I just feel the need to repost a few words that I wrote in my personal blog today.
'After a 6-month hiatus from my normal cooking life, I am back in the driver's seat and I am reminded how fantastic my recipes are. Simple and practical. And extremely tasty. Not to mention how much I am saving in my weekly shopping. It's knowledge that needs to be shared and I will see it through to the finish.'
I have just made a tuna mornay for dinner and am so impressed how I manage to use up the last bits of everything in my pantry and fridge before I go shopping again. I just seemed to have exactly enough sour cream (1/4 cup) in the bottom of the container. I almost threw this measly amount away the other night but it wasn't out of date, so I put the lid on and kept it, because I know that when I start to live by, and cook from my cookbook, these small amounts always get used up in one dish or another.
You know, it's a pretty good thing when you can still impress yourself after all this time. And the money saving impresses me no end! I bought myself some new clothes the other day to wear to the Writer's Festival.
Life for us has been all about survival on a shoestring budget. I cook from scratch and don't buy prepackaged mixes of anything. I've learnt how to live on very basic (and cheap) staples. I've raised happy and healthy kids and I believe that good food is central to a good life!
The Economics of Eating App is now available for purchase!
I have an unpublished cookbook manuscript that lives on my kitchen bench. This is the collection that I have fed my family from for many years, all made from a core list of practical and economical ingredients. The manuscript is splattered with butter, flour and milk from daily use. It moves between the kitchen and the office as I edit and test-kitchen the recipes.