Category Archives: Frugal

How To Easily Ferment Vegetables

Growing up in Canada, my mother used to pickle all kinds of vegetables and they were always delicious.   I was inspired to experiment by Sandor Katz’s book:  Wild Fermentation.

Buying organic fermented vegetables can be  expensive and limited in variety.  You can definitely enjoy a great variety at a fraction of the cost.  Fermentation imparts a lot of vitamins and live enzymes, and breaks down the food so that it is easy to digest.  It is like hiring an a complete digestive system outside your body.   Also, my kitchen feels zesty and full of life. Continue reading

How To Buy Cheap Discounted Airline Travel Tickets

There are several basic rules that travelers follow in order to get the cheapest and discounted airline ticket. But first we have to dispel the myth that tickets are cheapest during Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each week. A recent study confirms that the cheapest days to purchase airline tickets are Saturday and Sunday.

For airline routes that have a mix of business and leisure travelers the savings is about 7% when compared to other days of the week. For routes that are primarily leisure oriented, the savings is about 2%.  So upshot is that you you will probably get the best prices on weekends.

Next you have to consider whether you want to use reward miles or purchase using cash. Reward miles Continue reading

How To Make Biscotti the Easy Simple Frugal Way

This recipe is extremely economical considering how much biscotti costs in stores.   You can make 2 dozen with about the cost of one biscotti.

This is an inspiration from the Not Your Bubbe’s Biscotti in The Frugal Foodie Cook Book.  It is super easy.

1)  Beat the ingredients in a mixing bowl.

  •  2 Eggs
  • ¼ Cup             Turbinado Sugar or less
  • 2 Cups             Organic whole wheat flour
  • 1 Teaspoon      Baking soda
  • ¼ Cup              Almond flour

2) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheet with foil and grease well. Continue reading

How To Sprout Beans and Seeds

In today’s economy, it pays to live with lots of creativity, zest and a little bit of money. I will write 30 ideas on how to have fun, engage friends and family, while living a fun and abundant life.

How to have organic sprouts at a tenth of the cost of stores: sprouts are a very healthy way to eat, and fun to ‘grow your own.”

Check this site for nutritional data.

Click this site out to find out how sprouts can boost your immune systems.

Most stores will charge four to five dollars for five ounces of fresh sprouts. You can easily reduce that. Continue reading

How To Quickly Find Daily Deals from Dozens of Deal Sites

Would you like to have a way to quickly search dozens of sites each day for daily deals?

Searching for daily using Google search or visiting individual sites is a tedious process and often leads to dead ends. Here is a technique that you can use to create your own best deal aggregator by utilizing the RSS feeds of multiple sites daily hot deals and best deals.

There are several sites that aggregate all types of coupon and discount deals, but even so, it can be tedious searching these individual sites for the best available deal. Some of the more popular ones are Fat Wallet and Slick deals which have thousands of users posting daily deals each day.

With Google Reader you can aggregate the RSS feeds of multiple daily deal sites, into one single feed, and then use the Google Reader search capability to quickly search all of the deals, coupons, and discounts that will be aggregated into your own personal Google Reader deal site. Continue reading

How to Keep a Razor Sharp

There’s a bunch of quick and easy ways to keep those expensive razors sharp for an extended period of time. Here’s a comprehensive list I found of all the ones I know. I decided to link the easiest in a video here – it’s so simple it’s ridiculous and works surprisingly well.

Disposable Razors – Extend the life of your blade -easy & fast