It’s so autumnal here in Scotland now, which is fitting as this week brings the Autumn Equinox. Recommended for this time of year: all our soup recipes and homemade Apple Pie!
New to the Around the House section is the website Everything5Pounds which is exactly like it sounds. It sells mainly shoes and clothes, overstocks from the big High street stores, with some home wares too. While browsing the shoes we kept saying ‘Oh those look nice, wonder if they’re really expensive? Oh yes, £5…’
Moo Free Chocolates are running an alternative free from Bake Off competition. This is the last day to vote on the recipes for a chance to be 1 of 3 winners of 2 bags of Original Organic Baking Drops! We draw your attention to the low waste entry from Vegan Family House which uses Aquafaba, the water that’s usually thrown away from a tin of chick peas, to make light and fluffy pancakes. Poll here (closes 12 noon today).
It’s all about the pies today as Autumn approaches. We have a new, really easy to make, potato and onion pie recipe with links to other pasties and pies, both sweet and savoury.
Berries and apples are in season: see our free food section for advice and tips on gardening and foraging.
In other news, we are now, just very newly, in fact just today, on Facebook, if you fancy following us there. We’ll share new and updated stuff from the site and you can share frugal tips if you wish 🙂
Featured recipe, in addition to the pies: Root Soup, delicious, cheap and filling.
We’ve just done some of our festive shopping at The Book People, involving adult colouring (so relaxing) and sets of fiction. For today only (13th November 2015) they have a £3 off £30 or £5 off £40 offer, just use the code STAR at the checkout.
Happy 2015 to you All! It got off to a frosty start here. Welcome to our new mailing list format, we hope it’s an improvement for everyone. An alternative is to subscribe to the blog, you can see the signup form on the left-hand sidebar of any page of the site.
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Good news to begin the year: Graze are offering a first box free with no obligation to continue past the free box!
New to the make a few pounds page is Survee who offer cash for completion of surveys. They pay out by PayPal once you reach £8 which is an unusually good deal.
Approved Food have some really good cupboard filling bargains at the moment. For those who don’t know, this company sells clearance and short dated food at exceptionally low prices.