Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Tight-Ass Tuesday Tips

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8 Ridiculously Cheap Superfoods -- Huffington Post - It's not just an excuse: Nutritious eats really are more expensive than food that won't do a body good. According to a new study, healthful food is $1.50 more expensive per day, or about $550 per year. But that certainly doesn't mean you can give up on fruits and veggies, nor does it mean that lean meats and whole grains have to break the bank. Here are eight of our favorite superfoods -- all of which cost less than a buck per serving. Now that's delicious!
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Make Your Own Butter -- I Am Liberty -  So where does your butter come from? The girl in the blue bonnet or the kneeling Indian lady? Maybe even better, a store brand label. It’s interesting the amount of concern that goes into the production of cheeses and milk in society but no one takes into consideration the base from which that delicious creamy butter is created. So fyi if you have the desire and the stamina you can buy heavy whipping cream and make your own butter. All you’ll need is a whisk, bowl, salt and some cheese cloth. Like I said the hardest thing to come by is the forearm power. If you have a kitchen aid than this will be very easy on you.

A Frugal but Festive Christmas Dinner from the Pantry -- Organic Prepper - Aside from the gifts under the tree, one of the biggest expenses of the holidays is the food. Nearly everyone finds that their grocery bills are up this time of the year. You're hosting parties, putting together a no-holds barred Christmas morning breakfast, and making a gigantic feast for friends and family. Stop! You don't have to go broke to enjoy the holidays! It doesn't matter what the neighbors are putting on the table this year. Particularly if the money is thin, there are lots of ways to make your dinner frugal, but still festive.

Bedroom Set Repurposed into Kitchen Set -- Off-Grid Homestead - We ended up re-purposing mom’s bedroom dresser and night stands in the kitchen instead, sans dresser mirror and headboard. We painted them a french blue (“Prussian Blue 551-6″ in The Voice of Color Water Beads Collection from Home Hardware). We kept the original charming hardware. The accompanying armoir is unpainted, pretending to hold a TV in the great room.

Don't Be a Tax Fool: What You Can and Cannot Claim On Your Return -- Always Save Money - Every year at tax season, some Canadians try to reduce their tax bills in creative ways and trying to justify tax deductions. For example, one taxpayer tried to argue that trips to Las Vegas should be a medical expense since a doctor had recommended trips to warmer climates would help treat a skin condition. While this reason was rejected, there are cases where unusual deductions were accepted. A farmer was allowed to claim cat and dog food because they were outdoor pets that were acquired to keep wildlife away from his blueberry crop.

Candied Orange Peel - An Example in Sustainability -- Game and Garden - Most people utilize the flesh, or the inside juicy sections of the orange, but the orange rind and the peel have just as many uses. Orange peels have been used as mosquito repellant, a degreaser, deodorizer, ant repellant, and kindling, among other things. During the Christmas season, I always use orange peels for a more elegant, less utilitarian use. Candied Orange Peels are beautiful, festive, and are full of nutrients. The orange peel has more vitamin C than the actual fruit of the orange. Likewise, the fruit peel also has about three times as much the amount of Vitamin A, B-Complex, and minerals such as manganese, calcium, and zinc.When you give these beauties as gifts to family and friends, you are giving them a health giving, tasty, beautiful treat that will last throughout the holiday season if they are not eaten before the season is over. As you use your oranges to make your favorite salads, Southern Ambrosia, or Orange Pound Cake, keep those peels to prepare these wonderful Candied Orange Peels!
Aside from the gifts under the tree, one of the big expenses of the holidays is the food.  Nearly everyone finds that their grocery bill is up this time of year.  You’re hosting parties, putting together a no-holds-barred Christmas morning breakfast, and making a gigantic feast for friends and family.
Stop!  You don’t have to go broke to enjoy the holidays!  It doesn’t matter what the neighbors are putting on their table this year.  Particularly if the money is stretched thin, there are lots of ways to make your dinner frugal, but still festive.
- See more at: http://www.theorganicprepper.ca/how-to-make-a-frugal-and-festive-christmas-dinner-from-the-pantry-12152013#sthash.PVHUGEk8.dpuf
Aside from the gifts under the tree, one of the big expenses of the holidays is the food.  Nearly everyone finds that their grocery bill is up this time of year.  You’re hosting parties, putting together a no-holds-barred Christmas morning breakfast, and making a gigantic feast for friends and family.
Stop!  You don’t have to go broke to enjoy the holidays!  It doesn’t matter what the neighbors are putting on their table this year.  Particularly if the money is stretched thin, there are lots of ways to make your dinner frugal, but still festive.
- See more at: http://www.theorganicprepper.ca/how-to-make-a-frugal-and-festive-christmas-dinner-from-the-pantry-12152013#sthash.PVHUGEk8.dpuf

Aside from the gifts under the tree, one of the big expenses of the holidays is the food.  Nearly everyone finds that their grocery bill is up this time of year.  You’re hosting parties, putting together a no-holds-barred Christmas morning breakfast, and making a gigantic feast for friends and family.
Stop!  You don’t have to go broke to enjoy the holidays!  It doesn’t matter what the neighbors are putting on their table this year.  Particularly if the money is stretched thin, there are lots of ways to make your dinner frugal, but still festive.
- See more at: http://www.theorganicprepper.ca/how-to-make-a-frugal-and-festive-christmas-dinner-from-the-pantry-12152013#sthash.PVHUGEk8.dpuf.

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