Tag Archives | food

A sideboard tour

What started as a picture of a 19th century pill bottle from a Portland apothecary shop, turned into a tour of my sideboard. I need to pick up a cork for it, so i can actually use it. Unless I drop it on a hard surface it should survive. My house has 3 rooms and […]

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everyday’s a tea party.

When I started hiking further afield around the state, it was a challenge to bring along not just snacks and lunch but have a way to brew up a hot drink.   It all goes to keeping costs down. This little kit is something I have been working on for the last few months, it is something […]

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chicken heart

I started thanksgiving a little early…after selling so much this week and paying the phone, internet and car insurance…a WIDDLE bit towards the truck repair…(i still owe $400…but i have a few more dvds to sell. )  I had my heart set on roasting a chicken.  Most chickens are around $5-$6, so i can splurge […]

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scratchy food

more broke foods tales I am one of the few americans who finds mac and cheese unappetizing..the yellow mac and cheese in a box even makes me ill looking at it in the grocery store..somehow it brings to mind some bad childhood memory. probably something i ate or refused to eat in a school cafeteria […]

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Pink goo to go

I have been tending my new stockpile like a young tomato plant. Getting intimate with the dollar store before i hit the grocery store. Basicalli i try to stick with just foods i would eat anyway not stuff i would only eat if i was in dire trouble. But since i was there anyway…. I […]

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enjoy every sandwich

Just a thought….i seem to running an experiment in how many types of ham and cheese sandwiches one can make… ham and cheese, toasted bread with dijon mustard; ham, cheese, plain bread, mayo, lettuce optional depending on availability; ham, cheese, grilled with as schmear of butter; Monte Cristo (pictured) which is your fried ham and […]

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fry up

Still experimenting with these… there’s a mention in the book i am transcribing about a fried pie, basically a cranberry turnover “like his mother used to make”….and he would steal from the buttery. I am determined to master them.  The first batch I had the oil too high and the store bought pastry that i […]

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ball of dough

I was feeling especially frugal last night…especially since i see the bottom of the bank account now….it still has a few spit covered coins laying on it from where i kicked over the spittoon…but the end is coming…anyway..i threw two cups of flour in a bowl with a tablespoon of sugar, a tsp of salt […]

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when its ajar

I got my last check from one of my many jobs. I’m gonna miss that job…with that money i got to live like a person for a while. Now i am back to crackers and cheese dinners etc… So what does one do with their last check? Mind you it was also 7 days overdue, […]

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Savvy shopping

or how do i love my smart phone let me count the ways I have been fussing back and forth with a couple of IPhone apps looking for the ‘perfect’ one to use for my grocery lists…but until I learn how to write my own App there is no PERFECT grocery list app. There are […]

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