Category Archives: Food

Pantry Refresh

The time has come, the walrus said, to get your kitchen in order. What, the walrus didn’t tell you that? 🙂 Maybe it’s just me… It was time for a clean-out of all my food storage areas: two large cupboards,

Pantry Refresh

The time has come, the walrus said, to get your kitchen in order. What, the walrus didn’t tell you that? 🙂 Maybe it’s just me… It was time for a clean-out of all my food storage areas: two large cupboards,

Grocery Revelations from 2016

I have been studying my grocery expenses for 2016 and I’ve decided on a plan of action. You may remember that in 2015, Rom took over the grocery shopping and he did better than me the previous year. But, we

Grocery Revelations from 2016

I have been studying my grocery expenses for 2016 and I’ve decided on a plan of action. You may remember that in 2015, Rom took over the grocery shopping and he did better than me the previous year. But, we

Off-Season Travel

We are just back from a late-year trip to Toronto. We hadn’t planned to go, since we had a family get-together in the summer, but (a.) we both had vacation time left, (b.) we were facing a long stretch without

Off-Season Travel

We are just back from a late-year trip to Toronto. We hadn’t planned to go, since we had a family get-together in the summer, but (a.) we both had vacation time left, (b.) we were facing a long stretch without

August: It’s a Wrap!

I have to admit I like working in the summer. I like saving my vacation time for travelling to big cities in the Spring and Fall. So I didn’t take any time off in August, and that suited me fine. We

August: It’s a Wrap!

I have to admit I like working in the summer. I like saving my vacation time for travelling to big cities in the Spring and Fall. So I didn’t take any time off in August, and that suited me fine. We

Save Money with a Grocery Price Book

Keeping a grocery price book is one tool to save money on groceries. If you already shop from a grocery list and use menu plans to save money and reduce waste, a grocery price book is the perfect next step.

Save Money with a Grocery Price Book

Keeping a grocery price book is one tool to save money on groceries. If you already shop from a grocery list and use menu plans to save money and reduce waste, a grocery price book is the perfect next step.

Grocery Geekery

More than half of 2016 has passed so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I’ve tracked and analyzed my grocery spending every year since I started this blog. At our house we’ve gone through some dramatic changes in food shopping

Grocery Geekery

More than half of 2016 has passed so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I’ve tracked and analyzed my grocery spending every year since I started this blog. At our house we’ve gone through some dramatic changes in food shopping

Rockies Reunion

Last week Rom and I joined Link in the Canadian Rockies for a family reunion. Due to distance and cost, we hadn’t seen everyone in five long years. Twenty-four of us, from age 20 to 80, converged at Radium Hot Springs, BC,

Rockies Reunion

Last week Rom and I joined Link in the Canadian Rockies for a family reunion. Due to distance and cost, we hadn’t seen everyone in five long years. Twenty-four of us, from age 20 to 80, converged at Radium Hot Springs, BC,

Travel: Cheap or Smooth? (Part 2 of 2)

Lengthy post…did not think you’d want a Part 3 🙂 Last time, I wrote about travel arrangements including luggage, transportation and lodging. Now I’ll turn to meals, entertainment and organizing trip details. When I’ve travelled with other people, both lodging

Travel: Cheap or Smooth? (Part 2 of 2)

Lengthy post…did not think you’d want a Part 3 🙂 Last time, I wrote about travel arrangements including luggage, transportation and lodging. Now I’ll turn to meals, entertainment and organizing trip details. When I’ve travelled with other people, both lodging

February: It’s a Wrap!

This is the first month I’ve been tempted to phone it in and say “Nothing to report!” It’s been snoozy. So, here’s a little slice of day-to-day life. The weather has been weird. We had one big snowstorm mid-month. Then

February: It’s a Wrap!

This is the first month I’ve been tempted to phone it in and say “Nothing to report!” It’s been snoozy. So, here’s a little slice of day-to-day life. The weather has been weird. We had one big snowstorm mid-month. Then

January: It’s a Wrap!

I had a January vacation, which I’ve never done before. My adult child, Link, was here for a 10-day visit and we stayed home together. I may have even enjoyed it more than Link’s usual Christmas trips home because we

January: It’s a Wrap!

I had a January vacation, which I’ve never done before. My adult child, Link, was here for a 10-day visit and we stayed home together. I may have even enjoyed it more than Link’s usual Christmas trips home because we