Tag Archives: Frugal Living

Magic Beans and other Legumes

A fortnight ago I planted some magic beans. Well, speckled ones, anyway, but my niece thought they were probably full of magic and so I’ve been sending her photos every day since the seedlings first broke through the soil a … Continue reading

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January Garden/Allotment Stuff

I’ve been busy growing things this month: hoping that stuff won’t get too tall and spindly before I can get it planted. I haven’t really grown much from seed before, although I’ve brought on plenty of young plants I’ve been … Continue reading

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Recycled Tin Can Tea Light Holders / Grow House Heaters

As is so often the case, I forgot to put the bin out today.  It didn’t especially matter because it is the recycling collection week and I’ve been trying to generate less of that lately.  I’m saving milk bottles to … Continue reading

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New Old Tricks

During the period henceforth to be known as The Great Silence of 2013 (because it’s easier than listing the things that combined to just get in the way of stuff) I learned some things. I’ve not had much time or … Continue reading

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January: When I Try to be Organised

I gave up on New Year’s resolutions long ago: nobody ever keeps them and I’ve saved valuable time by not bothering to make the first month of the year suck more than it already does. What with everyone being broke … Continue reading

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Caramelised Red Onion Chutney: a qualified success

A while ago I posted about making my first ever chutney: a caramelised red onion one. The recipe said to leave it for a month or more to allow the flavour to mature, before trying it, and today I realised … Continue reading

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Publish and be damned.

This post has gone in and out of the trash folder a couple of times since I wrote it, but seeing figures today on food bank use has made up my mind for me, hence the title. It is understandable … Continue reading

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