No Waste Tastes Great / Back To Basics

It’s been almost 4 years since I started participating in The Frugal Girl’s Food Waste Friday.


(Don’t forget the hashtag! #Food WasteFriday)

While taking part I devised my own Friday routine which I called;

No Waste Tastes Great

This routine may have evolved over the last 4 years, and is currently being changed once more – which I will post about soon…

But the basics of my fridge cull and clean remains the same.

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Blast From The Past Recipe & A Thank You

Just by chance, this morning, I decided to check the date of my first ever blog post.

It was 8 October 2010.

Gosh – over 4 years ago. Doesn’t time fly when you’re typing ;)

I then checked what I’d posted on 15 October 2014 – 4 years to the day.

It was this Simple Chicken Tikka Masala Slow Cooker Recipe

(without photos – what was I thinking?)

When I first started blogging it was to record, and share, my homespun recipes with friends and family, and anyone else who stumbled across me in the virtual world.

Now seems the perfect time to thank you for finding me.

Thank You!

Thank You!

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Clear Your Clutter Completely

“Today is your day to let go of things that no longer serve you.”
Katrina Mayer.

We’ve spent a significant amount of the last two weekends, clearing the clutter at Chez Wright.

Christmas is coming (there I said it) and we’re decluttering in preparation of the change of seasons.

But that’s not the only reason. My daughter has started holding an annual fundraiser, in November, for a local children’s hospital. This was last years.

Decluttering provides stock to raise funds…

Getting ready for the 'pick a bag' stall!

Getting ready for the ‘pick a bag’ stall!

…but more on that next week!

While we’ve been having fun decluttering kids’ bedrooms, I’ve also been taking the time to find general clothing and other items that are no longer needed.

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Food Waste Friday / Shopping Naked To Reduce Waste

I’ve been participating in The Frugal Girl’s Food Waste Friday for almost 4 years.

(And hosting alternate weeks for just over 2 years)


Here’s my first ever post which was dedicated to my amazing Gran.

During those 4 years I have focused on reducing my food waste, to the point where it is minimal.

This was helped by sticking to my No Waste Tastes Great routine.

But as with everything in life, things need mixing up from time to time.

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Open House / Living Without Appliances & Chutney

It’s Thursday, time to throw open the doors to my virtual home and welcome you all inside.

Sign hanging in the window of Edward & Vintage Sweet Shop - Tissington

Sign hanging in the window of Edward & Vintage Sweet Shop – Tissington

Anything goes. There is no set subject. Share your posts, or general thoughts from this week.

What are you reading? What have you been up to? What plans have you for this weekend?

Literally there is no subject taboo (unless it’s illegal of course! ;))

Today I’m talking about ‘Living Without Appliances’. And chutney.

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A Fiver To Feed A Family Of Four (Properly)

It’s becoming a rarity for me to stick to the blog posts I have scheduled for the week.

Once again, today I was taken completely off track by something I saw over at Facebook. But can I find it? Alas no! When I do I will share it on my page.

There was a story about a mother who claimed she was too poor to eat properly. Overweight, she commented she cannot slim down as she ‘can’t afford a gym membership’.

I’m not sure that, generally, UK society truly knows real poverty. I cannot say for sure, as it’s impossible to know every persons circumstances.

But what I do know is that, historically, there was the possibility of literally starving to death in the UK.

Even those who were able to work, and earn a minimal amount of money, weren’t guaranteed that a decent meal would be served that evening, if at all.

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