Posts Tagged“thrifty”

Making homemade cordial is a great skill to have, not only is it delicious but it is so easy to make.  This is a great way to use excess lemons, and a great way to store your harvest from backyard lemon trees. Not to mention it is great tasting and wonderfully natural!  I have just made the last batch from last years lemons, which I squeezed and froze to be used for cordial making throughout the year. The recipe calls for 3 cups of juice so I froze the juice in 3 cup quantities. I used Tupperware containers to freeze…

I have been making homemade laundry liquid for a few years now; I originally got the recipe from Down to Earth which is full of wonderful homemaking tips and ideas.  Over the years I’ve tweaked the recipe a little so I’ll share my method with you.  This laundry liquid is a great money saver; you can make about nine litres for under $3. You only use about ½ cup per wash so nine litres will last a long time.  The process will take about 15 minutes per batch.  I keep all the equipment I need in a plastic tub in…

I guess simple living means different things to all of us, but for me there are some key ingredients. The top of my list would be slowing down long enough to examine your life and to think about why and how you do things. Is the urgent keeping you from ever thinking about the important? I would urge you to make yourself a cup of tea and sit down with a pen and paper and think about what will matter in 5 or 10 years time. Slowing down long enough to think about whether the latest purchase will buy peace…

gfbananamuffins

Banana muffins are a wonderful use for over-ripe bananas, in fact the more sorry looking, the better!  These muffins are both simple and delicious.  Next time you have some over-ripe bananas give them a whirl, you’ll be very pleased with the results.  Either regular SR flour or gluten free flour works equally well, so feel free to use whichever suits you and your family.  I find the Aldi brand “Has No” gluten free flour yields excellent results and is very economical.  The recipe also works well as a loaf cake, just adjust the cooking time accordingly. These muffins also freeze…