Now’s the time to appreciate leftovers!

I actually believe it is always a good time to appreciate leftovers, but even if you are not as strict , you probably got the message from the past 3 months.. Learning to use what you have lying around is an essential skill for times when supermarkets are raided, stores are barely open and I […]

Simplest method to cut your gardening expenses!

Yes there is a double meaning “hidden” there. mainly because the best way I know to drastically cut on gardening expenses, is, well, to use cuttings and seed packets, instead of buying plants at the nursery. I admit I did purchase a few plants lately, the reason being I wanted to freshen up my garden […]

Feeling down?put your blues to good use!

Apparently many people are experiencing an existential crisis -or mini-crisis- these days. I can’t say I share the emotions since I had an existential mega-crisis a long time ago, and ever since I am not absolutely sure there is necessarily a meaning to all this, but I try to enjoy the journey nonetheless. This does […]

5 Environment-friendly gardening tricks for free.

It’s time for some gardening alchemy I think. I am not about to bother you with the hype talk about: “the important lessons we need to learn concerning the horrendous way we’ve been treating our planet before the c. virus, and how we all need to change our ways when this is all over”.  I […]

It’s time to free the frugal beast within you!

I read the other day about couples in quarantine fighting about money spending, where one spouse is concerned about being forced out of work, and the other is stress shopping online.   This got me thinking about stress management and the different ways different people express and deal with anxiety.   I don’t stress shop, […]

Sorry- dont like quinoa!

Seriously?? Yes. But it’s a superfood! yes, I am aware. But you are vegan! vegans are supposed to eat quinoa even when they are asleep! Well, maybe some do- I don’t. What a hypocrite! I remember you wrote a post about making quinoa and couldn’t stop praising it! That’s true. and here is the link […]

Protein packed wonder: soy beans!!

The excitement. Then again, why be cynical.I would have thought I left that awful trait behind me when I retired. “cynicism is the weapon of the weak”. I’ve been told that so many times I lost count. Weak or strong, soybeans are a true wonder, nutritionally speaking of course. You already heard, at least 100 […]

Early retirement cleaning projects, naturally….

I knew this was coming. It was inevitable. Major cleaning assignments, that up until my early retirement were classified as : “when I have the time”. Well, I never really had the time. I mean I had the time to clean, but not to tackle those nasty hidden spots nobody sees unless you make a […]

Cheap thrills: 3 easy money-saving hacks for free!!

I believe it’s time for another fun round of ” how to save $$$ so retirement won’t take that long”. #1: Diy healthy +frugal sugar substitute: your very own organic raw Medjool date spread! My partner got his blood work results and was reluctant to share, so I figured it was not the greatest results […]