Posts Tagged: grocery shopping

Grocery Grudges

I am not quick to anger. But this weekend’s grocery shopping pressed all my grouchy buttons. First of all, when I was paying for a grocery order, the person behind me kept encroaching until their shopping cart hit the back

Grocery Grudges

I am not quick to anger. But this weekend’s grocery shopping pressed all my grouchy buttons. First of all, when I was paying for a grocery order, the person behind me kept encroaching until their shopping cart hit the back

It’s Year-End Grocery Tally Time

Last year I looked at how much food I bought with my grocery dollars. I was keen to do it again this year and compare. In 2012 I spent $5784 on all food coming into the house, plus paper goods.

It’s Year-End Grocery Tally Time

Last year I looked at how much food I bought with my grocery dollars. I was keen to do it again this year and compare. In 2012 I spent $5784 on all food coming into the house, plus paper goods.

New Year, New Grocery Budget

The grocery budget at our house has morphed a few times in the past 2-1/2 years. First we started reducing packaged food and making more things from scratch, then we became vegetarian, and now we are avoiding most paper products

New Year, New Grocery Budget

The grocery budget at our house has morphed a few times in the past 2-1/2 years. First we started reducing packaged food and making more things from scratch, then we became vegetarian, and now we are avoiding most paper products

Half-Year Grocery Tally 2013

It’s time for a half-year grocery tally! Last year I added up all the food I purchased over the year – not just the cost, but how many of each item. I wanted to know what it would look like

Half-Year Grocery Tally 2013

It’s time for a half-year grocery tally! Last year I added up all the food I purchased over the year – not just the cost, but how many of each item. I wanted to know what it would look like

Food Inventory Costed Up

As part of my home inventory, I decided not to include food or other consumables. Then I started wondering how much food is in the house during an average week. So of course, I had to find out! It has

Food Inventory Costed Up

As part of my home inventory, I decided not to include food or other consumables. Then I started wondering how much food is in the house during an average week. So of course, I had to find out! It has

The Locavore’s Dilemma

I’ve always had questions about the local food movement. I’ve been trying to eat local for several years now. I changed my ways in two stages: first, I stopped eating most processed foods, and then I tried switching to more

The Locavore’s Dilemma

I’ve always had questions about the local food movement. I’ve been trying to eat local for several years now. I changed my ways in two stages: first, I stopped eating most processed foods, and then I tried switching to more

Food Stamped

Could you eat for a week on the amount of money a person would receive from Income Assistance? I just watched the documentary Food Stamped, which is about that very subject. The filmmaker, who was a nutrition educator, wanted to

Food Stamped

Could you eat for a week on the amount of money a person would receive from Income Assistance? I just watched the documentary Food Stamped, which is about that very subject. The filmmaker, who was a nutrition educator, wanted to

Not-So-Sad Savings

Last year I tracked how much I saved using coupons, and how much I earned and spent on my points cards. The less you spend, the less you “save” with points and other schemes. Being frugal, I thought it wouldn’t

Not-So-Sad Savings

Last year I tracked how much I saved using coupons, and how much I earned and spent on my points cards. The less you spend, the less you “save” with points and other schemes. Being frugal, I thought it wouldn’t

Year-End Grocery Tally 2012

We Ate HOW Much? This is an update to the half-year report posted here. I started a tally last January 1 of how much food Rom and I brought into the house for a full year. I had tracked grocery

Year-End Grocery Tally 2012

We Ate HOW Much? This is an update to the half-year report posted here. I started a tally last January 1 of how much food Rom and I brought into the house for a full year. I had tracked grocery

Stop Shopping, Start Provisioning!

The Shopping Mindset runs directly counter to my budget! Once upon a time, if you asked me what I was doing on the weekend, I’d say “Having a look around the mall.” Shopping was the activity, and finding something I

Stop Shopping, Start Provisioning!

The Shopping Mindset runs directly counter to my budget! Once upon a time, if you asked me what I was doing on the weekend, I’d say “Having a look around the mall.” Shopping was the activity, and finding something I