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 with geraniums, and I didn’t have a “mother plant” to begin cutting from.

And, of course, the new cacti for the new renovated cacti table needed to be bought, so.

Other than that, I’ve been managing very nicely with what I gave already growing: lavender, rosemary, melissa, mint, and flower seed packs I ordered on eBay, for a fraction of the cost of the same plants in the nursery.

The thing is, aside from nasturtiums, that are probably the easiest flowers to grow ever, ( just tuck the bulky seeds in and everything will be ok, by the way- if you just leave it about-it will regrow itself next season. if you haven’t developed a taste for dried leaves spread all over your garden ( I haven’t)then get on your knees and collect the seeds and keep in a dry cool place, preferably in a paper bag. or- you can pile the dried leaves to designated corners of the garden, (mulch?) and next season-those corners will be a spreading center for new nasturtiums.)

This year I experimented with growing bussy Lizzies and coleus from seeds, and it wasn’t the easiest task I’ve experienced, though in the end- definitely rewarding.

I bought the seeds on eBay, a farmer from the UK, apparently, the seeds arrived in 3 weeks and had all the needed instructions printed on the package. 

Mind you- the seeds are ever so tiny, and the right method for successful growth is not to shove them in the growing soil as if they were a nasturtium sibling, because, well, they are absolutely not.

What you need to do is breathe deeply, and prepare to be patient.

Growing from seeds is not a 100% full proof successful procedure. 

It’s not that you buy a packet of 25 seeds and start wondering where you are going to find space for 25 full grown plants. 

That is, of course, unless you are a pro- in that case- come on- go watch “Mozart in the jungle” or “sneaky Pete” or some other quality binge. (the emphasis here is on the quality, otherwise -at least in my experience- you end up with an awful aftertaste- as if youv’e eaten way too much junk food). 

So- guessing we are all non-pros- otherwise-the New York philharmonic is waiting for you in that great Amazon prime production- then get some proper propagating lights- check the required lumens and kelvins on line -according to the propagating space you have- get propagating trays and quality soil- no soil from your garden!!!(personal experience speaking here- total waste of time and money trying to save a few %%% here!!) and follow the instructions: meaning how to sow: spread carefully on top of the soil and cover ever so lightly with soft tender fingertips with a tiny bit of soil, cover for the first few weeks- until propagating starts, and water when dry. 

The lamest frugal advice that can save you money!

My closest friend is a retired lawyer like me.we used to work at the same place for 13 years, then I moved away-but we kept our relationship through thick, and thin. 

I am telling you this, not because I think this is a valuable piece of information for you, (though- who knows, right?) but because she is an outstanding example of “documentophobia”- (I just invented this word, yes I did), I mean she has a deep fear of documents.

She retired 4 years ago, and, same as me, has not gone back to litigating (or any other kind of legal work) since, and basically spends her time at home.

She has a study, where she likes to spend most of her time, and on one of our (constant) phone calls, she told me she wished her study was more organized. 

Being the frugal minimalistic me, (Hi Mary!no need to come over and spark joy here-I’m good! love you all the same!) I immediately told her to get going and start with tidying her desk, then drawers and shelves and……

My friend agreed, “yes, definitely, that is exactly what I’m going to do” ! she said. 

“First thing tomorrow!” (it was noon).

What’s wrong with right now? I asked. ( yes, I know exactly what I sound like, no shame in that in my opinion). 

“Oh, you won’t believe the number of letters I have piled on my desk, I can’t deal with it now“, was her answer. 

“Letters? as in paper? who uses paper in 2020? ” I replied. 

“I have no idea, I didn’t open these letters …they have been lying here since I retired”. was her answer. 

In case you think either she-or I -are exaggerating for the sake of the story, well, no. that is exactly how the conversation went. 

I did try to persuade her to get going with the tidying but to no avail. 

I tried checking up on the project a few days later but got the impression that I was overstepping my boundaries. 

I had a Deja Vue of that conversation a few days ago, when a seemingly innocent “no need to open me, just usual mumbo jumbo” letter arrived from my previous savings account. 

An account I transferred after reading the small print concerning the management fees and financial returns.

Since I have this thing about reading all mail concerning my financial state, I discovered 217 $ were added to that closed account in 2019 since I closed it- and now, apparently, this money is just sitting there, doing absolutely nothing. 

I immediately wrote them a mail and asked them to transfer the money to the same new account as the rest of the money, to which they answered that due procedure requires that the managers of the new account should contact them and ask for the money. 

I love it when companies start proceduralizing things. 

Since I will not be intimidated by procedures, I sent a mail the same minute to the managers of the new account and will keep checking on that until that money lands safely where it’s supposed to be.

This is just one of many examples of why you should never ever neglect opening letters- or mail- sent to you- concerning your finances. 

Because it can save you money. 

*By the way- if- by any chance- you are reading this and thinking to yourselves:”what? I wouldn’t bother lifting a finger for that amount of money”, well, then- I give you my full permission to find another blog that might interest you. 

I strongly believe there is no such thing as money that can go to waste.

And still on that note-

My bank has this thing where they send important updated on the fees they charge me in PDF attached letters that go to my inbox -only reachable if I am checking my account. 

The task of reading these PDF ‘s is really a hard one, since they use (literally) small print, and legal banking language (any of you seen Mary Poppins??) .one might even think it is designed to deter normal people from reading and understanding what they are writing. ( oh, of course, that’s not true, though, right??)

The last time I insisted on reading one of those pdf attachments in small print, I discovered they were telling me my management fees were about to triple themselves from now on. 

I immediately wrote a mail to my bank manager telling him I am ever so sorry, but I believe my loyalty to the bank justifies a different attitude, but I will be more than happy to transfer my money if they have any trouble agreeing with me.

Turns out they agreed with me, and my management fees dropped immediately.

All it took was taking the time to actually read the f%&*^$# attachment from the bank. 

And writing that mail.

By the way- no need to get cheeky or upset when engaging in that kind of correspondence with financial establishments. 

Au contraire-

It is much more effective to:

#1. breathe deeply and try to calm down, even if you find out outrageous things are happening.  

#2. breathe again. 

#3: Check your options online- I mean- check the alternatives- before you contact your current establishment. 

The reason is- you are far better off in your negotiation when you have the facts at your side. 

Then- and only then- write a polite mail to your current establishment- no need to flaunt your newly found facts on your first mail. if the establishment is reluctant to give in -then you can drily add that you would appreciate if they reconsidered their answer due to the fact that their competitors have just offered you this and that. 

Again- keep your calm, please don’t make a call if you feel emotional and might get into an unnecessary loud conversation that gets you nowhere.

This is why Email was invented- after all.

And please please -please-

Don’t stack your paper mail on your desk unopened, or automatically delete it. 

In my opinion- the first rule of frugality is being on top of your financial situation-meaning- actually knowing the facts- not guessing/hoping/assuming -what the facts are

*Please do not consider this post to be any kind of legal advice- as I told you- since my retirement I am not working as a lawyer- and I hope to keep up the good work for many years more. this post is merely a common-sense -use your wits reminder- and nothing more than that

Enjoy- the cooliflower. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No need to cry over spelt milk.

I am guessing you’ve probably heard that spelt grains are “in” .

Spelt is an ancient grain., that has entered the “superfood hall of fame”, thus costs at least double the cost of whole wheat.(actually- more than double-keep reading).  

last week I suddenly started wondering if there really is a valid excuse for the massive difference in cost and prestige between those two.

But- before I begin rambling- May I please remind that:

I am in no way a registered dietitian, or medical doctor, a health instructor or anything of the sorts. I am a retired lawyer, also a health enthusiast, and I try to always do my research on what I eat and cook- because health trends are a huge turn off for me.

So-

Spelt. basically, as it turns out,  is a distant relative of wheat and most certainly does contain gluten -so anyone with gluten intolerance- steer clear!

Here is a link to the article I read:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-spelt#section7

So is spelt the next best thing or is the hype totally overrated?

I divided my answer into 5 categories:

#1: Taste.

How come taste is the first category? because with all due respect to nutrition and cost and the other categories, if the superfood doesn’t taste good- then what is the point of it?

anyway-

I haven’t tried to cook spelt grains, but I use a lot of spelt flour for buns and pizza crust, and I use spelt pasta as well.

In my opinion– and since this is a matter of taste- to each his own- spelt flour is tastier than whole wheat when it comes to baking. spelt has a richer- more nutty flavor-again- maybe this is only me.

But- spelt pasta tastes …well…I am trying not to shame it here, but really- it doesn’t taste as good as wheat pasta.

Then again- come to think of it- I find whole wheat pasta quite horrid too- so.

The solution?

I cook the spelt pasta al dente , spread on a baking tray, coat with spicy condiments, drizzle some olive oil, and bake (180celsius) for about 20 minutes- or until crispy.

These are considered a snack here, and I use every shape of spelt pasta I have.

They freeze very well too.

Here are a few examples of the above described baked goods-bread, buns and crispy pasta.

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#2: nutritional value:

I must admit this was a tad confusing.

I checked a few web sites, and the information I gathered concluded that 100 grams of whole wheat flour, contains 340 calories, 13 grams of protein, 72 grams of carbs, 10.7 grams fiber and 2.5 grams of fat.

spelt flour, on the other hand, (the same quantity- 100 grams of flour), contains  368  calories, 71 grams of carbs, the protein is a bit higher- 13.9 grams instead of 13, but only 6.9 grams of fiber. (!). the information, by the way, is taken from the label of one of my spelt flour bags.

Hardly anything to flip over about- in my opinion.

The interesting thing was- that when I looked for the nutritional value of 1 cup cooked grain- spelled v. whole wheat- the spelt had more calories, fiber, carbs, and protein than the cooked whole wheat grain. and supposedly a tad more vitamins and minerals- like zinc, manganese, and iron though when I checked for actual numbers – I didn’t see a difference between manganese and iron mg between the two. maybe I wasn’t looking at the right place. (?)

1 cup cooked whole-wheat: 150 calories, 33 carbs, 4.8 protein, whereas 1 cup cooked spelt grains: 246 calories, 51-gram carbs, 7.6 fiber, and 10.6 grams of protein. (that’s more than double it’s opponent-in the cooked grain section that is).by the way- also 137 grams of manganese and 3.6 mg of iron. (spelt flour contains 136 mg of manganese and 4.4 mg of iron).

#3. costs:

Because it matters. 

If there is no significant difference in taste and nutritional value- there really needn’t be a huge difference in price, in my opinion.

Well then.

I checked Walmart and Amazon- not that they ship to where I live now in covid days, but as a general scale.

Couldn’t find spelt flour in Walmart, but they had 5 Lbs of whole wheat flour for 3.92 $.

Amazon had a brand of whole spelt flour- 1 Lbs for 22$.

Yes- that’s 110 $ for the equivalent 5 Lbs of whole wheat flour.

That is a huge difference.

Just to double check- I found whole wheat on Amazon too- a bag of 25 Lbs for 65$. that is 13$ for 5 Lbs.

On the other hand- in the whole grain pasta section there wasn’t much of a difference between whole wheat (10$ a Lbs), and spelt pasta (13$ a Lbs).

#4: Is it easy to use?

In my experience-and again- this could be just me here-  spelt flour is easier to use for baking buns and pizza than whole wheat. it stretches and rises better- again- this is my personal experience-all in all my experience with whole spelt flour had yielded light and yummy buns, v. heavy a bit bland buns on whole wheat flour.

#5: Looks. AKA visuality. 

I prefer the look of spelt flour buns . they have a nice brown look to them, and since they rise nicely- they don’t look like pitta bread.

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So?

So now I know the facts- and I can make an educated fact based decision.

There is a significant price difference, although- from what I searched- and do your own research here -the nutritional values do not differ so much between the two products.

In my opinion there is a difference in taste and visulity in favor of the spelt flour, plus the spelt is easier to use, but- is this enough to justify the huge price difference?

Make your decision.either way- both are great healthy grains that are an important source of carbs -and protein for you.

Enjoy- the cooliflower.

 

 

 

 

 

Who’s afraid of baking bread?

So, I began to make a list of the things I love doing.

The simplest method I use to decide whether I like doing something is the “time flies” (AKA -“I’m in the zone”) test.

In my opinion, anything you do and get so immersed in that you lose track of time is something you probably enjoy doing.

My current list consists of:

*exercising. (not 100% of the times though).

*cooking. (again, not 100% of the times)

*gardening. (100% of the time!)

*tidying up and cleaning. (def not 100% of the time!)

*experimenting in the kitchen.(100% of the time.)

*others- sleeping, eating, reading, etc.

My latest experiment was a challenging mind game :

Will I be able to overcome my fear of baking bread?

To make a boring story short: I baked the bread. won the mental game.

But was it worth it? 

Well, depends.

I used a simple recipe, and whole spelt flour.

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It did rise nicely and tasted really nice the day it was baked, but then I realized slicing homemade bread (at least my homemade bread) is not as smooth as cutting store-bought bread.

I couldn’t slice thin slices, so now every time someone wants a small piece of bread, they end up piling on a huge piece instead.

That’s definitely a downside- the bread isn’t that cheap to bake at home if you end up finishing it in 2 days instead of a week, and no need to wonder why you feel heavier either.

The other thing is-

The thing about homemade bread, in my experience, was the hassle of babysitting the bread while it bakes, so as not to miss the exact minute it is fully baked but not too dry.

Unlike buns, which are simple and easy to check on (tap the bottom side, it should be brownish and hard and make a hollow sound) , bread is more complicated to handle, so I ENDED UP SITTING IN FRONT OF THE OVEN THE WHOLE TIME AND CHECKING AND RE-CHECKING.

This was too much for me.

Add to that the stress of worrying the bread would stick to the pan , the inside will be soggy, it won’t freeze well, and other worries about where the world is going to-

Honestly-

For me-

It wasn’t worth it.

I think I will continue baking my spelt buns, and let bakers do their thing.

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Enjoy- the cooliflower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 not, in any way, imply that I don’t have any down moments-the opposite is true.

I have my moments.

What I found out, after many years of private non-scientific voluntary based on one participant study, is that there are a few things that allow me a quickly get back to whatever it is that I am (not) doing.

Since these really are strange times, and even 20 minutes off the scary news is welcome, I am hereby sharing one of my top “quick fixes”, so to speak.

 Well, yea.cleaning.

Don’t give me that look.

I am serious.

Provided you got to the clutter-free home you desire (do you? why do I assume everyone wants to live with less than with more? I am aware some people are comforted by the presence of things they haven’t used in more than 10 years, because, they might need it someday .soon.of course, 2 days after you throw the dang thing away- the person who refused to throw it comes with a great idea he wishes he could implement- if only we didn’t throw that piece of junk away) ), anyway, if your house is in order despite those “never throw anything” party poopers- then cleaning can be made really easy, and super gratifying.

And quick healthy and frugal gratifications are very welcome, thank you very much.

Of The 3 tips I have, 2 are quite frugal, but one is expensive, though is so worth the cost all in all.

The costly tip is rumba iRobot.

Mine has been with us for quite a few years now, and I try to keep it clean, so it will last longer (and clean better, obviously). I put the chairs up, clean countertops ( great opportunity to risk crumbs scattering on the floor), and put rumba to use. an hour and the house is crumbs +dust free.

I have no links or shares in iRobot, so just do whatever. but, I can tell you that I don’t mind cleaning the house twice a week since all I have to do is get the chairs out of Roomba’s way.

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Tip #2: Now, there are smaller rooms- such as toilets and bathrooms, that Roomba cannot clean, so I use a simple broom- the thing is- that broom needs an occasional clean too. so I understood a few weeks ago. my broom is synthetic, and I  wash it with some hand soap and water. yes, it gets much easier when you screw off the stick.(………)

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The last tip also involves buying something, again, no affiliated anything here, I’m not going to suggest a brand, do your own research, just make sure it’s not all cheap plastic, so it will be durable

The magic bucket.

It really is magic mind you, so easy to use, so perfect for wooden floor, swishes so swiftly on the floors and is very ergonomic.

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Painting, re painting, enjoying.

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 get itchy when the “we need to ” begins a sentence.

If you believe something needs to change- then either change it yourself or quit talking.

only 2 options.

So-

Since it’s spring here, and a good time for gardening-but that small quarantine thing is preventing me from getting to the nursery or receiving ordered supplies, I had to make do with what I have around-in my garden or just outside of it.

yes, one person’s trash is another person’s gold and all that.

told you- alchemy.

Here are 5 of my best tips for frugal environmental gardening in quarantine.

#1: efficient frugal cat deterrent!!!

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Cats seem to like our garden, and seem to take a particular liking to digging in newly planted garden beds.

I searched online- some quite horrible ideas were suggested.

Then I found a suggestion I tried-

Cats, apparently, do not like strong smells like vinegar and citrus peels.

So I sprinkled vinegar around my garden beds, and tossed lemon and grapefruit peels around there too.

I think it did a nice job, but too many peels lying around, my garden beds started looking like a compost bin, and all the vinegar evaporated after a day and I ended up buying tons of vinegar.

So-

I switched to banana peels!

As it turns out, cats- at least the ones I have roaming about in my garden, are not especially keen on the smell of banana peels, plus it composts to essential nutrients for the soil, plus it is super cheap (well, peels). you know what to do with the actual banana right? in case the bananas are ripe (even very ripe) freeze them, then make the yummiest vegan healthy creamy nutrient-packed ice cream or smoothy ever- here is a link: they’re as cold as ice+6 Healthy simple vegan snacks+frugal tips

#2: need to weed? put your weeds to good use!

Live in a blazing summer area? then you need to mulch your plants, to prevent them from drying out.

Why bother buying wood chips or whatever professional mulch, when you can simply use your dried weeds as mulch?

Apparently, some weeds are actually super beneficial to the soil when they decompose, such is the nettle-

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There is a caveat to this tip-

If you happen to weed at the point where the weeds have flowered -then you are risking having their children and grandchildren remain in your garden using this method.

So-either weed before flowering, or cut the flowering part off and mulch only with the stems and leaves.

#3: Do not throw vegetable cooking water! 

Provided you didn’t use oil or salt while cooking the veggies- or legumes- then once the water has cooled down, they are great nutrient providers for your plants- and double duty is always fun, especially when it comes to water.

#4: That goes for egg boiling water as well!

Apparently, when you make hard-boiled eggs (for your carnivore family members-they will see the light, someday), a lot of the calcium stored in the egg-shells, is transferred theater, so- why not use to supplement your tomato plants and thus avoid that horrid blossom end rot?

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While you are at it- ask your carnivores to keep their egg-shells for you, crush them a bit and add them to your tomato soil early on- it takes time for this to compost.

#5: out of planting containers and stores are closed due to quarantine?

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I had some leftover paint from another project so I used it to re-paint the plastic pots.

Use your imagination. use Pinterest. use google.

Enjoy- the cooliflower.

Getting through quarantine.

#1:getting creative in the kitchen.

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Ok-

This is a lettuce wrap (!) with a beet-tahini spread .I had some leftover baked beets that were surprisingly not in demand (simply wash and bake the beets, halfway through you can take them out and peel them, (they peel so easily once baked ), put back in the oven and sprinkle with coarse salt and a dash of olive oil for good measure, bake Until tender). though, now that I think of it may be the fact that they weren’t in demand might be kind of a turnoff- don’t let that influence you one bit(beet)!, and soybeans, baked for 6 hours in a slow cooker.

*For your convenience- here is a link to a variety of things soybean related. they are a superfood mind you.

Protein packed wonder: soy beans!!

Oh, and parsley from the garden.

Parsley is one of the easiest and most rewarding seeds to grow, just sprinkle the seeds and water, plus some sun- but other than that- they can even grow in wintertime.

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#2: baking ( vegan)buns:

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The deliveries from the online supermarket arrive only 15-21 days after ordering, so if this is the situation where you live, and/or- you love the taste and smell of freshly baked buns, and/or- you are in dire need for a family pleaser (no ! no crowd pleasers! no crowds allowed!!!) bake these.

They are healthier than the plain flour homemade buns, let alone much healthier than store-bought ones.

I am well aware that spelt flour is more expensive than plain baking flour- the reason being that there is a health hype around it, but- the difference is -where I live- between 1-2$ a kilo, which makes it cost-effective for me- considering the health benefits.

4 cups of spelt flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

2.5 tbsp dry yeast

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 tsp (tea. spoons-not tablespoons)

2.5 -3 cups of luke warm -warm but not boiling water. dip a finger to check before ruining your yeast. start with 2 cups of water and slowly add more water. the consistency should be stretchy damp dough.

3 tbsp olive oil.

use your Magimix or whatever blender you have, mix for 10 minutes, drizzle some more olive oil so it won’t dry up or stick to your hands later on ) then wrap with a plastic bag (one you can reuse later) and put in a warm place to rest for an hour.

Go rest- an hour is time enough for a wonderful nap! read why in the link attached.

Nap chat

Apre׳ your nap,Make buns -don’t get all excited and start folding origami out of these- just make a round ball and punch it on the top.

coat with some olive oil and perhaps black sesame seeds, wait 10 more minutes- for the second round of dough rising, then- to the oven -preheated to 180 (Fahrenheit)for about 10-15 minutes- or until the house smells like a bakery+ the buns are caramel-colored, the buns are light and when tapped on they sound fairly hollow.

These buns freeze really well- provided you freeze them once they cool down- but not later than that!

#3: pre-washing apples with vinegar+water:

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When my apples arrive from the online supermarket, I do not store them right away in the fridge, rather I soak them in 4 parts water 1 part Simple vinegar for a few minutes. read online on the benefits of soaking fruits and veggies in vinegar.

I then dry them overnight- so as not to store damp apples or have to towel dry each and every apple (???).

#4: I sit and watch my dog and the cat sleeping.

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This relaxes me.

I have no idea why.

Enjoy- the cooliflower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, but I can definitely find my way to the fridge back and again ( and again), plus ( actually, that’s not much of a plus), I can become very short-tempered, and generally not a very pleasant person to be around.

 

So I decided I should keep myself occupied.

Lucky for us, spring is here, and even this awful c.virus can’t change the gorgeous weather we have here, which I suspect will turn into a harsh boiling summer in about 2 seconds, so I am making a point of appreciating this split second that the weather is perfect and the mosquitos are not here yet.

There is a lot of work to do in the garden, though I am far from complaining.I love every second of it.

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I think that since I am in no way qualified to give any advice on the stock markets, or economic situations, I will say that the only thing, in my opinion, that is totally and completely in our hands ( literally), is learning to rely on our own resources, so as to spend the least amount of money necessary.

I hope the financial situation will get back to usual soon, but until then you can:

#1.instead of ordering take out – get into the kitchen and start cooking.

Get creative, learn new cooking skills ( but please not fancy skills that require special pans).

Make your own pizza, bread, cooked beans, ( dried beans and lentils take considerably less space than canned ones, plus they are cheaper and healthier.

Only too happy to provide you with some options in the links.

Tips for frugal simple vegan homesteading

10 Lunch Ideas: vegan -healthy-protein packed- simple- tasty.

Beet it!

Protein packed wonder: soy beans!!

#2:Instead of binge-watching, exercise.

Being prepared: keep in shape! (+a frugal tip on how to get yourself a “personal massage therapist” for life for a just a few $)

5 tips on Double duty – the only way to go!!

10 Lunch Ideas: vegan -healthy-protein packed- simple- tasty.

Frugal tip- taking care of your stuff+easy homemade pizza recipe!

#3: instead of online shopping for clothes, get your closest ready for summer.

this way you spring clean+check exactly what is your current summer clothing situation, since many times we forget during winter, that we actually have quite a lot of summer apparel.

Multi-purpose shoes!(and vegan too!-no affiliated links or ads or whatevers)

#4; Spring clean your medicine cabinet. just, you know, to make sure you have the basic stuff to take fever down and ease throat ache.

Can you always be prepared?

 

#5:Learn new ways of cleaning your place efficiently. and disinfecting it, too.

Clean green / V for vinegar

Stay healthy, and happy.

the cooliflower.