The Great British Chocolate Taste Test.

Besides a penchant for ice cream sundaes (a not-so-secret weekly indulgence weekly when hubby is out), my go-to sweet treat is without a doubt something chocolatey. Actually, strike that. My go to food is ANYTHING chocolate based. I get through mounds of the good stuff. Pretty much every week I make something chocolate themed. Gooey brownies,… Continue reading The Great British Chocolate Taste Test.

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.

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

Three easy peasy ways to save money on (good) food

I hate the word frugal. It screams of penny-pinching, meanness, and settling for second (or third) best. It goes against my nature, especially when it comes  to food.  The crux of the matter is this. I like to eat nice things. My husband  is the KING of frugality, and we spent the first few years of… Continue reading Three easy peasy ways to save money on (good) food