
Do you have a breadmaker sitting in the back of your cupboard gathering dust? If so, my challenge for you this winter is to get it out and use it. You will save money, and more than that, you will save your family’s sanity.
Mr Red Sports Car came over last Sunday night for a casual meal. The Chinese dishes I planned to cook were all sorted. But what to have for dessert?
In January I announced that I would pay off my mortgage by Christmas 2016. Last week I caught up with two girlfriends for a frugal lunch. “How is your goal of paying off your mortgage going, ” one of my friends asked me. “I’m on track,” I told her. There was some disbelief and she wanted to know how I was doing it. So here is what I told her.
When people tell me about their secret, frugal recipe I take note. And so it was that a university student with a passion for all things Chinese shared with me her favourite chicken wings recipe.
This is how she tells it: Continue reading