Vegetable gardening is quickly becoming a very popular endeavor. The main reason why this activity is increasing in popularity is because it has the potential to assist you in saving money each year by reducing the amount of money that you spend on groceries; however, the success surrounding gardening to save money is highly dependent upon the costs that you incur in growing the crops that you choose to plant and the amount of vegetables that your crops yield. The ultimate goal should be to limit the costs that you incur while maximizing the overall yield of the plants contained in your garden. In this guide, you will be provided with productive tips that will help you save the maximum amount of money with your vegetable garden. The Size of Your Garden
Make Mouth Watering Organic Meals with Frozen and Canned Foods In today’s economy, many of us are attempting to save money on food expenses while also trying to ensure that we are still able to provide both tasty and highly nutritious meals to our family. It has been found that one of the easiest ways to cut costs associated with the food budget is to focus on creating organic meals. By placing your efforts into purchasing foods that are grown locally, only obtaining those that are unprocessed, and doing a lot of the work yourself – as far as preparation is concerned – you will find that you are able to create healthier meals, tastier means, and economically-sound meals. By creating mouth watering organic meals with frozen and canned foods that have been grown in and around your community and have not been processed, you will find that you are […]
Would you like to eat organic foods, but your budget makes it difficult to do so? Making changes to how you obtain organic foods can put it all into balance. Here are 3 ways you can make it happen!
Ways to stretch your grocery dollar while enjoying Italian flavor
The following is a guest post by Melissa Cameron. Every year, I find myself racing to fit into a swimsuit. By racing, I mean dieting. By winter’s end, the weight is back and I’m fretting about summer again. I’m tired of it. I’ve ping-pong dieted and setting unrealistic (and often unhealthy) expectations of myself one summer too many. This spring, I’m setting a trend for the future: realistic, smart, long-term weight loss.
Happy Earth Day! It’s a great day to think about making one lasting change to make your life greener and cleaner — and maybe cheaper, to boot.
I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I sure plan to try it this week!
Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower – an easy taste of fall
Many easy-cooking recipes include a can of condensed cream of [chicken, mushroom, celery] soup. But these soups aren’t exactly healthy. Here’s a better option.
Fall is in the air! A nice casserole will bring it home. Options for vegetarians, carnivores, gluten-free and a link to the classic Universal Casserole Recipe from the Tightwad Gazette.
My process and experience rendering lard, and wiser words from another on how to turn hog fat into nourishing grease | Cheap Like Me
Go to the Hands That Feed website to see a longer video with an introduction to one of the organizations the documentary production team will be working with. And then think about going to Kickstarter (or just click below) to help them achieve their goal — and let the world know what’s going on with agriculture in Haiti.
As I’ve mentioned before, we belong to a great CSA (community-supported agriculture) farm here in Colorado. With our weekly newsletter, Grant Family Farms sends out recipes and info, and this year, they generously said I can share the info with you! This week we’ve got tips on freezing herbs, ways to use the garlic scape (what’s that? read on!) and a yummy-sounding dish that uses the whole beet, greens and all.
As I’ve mentioned before, we belong to a great CSA (community-supported agriculture) farm here in Colorado. With our weekly newsletter, Grant Family Farms sends out recipes and info, and this year, they generously said I can share the info with you! Herewith, two great how-tos on freezing the spring/early summer spinach bounty for winter goodness, and something new to do with lettuce.
Guest post from Retro Housewife Goes Green – make your own frozen dog treats!
This spring, we’ve conducted an 11-week series about Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. If you’re just tuning in, you can scroll through the posts here. Today, we’ve come to the end:
Alton Brown or SALTon Brown?
A new study suggests pregnant women should avoid canned food because of risks from BPA exposure. What is BPA? Where is BPA? How can you avoid BPA? Where can you learn more about BPA? Get answers here …
Grow it, cook it, don’t eat it all? Food Rules 61-63
Food rules: The S policy, eat at the table, and don’t eat alone.