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Old 14th March 2010, 10:49 PM
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Default Re: Make your own food and save money

Just watching a programme on Cuba and have seen how good they are at creating gardens out of reclaimed land to produce all their fruit and vegetables. Although I haven't managed to do it yet and keep talking about it I am determined.
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Depends where you live... I'd have the soil checked for contaminants in urban areas.
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I grow cherries and strawberries
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My aunt has a pear tree
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Default Re: Make your own food and save money

I have a small vegetable patch in my garden and grow green beans and sweetcorn, saves me a bit of money on veg but do end up with an excess at certain times of year... have to palm it off on friends and family!
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Old 1st December 2011, 04:03 PM
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Default Re: Make your own food and save money

my mum has always made her own bread and swears by it! Cheaper and healthier.

I agree on using less meat, will save you money and you won't even miss it!
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Old 1st December 2011, 10:20 PM
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Default Re: Make your own food and save money

Not only food, I make a lovely refershing honey and lemon drink (ring any bells?) for colds and sore throats.

Take most of the peel off one lemon (unwaxed ones) leave about 1/4 on and cut off the tops and bottoms.

Slice the lemon, take out the pips and add to a liquidiser, two tablespoons of honey and two of sugar, then top up with ice and about 1 pint water (watch the max line on your liquidisor)

Give it a good liquidising until its pale yellow and frothy, seive into a suitable jug.

Freshly prepared, still chilled from the ice, it is so soothing for a sore throat, you can also serve it as a lovely hot drink, if you're ok to take them, take 2 paracetamol and you've got a cold remedy which tastes infinitely better and is a fraction of the price.

Did I ever mention spiders webs for...........no perhaps not

ps it's a lovely refeshing drink in the summer too.
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Default Re: Make your own food and save money

I constantly make my own bread, if you buy your own breadmaker, although fairly pricey, you will recoup that price that you'd usually spend on bread pretty quickly. Herb pots are also great
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Default Re: Make your own food and save money

On top of growing my own veg in our local allotment, I try to go to local markets for great deals on fish and other meats. However, if I do go to a supermarket, I make sure to never go there hungry! Saves me loads.
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Default Re: Make your own food and save money

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On top of growing my own veg in our local allotment, I try to go to local markets for great deals on fish and other meats. However, if I do go to a supermarket, I make sure to never go there hungry! Saves me loads.
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