annabel

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    annabel reacted to Derval in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Can you build a pyramid with the eggs?
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    annabel got a reaction from moggle in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    I made a lovely swede mash last week with 1 tsp each of ginger, mustard seed, cumin and turmeric, plus some ghee.
    There's a huge price variation in food here from one week to the next, I couldn't have cauliflower rice for 95% of my W30 because it was too dear, so yeah, focus on what veg is going to give you the best value for money. I'd skip tomatoes, onions and cucumbers if I was short on cash as I don't feel like they provide much nutritional value.
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    annabel got a reaction from wheresanita in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    We probably spend £100-£150 on restaurants/the pub. That's about the same as our typical food budget for the month, which means that I can double my food shopping budget on a Whole30.
    Growing your own salad greens and spinach is great advice. They grow really well in containers and don't take much effort on your part.
    And Starbucks is the biggest money sinkhole ever... I saved for my first round the world trip by cutting out coffee houses and packing my own lunch every day.
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    annabel got a reaction from wheresanita in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    We probably spend £100-£150 on restaurants/the pub. That's about the same as our typical food budget for the month, which means that I can double my food shopping budget on a Whole30.
    Growing your own salad greens and spinach is great advice. They grow really well in containers and don't take much effort on your part.
    And Starbucks is the biggest money sinkhole ever... I saved for my first round the world trip by cutting out coffee houses and packing my own lunch every day.
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    annabel got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Vian-- Do any of the pubs near you sell Grolsch?  We've gotten crates of free bottles from the pub as they just go into the bin otherwise.  (They did take a lot of cleaning as some were still half full of beer...)
     
    I'm loving my green & white tea combination, it tastes quite nice just as it is without any other flavours.  Strawberry Mint was nice, but a bit on the sweet side (possibly I should have left the tea to brew for another day or two before drawing it off) and I've got a bottle of ginger and a bottle of lemon ginger in their 2nd fermentations.
     
    Need to investigate some other flavouring options when I make it to the big supermarket next.  Cherry Ginger sounds lush.
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    annabel got a reaction from wheresanita in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    We probably spend £100-£150 on restaurants/the pub. That's about the same as our typical food budget for the month, which means that I can double my food shopping budget on a Whole30.
    Growing your own salad greens and spinach is great advice. They grow really well in containers and don't take much effort on your part.
    And Starbucks is the biggest money sinkhole ever... I saved for my first round the world trip by cutting out coffee houses and packing my own lunch every day.
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    annabel got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I've bottled my first batch-- Strawberry & Mint.
     
    Nearly had a bit of a kitchen disaster as I couldn't get the spigot to close again. 
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    annabel reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    This morning my hubby was staring at my 2 scobies in the closet and he said, "This really isn't what I was hoping we'd be growing in the closet." 
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    annabel got a reaction from Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Percypat, I'm not good at the patience thing, so I suppose this will be good for me
     
    I've bought a scoby along with the continuous brewing set up. (Both together were about two-thirds of what a bottle of kombucha would have cost me)  And they're coming on Thursday  I feel like I'm waiting for Christmas.
     
    Thanks for the link Nadia, that's totally the sort of stuff I was looking for.
     
    We have a few dozen Grolsch bottles already as we brew our own beer and cider. (Our pub throws out the empty bottles...)
     
    I'll let you all know how I get on.
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    annabel got a reaction from Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Percypat, I'm not good at the patience thing, so I suppose this will be good for me
     
    I've bought a scoby along with the continuous brewing set up. (Both together were about two-thirds of what a bottle of kombucha would have cost me)  And they're coming on Thursday  I feel like I'm waiting for Christmas.
     
    Thanks for the link Nadia, that's totally the sort of stuff I was looking for.
     
    We have a few dozen Grolsch bottles already as we brew our own beer and cider. (Our pub throws out the empty bottles...)
     
    I'll let you all know how I get on.
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    annabel got a reaction from wheresanita in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    We probably spend £100-£150 on restaurants/the pub. That's about the same as our typical food budget for the month, which means that I can double my food shopping budget on a Whole30.
    Growing your own salad greens and spinach is great advice. They grow really well in containers and don't take much effort on your part.
    And Starbucks is the biggest money sinkhole ever... I saved for my first round the world trip by cutting out coffee houses and packing my own lunch every day.
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    annabel got a reaction from wheresanita in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    We probably spend £100-£150 on restaurants/the pub. That's about the same as our typical food budget for the month, which means that I can double my food shopping budget on a Whole30.
    Growing your own salad greens and spinach is great advice. They grow really well in containers and don't take much effort on your part.
    And Starbucks is the biggest money sinkhole ever... I saved for my first round the world trip by cutting out coffee houses and packing my own lunch every day.
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    annabel got a reaction from moggle in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    I made a lovely swede mash last week with 1 tsp each of ginger, mustard seed, cumin and turmeric, plus some ghee.
    There's a huge price variation in food here from one week to the next, I couldn't have cauliflower rice for 95% of my W30 because it was too dear, so yeah, focus on what veg is going to give you the best value for money. I'd skip tomatoes, onions and cucumbers if I was short on cash as I don't feel like they provide much nutritional value.
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    annabel got a reaction from wheresanita in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    We probably spend £100-£150 on restaurants/the pub. That's about the same as our typical food budget for the month, which means that I can double my food shopping budget on a Whole30.
    Growing your own salad greens and spinach is great advice. They grow really well in containers and don't take much effort on your part.
    And Starbucks is the biggest money sinkhole ever... I saved for my first round the world trip by cutting out coffee houses and packing my own lunch every day.
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    annabel got a reaction from wheresanita in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    We probably spend £100-£150 on restaurants/the pub. That's about the same as our typical food budget for the month, which means that I can double my food shopping budget on a Whole30.
    Growing your own salad greens and spinach is great advice. They grow really well in containers and don't take much effort on your part.
    And Starbucks is the biggest money sinkhole ever... I saved for my first round the world trip by cutting out coffee houses and packing my own lunch every day.