Credit Crunch Munch – THE Frugal Food Link Up!


For the month of February I have the pleasure of guest hosting Credit Crunch Munch, the frugal food recipe sharing challenge developed by Helen over at Fuss Free Flavours and Camilla over at Fab Food 4 All! This challenge features: Dishes using cheaper ingredients – cheap cuts of meat or vegetarian Meals using leftovers Meals using up the ends of packets Substitutions of cheaper ingredients Packed lunches Meals that use less ...

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Cheese on Toast

Our Family Favourite Cheese on Toast #sp

Post commissioned by Galloway Cheddar - the family's favourite Scottish cheddar! Cheese on toast has to be one of the best comfort foods. Ooey gooey creamy melted hot cheese on crispy toast with a soft, fluffy interior - there is definitely a time and place when this meal is ...

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Double chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies

Double Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Because sometimes chocolate chunk cookies are required. I've made cookies! Regular readers will be aware that it's been ages since I've posted anything even remotely sweet and indulgent like a cookie or cake recipe. That's because I've not been making such treats, or anything even hinting at ...

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harris tweed pillow pattern

Harris Tweed Appliqué for Beginners {Review & Giveaway}

Chris Hammacott, a popular quilting writer for the British Patchwork & Quilting magazine and the online Quilt Pattern Magazine, was expelled from her first needlecraft lesson at school and has always vowed to make textiles fun and easy and nothing like that first lesson! She trained as a weaver and has been writing, teaching and designing textiles for over thirty years. In 2012, with her ...

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Gravlaba Standing Stones, Shetland

Gravlaba Standing Stones, Shetland

I'm sorry, ye old weather gods, I've come to the realization that I have taken you for granted. I have paid the price of this negligence; the result of a mighty fine summer 2014 spent mostly indoors writing and trying to meet copy deadlines. I am truly sorry. This atrocious winter you have ...

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Da Brigs, Vementry, ShetlandDa Brigs, Vementry, Shetland

Between Weathers – Da Brigs, Vementry

An adventure had in between hurricane force winds. No, this post isn't about that film of the same name Between Weathers, which was allegedly supposed to have been filmed here in Shetland years ago (what ever happened to those plans?!); it's about how we, as a family, escaped the confines of ...

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Orkney Shetland map 1642

X is for… χάρτης khartēs

χάρτης khartēs - Greek for map I love maps, especially old maps. There's something romantic and adventurous about them, not to mention the fact some of them can be beautiful works of art, like the one pictured above. Several years (2011 to be precise) ago I had a notion to make an old ...

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I hope you enjoy the video my husband over at Audioboy Productions and I made. Who says you can't play with your food! You can read the full review of the Optimum 9400 blender here.