Archives for April 2008

Going no- ’poo?

Nope, it's not a post about diapering! I stumbled upon a brilliant suggestion through Clothesline Alley last week that I sure hope it going to work for me, and just had to pass it on to you. Here it is: Stop using shampoo and conditioner. What? you say. Why on earth would I want to do that? Here is a link to a post just full of information and reasons why one might come to a decision such as this. The motivation for me (as […]

Spring is beckoning to me

Bloggy giveaway winner!

Salmon Melts, Broccoli Salad and Cinnamon Scones

I spent most of the day working on my garden (so exciting, I can’t wait to show pictures soon!), so I am exhausted and ready for a relaxing evening, but as requested, here are a few of the recipes I used in my Frugal Cooking Carnival menu (you can see pictures for the salmon melts and broccoli salad in my post yesterday): Salmon Melts Simple as can be. Salmon Melts   Print Recipe type: Main Course Ingredients One can salmon (I currently use Wild Pacific, […]

Simply Super Baby Stew

As I work away on my calculations and post for tomorrow’s Frugal Cooking Carnival, I thought I would just quickly post a simple, but very nutritious stew that I made for my 11 mth old baby the other day. This stew would be appropriate for any baby that has already successfully been introduced to all the foods below, and has started to eat food combinations. My baby had been regularly eating all of the foods included, except for the kale, so I knew that if […]

Frugal Cooking Carnival!

At long last, the greatly anticipated Frugal Cooking Carnival is here! My challenge in doing this was two-fold–1) Trying to figure out how we could eat more frugally than we usually do (without sacrificing nutrition- it’s only worth it to me to be frugal if I can keep nutrition a priority). 2) The second challenge was in convincing my family that we were going to be frugal! We still ended up having extra smoothies every day, and it was really challenging to think of how […]

Bottles, sippy cups and BPA – oh my!

All right, I’ve dug in and done a little bit of research and here’s what I’ve come up with on the issue of returning #7 plastics for a full refund– it really is true! Large chain stores all over North America are actually doing this, as concerned parents bring in their baby bottles, sippy cups, and other child feeding products, that contain harmful BPA toxins. I’m so encouraged to see the recognition of this dangerous chemical, and such an effort to get it off the […]

It’s time for another Bloggy Giveaway!

And I couldn't be more excited to share with my contribution to all the giveaway goodness going on this week in the blogosphere! This is actually so timely considering my post last night, and the recent talk of grocery budgets, etc. I am thrilled to be offering one budgeting software system, from to one very blessed reader! This is the software that my husband and I have been using for almost 6 months now, and we are thrilled to pieces with it. Back in […]