Our Frugal Lifestyle

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Passionate about eco-frugality. I used to party hard, clubbing my way from pay-packet to pay-packet. Never getting ahead, just getting by. Then came our much wanted baby with no savings in the bank - only an old car. Changes were made to our lifestyle and we didn't turn back. In the past 6yrs we purchased a flat, found employment, lived below our means, built an emergency fund, purchased a reliable car and saw the financial benefits of our frugal lifestyle. Our only debt is our mortgage. Our aim is to manage our cash flow wisely, pay off our home quickly and eventually work for pleasure, not necessity. Join us on our journey, share insights, tips and tricks to help us and others to get ahead while having a good time.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cooking From The Garden

If you can cook some or all of your meals from your garden then you are saving some pretty pennies. You don't need to eat fancy meals out of decadent recipe books each day. Gathering from your garden, looking at what you have at home and making do is extremely satisfying and enriching.

However recipe books may inspire you with new ideas on how to use your produce. This book from the UK I borrowed from the library has inspired me as it has ingredients that I can source locally and from my garden.

Do you follow recipe books or do you become an inventor/creator in your kitchen?


  1. I'm a bit of both. I love the satisfaction of creating something but have a few tried and true recipes that I like to follow. I love how pretty some cook books are and find them fantastic inspiration!

  2. ever since I can remember I have loved to explore food and combinations thats why I like that programe "ready,steady cook"

  3. Unless I find something terribly inspiring I usually just bodge something! Vegetable soup's an easy one. Anything goes! :D

    One thing that was a happy accident was spinach and baked beans - cook beans and add the spinach about a minute before they're done. Mix it all together and mmmmm! (Not from my garden, sadly.)


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