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How to Save Money with Locally Grown Food

Hey – since this is your first time here, consider checking out my blog pages and Opportunities For You (O4U). . Continuing from last week’s article: How to Save Money at Farmers’ Markets, below are other advantages of Street Markets. I do not normally bring my camera to farmers’ markets. However, when we go on vacation, one […]

How to Save Money at Farmers’ Markets

. . I am a huge advocate of farmers’ markets.  I wrote a series of articles I wrote to show how anyone can save 40%+ off their food budget.  See 10-Step Supermarket Combination Technique.  I explained that one of the steps is by using farmers’ markets (see Buy Local and Know Where to Go).  I […]

Blue Crabs: Enjoy Them While They Last

. . Chesapeake Bay blue crabs are found in a 524 mile long estuary.  It runs from Cooperstown, NY down to Norfolk, VA.  It runs through Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia, and ends in Norfolk, VA. The estuary is fed by 51 billion gallons of water that enter the bay daily from thousands […]

January 1st Month Tasks and Tips Intro

. . January 1st, or New Year’s Day, is celebrated by every country around the world.  The 1st month tasks sets the stage for new beginnings as does every other New Year’s Day..Each year we have the opportunity to start again and strive to reach the new year’s new resolutions. It is a new beginning. […]

Brown Sugar Mighty Minnie

. . Because this is the time of year when those baking supplies go on sale, it is a perfect time for this Mighty Minnie. Around the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday lots of baking items go on sale.  Until I learned this tiny trick, I bought brown sugar only to find that several months later it had […]

Pumpkins Are Not Just for Halloween

. . One of the things that I love most about the different seasons is the different foods.  For example, when I think of autumn, I think of foods such as apples, cranberries, gingerbread, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin. For this article I want to provide some info about pumpkins because pumpkins are always on sale […]

November Tasks and Tips Intro

. . Have you ever completed a MAJOR QUICK CLEAN of your home when you know someone will be stopping by and you do not want them to see your house all in a mess?  You can avoid conducting a super power cleanup by being proactive and work short bursts of pickup and cleaning your […]

National S’Mores Day

. . If you decide to have a picnic or during one of your camping trips or even over your barbeque grille in your back yard, why not incorporate National S’Mores Day?  Although apparently the Girl Scouts created this recipe in 1927, I love the press release that was issued by Hershey Chocolates in 2009 […]

Creative Ways to Re-Purpose Empty Jars

. . I have a cupboard full of a variety of legumes: black-eyed peas, black beans, red kidney beans, navy beans, barley, lentils in a variety of colors, pinto beans, navy beans, tapioca, etc.  However, rather than keeping them in the plastic bags they come in, which makes finding the type of legume that I […]

Creative and Frugal Kitchen Utensils Storage

. . Do you have a variety of kitchen utensils: serving spoons, a variety of different types of spatulas (metal flippers, fish spatulas, baking, silicone, icing, etc.), whisks, graters, knife sharpeners, and the list goes on and on? Are those utensils within easy reach of where you need them, when you need them? Or do […]

National Blueberry Month

. . July is National Blueberry Month.  Did you know that early American colonists made grey paint by boiling blueberries in milk? Native Americans also made tea from blueberry roots, and used blueberry syrup for coughs. They called blueberries “star berries” because the blossom end of each berry – the calyx – forms a perfect […]

Watermelon Seed Spitting Week Trivia

. . Hello and happy summer!  In recognition of Watermelon Seed Spitting Week (June 26 through June 29), I thought it would be fun to provide some fun trivia. Watermelon is Very Healthy and Versatile It is low in calories: a one-cup serving has only 48 calories. It is a great source of Vitamins A […]

Fresh Herbs – Fruits and Veggies Month

. . To continue with last week’s blog entry, another way capitalize on fresh fruits and veggies from street markets during growing season is by using some of the techniques below: I get fresh culinary herbs from street markets for a variety of things and to put a twist on some recipes during summer: Caprese salad […]

Herbs: Mint Methods

. . Mints of all varieties are herbs.  There are more than 30 species and it is abundant in the summer.  In fact, I was given a huge bunch of the herb by a co-worker last week because she knows how much I love mint.  I got a variety of perks out of the bunch […]

National Fruits and Veggies Month

. . If you have kept up with my blog entries, you will know that I am a huge advocate of locally grown foods and farmers’ markets to save money and yet put healthy food on my table. Keep in mind that there are 2 types of “farmers’ markets”: Street Markets and Public Markets.  I […]

Make A Basic Stock Item for Almost Free

. . As people become busier with their day-to-day schedules, they tend to eat whatever happens to be in the kitchen that can be fixed in under 30 minutes. Fast food restaurants saw the profit they could make by capitalizing on people’s rushed schedules. It was only recently that the Food & Drug Administration has insisted […]

Extend the Life of Baking Flour

.. . I love Mighty Minnies because these super simple quick tricks and tips always save money and/or time and yet they only take SECONDS to do. That’s my idea of a win/ win situation! . Have you ever purchased flour or rice or pancake mix or Bisquick or cream of wheat or wheat germ […]

A Great Recipe Beginning

. . March is National Nutrition Month.  What better way to celebrate the month than by sharing a recipe that is used as the base for many recipes. Talk about a winning recipe, let’s start with a great recipe beginning: When the base is great tasting and healthy, the rest of the recipe will taste […]

Underused and Delicious Superfood

. . February 16th is “National Almond Day”.   Almonds are technically seeds rather than nuts. They are the seeds inside the fruit of the almond tree and are related to peaches, cherries, and plums.   They have the highest levels of protein, fiber, and calcium than all other tree nuts. Whole almonds with skins […]

Popcorn Dog Rattle

. . I just love it when I find great bargains that my dog will love. I love it even more when I can make those items from stuff that I normally would recycle or trash. One toy that many dogs LOVE, and that is almost free, is a “rattle”. You will need the following: […]

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