Check Out Top Frugal Tips

Check Out Top Frugal Tips

By Adz on October 16th 2013 in Backyard Farming, Crafts, Frugal, General Stuff, Recipes, Tips & Tricks

Hello friends. We have recently launched a new site called Top Frugal Tips (http://www.topfrugaltips.com). The purpose of the site is to provide people with top tips to help save money and live frugally. We have top tips for in the home, in the garden, energy saving, and much more. It also has great coupons and frugally inspired news articles. Head on over there and browse the tips and try posting… (Read More)

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How to dry out mint and herbal teas

How to dry out mint and herbal teas

By Adz on August 21st 2013 in Recipes, Tips & Tricks

Making your own tea is very easy and costs you nothing. Mint is the most commonly dried herb for making tea, but you can also dry out stinging nettle, lemon balm, spruce needles, raspberry leaves (which is rumored to help induce labor), lavendar, and pretty much any leaf. Today we will be drying out mint leaves. First of all, a word of caution about mint. I grow mine in pots… (Read More)

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How to grow potatoes in a barrel

How to grow potatoes in a barrel

By Adz on April 20th 2013 in Backyard Farming, Frugal, Project Food Not Grass, Tips & Tricks

Growing potatoes is easy, but can take up a lot of space in your veggie beds. Here is a great way to grow TONS of potatoes in a small area. This can be done on patios or on decks in condos. You will need: – Plastic Barrel or Metal Oil Drum (cleaned) – Some Bricks – Drill – Jigsaw – Soil – Seed Potatos You can usually find plastic barrels… (Read More)

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Mint and Fennel

By Adz on February 24th 2013 in Backyard Farming, Frugal, Uncategorized

We picked up some mint and fennel from a very nice lady whose garden was overgrown with it. Too bad I broke 2 of her shovels digging out some of the stubborn fennel. She also had some pear saplings I was going to grab but she didn’t have any shovels left after I broken them both. I’ll have to go by there soon with a replacement shovel and grab those… (Read More)

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5 Frugal & Natural Medicine Alternatives

5 Frugal & Natural Medicine Alternatives

By Adz on January 13th 2013 in Frugal, General Stuff, Recipes, Tips & Tricks

Yuk. It’s cold and flu season. We have just had it go round the household starting with our two young boys, and then inevitably it hit us. Preventative measures such as eating healthily, staying active, and getting plenty of sleep go a long way to making sure you get through the season untouched. Browsing the isles in the pharmacy when you are sick can be daunting. A lot of products… (Read More)

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Epic, Simple Yorkshire pudding Recipe

Epic, Simple Yorkshire pudding Recipe

By Adz on December 17th 2012 in Frugal, Recipes

Whenever there’s a roast dinner (aka roastie) in our house, Adam’s job is the Yorkshire puddings. Today, Adam will share his secret but oh so simple recipe: Note: This recipe makes six epic Yorkshire puddings. Simply double the recipe for twelve if you’re cooking for more. Ingredients: 1 cup of flour 1 cup of milk 2 eggs A pinch of salt Oil (vegetable or olive) to grease the pan. Instructions:… (Read More)

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Keeping The Holidays Frugal

Keeping The Holidays Frugal

By cait on December 15th 2012 in Frugal, Uncategorized

Why is it that Christmas has become such a costly, consumer holiday? That’s not what it is suppose to be about, yet so many people find themselves buying presents for everyone they know and their bank accounts shrinking. Over the last few years our family has strived to keep costs down over the Holidays, and to focus on the things that are truly important. Spending time with family and good… (Read More)

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Simple Pie Crust Recipe

Simple Pie Crust Recipe

By Adz on November 10th 2012 in Recipes

We use this pie crust recipe for everything from desert pies, to quiches. It’s so simple to make and they freeze well. Simple Pie Crust Recipe 1 cup of flour (white or whole wheat) 1 teaspoon of salt 1/4 cup of oil (any type will do) 1/4 cup of cold water Mix all together, roll out and press into a pie dish. With this one you don’t even need to… (Read More)

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Fall crops = frugal dinners

Fall crops = frugal dinners

By Adz on November 1st 2012 in Backyard Farming, Frugal, Recipes

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Well it’s been a while now since we have posted. Fall has seemed to sneak up on us pretty quickly here. We were blessed with a longer summer then a switch flipped and bam there’s autumn in all its cold and rainy glory. Our good friends know one of the local farmers well and as a result we got to hit up the pumpkin patch and also raid… (Read More)

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Apples and Apple Juice

Apples and Apple Juice

By Adz on October 10th 2012 in Frugal, General Stuff

We love apple season. We love apples. We really wanted to make our own apple juice this year! Each year we have access to an orchard of about 10 trees. The last few years with the craziness of young children, we haven’t picked them to their potential. A lot went to waste. Not this year! On Saturday we picked up 8 wine boxes from the liquor store and headed over… (Read More)

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