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Frugal Food

Markets and shops #thrifty

The Aldi super-six this week are cucumber, lemons (3), little gem lettuce (2), broccoli, onions (1 kg) and baking potatoes (4). They are all 39p this week and the offer ends on the 22nd of April. (more…)


Offers and special buys #thrifty

The Aldi super-six this week are parsnips (600g), leeks (500g), snack pack grapes (170g), mangetout (150g), carrots (1.2kg) and white potatoes (2.5kg). They are all 49p each. Those offers finish on the 8th of April.  (more…)


Budget bargains #thrifty

The Aldi super-six this week are mushrooms (380g), romaine lettuce (2), asparagus (170g), fun-size pears, baby potatoes (1Kg) and oranges. They are all 69p and the offer runs until the 25th of March. (more…)


Offers and special buys #thrifty

The Aldi super-six this week are blueberries (125g), salad potatoes (1Kg), Braeburn apples, oranges, baby plum tomatoes (250g) and mild onions (4). They are all 69p and the offer runs until Wednesday, 11th of February 2015. (more…)


Looking for bargains #thrifty

The Aldi super-six this week are swede, red onions (1Kg), sweet potatoes (750g), baking potatoes (4), chantenay carrots (500g) and parsnips (600g).  They are all 59p each and the offer will continue until Wednesday, 28th of January. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: special buys

I usually tell you what the super-six are at Aldi today, but I can’t because they are closed and their website hasn’t been updated. I’ve been keeping my mince pies open though and so I can tell you about their Winter Sale. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: November Bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are Royal Gala apples, conference pears, cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), sweet pointed peppers (2), large flat mushrooms (250g) and persimmon (3). They are all 69p each. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: save and invest

The Aldi super-six this week are cherry tomatoes (300g), savoy cabbage, carrots (1Kg), celery, onions (1Kg) and snack pack grapes (170g). They are all 39p and that offer lasts until the 24th of September. I had some celery! (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: gluten free sausages

The Aldi super-six this week are figs (3/4), mangetout (150g), garlic (4), cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), nectarine (4/5) and fun size pears (7-10). They are all 69p. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Hunting down the bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are baby corn (135g), Romaine lettuce (2), oranges (5/6/7 pack), large vine tomatoes (500g), mushrooms (380g) and fun-size bananas(7). They are all 69p each and the offer lasts until the 18th of June. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: good food and style on a budget

I haven’t done my shopping yet this week, I’ll take a look to see what they have in Aldi later. I’m thinking about cooking a stir fry, so some diced pork would be good for that. You can do stir fry with mince, its a bit harder to eat with chopsticks though…. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Supermarket price war?

The Aldi super-six this week are baby plum tomatoes (250g), baby corn (135g), salad potatoes (1Kg), rhubarb (400g), fun-size pears (8) and chestnut mushrooms (250g).   They are all 69p each.  I’ll have the salad potatoes… That offer runs until the 21st of May. The new offers will start on Thursday, 22nd of May. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Chasing bargains

The Aldi super six this week are red onions (1kg), garlic (4), celery, lemons (3), carrots (1Kg) and little gem lettuce (2). They are all 59p each and the offers run from today until the 9th of April. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: First day of Spring

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The super-six at Aldi this week are baby potatoes (750g), asparagus (150g), conference pears (6/7), mushrooms (350g), fun-size apples (9) and oranges (5/6/7). They are all 69p each. That offer last until next Wednesday 26th of March. I’ll try to check out the new offers on Thursday. I know I messed it up last week! My tip this week is to cook the baby potatoes in their skins. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: special buys and bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are little gem lettuce (2), garlic (4), celery, tomatoes (6), chantenay carrots (500g) and button mushrooms (150g). Those are 49p each and the offer lasts until the 26th of February. There is still 28 days of winter to go, so think about nice warming soups and stews. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Valentine bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are little gem lettuce (2), garlic (4), celery, tomatoes (6), chantenay carrots (500g) and button mushrooms (150g). Those are 49p each and the offer lasts until the 26th of February. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday: Chinese spring festival

The Aldi super-six this week are braeburn apples, oranges,  blueberries, salad potatoes (1kg), mild onions (4) and baby plum tomatoes (250g). Those are all 69p each and the offers last until the 12th of February. (more…)


Thrifty Thursday | A thrifty strategy

The Aldi super-six this week are carrots (1kg), broccoli (335g), spring onions, little gem lettuce (2), radish (200g) and tomatoes (6). They are all 39p each. You have a few ingredients for a salad there. Try adding some vitamin A to your salad by grating carrot on it too. That will help keep your skin clear and healthy.

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Summer in the garden

I admit I’m not very good in the garden, but it is getting better. I have brambles everywhere, the lawn was overgrown and I have ant hills! I’ve attacked the lawn with a strimmer and hover mower and it looks much better. I’m having another go today. My garden looks great in photos though and I discovered yet more flowers that I don’t know the name of today. I’ll take photos!

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Living on a pound a day

egg, chips and peas

I read about a Lord this week who tried to live on a pound a day for food. He tried to do it for five days. That isn’t too difficult if you’re healthy and can eat anything. It’s only five days.

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Frugal Food Ideas

Eggs and Chips

Food prices keep going up and so we not only have to shop around and look for bargains, we have to do some frugal cooking.  Egg and chips is one of my favourite meals. You can get eggs with the little lion on from most supermarkets for about 1.35 for 15. In Aldi, I buy those crinkle cut oven chips for 99p a bag. So I cook a meal for less than 50p.

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Winter food

You don’t really need more food when it’s cold, but you need different foods to help you to keep warm. If money is short, what can you give your family to eat that’s frugal and will help keep out the cold? I have a few ideas…

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Thrifty food ideas

At Aldi this week the super-six are spring onions (125g), salad potatoes (750g), celery (350g), cucumber, cherry tomatoes (250g) and little gem lettuce (2). They are all 49p each. That offer ends on Saturday. Today’s Thursday offers include work wear for men and some interesting tools.

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Thrifty student shopping for one

Aldi

There is a lot of advice around now for students, from people who have been there, done that and are still trying to pay their student loan. My memories of being a student are a little vague now, but I did go shopping with two students this week. One problem with the big supermarkets is they have offers that are suitable for families with a commercial size freezer. 2 packs of chicken for £6 is good, unless you are short of money or freezer space, then Tesco expect you to buy one for £4.00. That is £10.62 a kilogram compared to £7.96 with the offer.

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