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Replacing A Freezer Seal – A Lesson Learnt

Replacing A Freezer Seal – A Lesson Learnt

I have learnt a valuable lesson this week.  Do not ask a trades person for help before you have fully investigated the extent of the issue and complexity of doing it yourself. One of the chest freezers that we have has a split and bent freezer seal.  And because there...
Penang Beef And Coconut Curry With Peppercorns

Penang Beef And Coconut Curry With Peppercorns

We love curry and it does not matter what part of the world it comes from.  This is a Thai curry and it is not hot at all in fact in this dish the heat comes from the pepper not chilli although you can always add chilli on top like we do it you like a bit more heat....
Pumpkin Chickpea and Panchetta Salad

Pumpkin Chickpea and Panchetta Salad

It’s pumpkin season and last week a friend gave us a 1/4 of a very large Queensland Blue pumpkin and I decided to make a warm salad with it. I used panchetta but bacon would also work and for a vegetarian option it could also be left out or replaced by home made...
Changing The Way I Shop To Manage The Budget

Changing The Way I Shop To Manage The Budget

I have previously posted about  how I use a small white board on the fridge to not only plan our meals each week but also our shopping. In the past I have always just added items to the list as they ran out, as they were required for meals or as desired by the two of...
Getting Tough On The Grocery Budget

Getting Tough On The Grocery Budget

As I mentioned yesterday I am in the process of making some changes to our budget to accommodate my changes in lifestyle (going back to Uni) and the reduction in my income, and one of the areas where I think I can make quite a bit of savings is the grocery budget. Now...