Category Archives: Groceries

Plastic-Free Groceries On A Budget

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Nothing is terribly revolutionary about my shopping habits, but the fact that plastic is often neglected from my grocery list means my habits have departed from the mainstream.  While trying to go plastic-free, we adjusted our weekly spending to $110, … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes

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It is October now and our garden is on its last breath.  We have plenty of green tomatoes left.  They would normally get tossed into the compost with the first frost approaching, but I wanted to find a better use … Continue reading

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Bringing Our Own Dishes on Vacation

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Over Labor Day weekend, we decided to vacation in Manitou Springs, one of our favorite nearby getaways.  There are plenty of family activities to do, such as visiting the Mantiou Cliff Dwellings, the Cave of the Winds, the Penny Arcade … Continue reading

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HUNI Farmers Market – Aug 20

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Ok, so I’m a little late in adding this post.  It is Saturday morning, which means the HUNI Farmers Market is about to begin and I’m just now posting about last week’s market.  Such is life.  I did venture over … Continue reading

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Finally…Our First Garden Tomato

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I picked our first juicy red tomato from the garden yesterday.  We planted a bit later this year and are just now seeing the tomatoes ripen.  We’ve had plenty of cucumbers, and basil to pick, though.  It is an exciting … Continue reading

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Cost of Bread

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This morning, I’m baking bread once again.  It definitely saves us money to bake our own bread instead of paying $6-$8 for a large loaf from the bakery.   I am also finding it very rewarding, though it takes more time.  … Continue reading

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Get Pickin’ at Berry Patch Farms

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We are all familiar with the plastic clamshells and baskets that berries are sold in at the grocery store.  Most of those containers end up spending their retirement in landfills.  How can you buy berries without creating plastic waste?  You … Continue reading

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