Thursday 26 July 2018

Thrifty Things

Another in the very occasional series of thrifty posts that feature on this 'ere old bloglet of mine.

What the heck is that you might very well ask....



Walking back from a client's last week I noticed that her neighbour had left two marrows on their wall for passers by to help themselves to. Free food my brain thought...ugh thought Mr GBT who hates the stuff with a passion.  Pressure on then to do something exciting with it and get it past the marrow hating barrier. This recipe saved me https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2493639/spanish-stuffed-marrow I used strong cheddar instead to keep it budget friendly. Veggie version would be tasty too methinks. It fed us for two meals plus more of the filling left for tortilla wraps next week and leftover breadcrumbs now frozen.

Have just finished this month's bookclub choice of "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin. 50 pennies to order it from the library. Result and no clutter.

Vix over at Vintage Vixen always maintains if you wait long enough whatever item of clothing you want will eventually appear in the charity shop. I've fancied having a pair of turquoise/blue sandals for a couple of summers, but never seen the right ones at the right price. My luck has changed and all for the princely sum of £2.50.


As is the case for many the garden is producing now [lower yields with no rain granted] so batches of courgette pasta sauce have been made and Mr GBT has started a new lot of elderflower wine with the blooms we had picked earlier in the season [frozen due to lack of time].

Entertainment wise it doesn't get much wilder than evenings spent repainting the garage door [front door and porch next if I can withstand the anticipation] and finding ways of driving our new [well new to us] car in the most economical way possible. We've not had air conditioning since 2005 when the company car went after Mr GBT was made redundant. It's been such a luxury these past few days!

More excitement to follow...food audit to be done this weekend. It's ok you'll be spared the photos I promise!

Arilx


8 comments:

  1. Love those sandals, very pretty. The marrow recipe looks good, might try that with courgettes

    Julie xxx

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    1. Think it would work Julie. Am going to use the rest of our mix on jacket potatoes I think.
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  2. i tend to do a vegatable curry piled into roast marrow rings , it goes rather well with bland marrow

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    1. That's a cracking idea. Thanks Kate.
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  3. Those sandals are so pretty and who doesn't love a bit of free food?
    The great thing about trading at festivals is being on site on Monday morning and hanging around the bins when the food traders pack down. Last week I brought home a catering size box of lettuces - the tortoise was thrilled! xxx

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    1. Aww. I didn't know you had a tortoise!
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  4. I remember stuffed marrow, enormous creatures not tasting of anything! It was more of a gardener's delight than a cooks ;)

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    1. Mr GBT remembers his Mum stuffing them with mince. That's where his aversion started.
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