In the Kitchen...
My most common breakfast is a smoothie. Which got me thinking....how much of my preferred ingredients do I have on hand? How long will they last? What about for making museli for my husband? And what about fruit in general?
So, I did a stocktake of breakfast ingredients, and made a fresh batch of museli.
And, a stocktake of fruit - fresh, frozen, dried and preserved.
I had a bottle of cream, a bit past it's best before date, which I bought for Christmas but didn't use. I decided to turn it into cultured butter and buttermilk - I will be using the buttermilk for some lacto-fermation in the near future.
In the Office....
A clear desk and an organised paperwork system also helps us be more thrifty - bills get paid on time, avoiding penalties, needed papers can be easily retrieved, and one feels more in control, and therefore more relaxed. How about you, reader - how's your paperwork looking at the moment?
In the Garden....
The tallest of my sunflowers is now 2.5m and still growing - I've never got them past about 2m before. It's way outstripped the trellis I planted them next to, so tonight I cable tied some bamboo stakes to the top of the trellis, so I could soft tie the sunflowers to them. It's possible we'll get some stormy weather in the next couple of days, and we regularly get high winds here anyway, and I don't want the sunflowers snapped off or blown down! Can't wait to see how big their heads will be when the flowers form!
Today's Thrifty Tips & Handy Hints
I'll also be talking about kombucha and one form of homemade vinegar.
We'll look at some good ideas for dealing with bones, and a simple recycling idea that will help start your winter fires.