Monday, 16 January 2017

Thrifty goings on in the kitchen


This morning I took everything out of the freezers and washed the drawers out, it is amazing how much room you can make when it is stacked and tidied properly.


I had to make some room for some of my yellow sticker bargains from yesterday.


I love working in the kitchen with the pretty fairy lights on and with all my beautiful hanging crystals .



 First job the chillies .

What a lot I got for 9p.




27p for all of these peppers.


A few left in the fridge for some salads this week.


The rest for the freezer.




9p Limes .

The 9p Beetroot was steamed and pickled.


I had some plums which weren't ripening so these were stewed to have with some yogurt for breakfasts.




I still have all these so I grated a couple of blocks.



Saves time when there is grated cheese to hand.


For tea tonight...

One of these little pizzas each, I shall put some extra onions, peppers and cheese on top, served with coleslaw, boiled eggs and salad.





My 15p Bromeliad's 







My three bunches of flowers for 52p.





The 65p Jasmine has been put in the spare room until it flowers again.



The 19p Orchid was an amazing bargain, it looks really nice.






28 comments:

  1. The plants and flowers are just gorgeous, a lovely way to brighten up these January days.

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    1. Thankyou yes they certainly do brighten up these dull winter days.

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  2. I'm still amazed at your ... well, amazing bargains! I've never chopped and frozen peppers so that is something I could do in the future! I never even though you could freeze them! And your kitchen looks lovely with those fairy lights lit!
    Margaret P

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    1. Thankyou Margaret, John wired them up for me to save on batteries and they actually don't cost much to run, I put them on first thing in the morning whilst doing the breakfast, then in the day if it is really dull and dark, and then again in the evenings, I just love them. Frozen peppers are always handy, I use them quite regularly.

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  3. I love purchasing going over plants. I have a beautiful acer in our garden which cost 99p got in September, dying no, just the leaves falling off for winter. I often get over watered plants from B&Q, most of them revive with a bit of care.

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    1. B & Q is good for bargain plants, I always head off the the reduced section, and as you say they just need some care and tlc. The Jasmine I bought didn't look brilliant, but all it needs is some care and attention.

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  4. You have had a really busy day! Nothing is going to go to waste is it and it saves so much time when you have pre-prepared stuff. Your home looks gorgeous too Marlene, very warm and inviting. Wish I was nearer to share a cuppa! ;)

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    1. It does Angie, prep saves so much work and easy to grab from the freezer. You would be most welcome Angie xxx

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  5. and those are markdowns we will never ever see in Canadian supermarkets.

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    1. That is a shame, is couponing big in Canada ?

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  6. I chop things down for the freezer, great for making soups/stew/casseroles and saves a lot of time. I loved your bargain plants/flowers what a great statement they make in your lovely home.

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    1. It does save so much time and makes life so much easier. Thankyou I do love my plants and flowers.

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  7. Wow you did get some bargains. What time is it best to go on a Sunday and was it Tes..... Love your kitchen lights. I have still got some up in the lounge!

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    1. 2.30 - 3.30 for me depends where you live and no not Tesco.
      Fairy lights are for all year round, I always have some in the lounge I have some in a lantern at the moment.

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  8. Wow you did get some bargains. What time is it best to go on a Sunday and was it Tes..... Love your kitchen lights. I have still got some up in the lounge!

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  9. Fabulous haul there! It's all about timing and you timed it to perfection

    Ali :-)

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    1. Yes you have to get the timing right.

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  10. I usually slow cook peppers, courgettes and aubergines, then freeze them for Ratatouille.

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  11. Your flowers and new plants look lovely, what a bargain that orchid was xx

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    1. I don't know how long it will last I don't have much luck with Orchids, xx

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  12. I love how you are so well prepared in the kitchen. Your fairy lights are looking very pretty too. X

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  13. your yellow stickers and cooking always makes me smile, but the sight of fairy lights makes me smile more! Love them Marlene, they look so pretty. xx

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    1. Thankyou Sadie, they are still on now, cheers me up on these miserable gloomy days xx

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  14. Not sure how this slipped under my radar! I freeze my chillies whole, for two reasons. First, I can slice them while frozen into the merest slivers or as thick as I need them {I love the slivers personally} and second, because the seeds just drop out when I cut so no fiddling to remove them and get chilli oils under my fingernails.

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  15. I want to move near you and muscle in on your yellow sticker goodies, as always they're fantastic. I love fairy lights too.

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