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grocery savings

grocery savings

getting the best out of aldi

Aldi recently opened a new supermarket in our suburb. This is the first time I’ve lived within a reasonable distance to Aldi and so of course, I went to check it out. I’m an Aldi initiate and I entered the store with some trepidation and more than a little scepticism. Is Aldi cheaper? My verdict…

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cooking for one on a budget

I have to admit that there are times when I miss the fun of my single days, including the fun of cooking for myself. They were the days of subscriptions to Gourmet Traveller, experimenting with verjuice, Jerusalem artichokes and the finest quality Dutch cocoa, and leisurely whiling away the evenings with a strong blue cheese…

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eating your greens. Fresh v frozen vegetables

The old fresh v frozen debate. Fresh isn’t blanched so has more nutrients. Frozen doesn’t sit around all year in storage so has more nutrients. Fresh vegetables have more ‘life force’ so are better for your chakras… yep, the debate continues to rage and it’s heated. But for many of us, the question of fresh…