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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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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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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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Potato and Leek Soup

Potato and Leek Soup

By cait on October 7th 2012 in Recipes

Potato and Leek Soup Ingredients: 2 tablespoons oil (olive or grapeseed) 5 -6 medium russet potatoes (1 pound), peel and cubed small very quicker cooking 2-3 large leeks (1 pound), well washed and thinly sliced 6 cups vegetable stock Salt & Peper, to taste 1 cup Milk ( whatever you have in the house will work, or a heavy cream for a rich soup) 1/3 cup minced parsley or chives… (Read More)

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Let’s Talk Squash

Let’s Talk Squash

By cait on September 22nd 2012 in Backyard Farming, General Stuff, Recipes

It’s squash season! I think lots of people don’t quite know what to do with squash. That was the case for us, up until a few years ago, it was something we saw in the store but had no experience cooking with. We experimented and found some recipes we enjoy, so I thought a post about squash types and uses would be a good idea. A little about squash: The English word… (Read More)

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Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

By cait on September 7th 2012 in Recipes

After a fun day at the park with a friend and her 2 kids, I decided on a easy dinner, Homemade Pizza. We didn’t realize what time it was, and I found myself a little short on time when we walked in the door late afternoon. My lack of time before dinner meant I was on the hunt for a new pizza dough recipe. My usual recipe I get set… (Read More)

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Pizza Dough

By cait on September 7th 2012 in Recipes, Uncategorized

Super Easy Pizza Dough 1 (.25 ounce) package of active dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup warm water 2 1/2 cups flour (all purpose or bread) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspooon salt ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Instructions: Preheat oven to 450* F In a medium bowl , dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, approximately 5 minutes . Stir in the flour, salt, and oil. Mix until the mixer… (Read More)

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