Now is the time to buy onions!

One of my favourite places to go on a weekend is Roundstone Farm near where I live. It is a pick your own fruit and veg farm and it is massive.  There is a tractor that goes round the farm so that if you pick lots of heavy fruit and veg you don’t have to
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My Year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 9 and an update

I have already announced my 9th challenge and this time it doesn’t start until the beginning of June.  Just to recap, in case you missed it, the next challenge is to slow down fashion!  I plan to try and create an outfit which is ‘in fashion’, but I don’t plan to buy anything. I am
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My dairy free plan of action

My doctor thinks my kids and I might have a dairy allergy or intolerance.  To be honest I’ve been waiting for the day someone was going to tell me to get my kids to avoid dairy products.  When I was younger I couldn’t eat dairy products at all as they gave me constant colds, but
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Fiery home made sugar free salsa recipe

I have three stories to tell about this dish. The first of which is that it didn’t contain sugar and it tasted good! When I say good, even my husband, who isn’t usually a fan of my sugar free food liked it (you can read more here about what my husband usually thinks of my food and here for
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Shopping locally won’t necessarily save you money…

Since quitting the supermarkets, I have found that some things are cheaper in the local shops e.g. bulk rice or bulk soy sauce for example.  However some things are more expensive and you might need to spend some time looking around at the options to work out where is cheapest. I have found that some
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The big cheese!

I did it – I bought some unpackaged cheese from the butchers in Southwick Square!  I didn’t just buy a bit, I bought loads of it.  The butcher said that on a Thursday or if I gave them advance notice they could chop a bit off for me, but they were busy and to chop
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The I Quit Blog Fiesta no.9

It’s the 9th edition of the I Quit Blog Fiesta and I’m still just as addicted to quitting as ever. There are the quits that I have been writing about as part of My Year of Eco Challenges shampoo, supermarkets, shopping, going plastic free and then there are the ones I haven’t yet. I actually
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Interview with Team Pugh!

Team Pugh spent a whole year shopping in their local shops and avoiding the supermarkets. That year recently came to an end but they very kindly agreed to be interviewed by me about it. So here it is: 1. What originally inspired you to stop shopping at supermarkets? I have always been interested in food and cooking and
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Things I have found to be cheaper in my local shops.

The other day on Twitter I exchanged a few tweets with someone who was worried that food would be more expensive outside the supermarket. Well Team Pugh showed that shopping outside the supermarkets can save you money by saving over £850 on their year of going supermarket free. I am still learning about the most cost effective
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