5th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Small Steps to a Zero Waste Kitchen: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

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The great Zero Waste compromise with DH.

Unbeknownst to me at the time, we started the road to the Zero Waste kitchen when we bought a compost bin. Back in 2003,  I just wanted to start making my own soil and stop paying a lot for garbage service!  Continue reading “5th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Small Steps to a Zero Waste Kitchen: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”

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Discussing Millionaires, Whole Foods, Couponing and Frugality on the Radio

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Adjusting the mike before the show.
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co-host Bonnie Levison (left), me in the middle, and co-host Kim Berns (right) after my Anything Goes spot.

I had a blast on the radio yesterday with Kim Berns and Bonnie Levison on their WGCH AM afternoon-drive show, “Anything Goes.”

They are extremely smart, sharp women who had loads of great questions. We talked about upper middle class, millionaires, frugality and couponing–all in one breath!  Continue reading “Discussing Millionaires, Whole Foods, Couponing and Frugality on the Radio”

Frugal Foodie: “Holly’s Raw Choco-Coconut Balls/Bars” from Mothering Magazine

 

An easy, no-bake, delicious and nutritious dessert or snack.

I got this recipe from Mothering Magazine (not sure which month or year).  It’s been a family favorite for at least a couple of years.  Continue reading “Frugal Foodie: “Holly’s Raw Choco-Coconut Balls/Bars” from Mothering Magazine”

Frugal Foodie Garden: Freeze Your Bounty of Cherry Tomatoes

Thanks to my friend, Maria, I saved myself time and aggravation.  I have been meaning to roast and freeze my abundance of cherry tomatoes, but just haven’t had the time. Low and behold, you can skip the roasting part and preserve your tomatoes this way: Continue reading “Frugal Foodie Garden: Freeze Your Bounty of Cherry Tomatoes”

Cheap is Not Affordable (Pt. 2): Watch free Online through Sept. 22: Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives –

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As I often like to say, Your Health is Your Wealth.(Photo credit: Tax Credits)
Why not in the United States of America???

This past spring, I picked up a book that Marilyn’s husband Steve read, The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It  by Robyn O’Brien. Before reading this book, I thought I was an informed consumer.  Boy, was I wrong! Continue reading “Cheap is Not Affordable (Pt. 2): Watch free Online through Sept. 22: Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives –”

Frugal Foodie Garden Update: End of August – Peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins and more

We have harvested two sweet Red Marconi peppers so far – so yummy in salads. We may be lucky to have 5 or 6 bigger ones. To think, I almost gave up on trying to grow these. The third year was the trick!

Continue reading “Frugal Foodie Garden Update: End of August – Peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins and more”