Clearance Food and Frugal Sourdough

Clearance Food

It’s all a bit short and sweet from us today, just like the choccies pictured above! They’re from new clearance food outlet Low Price Foods, and though the front page is focused on snack items we found really cheap pasta, tins and dried fruit there too. Definitely worth a regular check as they get new things in often.

Sourdough and Gardening: We have a new post on making Sourdough for Pennies here. It also details some of our recent gardening exploits and which seeds are still good to plant in July.

Cheap Clothes: Everything5Pounds are selling three pairs of shorts for £5 at the moment!

Frugal Recipes:
All our recipes gathered together for you here: soups, mains, sides, cakes, puds, Christmas and weightloss!

May your sourdough ever rise high and your clearance food prices constantly be low…

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Hot sunshine and cheap clothes…

Cheap clothes! The £2.50 sale from Everything5Pounds

It’s hot. It’s sunny. Can it be Scotland? Amazingly enough: YES!

Top summer recipes:
Radish Top Soup: a great way to use the commonly thrown away part of these super easy and quick to grow vegetables.
Minted Noodle Soup is another simple and seasonal dish.
Great cold in a picnic, see our basic pasties recipe.
A perennial favourite side at all times of year are the Beer Battered Onion Rings.
Rhubarb and gooseberries are go in the garden. Try them in a Crumble.

Cheap clothes and shoes: Everything5Pounds have their £2.50 sale on: go grab a bargain here!

Featured posts:
The 25p Meal – what it says on the tin.
Frugal Days Out and Holidays

For food and household bargains and bulk cupboard stocking, see Approved Food

Wishing you many relaxing long summer days…

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Spring has Sprung: wild garlic!

wild garlic

Spring has finally arrived, and we couldn’t be happier. The wild garlic is through in the woods, the crocus and snowdrop flowers are beautiful… though we still need the log-burner on of an evening here in Scotland.

Recipes using wild garlic:
pesto and creamy carrot soup We’ve also been adding it to sauces and stews.

Cheap clothes and shoes to brighten up your wardrobe: Everything5Pounds and Schuh Imperfects We do miss the charity shops at the moment.

For foody bargains and filling up your cupboards see Approved Food. We’ve been using them for years and have saved hundreds.

Featured post: The 25p Meal

Keep cosy! Eat soup! And enjoy the Spring!

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FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE, inspired by the kidnapped children of Aberdeen, is out April 1st. Kindle pre-order: http://mybook.to/firechoc

Frugal Autumn Recipes: Soup and Pumpkins

Roast Pumpkin and Garlic Soup: frugal autumn recipes

Well, lots has happened here in Frugal Towers since we last wrote. There’s been hospitalisations, there’s been strange symptoms… now there’s bandages and medicine. But the frugal life goes on, as does this peculiar year!

Frugal autumn recipes are on the table:
Roast Pumpkin and Garlic Pasta is seasonal and delicious.
Yellow Split Pea Soup, a great favourite here.
Tomato and Rice Soup is one of our most frugal recipes.
Lentil, yes bring on the soups!
Beer Battered Onion Rings – always good…
Gluten-free Veggie Lasagne – filling for these cold dark evenings.
Baked Tatties, sometimes the simplest things are the best.
Chocolate Cake. No words needed.

See our Frugal Christmas section on how to minimise the cost and stress that can occur at this time. Some festive recipes too.

If you want to stock those cupboards up, Approved Food is the place to do it, selling soap and cleaning products too. Their stock changes daily.

Everything5pounds is the place to get cheap winter woolies for the approaching season. Also good for festive gifts.

The Mermaid and the Bear Cover

Our founder’s debut novel is still available to read for free on Kindle Unlimited (they do a free trial which is a good way to stock up on some autumn reading). THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR, blends an often overlooked period of history, the Scottish witchcraft accusations, in particular the 1597 Aberdeen witchcraft panic, with a love story. Libraries can get it too.

Amazon UK

Amazon Worldwide

Author website

Stay cosy and well fed. Look after yourselves lovelies.

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Frugal Summertime and a £1.99 SALE!

tent in the garden
We have reached the summer of this strange year, and very lovely it is outside in the garden. We hope you are all finding some beauty and relaxation too. See our ‘free food’ page for foraging and gardening advice.

Everything5pounds have a £1.99 sale on just now which is well worth checking out for clothing, shoes and accessories. 

Summery recipes:
Minted Noodle Soup is a really refreshing meal.
Chunky Purple Pasta – full of seasonal goodness.
Radish top soup – a good way to use up an oft wasted part of the plant.
Redcurrant and Rosemary Jelly – if you have redcurrants growing this is the time of year to make this, great with roast dinners.
Beer Battered Onion Rings – good anytime of year really!
Banana Ice Lollies

If you want to stock those cupboards up, Approved Food is the place to do it, selling soap and cleaning products too. Their stock changes daily.

Our founder’s debut novel is now available to read for free on Kindle Unlimited (they do a free trial which is a good way to stock up on some summer reading). THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR, blends an often overlooked period of history, the Scottish witchcraft accusations, in particular the 1597 Aberdeen witchcraft panic, with a love story.

Amazon UK
Amazon Worldwide
Author website

Wishing you all a happy healthy summery time.

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Immune Boosting and Store Cupboard Recipes

What strange times we are living through. We very much hope that you are all well and safe and have plenty to eat and plenty of, the now most popular item in Britain, toilet roll!

Our recipe selection this time focuses on two things: immune support and meals from store cupboard ingredients.

First the immune system:
Wild Garlic Pesto – can be made with standard garlic too, both being anti-infective and immune boosting.
Nettle Soup – eat up those nutrients! And enjoy the anti-inflammatory properties of nettle (just poking through the ground now).
Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage – a brand new recipe on the site, this one, super cheap and also rich in nutrients.

Store Cupboard:
Yellow Split Pea Soup – delicious and nutrious.
Chick Pea Curry – super cheap and easy, can be made with dried or tinned chick peas.
Mixed Bean Casserole
and one that fits both categories: Chunky Purple Pasta

If you are experiencing anxiety over the current crisis, you could try a tapping meditation. There’s a free specific one here and basic information on the tapping points here

And if you want to stock those cupboards up, it’s better to do it somewhere that is set up for the purpose, rather than depleting the stocks that everyone needs. Approved Food is one such bargain place, selling soap and cleaning products too. And sometimes even toilet roll! Their stock changes daily.


Still a bargain for a traditionally published book at £2.99 for the ebook, our founder’s debut novel, THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR, blends an often overlooked period of history, the Scottish witchcraft accusations, in particular the 1597 Aberdeen witchcraft panic, with a love story.

Amazon

Author website

Wishing you all very well, in all meanings of the word!

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http://www.frugal.org.uk

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Autumn Recipes and Clothes and a New Book

the mermaid and the bear
Well, Autumn is upon us. We’ve had our first sparkly frost of the season, all lit up by the full moon. And we’re eating soup. Lots of soup.

Other recipes that are good for Autumn: Root SoupRoast Pumpkin and Garlic PastaBeer Battered Onion Rings and Porridge with a chocolate swirl!

We’ve been doing some jumper and jacket updates of our wardrobes over at Everything5Pounds.

And should you be ready to look ahead to the next season: Frugal Christmas!

Our founder’s debut novel is out today. Traditionally published, and obsessively researched, THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR blends an often overlooked period of history, the Scottish witchcraft accusations, in particular the 1597 Aberdeen witchcraft panic, with a love story. And the kindle version is a real bargain… Of course, the book can be ordered from independent book shops and libraries too.

Universal Amazon links:
Kindle
Paperback

Read an article on the extensive research here
Author website

Enjoy the rest of Autumn! All at Frugal Living in the UK
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Summertime… and the living is easy, or Frugal!

tent in the garden

Summer is well underway here in Scotland. The heatwave actually reached this far North this time. We’ve been cooling off in the tent, and eating ice lollies in the garden: cheapest holiday ever!

Don’t miss our frugal days out and holiday page here.

Everything5Pounds have lots of great £5 summer deals on clothes and accessories for the heat, such as dresses and sandals and swimsuits. See them here.

Cooling, summer day foods:
Minted Noodle Soup
Basic Pasties (great cold)!
Rice Salad
Hummus
Ice Lollies

Favourites:
Make a Few Pounds
Food Shopping Tips

Stay Cool!

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£2.50 SALE and onion rings…

frost and trees

A frosty vista lies all around us up here in Scotland. Time for soup and log fires and legwarmers!

Everything5Pounds have their half price sale on. See it here. We were particularly impressed, and warmed, to see a set of four knitted hats in there!

Cosy, warming, filling:
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Porridge
Leek and Potato Soup
Spicy Sweet Potato Fajitas
Crumble

Favourites:
Make a Few Pounds
Food Shopping Tips

Stay Toasty!

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Happy New Year!

Happy 2019 to you! Pictured above is the ancient fire festival of The Burning of the Clavie that takes place on the old new year, 11th January, at Burghead in Scotland. May this year bring all that you want it to bring.

And if that’s saving a bit of money? One of the fastest ways to cut back on spending is taking control of your food budget.

Pages to help:
food shopping tips
the 25p meal
all our recipes
Frugal Weightloss

Short and sweet this time but we’ll see you soon!

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