• Meatless Mondays

    It’s Meatless Monday-Speedy Mediterranean Salad

    When the weather’s hot the last thing you want to do is spend extra time in the kitchen. Pasta salads often come to my rescue. One tip to save time is to make a big batch of pasta and keep it in the fridge for week long dining. For this recipe I used penne, and I’d also cooked some elbow marconi and combined the two. Last week, Roma tomatoes were on sale for 99 cents a pound and as soon as I saw them I knew exactly how I’d use them. Slow roasted in the oven with salt, pepper, herbs and olive oil. After that it’s just finding a recipe…

  • Friday Round Up

    Friday Round-Up-BBQ Potatoes

    June already and I haven’t even got my vegetable plants in the ground, but I hope to this weekend. Also, on my list of to do’s. Make the first batch of strawberry jam. I have five containers of strawberries that were on sale so now it’s just finding time. And Meyer lemons were on sale. My first thought was homemade ginger lemonade but now I think I might make some lemon curd. The Case of Look Before You Buy I make things like pizza crust, pita bread, bread, pastry crusts…you name it, from scratch and it means I go through lots of flour each week. I thought I’d buy it…

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    June Savings

    Georgine offers tips on what to look for in June- June! Fun in the sun, no more school, Father’s Day, these are just a few of the highlights. There are some shining stars in stores too so be on the lookout for bathing suit and lingerie sales (Victoria’s Secret has their semi-annual sale this month). Father’s Day means manly merchandise such as tools, outdoor garden equipment, as well as shirts and ties; these will be discounted early in the month. The first week of June is National Fishing Month which means in most states you can fish for free without a license (takemefishing.org). June is also wedding month. Look for…

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