Saturday, 22 October 2011

"Switch to cheaper"

I was reading an article about feeding yourself for less. All well and good, but at what cost. I totally agree with the article saying go for cheaper longer cooking pieces of meat, and bulk out a meal with vegetables.....but it's what it doesn't say about fish that gets me. I says go for cheaper fish! The cheaper fish is without a doubt a fish called "River Cobbler".....sounds quaint doesn't it? River cobbler is farmed in a far eastern country, and force fed...if you can force feed is also...apparently plumped up with not that cheap really.
Anyway I'll leave it up to you to decide, but do look up river cobbler online.
There is one money saving tip it doesn't mention, and that is baking your own cakes etc.
Yes! the initial set up, buying scales, cake tins etc, is a little costly, but once you have the cake tins, scales, and a stock of basic baking equipment you can tackle most baking projects at a fraction of the cost. It's a great and satisfying way to to fill some free time, kids love to help, and you have a much more tasty product at the end of your baking. Scones for example...the basic recipe makes around 10, at a rough cost of around £1, but the finished product is far superior than anything you would buy in a shop, and there is really nothing better than a scone fresh from the oven...better bake double quantities...they'll disappear quickly. Best scone recipe...go to the Bero website!

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