Friday Round-Up-The Little Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree

I’ve always wanted a lemon tree and finally have one. I found a miniature version for $5 at the Home Depot. They did have larger ones too which were tempting but I want to see how the miniature one fares indoors during the winter before I get ahead of myself. I’ve not had much luck brining in plants from outdoors so fingers crossed the little lemon tree survives and even yields some lemons for cooking.

Growing Your Own Food

Speaking of growing your own food, I planted some tomatoes, lettuce and microgreens in my Aerogarden. During the summer lots of these ingredients vanish in a couple of days after buying them so I thought this was an inexpensive way to supplement store brought salad items. And it’s not too late to plant fall vegetables, and don’t forget that things like garlic need planting in fall.


Another item I’m now happy to own is a Westbend Pressure Cooker that I purchased from Priceplunge.com It’s the third item I’ve brought from them and if you sign up you get an e-mail featuring the item of the day without having to check daily. I hope to put this pressure cooker to good use because it also slow cooks, browns the food (great feature), and it also steams too.

 Price Book

Food prices seem to be climbing every time I head into the supermarket and I think now more than ever it pays to keep a price book so you can see (and remember) where the best prices are at.


I found some interesting articles on the Web, this first one has ideas for low cost dinners-




No pun intended here but snack foods can take the biggest bite out of your food budget so I’m always looking for recipes and ideas to make my own and stumbled across this one-



If like me you prefer to make your own natural products, check out these ideas-



Also from Stonyfield, Mason jars seem to be the hot in things and these salads look like something to definitely make on a hot summer day-



Happy savings and have a good weekend.

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