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…

Buying Used: Which Items Are Worth It?

stacks of books

She had been such a good little vacuum for us. She was a purple, upright Dirt Devil, the first decent vacuum I ever owned. We bought her for $16 on a half price day at Bargain World. She even came with 2 packs of extra bags. I thought it was a steal! Two and a half years later, she’s reached the end of her days. My husband has been cleaning out jams of dust, pine needles (and the odd paper clip or shiny bead) repeatedly. […]

While we’re on the topic of cloth diapers…

Cutting down on waste