Monthly Archives: July 2011

30 days without supermarkets #25: Selling sugar, salt and fat cheap

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It doesn’t matter how much you push the idea of healthy eating, low-fat options, fresh ingredients, 5-a-day fruit and vegetables and a well-balanced diet, if in the end you offer pizza and ice-cream half price on a sign this big … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #24: Lemon shortbread

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In the spirit of my non-wasteful ambitions of recent posts, i just had to finish up some butter and a couple of lemons, so I made some lemon shortbread biscuits, and used up the end of a bag of ground … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #23: How I learned to stop throwing stuff away

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One unmistakeable effect of this no-supermarket challenge is that I simply don’t waste food anymore. Yesterday was the last chance to use up a lot of things I had left from the beginning of the week – onions, peppers, carrots, … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #22: Hello Harissa

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I’d never tried harissa before a few months ago, and only really heard of it about a year ago. I made a special trip to Waitrose once to get a jar so I could try it, since I’d given up … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #22: Goodbye mugs

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So today I made the Lebanese coffee the right way, and managed to find a small cup to drink it out of. Delicious. It makes a nice change to have a cup, rather than a bucket of coffee. Which reminds … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #21: bye bye chicken breasts

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I’m quite unnerved by the amount of money I’m saving by not shopping at Sainsburys, or rather by the amount that I would throw at them without a thought to what I actually liked or wanted. I’m building up a … Continue reading

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