Five ways to boss your supermarket shop, pennywise style.

As much as I’d love to have the time to shop exclusively at my local market, I’m a mere mortal with two kids, and the idea of making numerous trips every week to my local town centre with screaming munchkins in tow is enough to make the coolest of cucumbers rather stressed. So, I join… Continue reading Five ways to boss your supermarket shop, pennywise style.

Super sophisticated crab linguine

I won’t bother with the usual self indulgent preamble, let’s cut to the chase: crab isn’t necessarily the first ingredient you think of when planning a meal based on economy. I could tell what you were thinking. It may not be quite as luxurious as its crustacean cousin, lobster, but this rusty-red armoured beast still yields… Continue reading Super sophisticated crab linguine

Pan fried cod cheeks with caper and lemon butter

Before I had kids, I used to take great pleasure in idling around my local town centre on market day. An hour or two could happily be spent browsing the bounty on offer. I’d contentedly saunter around the veg stalls, eyeing up the seasonal produce, spending time surveying and handling the treasures and chatting with… Continue reading Pan fried cod cheeks with caper and lemon butter

Five thrifty ingredients I can’t live without

Everyone has favourite things. Favourite film, favourite holiday destination, favourite Beatles’ record, favourite child. Actually, scrap that last one. Well I’m going to go as far as say the list you’re about to read doesn’t just contain my favourite thrifty ingredients, it includes the five thrifty ingredients I couldn’t live without. Ok, so perhaps I’m being… Continue reading Five thrifty ingredients I can’t live without