My 411My name is Jenny and I'm on the journey towards a simpler life, usually facilitated by 20 apps on my smartphone that all do the same thing, and e-mail reminders from four different calendars. It's a journey. I bake my own bread, make my own pasta and tortillas, and I like slow food grown from my garden and picked fresh. I've been on a frugal path for a long time, but with my husband's recent job loss we decided it was time to start keeping track of what we've done and figure out how to use our resources more effectively. Hopefully our experience can encourage others on the same road.
Monthly Archives: February 2012
A couple days ago I shared my method for making yogurt here. The biggest challenge while making it is keeping a constant read on the temperature so you know when to take the milk off the heat and when to add … Continue reading
My daughter loves yogurt. She asks for it with just about every meal, so if I bought it all the time it would add up fast. I’m thankful that a couple years ago I learned how to make it myself by … Continue reading
I have a genuine love/hate relationship with garage sales (both my own and other people’s). When I’m out garage saling, I love finding a great deal on something like my $1 spice rack, a barely used cast iron skillet, and a … Continue reading
It’s pretty widely acknowledged that a great habit for a gardener to keep is writing in a garden journal with records of plants, weather, pest management, fruit yield, and other details that are easily forgotten from year to year. I … Continue reading
Back in January (pre-job loss) we realized that we had been eating out way too often, so I started cooking more meals at home and realized that I had to do at least a little meal planning to make sure we had stuff … Continue reading
After I realized how badly I needed to connect with real food here, I decided it was time to start growing something on purpose. I saw a great tutorial here on http://www.Instructables.com for growing my own container garden, so I picked … Continue reading