I've been a little busy lately, but don't worry- just with frugal stuff!
I thought I'd let you know about some of my latest frugal escapades.
So I've returned to foraging. I had stopped for some time, but then recently, we went to the beach and I foraged a huge amount of purslane, which we've been eating daily since then. Also at the beach, instead of using coals for our BBQ, I made the fire entirely out of wood we collected, without even any paper to start it out- just some leaves and bark and kindling! I love frugal fun!
Then yesterday, my bulk order arrived. I had already had in stock (partially used up) 50 lb bags of raw buckwheat, millet, sunflower seeds, desiccated coconut, and baking soda, plus lots of bulk spices, bulk palm oil, and 2 smaller packages of bulk chocolate chips.
This latest order added 10 lbs of onion flakes- useful in cooking, and also I use it to make homemade onion powder- 50 lbs of instant mashed potatoes- just a single ingredient and dehydrated, which makes it a decently fine "fast food" meal base for when I'm too busy to cook a whole entire supper.
I also got 40 lbs of coconut oil, and 10 lbs of baking powder.
Today I went to the farmer's market right at closing time... and came home with a huge garbage bag full of mint, a bunch of celery, and a huge amount of fish. All free.
Here's the fish.
Its really fish scraps, but I've discovered that fish scraps are a wonderful frugal food.
I divided up the fish into a large pot of fish heads- which I am cooking together, a large pot of fish skeletons, which I am cooking together. Cooking these separately because they take different amounts of time to cook and I want to be able to pick the meat off the bones which is hard to do if they fall apart from being overcooked.
I also separated out the fish skins, which I plan on de-scaling and frying up or baking into deliciousness.
There was a decent amount of salmon stuff, and though I stick every other scrap together, I take out the salmon and cook them separately because they have a unique flavor that I want to enjoy separately. Some salmon skeletons and salmon skin.
I took out the fish guts and plan on cooking up the livers, hearts, and fish eggs after cleaning them- they're delicious and ultra frugal, not to mention being amazingly beneficial nutritionally.
So, what frugal things have you been up to lately?