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7 July, 2011

Shoestring thinking for the other stuff

Shoestring thinking for the other stuff
Posted in : Tools & Resources on by : Lauri
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Once upon a time, very little was ‘disposable’:  clothes were patched, appliances fixed rather than replaced, and the national urge to run out and buy every little thing hadn’t taken hold yet.  There’s plenty to learn from our grandparents and the way they approached their households.  Kudos to Squidoo‘s ‘Make Do and Mend – From
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31 May, 2011

Inspiration, at a (tiny?) price

Posted in : Tools & Resources, Yay, Deals! on by : Lauri
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With the plethora of excellent recipe websites available, it might seem unnecessary to buy a cooking magazine.  But there is nothing like flipping through the glossy pages of a well-constructed culinary mag.  Some call it “food porn”.  Others see it as irrelevant to their everyday lives.  But gourmet magazines like Saveur, Food & Wine, and
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27 May, 2011

Clippy, clippy!

Comments : 1 Posted in : Food Finance, Tools & Resources on by : Lauri
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I watched my first episodes on TLC’s Extreme Couponing last night.  (I love On Demand!)  These women (all the stars are female, so far) are amazing:  we saw grocery bills of $1200 go down to almost nothing, stockpiles of food that take over the house, and mountains of newspaper inserts become organized stacks of ‘money’
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11 February, 2011

The Office Lunch Kit

Posted in : Lunch on a Plate, Tools & Resources on by : Lauri
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I’ve logged enough long years of commuting to know that most jobs involve sacrifices of health, wallet and gastronomy.  You may be eating out with friends far too often, spending too much on “lunch specials” that have dubious nutritional value and are either too much or too little food.  You could have a job that
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