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You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson ~ 2/10/18
Great reminder of good habits
Don't forget grow your own herbs. Basil will have to be kept inside during cold weather or replanted, but sage, oregano, rosemary, thyme peppermint and lavender can survive outside for many years (and will keep new stock coming in if you do let a seed head or so develop). I do shift pots up close to the house in very cold weather and cover with tarps - as well as covering planted areas with tarps when there is very cold (teens or lower) forecast. I'm sure some other have raised others not on my list. I do have some friends who only grow herbs inside. Whatever works for each individual.
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Is recommend shopping online if possible in your area.
The first time will take a LONG time as there are an immense number of products you'll want to buy, then find the cheapest version of, then prioritise etc but it gets quicker every shop, especially if you tend to buy the same products and your store has a 'favourites' or 'regulars' section.
Shopping online means you can shop anytime, so shopping hungry or with perfume isn't an issue... You can watch tv while you do it too! It's easier to see what you're spending and on what, it's easier to plan ahead, it's great if you sieve enough to have it delivered rather than collect, as you get it when you want it without spending money on fuel and time on travel.
Also, buying sticky labels to stick on your open/cooked food means you can see even you need to bin things and you'll end up binning less. You can get plain, write on stickers, stickers with information sections or good old day dots so you just see what day to bin it. :)
I buy some items in brand names because they taste better, 2 of the items are French's regular mustard and Heinz ketchup, French's has come up with a recent mustard that does not taste as good as heinz, French's mustard is sold in a $1.00 store where I live, the same with the basic canned soups, I prefer campbells, I buy them on sale, in the more expensive heartier soups there are many brands I like that come on sale.I also make my own at times. I buy many brands of fancier mustards because there are many kinds on sale, I bought 1 yesterday made in germany with large mustard seeds,wine vinegar and spirit vinegar & other spices in it. It costs $2.50, I also bought a different brand of dijon barbeque sauce that has wine in it and cayenne pepper added, it was $2.50. I find that many of the flavourful sauces have a small amount of alcohol or flavoured vinegar in them.Real dijon mustard has wine in it, that is where the name dijon comes from, it is the type of wine in it,without it it is artificial. In the bulk section it is a fact that there factory health standards are lower and many large rodents get in the food and are ground up in the food, this is toxic because of the many diseases they have in the wild. I do buy store brand products like rice,dried beans in bags that are the same price as bulk as long as I get them on sale. I do not like the idea of eating large rodents, there are more in foods like flour,grains, spices,rice as they like these foods more. I do not buy organic but all fruits & vegetables are soaked in 1 cup of vinegar and 2 cups of water in a bowl for 15 minutes before drying thoroughly. I scrub everything before I do this as this will get rid of many toxins. Also lemon juice kills botulism so it is good to use in jams and salad dressings or other homemade sauces so you do not get sick. I am allergic to many foods, but try to buy many grains & different types of flour to do more of my own cooking cheaper. In a store I shop rice flour is sold for .89 for 1 pound and $1.69 for a 2 pound bag, they had a small bag of mixed seeds I could use for many things for $1.50 and I bought red wine vinegar for homemade salad dressing for $2.00 on sale. All in regular supermarkets, not health food stores. There are some reasonable gluten free mixes like Bisquick, online there are a number of homemade ready mixes you can make to save money. I have 12 pounds of blueberries in my freezer,bought fresh from the farms here.
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