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HOW TO: use up leftover red wine

This is my favourite recipe for using up leftover red wine. I know, I know… Right now you may be thinking, “Leftover red wine? Like THAT ever happens”. Well in my house, it happens. My husband doesn’t drink wine and … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty9 October 6, 2010

Thrifty Food

Shopping for fruit and veg: six money saving tips

1. Avocados. I love avocados, so I take care to avoid the duff ones. You know the ones I mean: they feel nice and soft, but turn out to be bruised and manky on the inside. Take your soft avocado … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 September 16, 2010

Thrifty Food

How to save money on delicious home-cooked dinners

This is a new way to save money on the dinners that you cook at home. And no: it doesn’t have anything to do with my tips and tricks for filling your supermarket trolley for £30 or less. Nor am … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 September 1, 2010

Thrifty Baby, Thrifty Food

A doorstep delivery from Farmer Christmas

This is one (well, six) of the nice things about moving out of the city. At my husband’s workshop, one of his regular customers is a local farmer, who tips in eggs: The eggs always appear mysteriously, as the day … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 August 23, 2010

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A jam-packed cool box: what can it mean?

Were you wondering why I had been quiet these past few days? Well, this packed cool box, which was sitting in my kitchen on Friday, should provide some clues as to why. It contains: – 2 x locally caught trout, … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 July 28, 2010

Thrifty Food

Eight thrifty tips for a VAT-free shopping basket

UK readers will know that VAT is due to rise from January 2011, from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent. (For non-VATable readers from elsewhere: VAT is short for Value Added Tax and it is like U.S. sales tax, … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 June 30, 2010

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How to rescue a ruined saucepan

Do you have a ruined saucepan sitting on the side or lurking in the back of your pan cupboard? Have you incinerated its contents into a black, crusty glaze that is resolutely soap-proof? Don’t chuck it! Help is at hand. … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 May 27, 2010

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Slow Cooker: save money on food – and save on washing up

A slow cooker, I have discovered, is a gift from the Kitchen God. I’ve had mine since November and I’ve become ever so slightly obsessed with it. Slow cookers have been popular in America (where they are also known as … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty21 January 10, 2010

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SIMPLE PLEASURES: Large leaf tea in a Cath Kidston mug.

Life has been so busy recently. It’s good busy rather than bad busy – bustling, rather than overloaded – but I am finding that right now, what I really treasure is “me time”. On a Saturday morning I like to … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 October 17, 2009

Thrifty Food

Frugal Grandma’s Thrifty Lemon Tips

Frugal Grandma spotted the Six Thrifty Uses For A Lemon post, and kindly forwarded a couple of tips of her own. They have a lemon+saucepan theme: When you boil a Christmas pudding – or any pudding come to that – … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 October 1, 2009

juicing lemons

Thrifty Food

Six Thrifty Uses for a Lemon

One of the most popular posts on Miss Thrifty is the Make Do and Mend post, which features some of the choicest nuggest from the Ministry of Information’s wartime compendium of household tips. Those nice people at John Lewis have … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty22 August 28, 2009

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Frozen aubergines: my new thrifty ingredient

Last month I found bags of grilled, frozen aubergine slices in the freezer section at Asda. £2.20 for 500g. Thought I’d give them a whirl. I do like aubergines Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 June 8, 2009

Thrifty Food

Seven good reasons to shop after seven pm

I love to save money and keep my food bills low: £60 to £90 a month, for two people, all in. As I’ve mentioned before now, one of my most effective ploys is to Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 June 2, 2009

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How To Keep Cakes Fresh

Easy peasy! Keep cakes fresh for longer by bunging a large piece of fresh orange peel in the tin. And if you don’t have any oranges to hand..?

Miss Thrifty0 May 3, 2009

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FRIDAY BARGAINS: Cadbury’s Creme Eggs!

I’m going to keep this one short and sweet – very sweet. Lidl is shifting job lots of Cadbury’s Creme Eggs: a pack of six for just 99 pence! If you buy these up I do recommend that you eke … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 April 17, 2009

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Marie Rose sauce recipe – by Frugal Grandma

Make your own Marie Rose sauce for prawns (or shrimp). It’s so much tastier and cheaper than the bought variety. If you use frozen prawns, make sure that they have been slowly defrosted or they lose their taste. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 April 8, 2009