Q & A: The necessity of a low grocery budget

Here’s a comment from my recent post on rising grocery costs that I wanted to respond to: Do you have that low of a grocery budget because you have to or because you want to (ie: pay off your mortgage faster?) Because sometimes I think we spend so much time on keeping our budget low (because it’s good stewardship), that we forget that we need to be good stewards of our time too, and sometimes that means spending the little extra. This is especially when […]

Cost-per-serving for dinner menus

Breaking down meals into price-per-serving

Rising to the challenge of higher grocery costs

Eating like a big boy

Simply sprouted grains

There are so many different kinds of gadgets out there for sprouting: special sprouting jars and mesh lids and home sprouting devices… I've been sprouting grains and legumes for a couple of years now and I have never purchased a single piece of special equipment in order to do it successfully! Here's how I do it: Soak grains/legumes/seeds overnight in a bowlful of water. Make sure that the water level is much higher than the grains or whatever you are sprouting. They will absorb quite […]

Millions of oranges, oranges for free


For the past two days, I’ve had a song stuck in my head… Movin’ to the country, I’m gonna eat a lot of peaches (oranges) Peaches come from a can they were put there by a man In a factory downtown If I had my little way I’d eat peaches everyday What can I say? I went to public high school in the 90’s! Our amazing tenant surprised us by walking upstairs the other day with an entire box of oranges (thanks D)! We’re not […]

Why I resemble a truck driver and a few good deals…